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TPG's guide to Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Dec. 02, 2019
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Cyber Monday is here and for many folks, Amazon will continue to be the No. 1 place to find a deal. Throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday, TPG has been updating this guide with many Black Friday deals and now new Cyber Monday deals so you have quick access to all of the best money-saving promotions that Amazon has to offer.

Bookmark this page as it will serve as your one-stop-shop for awesome Amazon deals throughout the day. You'll see everything from discounted gift cards, to bonus Amazon credits, to credit card-specific savings, points promos and a few Amazon products at discounted prices. If you want to see everything, you can browse all of Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals here.

Discounted Gift Cards

Third-party merchant gift cards are usually sold at a discount either during Black Friday flash sales or by applying a promotion code. For flash sale gift cards, you'll want to act fast as the good ones disappear quickly!

The following gift card sale has ended.

On Nov. 29 and Dec. 2, Amazon will be discounting many of its third-party gift cards by 20%. On Cyber Monday, the discounted gift cards include:

You can purchase a handful of other gift cards at a discount by applying their respective coupon code. These are on sale until they sell out:

  • T.G.I. Friday's — $10 off a $50 gift card with promo code FRIDAYS
  • Jiffy Lube — $10 off a $50 gift card with promo code JIFFY
  • Rubio's — $5.25 off a $25 gift card with promo code RUBIOS
  • Fazoli's — $10 off a $50 gift card with promo code FAZOLIS

Related: Guide to maximizing Black Friday shopping

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Bonus Amazon Credit Promotions & Coupons

Some of the offers below are targeted, so you may or may not see them in your particular account. If you are not eligible, check to see if another household member has the offer available in his or her account.

  • 25% off Amazon Devices: American Express Membership Rewards cardmembers can receive up to 25% off select Amazon Devices by applying just 1 Membership Reward point at checkout. Expires Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Amazon Cash Bonus: Add $20 to your Amazon Cash account, earn a $5 bonus Amazon gift card
  • Amazon Reload: Reload your Amazon gift card with at least $100 in a single transaction and you'll receive a $10 credit. This is for first-time users only. Expires Dec. 31, 2019.
  • Amazon Photo App: Download the Amazon Photos App and, enable the Auto-Save feature and you'll receive a $15 credit to use toward a $25+ purchase. Expires Dec. 31, 2019.

Credit Card-Specific Discounts

You'll need to make sure to activate the offer to take advantage of the savings. Additionally, many of them are targeted offers.

  • 4x Membership Reward points: Amex Offers is offering 4x points on all Amazon purchases, up to 1,500 points earned. Make sure to add the offer to your card prior to your purchase. Expires Dec. 31, 2019.
  • $30 for Citi Credit Card Customers: Spend $50 on items sold and shipped by Amazon, and receive $15 off your purchase. You just have to redeem at least 1 Citi ThankYou point to receive the discount. Expires Dec. 31, 2019.
  • $30 off for American Express Credit Cardholders: Use just 1 American Express Membership Reward point and receive $30 off a $60+ purchase. Applies to everything sold and shipped by Amazon, including gift cards. Expires Dec. 30, 2019.
  • $20 or 20% off for American Express Cardholders: Use just 1 American Express Membership Reward point and receive either $20 off a $100+ purchase or 20% off your purchases, up to $50 off. Applies to everything sold and shipped by Amazon, including gift cards. Expires Dec. 2, 2019. (This deal has expired.)

