Get ready for Amazon Prime Day on July 11 and 12!
This year’s Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner, which is great timing for recently-graduated medical students, new attendings, and physicians all around.
Customers who are not yet Amazon Prime members and want to get the most out of Amazon on Prime Day can join or start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/prime. When we were younger we’d sign up again after transitioning to being a fully-fledged doctor since you may lose the benefits of being affiliated with a university. Select new members will automatically receive a $10 shopping credit upon sign-up to use towards Prime Day shopping.
While saving money on purchases from Amazon is always nice, American Express cardholders can save $15-$80 on Amazon products purchased with an Amex during this promotion for Prime Day.
It might be a great time to buy an Amazon Kindle book to study or something more fun!
In this article, we will go into the details of this opportunity and guide you on how to get this rebate and save just a bit towards FIRE while shopping at Amazon.
Full instruction guide below.
Turning Amex Points Into Savings
What’s unique about this is that not all cardholders are eligible, so there’s a bit of a targeted, lottery-esque component to the promotion.
The rebate and savings you can attain will also vary according to the following:
- For the fortunate cardholders targeted with the crème de la crème offer, a 50% discount on a purchase totaling $160 is how you can get a maximum of $80 off a purchase.
- Others will receive smaller savings of 40% on a purchase of $150, allowing you to pocket up to $60 in savings.
To unleash this discount, you must have a minimum of 714 Amex points. However, it is important to note that not all people qualify for this promotion.
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Prerequisites for the Amex–Amazon Rewards
Before starting on the journey toward Amex–Amazon savings, there are a couple of essential prerequisites you’ll need to keep in mind.
First and foremost, you must possess an American Express card that earns coveted Membership Rewards points.
Sign up for an American Express here if you do not have one.
The Platinum Card® from American Express or the American Express® Gold card can unlock these discounts.
Co-branded Delta cards from Amex or hotel chains do not qualify, so choose your card wisely if there’s a better card for you.
Finally, you will need to choose items sold and shipped by Amazon and pay at least a portion of your order with your Membership Rewards points.
Connecting Your Amex and Amazon Accounts
Here’s what you need to do:
- Prepare Your Amex Credentials
Have your American Express card details handy, including the card number and any other information required for authentication.
- Access Your Amazon Account Settings
Log in to your Amazon account and navigate to the designated settings section. This is where you can make changes and manage various account preferences.
Click here to connect your Amex to your Amazon account.
- Establish the Connection
Look for the option to link your Amex card or Membership Rewards account to your Amazon account. Follow the instructions provided and add the necessary information when prompted. This may involve entering your Amex card details or authorizing the connection with your Membership Rewards account.
- Unleash the Magic: Points to Gold
Once the connection is successfully established, a world of unbelievable savings will open up to you, allowing you to take full advantage of the benefits and discounts offered through this partnership.
The Final Steps of the Amex-Amazon
When you end your Amex-Amazon shopping adventure, it’s time to claim your savings. During checkout, select your American Express card as the payment method. This is the final key to unlocking the discounts.
To maximize your savings, follow a simple step: look for the “Apply American Express Membership Rewards Points” section and enter “.01”.
This activates a single Membership Rewards point, triggering your discount.
Safeguarding Your Payment Method after the Amex-Amazon Adventure
As you enjoy the amazing savings from the Amex-Amazon adventure, here is a word of caution for future purchases. Some shoppers noticed a surprising issue: the payment method defaulted to using only Membership Rewards points on Amazon.
If you are trying to save points for a promotion like Black Friday choose your preferred payment method as the default. I’ve made this mistake and accidentally shipped to old addresses – save yourself that headache and don’t follow in my footsteps.
Take a moment to verify your settings and ensure you have control over your payments. Last but not least, enjoy your newly unlocked savings!
Let us know if this worked for you and happy shopping!