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A few weeks ago, we shared an excellent deal where you can save 20% off Amazon purchases (up to $100) by activating an offer and applying at least 1 Membership Rewards point to the purchase. Now, there’s another promotion that will let you save 20% off Amazon purchases (up to $100). So, yes, there’s a reason that this sounds very familiar. However, this is a new promotion that you can use in addition to the previous one.

Here’s the basics

  • Promo code: AMEXSWP20PD
  • 20% off the original purchase price up to $100 total savings
  • You must apply at least 1 Membership Rewards point to the purchase
  • You must use an American Express credit card to pay the balance. Make sure to get 3x Membership Rewards points.
  • You can use this code repeatedly to get 20% off until you hit $100 in total savings.

From personal experience, I’ve found that this discount is applied to the non-discounted price of Prime Day deals. Also, you can apply this discount to gift cards, including Amazon e-gift cards. However, reports indicate that you need to have at least $100 of merchandise in your cart to get the discount on Amazon e-gift cards.

As one example of how you can take this promotion to the max, you can get the $279 Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for just $69 before tax:

Since I’d already used the 20% discount for applying 1 Membership Rewards point offer that popped up earlier this year, I couldn’t check to see if this discount code “stacked” with the prior offer. However, I’d be very surprised if you’d be able to double the 20% discount to get a total of 40% off.

If you haven’t used the previous promotion, I’d highly recommend following the instructions in this post to apply that discount. Then, make purchases to maximize that promotion before applying this discount code to save 20% off further purchases.

How I Maximized This Deal

I’ve been looking to buy a cheap tablet and a new pair of noise-cancelling headphones, so I was in luck with Prime Day. Adding these two items to my cart, I saw that the top-line price that was being discounted 20% was $348. To maximize the promotion, I added $152 of Amazon e-gift cards — figuring it was a long shot that they’d qualify for the 20% promotion. Sure enough, they do.

Plus, since I used The Platinum Card® from American Express after enrolling, I received 3x Membership Rewards points on the heavily-discounted purchase price.

In total, I spent $285.74 and received:

Considering how much I rely on Amazon, I consider the Amazon gift cards like cash. So, I ended up snagging $450 in electronics for $134 with 857 Membership Rewards points to boot. I’d call that a successful Amazon Prime Day!

H/T: Doctor Of Credit

Featured image by Leon Neal/Getty Images

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