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Amazon has brought back a great deal: 40% off if you pay with American Express points for your purchase. The trick here is you only need to use 1 point to get 1 cent off your purchase total in order to qualify for the deal.
- If you don’t already have an American Express card with Membership Rewards in your Amazon account, add one. If you don’t already have one you may not be targeted for this offer, but doing this will set you up for next time at least.
- Activate the offer.
- At checkout, select your Amex card as payment and pay with points – but be sure to change the number of points spent to just 1 (rather than enough points for your full purchase) because paying for a purchase with Amazon just is not worth it otherwise.
I’ve just successfully activated this offer myself. Items sold and shipped by Amazon will give you up to $40 off a $100 purchase (or less for 40% off smaller purchases).