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Trick To Get Targeted For The Amazon Pay With Points Deals

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Get Targeted for 20% Off Amazon

How To Get Targeted for 20% Off Amazon Pay With Points Offers

I have written about this for a few years now but I thought it was worth highlighting again with the new deals that have been rolling out the last few weeks. I was once again able to get targeted for the 20% off Amazon deal even though I wasn’t originally targeted.  This has worked for Membership Rewards deals, Discover deals and now ThankYou Point deals.

Update 6/25/21: I wanted to repost this with the new Citi ThankYou Points $20 off and Discover $10 off offer.

The Workaround

The way to get targeted for these Amazon 20% off deals if not originally targeted is to reboot the system.  You simply remove all of that particular currency’s cards from your Amazon account.  Whether it is Discover, ThankYou Points or Membership Rewards points. Remove them all from your account and then re-add the card you want to use right after.  Be sure to reactivate the pay with points feature as well.

Here are the links for pay with points for each currency:

Get Targeted for 20% Off Amazon

Once that is done let it sit for a few days.  Usually after 2-3 days you can go back in and attempt to use the offer.  Hopefully the reboot will get you targeted.  I have around an 80% success rate by doing this. And it just worked again with the Citi ThankYou promo.  I have done it across multiple people’s accounts too.  Also remember that you can use the same card for multiple accounts.  I have used one card for my account, my wife’s and my parents account. The offers have always been tied to the Amazon account and not the card.  So if you only have one card that earns the particular point currency you are still in luck.  Another perk of the player 2 system :).

Current Pay With Points Offers

Here is a list of the current pay with points offers on Amazon:

Get Targeted for 20% Off Amazon Conclusion

There are two takeaways from this:

  • If you weren’t targeted the first time it could be because you didn’t have the particular points currency card set up or didn’t have the pay with points option activated.
  • If you don’t have a one of the points earning cards you can use someone else’s to get the offer. This is where a player 2 comes in handy!

Give it a couple of days once you set it up and check again. Maybe check some family member’s accounts to get a few more deals in as well.  I hope this helps some of you get targeted for 20% off Amazon deals in the future.

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Mark Ostermann
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    • Go to your account on Amazon and then click on your payments. All of your attached cards should show up and you can go through and delete the ones needed and then add them back.

  1. wooow, I am not so “tyreeed” of seeing these deals keyed off the Amex Rewards eligible accounts to see I’ve missed the boat. Nice you could help your Dad get on the gravy train. So unless I find some too kind soul out there willing to lend me his/her MR card to link to my account…. I’m ready to bite the bullet and get one of these things. (Already have 7 Amex cards within the family — and would be willing to product change one of them if that would help. Or might go for a new account? has M2M ever done a post reviewing the Amex MR card fare options?)

    • We don’t have anything that compares them all. The Amex Everyday card is a good one if you don’t care about MR points much outside of the Amazon deals etc. since it has no annual fee but the points it earns are still transferable. If you were looking for a good bonus 100K Platinum or 50K Premier Rewards Gold are about as good as it gets. PRG annual fee is waived the first year and gets$100 in airline incidentals twice the first cardmember year since it is based on calendar year. Pretty decent earning structure too.

  2. Question – are you guys able to redeem multiple deals using the same card? We have just a sole AMEX plat, but I do have a couple accounts with the 20% offer.

  3. Thanks for sharing. It is now working for my spouse’s account. Quick buck, sold at cardkangaroo for $332.08 and bought at $319.99


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