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Prime Day deal: Save up to 50% on Amazon purchases with Chase Ultimate Rewards points

July 12, 2022
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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available.

Good news for shoppers who are filling their baskets for Prime Day. There's a promotion for select and targeted Chase Ultimate Rewards cardholders for 50% off eligible purchases on Amazon when you redeem at least one Chase Ultimate Rewards point towards your Amazon purchase.

We don’t usually recommend redeeming rewards points on Amazon, especially since in this case TPG values Chase Ultimate Rewards points at 2 cents each and you get well below that when cashing them in at Amazon.

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However, much like the American Express promotion we highlighted this week, you can redeem this offer by using just 1 Chase point -- and we're certainly "primed" for an easy outlay like that to save up to $15 with just one point.

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How to get 50% off Amazon using 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point

Note that not everyone will be eligible for this promotion (in fact, only half of the TPG staffers who tried this were able to add it to their accounts).

See if you're eligible for the promotion

To start, check this link to see if you're eligible for this promotion.

Although you can add a Chase Ultimate Rewards earning credit card such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve® or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to your Amazon account now, the message we received gave a 24-hour minimum turn-around before the information would be approved, so it might not show up in time to take advantage of this deal for Prime Day if you don't already have one linked.

Activate promotion

If you follow the link and see an “Activate promotion” button -- congrats -- you can move on to the next steps.

(Screenshot from amazon.com)

To activate the promotion and apply points to your next order, you must click on the button at this point to receive the promotion credit.

Start shopping

Now comes the fun part: Just add eligible products that are both sold and shipped by Amazon to your shopping cart (third-party vendors won't activate the discount). Here are some of the travel-related Amazon Prime sales that have caught our eyes.

Our TPG shopper went with the ever-popular summer option of self-sealing water balloons and stacked the 50% offer by using 1 Chase point with an Amazon Prime Lightning Deal discount.

(Screenshot from amazon.com)

You can add as much as you'd like to your cart, but as we noted, the offer maxes out at $15, so a $30 purchase will suffice to get your full deal value.

Check out

Once you've made your selections, head to your cart.

Add 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards point at checkout.

You’ll need to cover the rest of your transaction using a Chase credit card, though you can also apply an Amazon gift card balance if there’s one attached to your account. The 50% savings will be reflected on the final order checkout page.

Now you just need to sit back and wait for your half-price water balloons -- or whatever it is you ordered -- to show up at your door.

Final note: This offer is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on July 13, or after 80,000 Amazon customers have redeemed offers — whichever comes first.

Read on for more Amazon-related deals and coverage:

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

TPG featured card

Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards

1 - 3X points
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Intro offer

Earn 80,000 ThankYou® points60,000 points
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

Annual Fee

$95

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • 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
Best starter travel card
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
4 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Restaurants and Supermarkets
3XEarn 3 Points per $1 spent at Gas Stations, Air Travel and Hotels
1XEarn 1 Point per $1 spent on all other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    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 80,000 ThankYou® points
    60,000 points
  • Annual Fee

    $95
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

The Citi Premier’s 3 points per dollar spent across a wide range of popular categories is one of the more lucrative offerings in the world of points and miles. The Citi Premier comes with a $95 annual fee and is currently offering a solid sign up bonus of 80,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases within the first three months. It also has some valuable transfer partners to make the most of your rewards. Add in access to Citi Entertainment plus a $100 hotel credit for any single-stay hotel booking that exceeds $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through the Citi travel website, there are few reasons why the Citi Premier should not be in every traveler’s wallet.

Pros

  • Earns 3x points on restaurants, supermarkets, gas stations, air travel and hotels.
  • $100 annual hotel savings benefit (on single hotel stay bookings of $500 or more, excluding taxes and fees, booked through thankyou.com)
  • Points transfer to 16 airline programs, from JetBlue to Virgin Atlantic.
  • World Elite Mastercard benefits, extended warranty, damage and theft protection.

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • Lacks travel protections that other travel rewards cards come with
  • 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