I’m a big fan of American Express’ AMEX Offers. If you have an American Express card, you can log in to your account online and see any number of offers available on your account. They may be for restaurants, hotels, online shopping or anything else you would pay for with your AMEX card. Taking advantage of these offers for “free money” or bonus points is one way you can recoup the cost of a card’s annual fee or the offers can even be money makers if you play your cards right. I’ve strategically used these offers in the past, like during our stay at a Hilton in Las Vegas or when I put in an order from Boxed. Recently, the offers on the AMEX site have been underwhelming so I haven’t bothered signing up for them. I’ll still look at the e-mails that AMEX sends me about the new offers and the one I received today stopped me in my tracks.
You need to understand. Getting bonus points from Amazon purchases is very uncommon. JetBlue used to let you earn TrueBlue points for purchases made through their website portal but they did away with that months ago, except for purchases made while you’re flying.
I quickly logged into Sharon’s and my American Express accounts and we’ve both been targeted for this offer.
For the next month, Amazon.com purchases will earn three Membership Rewards points per dollar spent. I plan on adding this offer to our Amex Everyday Preferred card because we get a 50% bonus on all purchases if we make 30 transactions in a month. So we will earn 3.5 Membership Rewards points per dollar on Amazon purchases (bonus points are excluded from the 50% benefit). It’s really too bad we’re not flying on JetBlue because I’d imagine the two offers would stack on top of one another to earn 3 AMEX points and 3 JetBlue points for purchases made during a flight.
I’d suggest looking at your American Express account and see if you have any cards with this offer. It’s only on cards that earn Membership Rewards so a Hilton, Delta or Starwood card won’t help you here. Here are the full terms of the offer from the American Express Website (Bold type is added by me for emphasis):
ENROLLMENT/ELIGIBLE CARDS: By enrolling and making an eligible purchase, you consent to American Express sharing with Amazon the fact that you redeemed this Amex Offer. Amazon’s use of this information will be subject to Amazon’s privacy policies and practices. Enrollment is limited. Enrollment opens on 7/17/2018 and continues until 8/28/2018. Must first add offer to Card and use the same Card to redeem. Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards that are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of purchase are eligible. Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express Card online account. Offer is non-transferable. Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Your enrollment does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to your Card account (such as Additional Cards). ELIGIBLE PURCHASES: Offer valid only for purchases made at Amazon .com and via the US Amazon mobile app using your enrolled American Express Card after enrollment and prior to 8/28/2018. Excludes corporate gift card and custom-designed gift card purchases. Not valid at international sites owned and/or operated by Amazon or websites affiliated with/linked to/from Amazon .com. To the extent Membership Rewards points are used toward purchases, such purchases do not qualify for this offer. Offer not valid for Amazon Local, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Home & Business Services, Amazon Currency Converter, Home Services, Prime Photos, Amazon Inspire, Amazon Video Direct, Amazon business, Amazon Global, or Amazon Drive. See Amazon .com for shipping policy. Amazon may not ship to all areas. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the additional points. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the additional Membership Rewards points if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party. EARNING POINTS: You will receive 2 additional Membership Rewards point(s) per dollar spent using your enrolled American Express Card in accordance with the terms of this offer. These additional points are in addition to any points you would normally receive for purchases on your Card under the terms of the Membership Rewards program. When we calculate the additional points benefit for Amex EveryDay® Card products, points awarded under this offer will not be included. Additional points will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after 8/28/2018, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. We may not credit additional points to, or we may take away additional points that have been credited to, your program account if the qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. Terms and conditions for the Membership Rewards program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information. Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice. The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. Bonus ID: B4H3 POID: GBHZ:0001
While you’re logged in, might as well check if there’s any other offers that appeal to you. I had 100 offers and nothing else caught my eye but Your Mileage May Vary.
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