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Thursday, July 11, 2019

American Express bonus points offers for Amazon Prime Day

One of the most anticipated online sales events, Amazon Prime Day, will take place next week on July 15 and 16. This is such a big event that many companies want in on it and know that lots people will be shopping on those days. American Express is no stranger to this as they offered bonus points last year for Prime Day and are doing so once again this year! Here are the two offers we are aware of:

The first is for the Cobalt card:


And the other for the Platinum Card:


These are some great bonus offers to take advantage of for some of the biggest shopping days of the year. If you have either of these cards (or both) check your in box for the email and don't delete it! There are registration links in the email that you must click for each specific card to make sure you'll earn the bonus points! This is the case for both primary and supplementary cardholders.

Now let's take a closer look at the offers:

When you use your registered American Express Cobalt Card on Amazon.ca on July 15 and 16 you'll earn 5 points per dollar spent instead of only 1 point per dollar on the first $500 of spending. If you can spend that much you will earn 2,500 Membership Rewards Select points which are worth $25 towards any travel, $17.50 cash back towards any purchase or 3,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

Related: American Express Cobalt Card Review

For the Platinum Card offer, it is 3 bonus Membership Rewards points per dollar spent on the first $2,000 spent on Amazon.ca on July 15 and 16 with your registered card. Now the wording is a little vague in their T&C's for the offer. We would read it as 3 bonus points meaning you earn the 1 point base amount + 3 bonus points for 4 points per dollar in total. However the T&C's state you'll earn a total of three (3) bonus Membership Rewards® points for every $1 spent. Bonus usually means on top but they also put the word 'total' in there a few times which could be construed as the max you'll earn. So it is a little unclear if you'll end up earning 3 points per dollar or 4 points per dollar. Either way if you can spend the full $2,000 on those two days you should end up with no less than 6,000 Membership Rewards points which are worth $60 towards any travel, $42 cash back towards any purchase or 6,000 Aeroplan Miles or British Airways Executive Club Avios.

Related: Get elite status with ten hotel reward programs, one airline and one cruise program with The Platinum Card from American Express


If you have either of these cards, or both, and are planning to shop on Amazon Prime Day be sure to register your cards so you can earn these extra points. But don't stop there for earning. Make sure you initiate those purchases via an online shopping mall like Aeroplan's eStore, Air Miles Shops, eBates or others to earn even more miles or cash back.

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