Posted by Chuck on November 9, 2017

Published on November 9th, 2017 | by Chuck


Amazon $30 off $60 when Using MR Points, Works on Gift Cards! [Targeted]

The Offer

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  • Get $30 off $60 on purchases when using Amex Membership Rewards shop-with-points

You can even use a single Amex Membership Rewards point and still get the $30 discount, and the deal works on gift cards too!

The left image below is from a $60 AirBnB electronic gift card and the right image below is from $100 Whole Foods physical gift card:

Here’s how to go about doing this deal:

  1. Link your Amex Membership Rewards account to your Amazon account if you haven’t already
  2. Click to Activate this offer to your Amazon account here
  3. Add $60 or more of eligible products shipped and sold by Amazon to your shopping cart
  4. Proceed to checkout & select your Amex Rewards Card as your payment method
  5. Select the amount of Membership Rewards Points you’d like to use for the purchase (must use points for at least $.01 of the purchase)
  6. Up to a $30 discount off $60 will be automatically applied at checkout; no promo code needed

The Fine Print

  1. This is a limited time offer. The promotion will end at 11:59 PT on 12/31/2017. The promotion code will expire concurrently. reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time.
  2. Offer is available by invitation only, is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  3. Offer applies only to the purchase of at least $60 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.
  4. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $30 per eligible Membership Rewards enrolled Card.
  5. Offer is not available to American Express Membership Rewards eligible cards whose points have been previously used for purchases at in the past twelve months. (Note: Multiple reports say that this isn’t being enforced.)
  6. Offer does not apply to the purchase of digital content.
  7. Offer only applies to eligible products shipped and sold by
  8. Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  9. Shipping charges may apply to discounted promotional items.
  10. Limit one promotion code per Membership Rewards eligible card.
  11. Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  12. To redeem the offer, you must be logged into an account which has been active for 30 days or longer.
  13. Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your original order. If any of the items in your original order are subsequently returned, your refund will equal the original price of the product, less the proportional amount of the discount. The total discount on the unreturned amount of your original order will then be less than $30.
  14. If any of the products related to your original order are returned, subject to Amazon’s refund policy, you will receive a refund of the card amount first, followed by Membership Rewards points.
  15. Promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.
  16. This promotion is available only to customers with an eligible American Express card issued in the United States.

Our Verdict

This deal is working for many people, but not everyone. And it works on third-party gift cards too, both physical and electronic! Probably worth just buying a gift card or some other item now in case it gets used up, but hopefully it’ll last through the holiday shopping season as it’s set to expire on December 31. I’ll also send this out with the Dochotdeals Twitter account in case it doesn’t last for some reason.

I’ll post here popular gift card links with our affiliate link. We appreciate when you use our links, but remember you can get 3x JetBlue by going through their portal instead.

31 Responses to Amazon $30 off $60 when Using MR Points, Works on Gift Cards! [Targeted]

  1. Dan says:

    Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

  2. Edward says:

    Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

  3. Jon says:

    What card is this for, again? Who gives membership rewards points? Sorry, still new to this.

  4. R says:

    Not eligible on one account but works on other

  5. Michael Nel says:


  6. Lantean says:

    Nice, ordered $75 of WF gift cards.

  7. Gaurav says:

    Doc do you know if Blue for Business is eligible for pay with points from Amazon? Thanks.

    • Chuck says:

      I’d think it would work. Unless there’s something special about charge card or maybe they simply didn’t hook that up properly yet. Let us know if you try.

      • Gaurav says:

        Blue for business doesn’t show up as an option under cards eligible for shop with points. Also got a temporary number for an Everyday card that I just got approved for yesterday. Added that to Amazon and that doesn’t show up either. Hopefully this will still be around by the time the physical card show up.

      • Gaurav says:

        This is the Blue Business Plus that came out earlier this year.

  8. Aditya Shrivastava says:

    Thanks! Bought $60 Safeway gift card.

    • anthonyjh21 says:

      Hope you read the reviews… Be sure to print it out and good luck.

      • Aditya Shrivastava says:

        I had not read the reviews! Thanks for pointing it out. I will print it out. I also noticed that there is no way to check the balance of Safeway gift cards. I will try to use it up ASAP.

        • Austin says:

          The cashiers really struggle with Safeway e-gift cards. Just make sure they actually read the instructions printed on the GC. If they follow them it will work.

          • Aditya Shrivastava says:

            Thanks for letting me know. I would have thought it should be as easy as just scanning the barcode and the total coming down 😀

  9. Morgan says:

    Nice! Worked for me!

  10. P says:

    I got this error “Sorry we have reached maximum number of participation for this promotion”

  11. Jiehan says:

    It worked! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Harlan V. says:

    Worked for me just now! Thank you!

  13. Adam says:

    damnit never works for me. only offer that worked was the 20% off MR promo. but none of these other AMEX AMZN promos ever work. always say not eligible :/ I’d be the perfect candidate to target for various reasons (rarely use AMEX for AMZN purchases, not that active on AMZN so they’d wanna bring me back for more repeat biz etc)

    • MSer says:

      Did you link an Amex card that earns MRs before you clicked the promo link?

      • Adam says:

        Yep I’ve had a card linked for a month now. Like I said I successfully used the 20% off MR promo. So I have to link another card? Do I need to unlink & link back up again for this promo?

  14. MSer says:

    Nice. 2 for 2 accounts.

  15. Jab says:

    Not eligible as always. Kinda mad this time

  16. Yao says:

    Works for me! Bought $40 + $25 Startbucks gift card. Thanks DOC!

  17. Carol says:

    It works for me. Two physical panera bread gift cards, 1 for $50, 1 for $25. Not work for buying panera bread e-delivery gift cards. May work for other e-delivery gift cards, you just have to try and see.

    Thanks a lot DOC!!

  18. Jason says:

    works! thanks a lot!

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