Related: Best credit cards for Black Friday shopping

Black Friday Amazon Discounts

  • 10% off Amazon Prime Membership: Purchase a 3-month or 12-month Amazon Prime membership for yourself or as a gift and you'll receive 10% off. This promotion is exclusively for Prime Members. Tip: Have a friend who already has the membership buy it for you and pay them back. Expires Dec. 2, 2019. (This deal has expired.)
  • Buy More, Get More promotion: Shop through the Amazon app on just Black Friday and receive up to $60 in credits for a future Amazon purchase. Expires Nov. 29, 2019. (This deal has expired.)
  • $5 eBook Credit: Spend $20+ in eBooks and receive a $5 credit to use on a future eBook credit. Credits will hit your account within 2 days and have to be redeemed within 21 days. Expires Dec. 4, 2019.
  • 10–20% Cash Back with your Amazon Credit Card: If you have the Amazon Prime Rewards or Amazon Prime Store card, you will receive an additional 5–15% back on select products on top of the 5% you already get back at Amazon by using your credit card. Expires Dec. 22, 2019. (Note: 10% back on select Amazon devices will run Nov. 28–Dec. 2, 2019)
  • Amazon Devices: Up to 40% off all Amazon devices. Between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, 2019, you'll receive 10% back on select Amazon devices when using your Amazon credit card. (The Kids Fire tablet made the TPG list of 2019 family travel must-have gifts!)
  • Amazon Music: $0.99 for Amazon Music unlimited for four months ($9.99/month thereafter)

Discounted Travel Gear

Black Friday is a great time to get deals on travel gear. Keep in mind that many of these deals will go fast, so do not delay if you're considering purchasing these items.

Best Credit Card for Your Amazon Purchases

Like any other purchase, it's important to use the best credit card for your Amazon purchase, especially during Black Friday. Amazon also makes it extremely easy for you to save your credit cards in your Amazon account so you do not need to re-enter the card information on every purchase, which will save you some time and allow you to grab some more Black Friday deals.

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature

At first glance, Amazon’s own Prime Rewards card appears to be the most exciting option — and for most people, it is. The Prime member-exclusive no annual fee card, which is not to be mistaken with the basic Amazon Rewards card, offers an impressive 5% cash back on all Amazon purchases. You'll get up to 20% back on select Amazon products when you use either the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature or the Amazon Prime Store Card, on select products through Dec. 22, 2019.

The biggest drawback is that the high return on spend is all the card really has to offer. While the card comes with purchase protection (it covers items up to $500 in value if they’re damaged or stolen within 120 days of purchase) and extended warranty protection, it doesn’t include important purchase benefits like price protection or return protection so it’s not ideal for large purchases. The other drawback is that you need a Prime membership to qualify, though with so many U.S. households already subscribed, that’s probably not as much of an issue.

The information for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Related: Best credit cards for Amazon purchases

Chase Freedom Unlimited

If you’re not a Prime subscriber and still want a solid return on your spend, your best bet would be to go with the Chase Freedom Unlimited. On the surface, the card simply earns 1.5% cash back on purchases. However, the return jumps to 3% in rewards when it’s paired with a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve since cash back could then be converted to Ultimate Rewards points, and those are worth 2 cents each according to TPG’s valuations.

As a point of comparison, the Amazon Rewards card available to non-Prime members offers 3% back at and does not offer the same flexibility as Ultimate Rewards points, which can be redeemed through various airline and hotel transfer partners.

The Freedom Unlimited comes with the same purchase and extended warranty protections as the two Amazon cards, but again lacks price protection and return protection. Also, like the two Amazon cards, this one does not carry an annual fee.

Discover it Cash Back

Amazon’s Prime Rewards card isn’t the only one to offer 5% cash back on purchases — the no-annual-fee Discover it Cash Back does too, and doesn’t require you to be a Prime member. However, this earning rate is only available one quarter a year, which happens to be now. With the Discover it Cash Back, you can earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in purchases made in accordance with Discover’s 2019 cash back calendar after enrollment. Plus, 1% cash back on all other purchases. When Amazon is not a part of the quarterly cash back bonus category, you’ll only receive 1% back.

Earn bonus points on Amazon gift cards

Another good strategy to stack savings on Amazon during the Black Friday shopping season is to use a rewards card to stock up on some Amazon gift cards at a retailer that awards bonus points on one of your cards. If this sounds interesting, here's some tips to earn 5x points on Amazon purchases.

Bottom Line

Black Friday, and the surrounding days, can bring out some jaw-dropping Amazon deals. Keep checking this page throughout the week as we update it with new deals and offers.

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Product prices and availability are accurate as of Dec. 1, 2019, at 3:15 p.m. ET and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

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