How you could earn 5 bonus points per dollar on your next Amazon purchase

Jul 16, 2022

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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.

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.

And even though Prime Day 2022 has come and gone, back-to-school shopping for many is just around the corner.

Here’s a quick reminder that there’s an Amex Offer out there that lets you earn 5 bonus American Express Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on Amazon purchases (on top of your standard earning rate on the card you use).

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

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Earn 5 bonus points on Amazon orders

Amazon Amex Offer
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The Amex Offer that awards 5 bonus points per dollar on Amazon.com orders is targeted to select Membership Rewards-earning card accounts. Some TPG staffers have the offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express, while others found it on The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express.

Related: Guide to using Amex Offers

Cardholders who are targeted and add the offer to their Amex account will earn 5 bonus points per dollar spent at Amazon by Aug. 19. The offer is capped at an additional 1,500 Membership Rewards points, which would mean you’ll earn the extra 5 points per dollar on up to $300 spent at Amazon on your enrolled card by Aug. 19.

Even better? This should stack with the targeted offer floating around that could get you up to $40 off when you use 1 Membership Rewards point at checkout.

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. And even though Prime Day is officially over, many of our favorite deals for travelers remain discounted at the time of writing.

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 and Amazon Drive.

Bottom line

While we generally recommend using these credit cards for Amazon purchases, that equation changes in the face of this promotion. If you can rack up 5 bonus points per dollar 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 home.

And with an array of terrific deals for Prime Day, now could be a great time to make sure you’ve activated this offer on your eligible Amex card.

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh.

Featured photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images.

Citi Premier® Card

This card offers a 80,000-point bonus after spending $4,000 in the first three months. Plus, earn 3 ThankYou points per $1 at gas stations, restaurants, supermarkets and on air travel and hotels. 1 ThankYou point per $1 on all other purchases.

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More Things to Know
  • For a limited time, earn 80,000 bonus ThankYou® Points after you spend $4,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
  • Earn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
  • Earn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Annual Hotel Savings Benefit
  • 80,000 Points are redeemable for $800 in gift cards when redeemed at thankyou.com
  • No expiration and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with this card
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
Regular APR
18.24% - 26.24% (Variable)
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance transfer fee applies with this offer 5% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
Recommended Credit
Excellent, Good

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