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Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« on: July 08, 2018, 01:16:10 PM »
Amazon currently has a deal where they are giving 20% off your order if you use at least one Amex MR point in their Pay with Points feature.  This is up to a $500 order, so you can get $100 off.  You can't buy Amazon gift cards with this offer, but you can buy many third-party gift cards, such as:

Safeway gift cards
Whole foods gift cards
Uber gift cards
Airbnb gift cards
Lowe’s gift cards
Southwest gift cards
Lyft gift cards
Hotels.com gift cards
Giant Foods gift cards
Stop and Shop gift cards
Gamestop gift cards
Starbucks gift cards
Netflix gift cards
Nordstrom gift cards
Chipotle gift cards

Many people are also getting this to work multiple times.  It is a bit unclear whether you need a Prime account to get this to work, but you could always sign up for a free trial.  If you use it to buy items and not gift cards, the items must be sold by Amazon, not a different seller.  Not sure how long this one is going to last.

Link is here to activate the Pay with Points promo: https://amzn.to/2zlovTk

List of their 3rd party gift cards is here (scroll down past the Amazon cards): https://amzn.to/2KSvqbb and https://amzn.to/2MV3iS7
Get $150 after $500 spend w/ Chase Freedom: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/OKUUT3TERJ

Get $500 after $4k spend w/ Chase Sapphire Preferred:
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/6NBNP4WEGJ

Sign up for Personal Capital, link one investment account, get $20 Amazon GC: http://share.personalcapital.com/x/AgCQkt

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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 01:31:26 PM »
Dang, says I'm not eligible.
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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 03:34:57 PM »
Dang, says I'm not eligible.

Have you done a Amex MR promo before with Amazon?  I think I did a "$30 off $60" deal about a year ago, so I too was ineligible on my account, but good to go on my wife's account.
Get $150 after $500 spend w/ Chase Freedom: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/OKUUT3TERJ

Get $500 after $4k spend w/ Chase Sapphire Preferred:
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/6NBNP4WEGJ

Sign up for Personal Capital, link one investment account, get $20 Amazon GC: http://share.personalcapital.com/x/AgCQkt

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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 03:41:01 PM »
Dang, says I'm not eligible.

Have you done a Amex MR promo before with Amazon?  I think I did a "$30 off $60" deal about a year ago, so I too was ineligible on my account, but good to go on my wife's account.

Nope, never have. I haven't set the amex link up though- do you think if I do that first, it'll change to being eligible?
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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 04:42:01 PM »
Dang, says I'm not eligible.

Have you done a Amex MR promo before with Amazon?  I think I did a "$30 off $60" deal about a year ago, so I too was ineligible on my account, but good to go on my wife's account.

Nope, never have. I haven't set the amex link up though- do you think if I do that first, it'll change to being eligible?

Not sure, it wouldn't hurt to try I guess.
Get $150 after $500 spend w/ Chase Freedom: https://www.referyourchasecard.com/2/OKUUT3TERJ

Get $500 after $4k spend w/ Chase Sapphire Preferred:
https://www.referyourchasecard.com/6/6NBNP4WEGJ

Sign up for Personal Capital, link one investment account, get $20 Amazon GC: http://share.personalcapital.com/x/AgCQkt

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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 08:18:35 PM »
Anyone have suggestions on how to turn around and use this offer easily to get liquid cash again? I am not spending any money and do not need gift cards and do not know how to liquidate third party gift cards for a 90%+ to make it worth it

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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
Double dipped this promotion.  Have $500 safeway GC, $400 amazon GC, $100 merch for $600.   

I have a problem: https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/welcome-to-the-forum/abusing-cash-back-anyone-been-shut-down/msg2070899/#msg2070899

This extends to Amazon, too.  I've been using a LOT of promotions.  I've gotten refunds and Prime extensions.  I'm pretty sure they haven't made much money off me, and I'm worried their algorithm will boot me (http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-closes-users-accounts-customers-fight-back-2018-4)

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Re: Amazon 20% Off with Amex MR Points - Up to $100
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »
Anyone have suggestions on how to turn around and use this offer easily to get liquid cash again? I am not spending any money and do not need gift cards and do not know how to liquidate third party gift cards for a 90%+ to make it worth it

If you don't need anything, don't do it, it's a trap.  My favorite comment from the slickdeals thread:

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https://slickdeals.net/f/11766191-amazon-amex-membership-rewards-cardholders-pay-w-points-get-20-off-select-cardholders-max-100-discount?p=117196703#post117196703

was that one of you?

But come one?  You can't get grocery store gift cards?  That's an instant 20% discount on your grocery bill.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 09:35:09 PM by dragoncar »