Ordering from Amazon? You could earn 5x bonus points on your next purchase

Sep 28, 2020

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Everything from toothpaste to dog food to the occasional princess dress-up costume arrives at our doorstep in a brown box thanks to Amazon. This was true pre-pandemic, but it’s extra true now.

Since we are going to spend money with Amazon either way, I get extra excited when there are ways to save money or earn bonus points on those purchases. There’s a new Amex Offer that allows you to earn 5x bonus Amex Membership Rewards points on your Amazon purchases.

If you value your Membership Rewards points as TPG does at 2 cents per point, that is the same as getting a 10% award rebate on your Amazon purchases.

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Earn 5x bonus points on Amazon orders

The new Amex Offer that awards 5x bonus points on Amazon.com orders is targeted to select Membership Rewards earning card accounts. Based on some unscientific polling of TPG staffers, the offer seems widely targeted to various American Express accounts.

Related: Guide to using Amex Offers

Screenshot courtesy of Amazon
Screenshot courtesy of Amazon

Cardholders who are targeted and add the offer to their Amex account will earn five bonus points per dollar spent at Amazon by Nov. 13, 2020. The offer is capped at an additional 2,000 Membership Rewards points, which would mean you’ll earn the extra 5x points on up to $400 spent at Amazon on your enrolled card by Nov. 13. This is pretty handy timing as the 5x points available at Amazon via the Chase Freedom for that card’s third-quarter bonus category is winding down this week.

Related: Best cards for earning Amex Membership Rewards

As long as the order codes as an Amazon purchase on your statement, it shouldn’t matter what you’re buying.

Just keep in mind that the terms indicate some Amazon businesses are not included in the offer. These include Amazon Go, Amazon Local, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Home & Business Services, Amazon Currency Converter, Home Services, Prime Photos, Amazon Inspire, Amazon Video Direct, Amazon business, Amazon Global, or Amazon Drive.

Bottom line

While we generally recommend using these cards for Amazon purchases, that equation changes in the face of these promotions. If you can rack up 5x bonus points on your next Amazon order, you’re probably doing pretty well on the earnings side of the coin while stocking up on what you need from the safety of your home.

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