(EXPIRED) Up to $100 off at Amazon: working on gift cards

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There is currently a great Amazon promotion offering a chance to save up to $100 on an Amazon purchase when you use at least one Membership Rewards point. This can be a great way to save a nice chunk on Amazon purchases — and despite the terms, there are many datapoints confirming that it works on gift cards. See below for details.

Save 20% — up to $100 off — when paying with at least 1 Membership Rewards point

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The Deal

Key Terms

  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $100.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is activated.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on July 2nd, 2018 and ends when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards or third-party gift cards
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Quick Thoughts

Note this key term in particular: Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards or third-party gift cards. Despite that term, Doctor of Credit has been reporting that this promotion will work with $400 in Amazon gift cards + $100 in other gift cards or stuff. YMMV as the terms seem to prohibit it, but this promotion has been going on for a few days and there are already plenty of positive data points. That’s a killer deal as you can essentially score a free $100 gift card with $400 in Amazon gift cards or a straight 20% off of other third party gift cards (including grocery gift cards like for Safeway and Whole Foods….travel gift cards like Hotels.com, AirBnB, Southwest….etc). This is also a great deal if you’re looking to save money on other rarely-discounted items as long as they are shipped and sold by Amazon.

Here are links to some gift cards that may be of interest – though keep in mind that you could always try going through a shopping portal:

Doctor of Credit lists a lot of other good stacking deals as well. This one is definitely worth a look as it’s not often that you can save 20% on such a wide range of useful gift cards and products.

Note that there is no end date noted, but rather it says this promo can end at any time. It is apparently intended for Prime Day later this month, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets pulled early. If you’re interested, I suggest jumping sooner rather than later.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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Went thru. Thanks for the heads up


The gift card came through but the gift card code was invalidated. will call amazon


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Berkeley Mom

I just bought $500 in Whole Foods Gift cards with 1 Amex point for only $399.99 at check out (minutes ago). Thank you!!!

James in BNA

Don’t think it’s working for Amazon GC’s any longer.


Very much still alive. Last night bought $400 in Amazon GC and $100 grocery store GC for $400. Added amazon gc to my account then just now used my $400 Amazon credit to buy $500 in grocery story GC. $600 in GC for $400 + 2 Amex Points = $200 in free food.


“Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately you are not eligible for this offer.”


I need to convert my $400 Amazon Gift card into Lowes gift cards…does anyone know if you can now use Amazon Gift cards to buy Lowes gift cards? It may be wishful thinking but I seem to remember they were allowing this again…


going to use my Amex Blue Biz plus 10% off at staples plus 3x MR’s to buy AMAZON GC’s, then use the GC’s to trim another 20% off of my new Mattress!!!!! The double dip!

TJ at The Art of Travel Hacking

added $400 amazon + $100 SW GCs and it only gave me a $30 discount when 1 point was used. Remove the Amazon GC and still had $30 discount on $100 SW GC – I’ll take it! Thanks for posting this.


worked for me on Lowe’s e’GC


Hey Bill, you bought $500 Lowe’s e”GC and got $100 discount?