Expired Hot Deals

[American Express] Amex Offer - Amazon 4MR Points Per Dolllar

  • Last Updated:
  • Dec 6th, 2019 6:44 am
Deal Addict
Jan 31, 2007
2784 posts
2381 upvotes
Richmond Hill
caraj4u wrote: i could still manage to get 5 points per dollar for Amazon, by buying Amazon gift cards at Sobeys.
That's what I been doing for months for my regular Amazon purchase.
:)
******************************************************
Bright side of RFD: 4 X Koodo $40/8GB plan
Dark side of RFD: Tons of stuff that I don't need but still got them because of RFD
******************************************************
Jr. Member
Jan 12, 2005
140 posts
46 upvotes
Toronto
Initially I didn't get this offer on my personal platinum but registered the offer later using the link posted here. Purchased $1,000 gift card (one transaction) on Friday and received the bonus 4000 MR this morning.
Sr. Member
Feb 28, 2014
551 posts
662 upvotes
dabbles wrote: Can Scotia amex cards ever use these amex deals? I tried the last one but the amex "doesnt exist" when i try to register on the Amex website.
No, you have to use the AMEX Offers page for partner cards.
https://www.americanexpress.com/ca/en/n ... pping.html

Honestly, if you have the Scotia Gold Amex card, just walk into any grocery store and pick up a couple Amazon GCs and you still get the Amazon multiplier and you can do this year round. Until card issuers in Canada get Level 3 data, they still can't see what you bought. Of course, I don't recommend you to spend like $1k on GCs at a supermarket, it might throw some red flags.
Jr. Member
Aug 21, 2013
198 posts
179 upvotes
Kitchener
Aeroplan has 5x miles on purchases at amazon currently as well and last year you could get them for both buying gift cards and spending the gift cards. So you can buy gift cards get 5x amex, 5x aeroplan and then spend the gift cards and get 5x aeroplan again
Deal Addict
Jun 1, 2008
2681 posts
524 upvotes
Cambridge, ON/Guelph…
antigonah wrote: Well it took my cobalt, but who knows if it’ll actually award any extra MR.
Check your amex offers app. under the offers section, it shows which ones you have already registered for. I just checked my app and confirmed I'm enrolled in the offer.
Sr. Member
Aug 5, 2018
538 posts
751 upvotes
I found out this too late.

For those with amex gold:
You should have received an offer for 4MR / $ at amazon.

Go to this link to register the platinum card offer, which is also 4 MR/ $
https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com ... ridayOffer

So now you have 2 offers both for 4MR/$, which should almost certainly stack, similar to the cell phone bill offer (which is confirmed to stack).

Now go to aeroplan estore, choose amazon, currently at 5x.
Go to gift cards.
Buy e-gift cards, send to your own email address.

Pay with the registered amex gold.

You get 4 + 4 + 5 = 13MR / $, on amazon gift cards!!
(up to $500, since the gold offer limit is $500. above that, platinum is up to $1000)

So now you have amazon gift cards, to buy amazon merchandise, you can either go to:
airmilesshop to get 24x on amazon (pay with gift card) , (1.2 airmile per dollar ~ 15% return)
or
aeroplan estore to get 5x on amazon (pay with gift card) (5 aeroplan/dollar)


So putting it all together, you are getting for every $ purchased on amazon, either:
18 aeroplan / $ (value at 1.4c / aeroplan, this is 25% return)
or
13 aeroplan + 1.2 airmiles / $ (value at 1.4c /aeroplan, this is 33% return)


This should also work for cobalt, but MR-S is less valuable as no transfer to aeroplan.
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Sep 25, 2005
9096 posts
7419 upvotes
Scarborough, ON
Thanks OP! Just bought $500 Amazon.ca gift cards.
Let's see if I get the points and even better if they stack.
Member
Sep 18, 2010
223 posts
159 upvotes
You can use the amazon credits to buy uber gift cards which can be used for ubereats too.

Wasn't sure what I would spend $1k on so this helps
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Sep 25, 2005
9096 posts
7419 upvotes
Scarborough, ON
Received 4000 points from this.

Date Description Charge Base Bonus Total
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 1,938 1,938
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 2,000 2,000
12/02/2019 RC bonus offer 0 62 62
Last edited by DragonRider on Dec 9th, 2019 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Deal Addict
Dec 25, 2006
3120 posts
503 upvotes
DragonRider wrote: Received 5000 points from this.

Date Description Charge Base Bonus Total
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 1,000 1,000
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 1,938 1,938
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 2,000 2,000
12/02/2019 RC bonus offer 0 62 62
Where can you see that?
Deal Addict
Dec 29, 2012
1283 posts
969 upvotes
Toronto
DragonRider wrote: Received 5000 points from this.

Date Description Charge Base Bonus Total
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 1,000 1,000
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 1,938 1,938
12/03/2019 RC bonus offer 0 2,000 2,000
12/02/2019 RC bonus offer 0 62 62
Got my bonus points too
Newbie
Dec 4, 2019
1 posts
Does anyone know what happens I purchased something on amazon during this period using the AmEx offer, but amazon did not charge my credit card until after this period. I made purchases on Monday, but Amazon did not charge me until items were shipped. When I check my points, I did not get the bonus with AmEx. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Sep 25, 2005
9096 posts
7419 upvotes
Scarborough, ON
Avalanche22 wrote: Does anyone know what happens I purchased something on amazon during this period using the AmEx offer, but amazon did not charge my credit card until after this period. I made purchases on Monday, but Amazon did not charge me until items were shipped. When I check my points, I did not get the bonus with AmEx. Has anyone had a similar experience?
Says right in the T&C (https://offerenroll.americanexpress.com ... ridayOffer):
In the case of an online purchase made during the offer period, it may not qualify if the registered card is charged on the shipping date and that date occurs after the offer ends.

You should have ordered gift card first if you're making last minute purchases.
Member
Sep 18, 2010
223 posts
159 upvotes
I don't see anything under that link, maybe I have to wait for my statement?

Top