Save 30% on 100’s of Gift Card at Amazon with Membership Rewards & How to Use Multiple Times

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amazon amex shop with points 15 off

Note: Links in this post to Amazon are affiliate links. There is no portal that I am aware of that pays out cashback for gift card purchases at Amazon or I would have linked to it. is promoting their partnership with American Express Membership Rewards with a very good promotion. Through 11/13/15 you can receive a $15 statement credit with a $50 or more purchase at Let me walk you through the deal and how to maximize it.

The Deal

Save $15 off a $50 or more purchase by using a Membership Rewards eligible card to Shop with Points at Amazon. Use code SWP9AXP15 at checkout.

Key Terms

  • This is a limited time offer. The promotion will end at 11:59 PT on 11/13/2015, or while supplies last. The promotion code will expire concurrently.
  • You must have an account to redeem the promotion code. If you are creating a new account, please be aware that it may take up to 72 hours before your promotion code will be accepted and applied. Accordingly, you must create a new account on or before 11/10/2015 in order to redeem the promotion code.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of at least $50 of eligible products, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is entered at checkout. Taxes, gift-wrap, and shipping and handling charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $15 per eligible Membership Rewards enrolled Card.
  • Enter the promotion code at checkout through the shopping cart. After redeeming the code, a credit of $15 will be automatically applied to your eligible purchase as long as Membership Rewards points are selected as your method of payment, at least one Membership Rewards point is used for the purchase and your shopping cart contains at least $50 of eligible products.
  • Offer is not available to American Express Membership Rewards eligible cards whose points have been previously used for purchases at in the past twenty four months.

You can find the full detailed terms here.

What You Need to Know

It appears based on the terms that you can use this promotion once per eligible card, however there is a catch. I have confirmed that the code will only work once per Amazon account, so it may be required to open up new accounts and/or use accounts of family members, etc. I have successfully used four cards across four accounts.

Also, since AU cards are not eligible to redeem points, they are not eligible for this offer. Amazon’s system knows when it is an AU card and will let you know that the card is not eligible. Only primary Membership Rewards cards are eligible.

What to Buy

amazon amex shop with points 15 off

You can obviously purchase just about anything as long as it is sold by, however I just went ahead and purchased gift cards. Third party merchant gift cards are eligible with this promotion, so you can essentially get a 30% discount at your favorite merchant. Since I am always in need of Hyatt gift cards I purchased those, however there are a ton of options including: restaurants, clothing stores and more.

How to Get the Discount

First, add the gift card or other eligible merchandise to your shopping cart and when ready click “Proceed to Checkout”.

amazon amex shop with points 15 off

When you get to the “Payment Method” portion of checkout, add your Membership Rewards eligible card or simply click “Get Started” from the promotional page for this offer. Once your card is linked, you should see your points balance. On the payment screen select your American Express card and “Choose a different amount.” Put in $.01 and you will only need to redeem 1.43 points. (Probably rounded to 2.)

amazon amex shop with points 15 off

After confirming the payment method you will be at the final checkout screen where you can enter the promotional code SWP9AXP15. Once entered it should look very similar to this:

amazon amex shop with points 15 off

As you can see, I am redeeming $.01 worth of points and paying the $34.99 balance with my American Express card. In other words, I just saved 30% off of a $50 Hyatt gift card! Good stuff.


This isn’t the biggest deal in the world, but I know many of you have multiple Membership Rewards cards, so you should be able to save a few bucks. While making new accounts may take too much time for some, at the very least it is probably worth it to use once on your main account, since the process is fairly painless and takes less than 2 minutes once you have the item added to your card. Happy saving!

HT: Frequent Miler via Doctor of Credit

Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Pretty odd. I purchased a $50 card from three different Amazon accounts last week, all linked to the same AMEX PRG card without an issue (all three have arrived). This morning, I tried ordering two more from the final two accounts we have and both were rejected. Tried linking another primary AMEX Platinum with the same result. Hmmm…..

  2. I bought a Whole Foods card which comes in a gift box in the mail. Also got a free Amazon Pantry credit of $5.99.

  3. Mine was sent to my email site without any problems. I don’t understand that reader who states that 5% back is better than 30% off. Can you help me understand that?

    • Nope. It doesn’t make any sense. I am happy with my 30% off Hyatt gift cards since the lowest you can normally get them is 15% off and the highest I have ever seen is 25% with eBay promotions.

  4. Looks like buying Hyatt card doesn’t work. My order was processed but on the order detail which list the recipient’s email it has a status of “Cancelled”. Anyone successfully have the order processed and GC emailed?

  5. I am getting an error message saying ” The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase.” Any ideas?

    • I just linked a different Amex card in a different Amazon account and tried to purchase a different gift card and still got the same error message.

      • Read the terms above. Make sure you qualify. Example, can’t have done this in the last 24 months. No AU cards either. Also must be a membership rewards eligible card, not just any Amex card.

        • Yup, both cards I link are Membership Rewards earning cards and both show my current point balance after I link them. I tried to purchase an actual item as opposed to just gift cards and still the same error message. I then tried using different amounts of Membership Rewards points and still no luck.

  6. Too many cons with this.

    It doesn’t work on subscribe and save items.

    Even though you can only use 1 amex point as part of the $50 spend, the rest of the amount must be paid with the same amex card. That means you don’t earn 5 points or 5% cash back with freedom or discover it card.
    I have the offer but it is a bad deal.

    Regarding third party gift cards, you can always buy them for less on gift card site.

  7. I have or wife has BCP, Blue Sky, and Delta through AMEX, quite sure none of these cards are valid. didnt read article as I was already informed

    • That is strange. It always used to be 1 points = $.01 so I don’t know why it is giving me that value, but I really don’t care given the discount and the fact that I only need to redeem $.01 worth. Interesting though that you still see the other value.

      • Yep. But if use MR to pay for the hole thing it’s about .7c per point

        But this is a great discount for buying Hyatt gcs


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