It feels like we’ve been here before. And we have – several times. This is truly the promotion that doesn’t want to end. Originally due to expire in October 2017, then March 2018 and now we’re three days away from the new ‘end date’ of 30th June 2018.

Either way, if you haven’t yet used this offer or have opened a new card since we last covered this deal back in March, don’t miss out. 


American Express and Amazon have a partnership known as ‘Shop with Points’.

This allows you to exchange your American Express Membership Rewards points for a credit towards Amazon purchases. Generally speaking, you should avoid this as it offers pretty poor value for your points.

But there are occasional exceptions.


Get an easy £15 discount

Back in December 2016, Amazon and Amex launched a generous promotion offering £15 off when you spend £25+ and ‘Shop with Points’.

I first covered this offer in March 2017 and it was due to expire in March 2018.

However, the offer was extended yet again, this time until 23:59 on 30th June 2018 or until 33,333 customers have redeemed the offer.

This promotion is open to anyone with a American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points – including Green, Gold and Platinum cardholders.


How it works

Presumably, this offer is meant to persuade you to waste large amounts of Membership Rewards points on Amazon. The bit they don’t want you to know is that the system will allow you to use as little as two points to part pay for your purchase and still trigger the discount.

Here’s how the offer looks:

  1. You must first enrol your Gold/Platinum/Green card and link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account on this page.
  2. This offer will only work with goods sold by Amazon directly and not via third parties (this excludes digital content).
  3. Add £25+ of eligible items to your basket.
  4. You must select your enrolled Amex card to pay.
  5. You will then see your available Membership Rewards points balance and the second of three options that says: ‘Choose a different amount’. Select that option and type £0.01 as the amount. This will use just 2 MR points towards your purchase while still allowing you to access the discount!
  6. Add promo code: AMEX16SWP
  7. After clicking ‘Use this payment method’ you should see the £15 discount applied to your basket.

Note: This promotion is only available on Amazon accounts that were active before 28th October 2017 so, unfortunately, you cannot create a new account just to take advantage of this deal. It also does not work on gift cards. 

If you don’t currently have an Amex Gold or Platinum card, you can find out more about them here:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Credit Card – full review

American Express Platinum card – full review


Verdict

This an excellent offer and a good and fairly rare opportunity for some free Amazon ‘credit’.

If you have access to a number of different Amex Green/Gold/Platinum cards and various Amazon accounts via family, friends or colleagues, you could do very nicely out of this indeed.

The page you need to get started is here


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