Posted by William Charles on July 5, 2018

Published on July 5th, 2018 | by William Charles


Amazon: Get 20% Off When You Use At Least One Membership Rewards Point ($100 Maximum Discount)

Update 4 (7/5/18): No longer working on Amazon gift cards, but it’s still working on all third party gift cards (even the terms now allow that). And it’s now working a second time for those who already used it once. Of course, it’s also still working for those who never used it before.

Reposting 7/5/18 just in case anybody missed it over 4th of July.

Update 3: Confirmed: orders of Amazon gift cards & third party gift cards are coming through via email. Yay!

Update 2: All gift card orders are still processing currently so it’s possible they won’t actually work at all. Up to you if you want to risk waiting for positive/negative data points, if you want to go for it now or if you just want to use it on regular purchases. Looks like regular items are processing so that isn’t a good sign. Removed mention of gift cards from title until we get some positive DP it’s working and orders are being processed.

Update: this deal works when you buy $400 in Amazon gift cards (don’t forget the free socks)+ $100 of other stuff or gift cards. This is about as good as it gets.  Just keep in mind the terms do say “Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Gift Cards or third-party gift cards. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.” Not sure if they plan to do that after the fact or if gift cards just aren’t supposed to be working in the first place. It also looks like the promotion isn’t working for those without prime, but it does work after signing up for a free 30 day trial of prime. This will also give you a free trial over the Prime day period (lots of promotions, worth having IMO), especially those without Prime. If you’ve already use the trial you can also sign up for a month for $12.99. Some accounts are also getting it without Prime, so try that first.

The Offer

Direct link to offer (our affiliate link here & below)

  • Get 20% off when you use Membership Rewards points from American Express. Redeeming Membership Rewards points on Amazon isn’t good value, so I’d recommend just using a single point to trigger this discount.


The Fine Print

  • Offer only applies to products sold by (Look for “sold by” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $100.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is activated.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on July 2nd, 2018 and ends when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Gift Cards or third-party gift cards.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.


Can this be used more than once?

Update 2: Looks like it isn’t possible for some. Update: Looks to be possible.  Isn’t clear at this stage, the maximum discount is $100 but not sure if you need to make $500 in a single purchase or if it can be over multiple purchases. You could always add some gift cards to your cart to hit $500 though to make sure.

Do you need prime to do this deal?

Some are reporting being eligible even without a Prime subscription. That being said it seems to be more common to get the deal if you’re a prime member and additionally people are reporting that after becoming Prime members the offer showed for them when it previously didn’t. If you’ve never had a Prime membership before, you can get a free 30 day trial (also working to get the offer to show). You can also get a monthly membership for $12.99 or a yearly membership for $119.

Can you use this across multiple accounts?

I assume that as long as they are under different names it’s OK. There’s one DP of an order being cancelled for multiples.

Our Verdict

To max out the full $100 discount you need to spend $500. This deal is working on gift cards. Confirmed as working:

If anybody sees any other particularly good deals let me know and I’ll list them below:

Looks like this will be eligible over Prime day, but might make sense not to wait that long as it can end at any time. Personally I’ll be buying $500 in gift cards now rather than risking it but YMMV on what you want to do.

Remember to try to stack with this other Amazon deals if possible:

You can read our full guide to saving money on Amazon here. Keep in mind most portals only work on specific purchases, but still worth checking if your purchases do count or not (best rates here). If they don’t then consider using our links instead it’s very much appreciated when you do. Also you can greatly help us by giving this a retweet on Twitter. Thanks to everybody who helps support the site <3.


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Working for me on gift cards. Both egc and pgc.

not eligible 🙁

Somehow the link not work while in Canada. Tonight, I went back home in USA and it works like a charm. I got $400 amazon gift card + $100 airbnb for $400

Yeah… I got the big rejection as well. 🙁

Does Amex get level 3 data from amazon?! This would be a nice and much needed $500 MS opportunity for me…

bruh. this is not MS…

I know it’s not MS in a traditional sense. But if I were to buy $500 in 3rd party gift cards for 20% off and resell with the purpose of meeting the MSR, then yes it is MS….

haha. ok. no comment dude. just keep doing whatever ur doing.


I was able to initially activate the offer but the discount doesn’t show up. Is this for prime members only? I tried thru the link here and some items sold by but no luck.

Frito Pendejo

same, can’t get it to work on anything. Tried non-gift card merchandise sold by amazon.

Do you guys have your Amex MR pay with points set up?

