Redeeming points or miles for merchandise typically is not a good deal, since the value you get per point is extremely low when shopping using reward points. The one exception to this is when there is a great promotion for redeeming points for purchases, as we’re seeing right now with Amazon.
The Offer: Get 20% off when you use Membership Rewards points from American Express to pay for at least a portion of this purchase when you activate the offer here. The maximum discount is $100, meaning the promotion is valid for a purchase up to $500. There is no published end date, so I recommend activating and using this promotion ASAP.
As usual with Amazon deals, the process of using this offer is easy:
- Activate the offer at this page
- Add eligible items to your shopping cart, which includes almost anything sold by Amazon. Products sold by third-party sellers are ineligible. The offer does not apply to digital content, nor may it be used to purchase Amazon gift cards.
- To get the full $100 savings you must spend $500. This deal does work for third-party gift cards to major restaurants, hotels, airlines, and movie theaters including:
- At checkout, redeem at least one Membership Rewards point for the discount to apply. Redeeming Membership Rewards points on Amazon is typically not a good value, so I recommend applying only a single point to activate the discount.