Last Chance to Earn Up to 4x Membership Rewards Points on Amazon Purchases

Aug 26, 2018

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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American ExpressAmerican Express® Business Gold Card

In mid-July, American Express launched a new Amex Offer of 2x additional Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on Amazon purchases. Whether you’ve been enjoying the bonus points on these purchases since then or just learning about this promotion, here’s a heads up: the promotion ends Tuesday, August 28.

If you still want to take advantage of this offer, you’ll want to do so as soon as possible. Depending on whether or not Amazon is fulfilling the purchase, some orders can take a day or two for the transaction to hit your credit card. So, you won’t want to wait until the last day to make purchases.

At the time I first wrote about this offer, American Express cardholders were able to register for the same Amex Offer with multiple cards by using multiple website tabs. So, I registered all four of my six American Express cards that were targeted for the offer:

  • The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express
  • American Express® Business Gold Card

Unfortunately, Amex seems to be cracking down on the multiple-tab trick for certain Amex Offers. If you haven’t registered for this offer yet, you’ll want to try the multiple tab trick — but choose which card you register first wisely, as that might be the only one you’re able to register.

Speaking of registering, here’s how to check if you’ve been targeted and to enroll in the offer: log in to your AmericanExpress.com account and scroll down to the “Amex Offers and Benefits” section. You may need to click “Load More” to see the offer. Click the “Add to Card” button to enroll your card in the offers you want before making your purchases.

One important note: While the text of the Amex Offer says “Get 3X Membership Rewards Points,” the actual offer is for two additional points per dollar. This is a key distinction for The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express, which earns 2x Membership Rewards points on the first $50,000 of spending each year; then 1x thereafter. Combining the 2x base earning with the 2x bonus earning, you’ll earn 4x points on Amazon purchases with this card.

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