Raining Amex offers – August 2021

By | August 16, 2021

American Express has rolled out multiple offers for the month of August apart from the recently launched big spend linked offer which we saw yesterday. Here’s a quick look at all of them so you don’t miss any.

Offers

  1. Targeted Offer: Get upto Rs.60,000 gift voucher on spends
  2. All cards: 10% cashback on Amazon spends, upto Rs.2000
  3. Plat Travel: 25% cashback on Flipkart, MMT, Zomato spends, upto Rs.2,500
  4. Plat Reserve: 25% cashback on Flipkart, MMT, Zomato spends, upto Rs.5,000

The offer on reserve/travel is wonderful to have again within few months as we saw a similar offer in April 2021 on reserve.

These offers are pretty useful and I hope they repeat again!

That said, not to forget to enrol before taking a transaction, especially the amazon offer as its limited to only first 12,500 cards. Act fast. Login to your Amex Ac, goto “Amex offers” section and save the offer to your card.

Amazon offer

Things to Know

  • These offers are also seen on Add-on cards. So you may avail them as well. But for the reserve/travel offer it is tricky. So its better to max out first on primary card, then test on add-on and then go big.
  • Gift Vouchers are eligible on both amazon/fk offers, so you may proceed with it. As always you may use this method to secure yourself in such cases. But it’s better to buy products directly as you can also make use of the Reward multiplier.

So overall, its a lovely offer and I’m glad to see them. While American Express is sending sweet surprises back to back, its sad to know that they wont be able to issue cards in near future. Widely its being said that it may take 2022 for them to be back!

Fulfilment Updates

What’s your thoughts about these aggressive Amex offers? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Siddharth

Helping Indians to choose right credit cards, pick right offers and enjoy luxury vacations for less. Day & night exploring the spiritual reality of our human existence.

103 thoughts on “Raining Amex offers – August 2021

  1. Ajai Singh

    Sid is the Platinum Reserve offer targeted because I can’t see it under the offers tab on the website.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      All these Amex offers are targeted in a way. But this is a surprise. Do check with support.

      Reply
  2. Ramesh Shah

    Hi Sid, Any idea when 10% Amazon cash back offer was rolled out as more likely by now 12,500 limit would have got exhausted. I just this offer today and saved to card today only but not sure if I should use as there is no way to know if I am into 12,500 🙂

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Last night.

      From T&C sent via email: “Offer is limited to the first 12,500 Cards that save the offer. Once 12,500 Cards have been saved, Cardmembers would not be able to see and avail the offer in their Online Card Account.”

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      1. Ramesh Shah

        Thanks Sid, that means if I am able to save offer to my card I am safe?

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    2. Niju

      @Ramesh
      When you save the offer to card and if you get successful confirmation along with an eMail confirmation it should be good enough.

      Confirmed this with Customer Care

      Also based on the discussion with Customer Care, Bill Payments on Amazon is not eligible as the bills are not for Amazon Listed products but GV purchases are considered.

      Not sure how they would understand this as both shows as Amazon BD in the statement.

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    3. ravi

      the offer is visible even today on my add on card. was able to save it also.

      Reply
  3. Niju

    Hi Sid,

    The exclusions on the Amazon and flipkart offers are bare minimum and doesn’t say anything about GV’s / Bill Payments from being excluded.

    Unless I wanted to buy something now as a product GV in Flipkart or Bill payment through Amazon would be the best bet.

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  4. Darshdeep Singh Grewal

    Do these offers also apply to IndusInd Iconia Amex?

    Reply
  5. Niju

    Hi Sid,

    I had received this offer on the 3 primary cards as well as Addon Cards, hopefully its separately applicable as the T&C doesn’t state otherwise.

    Reply
  6. Abhi

    So reward multiplier and cashback, will go together? It doesn’t say in t&c that this is not eligible.

    Reply
    1. Kamal

      Yeah you can actually triple dip
      1)10% offer
      2)Reward multiplier 2X
      3) 20k bonus milestone in MRCC

      Happy rewarding

      Reply
      1. Kamal

        Quadruple Dip ( yeah crazy)
        4) Targeted spend based offer
        I received 750rs amazon gv on 15000rs spend offer

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    2. Ankur S

      Yes. If you stay within reward multipler flipkart/amazon product inclusion list. They will combine.

      Reply
  7. HG

    Sid, not sure of the inclusion on gift vouchers for Amazon, check the below T&C:
    Excludes Amazon India digital purchases (including, but not limited to, eBooks and Apps)

    And ever since Amazon pay ICICI fixed the issue of rewarding 2% instead of 5% on gift cards, they have probably fixed this on a payment gateway level so as to bifurcate on the rewards, and same could happen with Amex. Just my thought process, don’t mean to create any panic

    Reply
  8. Abhi

    Previously rolled out offer – platinum also gets 25% cashback upto 10K on Tatacliq upto 31Aug. No min spend.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Ya but FK is slightly a better option over TataCliq in my point of view.

