Pay with American Express Points, Get $30 off $60 at Amazon (Targeted)

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If you have an American Express card with Membership Rewards (MR) points, you can redeem them to buy eligible items at The redemption rate is 100 MR points = $0.70 to spend at Amazon, which is less than a cent per point and thus not really the ideal use of MR points. However, here is a promotion where you can get $30 off a $60 Amazon purchase when you redeem just 1 single MR point. The promotion may not work for everyone, but it worked for me and I’ve usually done every other promotion. Via SD:

  • Click here to link your American Express Membership Rewards points balance to your Amazon account
  • Click here to activate the promotion on your Amazon account (eligibility will vary)
  • Add $60+ of eligible products sold and shipped by to your shopping cart
  • Proceed to checkout & select your American Express as your payment method
  • Select the amount of Membership Rewards Points you would like to use for the purchase (must use at least 1 MR point)
  • $30 off $60 discount will be applied to qualifying items at checkout

This is nice perk for existing American Express cardholders, and some of which don’t even have an annual fee.

Here are my favorite AmEx cards with no annual fee, which are great for keeping MR points active if you sometimes have a Gold/Platinum card but not always.

Open to purchase suggestions? I would recommend replacing the AA (and AAA) batteries in your life with Panasonic Eneloop AA (and AAA) NiMH versions. I have been trying out the various other NiMH battery brands, but while AmazonBasics and EBL get decent reviews and are certainly cheaper, they tend to go completely dead on me (won’t recharge anymore) after 10-30 recharge cycles. I have Eneloops that are years older with 100+ recharge cycles and they still work fine. Panasonic Eneloops are simply the best quality (read up on them) and the reliability and longer life is definitely worth the price premium in my opinion.

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  1. Immigrant in CA says:

    Thanks for the offer update. It works for me. What is the best way to spend amex points? Any past posts on that. Would be much appreciated. I have more than 11k of these but can’t figure a good way to redeem.

  2. Joshua Katt says:

    Me too as I’ve got >1.5MM and its only time before they devalue, if they haven’t done several times already. Traveling is probably the best but hard at this stage of life (small kids & business).

    Many Thanks JP for (always) pointing this out. THe AMEX deal seems to work every time, the Discover only once.

  3. Totally agree about the Eneloop batteries….but like so many other things on Amazon you don’t know if you are getting the real thing who some cheap knock off. I find much safer as long as its coming from Walmart and not some third party vendor.

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