Frito Pendejo

Yeah I have like ten MR cards all pay with points eligible. If I select pay w/ points, set .01 (or more), select an amex card for the balance, uncheck “use gift balance”, etc. still nothing works. I do not have Prime

I have the “20% off when using MR points” banner and everything, but it doesn’t apply the discount nor say anthing about being ineligible or show any error.

Ahha, maybe that’s it. Maybe this is Prime only, as a leadup to Prime day (though it’s surprising that terms don’t mention that).

Frito Pendejo

Yup thats it. I signed up for free Prime trial. Got the 20% off ($100 non-amazon, $400 amazon), got the $10-off-$20 discount for downloading the app. Cancel prime trial, delete app 🙂

Rahul Agarwal

+1. Only works for Prime Account. Experience the same thing

Not Prime Only. I can activate the offer without prime

Edit: never mind. I can activate the offer but the discount don’t show up on checkout

Thanks for the data point. Did you actually check out yet with the discount?

Frito Pendejo

Yes I did. Getting Prime clearly made the difference

I do have pay with points set up I’m not prime, I assume that’s the problem. I’ll just sign up for a month.

Same, activated but no discount at checking out.

Same here.

Does it work on Amazon GC?

Presumably not

Yes. But you need to add at least $100 of a third party gift card (e.g. $100 Netflix, $ 400 Amazon)

Worked for me too, thanks Wolf

Have you received the gift card? I also place an order, but half an hour has passed and I don’t receive the emails…not a good sign…

Get your Amazon GC emailed yet? GH

It’s been an hour. Not yet.

Doesn’t sound good. Usually Amazon eGC’s come in a few minutes.

It took almost two hours, but I got it.

This worked for me as well… thanks, guys! 🙂

Done. Thanks…

Thanks Wolf for the tip
Worked for me for $100 whole foods and $400 amazon gc plus 1 mr point. $399.99 total. Thanks again wolf.

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This is the closest thing to Christmas in July I’ve ever actually seen… 3 Prime accounts in family. Don’t forget there’s a 99 cent for 4mths of Prime music deal as well (new users only)!! John 3:16

Interesting: add $400 in Amazon GCs to your cart along with at least $100 in qualifying merch (including 3rd party GCs). It takes $100 off the merch, effectively giving you 20% off everything including the Amazon GCs.

Isnt it 20% $80?

Elias you have to add $400 Amazon + $100 of other stuff/gc, then the deal takes off the full $100.

Ohhhh right!! My bad! Awesome! Chuck

That works, but $100 in 3rd party and $400 in VGCs doesn’t. I got $400 Amazon plus $100 of a 3rd party GC that I can sell for $90.

Does it work if i sign up for one moneth amazon prime now?

If yiu don’t know the answer to previous question, Do you know if amazon refunds the prime membership amount, if I cancel it in few mins?That way i can try to be the DP.

Sometimes, with these pay-with-points deals, it only works if you’ve already been an Amazon member for some time, IIRC. Let us know if you try. (Prime also offers a monthly plan, if you’d like, as well.)

Joined prime for one month, and the coupon worked for me.

Thanks, everyone. Signed up for a month and it worked.

Absolutely amazing deal!!

If this discount was enabled, would I see it marked as a discount right before I place order? I tried using 1cent of membership rewards and checkout with my Amex for first $500 of pgc for Amazon and no %20 discount noted. Then I tried $100 of Starbucks pgc and 1cent membership rewards but still not discount on final screen before checkout. I used the link from above. Am I doing something wrong? Sorry am a bit newb with amazon and membership rewards discount etc.

Yes . If discount is applied you will see 20% off before placing order. Make sure that you have activated the coupon for your account .

Yes. It will say -100 in the summary sidebar on the right.

Did you click the link to activate the offer first? You also have to be a Prime member

Thanks, paid $400 for $400 Amazon and $100 Starbucks with my platinum. I will see if the $50 Saks will post or not.

I checked out about 25 minutes ago and $1 charge showed up on Amex and card order is still processing with no actual $399.99 charge yet, I is this standard?

Me too. Bought $100 starbuck egc and $400 Amazon gc. The starbuck egc is still processing. Amex card is not charged yet.

amazon order shows “scheduled”, so I am not worried.

Same here, $1 charge on my card but no actual charge for the full amount.

Just over 2 hours after placing my order my AMEX was charged $399.99 and I received my e-gift cards!

Both GC’s arrived 🙂

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I have an account that is non Prime, but, I use it for AMEX membership pts deals. I signed up for the free 30 day trial and the deal showed up. I decided to be the dp others were asking to see…hope this helps someone…John 3:16

I have prime and received this “Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.”

Not eligible for this offer 🙁

Not eligible either. Oh well…

Thanks doc. Worked like charm.

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