      Reply
      1. Nikhil

        Its on TataCliq Luxury and given that there’s a sale going on in August, with some good offers on MK, Coach etc. makes for some good deals. Especially now that buying internationally is not too viable at the moment!

        Reply
  9. Varun

    Is “10% cashback on Amazon spends, upto Rs.2000” applicable on gift cards/vouchers?

    Reply
  10. Vish

    Can I add to my Amazon Pay balance to receive the offer? Like, could I just add 20k to it and get 2000 as cashback?

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      1. Vish

        Thanks for the reply Siddharth!

        I made 2 purchases on my Plat Travel and Plat Charge yesterday and today, I’ve got confirmation emails for both stating that I have used my Amazon offer.
        It does say “If your transaction meets the offer terms…” so let’s see.

        My first transaction was a direct deposit into my Amazon Pay balance.
        My second transaction on the other card was a purchase of physical gift vouchers for Amazon Pay.

        Reply
  11. hitesh

    On an unrelated topic, does anyone know if payments made via Samsung Pay via any CreditCard machine will be considered offline or online sale?

    Reply
    1. Kamal

      Regularly use Samsung pay.
      Its treated as offline POS terminal usage

      Reply
  12. Sandeep

    how to make use of rewards multiplier for Amazon as buying voucher directly on amazon will not get us any bonus rewards points. its only via gyfter.com that we earn bonus points in rewards multiplier. not sure if txn on gyftr will be eligible for 10% CB

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  13. Manish Gupta

    HI Sid,
    To get 10% cashback on Amazon spends, upto Rs.2000 or 25% cashback on Flipkart, upto Rs.2,500. I am eligible if buy a gift card from “AMAZON OR FILPCART WEB OR APP” or I have to buy a gift voucher from gyftr? Thank you for your response

    Reply
  14. Ajai Singh

    Tnc:

    Excludes Amazon India digital purchases (including, but not limited to, eBooks and Apps).
    ——
    That means gift card/vouchers if I am not wrong.

    Reply
  15. Abhi

    Ok, clarified with CC, shopping on flipkart via reward multiplier is not eligible for cashback. Spend has to be directly done on flipkart, mmt, zomato. But as we know in grey areas like these, different CCs give varying versions.

    Reply
  16. mohit

    Works on egv and physical gift card. Confirmed from Amex customer care.

    Reply
  17. Sandeep

    Got this email from Amex after Amazon eGV purchase on Amazon.in . ” Thank you for using your American Express® Card ending ***** at Amazon. If your transaction meets the offer terms, your credit should appear on your statement within 5 business days (however it can take up to 90 days from the offer end date).” Doesn’t look like a confirmation but atleast it keeps the hope alive. let’s see what happens after 5 days…..

    Reply
  18. Beginner

    Amazon cashback is a good offer on MRCC specially for those who just use 1500 , 4 times a month. With this offer one will get the additional 1000 points (monthly spend above 20000) as well and the 10% cashback.

    Reply
  19. AAJ

    I checked with Cc on 1) Amazon on 10% cashback up to 2k, they said ok for Reward multiplier but for direct purchase and not Amazon pay load or gift vouchers
    2) FK 25% up to 2.5k directly on site/app, gift vouchers ok on Flipkart directly

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    1. AAJ

      Did risk and try Amazon gift card 10k and it said redeemed, waiting for credit. Would use rest cards and amount 🙂 thank you Sid and others for sharing details.

      FYI PlatCharge 100% cashback is available, pls. save and use 🙂

      Reply
      1. AAJ

        Unfortunately it’s one time so can’t get another 1k, covering with other cards.
        Thanks Sid, 100% new article is already published!

        Reply
  20. Varun

    Purchased Amazon GV 2 days back, txn posted but 10% cash-back not added.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Same here. Hope it gets added in 5 days. Let’s see.

      Reply
    2. Siva kumar Reddy

      The gift voucher has a usual limit of 10000 how could you take 20000 worth gift voucher. Any changes to be made for the Amazon account??

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        1. siva kumar

          Then both have to be added to the cart and then do one transaction as the 10% cashback is only for one transaction …. I could do it only for 10k as I bought the gv directly without adding to cart…. my bad…. lesson to others who want to utilise the offer completely……

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        2. Ros

          I have still not received the cash back transaction posted 3 days back don’t know why

          Reply
  21. Niju

    Same here as well on 3 Primary and Supplementary cards. Hopefully the CB will be posted in 5 days

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      It’s now reflecting under redeemed section. Check updated article for more info. Support says it should then show up on stmt within 5 days. So it all works as expected.

      Reply
  22. Amar

    Did the Amazon offer show up separately on add on card or just registering primary card and using add in card is ok for this offer?
    I registered my primary card but used add on card for the transaction and awaiting cashback.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      It shows on Add-on as well and it needs to be enrolled separately before taking the txn.

      Reply
    2. Niju

      Shows up on Add-on and has to be separately enrolled as the Supplementary cards are eligible independently for the Amazon offer as well as the Flipkart offer for Plat Travel & Reserve as per information received for AMEX Customer Care

      Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      By logging into their respective accounts (create one, if not already).

