Amazon x AMEX: $30 off orders of $60+ with Rewards Redemption [YMMV/invited]

If you are an frequent shopper, and you have an American Express credit card that is participating in Membership Rewards (the green ones with the points, the “Blue” with the cash rewards), then you may eligible for a new promotion that gets you up to $30 off with a purchase of $60+. This is by invitation, so you must be logged-on to your Amazon account to see if you qualify [see link at the bottom]

You may also notice the banner appearing at the top of pages while you are logged on to your Amazon account if you are eligible for the promotion. The picture below is a screenshot crop of one such banner:

To get this discount you must:

  1. activate the offer in your account [see link below]
  2. you must put a $60+ in eligible products in your shopping cart
  3. you must pay (at least partially) by redeeming AMEX Membership Rewards (the rest will be paid by the AMEX credit card that is linked to the rewards points)
  4. the discount will appear at the final checkout page, right before you push the “Place Order” button

You can find the activation button and all the terms and condition at the Promotional page. The offer runs until 12/31/19.

NOTE that you can redeem as few or as many AMEX Rewards Points for the redemption promotion. You have that option in the shopping cart. For example, let’s say you are buying a $99 lens. You can select to redeem only 1,000 AMEX Rewards points [even though your AMEX Membership Rewards account has more points available], and pay the rest with the AMEX credit card. (I don’t remember what happens to the order of payment if you have a Gift Card or any promotional credits already sitting in your account).

AMEX Offers: Spend $60+ at Google Express, Get $20 Back

If you have an American Express credit card, check your Offers section on their website or apps. There is a Google Express promotion that gets you $20 back as a statement credit when you make a $60+ purchase. You must first add the offer to your AMEX card of choice and pay for that order using said credit card. You must needs claim and use the offer by 4/29/18. You lose nothing by claiming the offer, since popular offers can run out (they sometimes have a limited number of them available)…

Many participating stores sell camera and photo and tech items, such as Fry’s, Costco, Walmart, Tarjay, etc. Options may vary depending on what’s available locally, both in terms of chain stores and local or regional B&M stores…

AMEX Offers: Get $25 back on $250+ Best Buy purchases [must activate first]

If you think you are going to spend at least $250 until the end of the year at Best Buy (online and/or brick and mortar store) and you have an American Express account, when you login to your AMEX account online, check under the “AMEX Offers” section for this promotion. You get a one-time $25 statement credit you make a minimum of $250 in combined purchases at Best Buy’s website and/or brick and mortar store.

This doesn’t have to be a single transaction, small purchases can add up to that. Make sure you activate the offer first in your AMEX account before you start buying. Activation is simple, you just press the “Add to Card” button. The offer expires 12/31/17.

As usual with these offers, I don’t know if everyone is offered these, or the AMEX computers offer it so a subset of their customers based on what their AI and Humans Bots decide 🙂

Strategically, add this to your card if there is a possibility you might do this. The option to sign up usually leaves your account before the offer expires, so don’t wait until Christmas Eve to try to add it to your account 🙂

AMEX Offers: Spend $250+ at Adorama, Get $25 Statement Credit

If you have an American Express credit card, check in your account whether you qualify for this AMEX offer. This is YMMV as not all offers are offered to all card holders. You may find an offer that gets you $25 back as a statement credit if you spend $250+ at Adorama online or in-store. First you must add the offer to your AMEX card (click the “Add to Card” button), and then make the purchases. The offer ends 6/30/17.

UPDATE: One of our readers pointed out in the comments that you may also get an offer that gets you 2500 Membership Points instead of a $25 Statement credit. This is possible for AMEX cards with Membership Points.

Here’s a larger size of the screenshot.