Save 20-40% Off Amazon Purchases By Using Just 1 Point

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There are currently several deals running where you can get up to 40% off Amazon purchases by using just one point. These deals are targeted and don't work for everyone. If you aren't targeted, check the bottom of this post for some tips you can try to trigger the offers on your Amazon account.

Amex: Use 1 Membership Rewards Point to save 30% or 40%

  • Click here to check if you're targeted and activate
  • Expires June 30, 2020
  • Some members are being targeted for a 40% discount with a $50 maximum discount
  • Other members are seeing an offer for 30% discount with a $30 maximum discount
  • Limited to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com (not third-party sellers)
  • Eligible on purchases of gift cards (except Amazon.com gift cards)

In addition to being a targeted offer, different Amazon members are seeing different discounts and maximum rewards. You will need to log into your account and link an American Express card before you can see if you're targeted for this offer. Amazon notes that it may take 24 hours for its records to refresh after you've added an American Express card.

Citi: Use 1 ThankYou Point to get 20% Off

  • Click here to check if you're targeted and activate
  • Not available to Citi cardmembers who have used ThankYou Points at Amazon in the past 12 months.
  • Expires September 30, 2020
  • Maximum discount of $30
  • Limited to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com (not third-party sellers)
  • Eligible on purchases of gift cards (except Amazon.com gift cards)

The full purchase must be completed in one order to a single address. The offer isn't valid on digital content and can't be combined with other offers. Discounts applied proportionately to each item you purchase. If you return any part of your purchase, you receive a full refund less the portion of $30 applying to the items refunded.

Discover: Use 1 Discover Point to save 20%

  • Click here to check if you're targeted and activate
  • Accounts that have redeemed Cashback Bonus since January 2020 aren't eligible for this offer
  • Expires June 30, 2020
  • Maximum discount of $50
  • Limited to products sold and shipped by Amazon.com, not third-party sellers
  • Eligible on purchases of gift cards, except Amazon.com gift cards

Use at least 1 Discover Cashback Bonus point at checkout and receive 20% off your order. You will need to log into your account and link a Discover card before you can see if you're targeted for this offer. Amazon notes that it may take 24 hours for its records to refresh after you've added a Discover card.

American Express: Add an Amex to Get $10 Promo Credit

Targeted Amazon members are getting advertisements or emails to add an American Express card to their Amazon account to earn a $10 promotional credit toward future purchases. The $10 can be used for any subsequent purchase except for Amazon.com gift cards.

This offer is selectively targeted and there are a limited number of accounts who can claim the credit. So, it isn't going to be available to everyone. But, even if you aren't seeing an email or ad, you could try adding an Amex to see if it triggers the credit.

Mastercard: Add a Mastercard to Get $10 Promo Credit

Just like the Amex offer, some Amazon members are being served an advertisement or sent an email to receive a $10 credit for adding a Mastercard. By clicking through the ad or email and adding a valid Mastercard, a $10 credit will be applied to your account. You can use this credit on any purchase thereafter.

How to Trigger These Offers

Not all accounts are targeted for these promotions, but—as Doctor Of Credit explains—you can sometimes prompt Amazon to target you for an offer that you weren't originally targeted for. Here are the steps to try:

  • Go into your Amazon Wallet and delete the saved card(s) for the offer type for which you want to be targeted. For example, if you want to get the Citi ThankYou $15 off offer, you should delete all Citi ThankYou cards from your Amazon account.
  • Then, add the card(s) back to your account.
  • Once added, re-enroll in the relevant Pay With Points program.

It might take a bit of time for the program to become available. You might even have to check back every day for a week until you can access the offer. Remember to have patience and understand that not all Amazon accounts will be eligible for these offers.

Our Take

As more people rely on Amazon for household needs, these offers are nice and simple ways to get $10 to $50 on your Amazon account.

As mentioned, these are are all targeted deals and everyone won't be able to get them. If you aren't targeted, it's worth trying the steps above to try triggering these offers in your account. For those targeted, make sure to use these offers before they expire. If you don't have anything you need to buy immediately, these deals can all be applied to purchase any gift card except Amazon.com gift cards.

Note that many of these offers are reoccurring promotions. Many have already been scheduled to end more than once, before being extended with more accounts targeted. Some lucky members have been able to get these promotions more than once.

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Comments

  • Too bad this isn’t available with the Amazon card from Chase.

  • I am never targeted with these. What gives. 🙁

  • I didn’t know I could use Citi points for amazon purchases.
    Need to try it out now.

    • It’s generally a very bad deal outside of using one point to trigger one of these promos! Save the rest of those points for a trip.

      • Therefore, it is surprising that they allow the 1-point loop hole.

        • I would wager they know about the 1 point “loophole.” It’s probably still worth it for them, since once the connection is made your real-time points balance on the linked card is always shown on Amazon as a payment option going forward, in an attempt to always entice you to use the points. Don’t!. Not the best value. 🙂

  • I got the ‘not eligible’ message but will delete the cards and add them back in as instructed to see if I can be eligible in the future.

  • Michaelj1 says:

    No good for me.

  • I got the not eligible message. Hopefully I can delete my cards and get it to work.

  • I don’t see this one coming up. Is this targeted?

  • Awesome post, was targeted for the Amex $10 offer. I am a huge fan of Amex offers. Over the years, I have probably saved 100s of dollars. Most of the time I am not targeted so glad I was targeted this time around.

  • Yay, I’m targeted! Time to go shopping 🤗

  • I am a long time Amex card member and despite using it heavily, especially on Amazon, am never targeted for these offers. I will try the suggestions and see what happens!

  • So glad to see these Amazon bonuses. It seems like Amazon had removed most of their other cashback programs due to CoVid and the rise in purchases. So happy to see that some programs remains.

  • I’ve found that some (but not all) of these promotions work on buying giftcards. That’s a good way to lock in the discount before it expires.

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