Dan’s Deals has written a few times about how it is possible to indirectly get Amazon Gift Cards with the temporary streaming credits available on the Amex Platinum card. Given that you only have a few days left to trigger those temporary credits, this is a last chance to turn them into Amazon gift cards.
As many readers surely know, the consumer Platinum card has had a temporary streaming services benefit added this year only. We have previously covered that and many other short-term changes in our COVID credit card enhancements complete guide.
Last month, I had forgotten to change the billing information for our streaming services to take advantage of the Platinum streaming credit, so I personally followed Dan’s method and I was able to successfully turn the credit into an Amazon gift card. We simply ordered a gifted Kindle ebook from P2’s account (who had no Amazon GC balance) and sent it to P1. Since I indicated that I didn’t actually want the eBook, Amazon gave me the chance to turn the purchase price into an Amazon gift card for use on whatever I wanted.
The Dan’s Deal’s post has full steps and details you need to know, so I recommend reading it and following the information there if you’re looking to use up the streaming credit on your Amex Platinum card. Keep in mind that Amazon could change the process at any time and stop allowing this conversion, so YMMV. Still, with plenty of recent positive data points, I think this is a reasonably safe way to redeem the credit by turning it into a gift card. This is a decent nugget of knowledge to file away for a rainy day in case we see future enhancements of a similar nature on other cards.