December 2018 Update:
The below offer still works. I just saved £25 on an order worth just over £46. The offer is slightly different at the moment (it changes every month) but the general principle still applies. The two major differences in December:
You will receive £25 off orders over £40
The code you will use at the moment is AMEX25OFFSWP
How I Got £7.50 Per Amex Point With Amazon
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A little known American Express/Amazon* UK offer has so far saved me £30 on orders worth just over £50. That’s equivalent to a 60% saving. To do it, all I needed to spend was 4 American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points.
You can currently earn Amex MR points with the 6 UK Amex cards shown below.
What is The Offer Exactly?
You will receive £15 off an order of £25 or more when you are shopping through amazon.co.uk*. The offer ends at 23:59 GMT on the last day of the month. As we’re currently in August, this means 23:59 GMT on the 31/08/2018.
There is a limit of one offer redemption per account but I have seen this offer updated monthly for a few months now (meaning one redemption per month). This could change in future.
The offer itself has a few conditions which must be met. I will outline these then provide a short guide.
The order total must exceed £25 (taxes, gift-wrap and shipping charges will not count towards this total)
Items must be sold and shipped directly by amazon.co.uk*. This is important as items bought through Amazon but sold by other merchants will not count towards the £25 minimum.
Your Amazon account must have been active since before the 28th of October last year.
You must pay in part with some Amex points.
You must enter the code AMEX16SWP on the checkout page.
My Short Guide
The first thing you are going to want to do is login to your Amazon* account and pick your items. When you are browsing, make sure to apply the Amazon.co.uk seller filter on the sidebar (left hand side of the screen). All the items you see should be eligible for the offer.
Once you hit a spend of over £25, go to the checkout. Enter all the usual details (eg. delivery address if not already entered).
Make sure your American Express card (with MR points) is being used as your payment method. Underneath will be 2 subsections, ‘gift card/promo code’ and ‘want to use rewards points?’. Go to the ‘rewards points’ section first.
Here is the trick, it doesn’t matter how many Amex points you put towards your order, it just has to be greater than 0. In the box, change the amount to £0.01. You cannot put in any amount less than that. £0.01 should equal 2 Amex points (it will say how many points will be used underneath). Hit apply.
Now under ‘promo code’ enter the code AMEX16SWP and hit apply.
If everything is correct, £15 should have been taken off of your order. Check this has been done by looking at the order summary box on the right hand side of the screen. You can now buy and enjoy your savings. And that is how to turn 2 Amex points into a £15 saving (£7.50 per point).
There are a lot of conditions so make sure all of them have been correctly fulfilled. If you have any questions, you can write them in the comments section down below and I will do my best to help.
"This Has Saved Me £30 on £50 worth of orders so far"
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