Whether you’re stocking up on household staples or splurging on a new gadget, there are plenty of ways to save on Amazon orders, including current offers from both American Express and Amazon.

Target Amex cardholders can save money when redeeming American Express Membership Rewards points to cover at least part of an Amazon purchase. In general, it’s not a good idea to use Membership Rewards points for Amazon purchases, as the return per point is lower than the travel redemption rate.

However, you can Save up to 50% Cashback as low as 1 Amex Point with some current targeted offers on Amazon purchases.


To access this offer, you will need a card that earns Membership Rewards points, ie Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe American Express® Gold Card or an American Express® Green Card.

Information for the American Express Green Card is independently collected by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Offers available when using Membership Rewards points to pay on Amazon

Some Amex cardholders will be targeted for Amazon offers, so check your account. For example, at the time of publication, we saw offers to save 15% (up to $15) and 50% (up to $75). Remember these are targeted offers, so offers will vary.

Click on this link To check your eligibility for promotion.


For products to be eligible for discounts, they must be sold through Amazon. Third-party listings won’t trigger any savings, but you can take advantage of these deals by stocking up on dining or retailer gift cards. Gift cards to companies like Whole Foods, Uber Eats and Nordstrom may be eligible.

How to save up to 50% by redeeming 1 Amex point


1 Here are the steps you should take to turn Amex Membership Rewards into serious Amazon savings:

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  • Check out To see if you have a targeted offer.
  • Activate the offer in your Amazon account.
  • Load your shopping cart with eligible items sold by Amazon — not third parties (most gift cards historically count).
  • We do not recommend paying for entire purchases with points, which may not be the best use of your Membership Rewards points. Instead, use as few points as possible at checkout (as shown below). You will need to use an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points as your payment method.

Assuming everything works, you should see the offer reflected during checkout.

You’ll need to cover the rest of your transaction with an Amex card, although you can also apply an Amazon gift card balance if linked to your account.

Other offers may be available

You may receive similar offers with other rewards programs from time to time. For example, we’ve previously seen offers of 40% off (up to $20) when using Discover Rewards on select Amazon purchases.

Additional past offers allow targeted customers to use 1 Citi ThankYou Rewards points for up to 50% off, 1 Capital One mile for up to $20 off and 100 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for up to 50% off.

You can sometimes find targeted offers below the item’s price on Amazon product pages, so keep your eyes peeled while you’re browsing.

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