Updated – I’ve been told by some of my readers that the deal is now “dead”
American Express has partnered with Amazon in rewarding its card holders by crediting their AmEx accounts with $25 when you spend $75 on Amazon using your AmEx card after you have registered your card with American Express. An “Eligible Card” as defined by American Express is a valid American Express Card issued in the U.S. by American Express, Department Stores National Bank, Bank of America, First National Bank of Omaha, Citibank (like the AAdvantage card), USAA Savings Bank, Barclays Bank Delaware, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, and GE Capital Retail Finance; however, certain Cards are not deemed Eligible Cards, including corporate cards (this doesn’t mean a business card – corporate cards are different) and all prepaid card products like Bluebird (other than American Express Serve®). My co-branded AmEx cards, like my SPG card, my Hilton Honors card an my Delta Skymiles cards are incuded. I’m not sure if AmEx gift cards are included. When in doubt, try registering your card to see if it is an eligible card
You can register all the cards you have. Registration begins December 1st and continues through December 31st although as AmEx states in their T&C “if you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent to you until after December 31, 2013, it may not count towards determining whether your purchase qualifies for the $25 rebate”.
We happen to have six cards between us and I’ll be registering those cards today. If you have an authorized user on your account, it is my understanding that you can register that card as well. This also applies to business cards.
In order to get the $25 back, you first need to register your card here
After you register you will get a confirmation and then you can begin shopping at Amazon. I would recommend that you do this today and as soon as possible. Sometimes AmEx will limit participation in such promotions. I plan on purchasing a few Amazon gift cards to be used at a later date.
What’s in your wallet? Today, it is just American Express cards.