With the holidays fast approaching, American Express and Amazon want to provide a little more value when redeeming Amex rewards. Effective immediately, eligible American Express cash back cardmembers can use their Reward Dollars to make purchases with Amazon through Shop with Points.
Amazon Extends Shop with Points to Amex Cash Back Cards
American Express is expanding the availability of a popular shopping feature to include its cash back cardmembers. Amazon has announced that eligible American Express cash back cardmembers can now conveniently use their American Express Reward Dollars when shopping on Amazon.com and the Amazon mobile app as part of the Amazon Shop with Points program.
This addition to the Shop with Points program means that cardmembers who have American Express Blue Cash Everyday®, Blue Cash Preferred®, Cash Magnet®, Morgan Stanley Blue Cash Preferred®, Blue Cash®, Business Blue Cash Rebate®, Classic Blue Cash for Business®, and Platinum Business Premium Cash Rebate® cards can now easily redeem their American Express Reward Dollars while shopping.
The inclusion of eligible Amex cash back cardmembers in the Shop with Points program is great news for consumers, as it offers them more options and flexibility when it comes to paying for their Amazon purchases. Cardmembers need to link their enrolled, eligible American Express card to their Amazon.com account to take advantage of this feature. At checkout, they can choose ‘Reward Dollars’ as their preferred payment method, which can cover either the entire purchase amount or just a portion.
What is Shop with Points?
The Amazon Shop with Points program allows customers to use rewards points earned from various rewards programs to pay for purchases on Amazon.com. This seamless integration enables customers to apply points at checkout and even set points as their default payment method. To utilize this feature, customers can visit their Amazon account’s Shop with Points page and select the toggle button to use rewards points as their default payment method.
The following issuers allow reward members to use points when shopping with Amazon:
- American Express: Membership Rewards cards, Reward Dollars cards, Hilton Honors cards, Amazon Business Card
- Capital One: Capital One miles cards, Capital One cash back cards
- Chase: Ultimate Rewards cards, Amazon cards
- Citi: Citi ThankYou cards
- Discover: All Discover cards
- U.S. Bank: All U.S. Bank proprietary rewards cards
- Wells Fargo: Bilt Mastercard
To enroll your eligible American Express card in the Shop with Points program or learn more about using American Express Reward Dollars via Shop with Points, go to amazon.com/amexcashback.
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