      Reply
  23. adi

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Just got back from customer service. They said it’s not valid on gift cards and Amazon pay balance load. Conflicting information from what I’m finding on this portal.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      What you’re reading here are usually written after having a detailed call with support like this one.

      When I’m wrong there are sufficient # of readers who could spot the mistake and notify.

      So you may very well trust the info that you read here. 🙂

      Reply
  24. Abhishek Mishra

    I’m having trouble using the Rewards Multiplier with Amazon. Once I enter my details and am redirected to Amazon and search for a product and open it, the product itself opens in a new tab. This happens for each product. Essentially the payment window gets opened in the nth-child tab where n is the number of products I am planning to purchase. Does Rewards Multiplier consider such spends? I got a mail saying my card was used with Amazon but not availed under the multiplier so I’m assuming this isn’t working.

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    1. Niju

      Amazon or Flipkart product selection in itself works in that way, just ensure ur cart is empty while navigating and keep the first redirected tab open through the entire process and when u are done adding items to the cart , keep closing the other tabs.

      Navigate to the cart from the first redirected page from Reward Multiplier and then pay should be all good.

      This was how I used once but since hdfc Smartbuy is always preferred in my case unless to buy eVouchers or when HDFC smart buy limits are reached, I don’t use Reward multiplier.

      Reply
  25. Rajkumar

    I purchased Amazon gift card 20k on 13th .2000rs credited to my statement on 14th.
    Super offer.

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  26. Niju

    Yesterday the offer was showing up under redeemed for my Platinum Travel card and today the cashback of 2K is posted to the account.

    This was for the GV transaction on Amazon done for the supplementary card which was used the day the offer was released , awaiting the same for the 3 primary cards and 2 more Supplementary cards.

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      1. DR.HARDIK PATEL

        Physical or email amazon pay gift vouchers? Please reply asap Siddharth…

        Reply
  27. Ramesh Shah

    Received 2k cashback on mrcc today. waiting for cashback on PT. Thanks Sid for timely alert on this offer 🙂

    Reply
  28. Abhi

    Anyone went through reward multiplier and still got the cashback for amazon/flipkart on buying GVs?

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Anyway they’re excluded GV’s for multiplier isn’t it? Or are they still fetching bonus rewards?

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        1. Kamal

          I bought GVs via reward multiplier .
          Received a mail saying i missed multiplier reward. Now we know for sure

          Reply
  29. Mahesh

    I got the below offer for Platinum Charge card.
    Get 100%* cashback up to ₹30,000 when you spend on gadgets, travel, food, and much more. Offer valid from 17 August 2021 until 7 November 2021, applicable on both online and offline spend. Valid for Flipkart, Croma, Makemytrip and Zomato.

    Reply
  30. D Patel

    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me if 10,000 or more is used to load Amazon pay wallet, will i be getting 10% cashback??

    Reply
  31. Vicky

    Yes, I tried with platinum travel add on card and did not get cashback. Customer care had already told me that this offer is not applicable on addon card, still I went ahead and tried with 500 ₹ shopping on Flipkart, transaction is settled, no email no cashback nothing.

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    1. Mahadev

      @Vicky, I have enrolled for 25% Flipkart offer on my Primary Plat Travel and Add On also. Have received Cashback on both, on small transactions on Flipkart.

      Reply
      1. Vicky

        Can you please give details of your transaction. I purchased flipkart gv. Did not get cashback on my add on card. Is there any minimum transaction amount criteria? What was your transaction amount?

        Reply
        1. Mahadev

          @Vicky. I made Flipkart transactions of ₹3629 on each, purchased goods. Cashback of ₹907 received for each. Yes, max limit is ₹2500/card for the whole period till Nov’2021.

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      2. Vicky

        Also please let me know the cashback amount on both of your cards. Customer support mentioned somewhere that the limit to cashback is 2500 rs only, which I already got on my primary card. So, may be I got nothing on my secondary card

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    2. Siddharth Post author

      Took 4 days but it definitely works on add-on as well for travel/reserve.

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      1. Pranav

        CC is saying it’s a max of 2500 for travel including all cards. So did you receive it 2500 (primary) & 2500 (add on)?

        Treat 2500 as 5000 for Reserve card

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        1. Siyad M

          I got total 7500 cashback for flipkart 25% offer on one Primary and 2 addon card.. txns done on 4th Sep and cb credited on 7th Sep early morning…

          Reply
  32. Chaitanya

    Worked on insurance bill payment via Amazon. Received the cashback today.

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  33. Varun

    Bought amazon GV for 20k on 16th
    Txn posted today 18th but no cashback, also not showing in redeemed list.

    Anyone having problem like me?

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    1. Neil

      Me too. I bought on 16th. Txn posted but no email for redemption of offer and doesn’t show under the redeemed tab either. Cashback too hasn’t been posted yet. Spoke to CC and they assured that it can take up to 7 days. Have asked them to make a note of this on my card account. Want to utilise the offer for a companion card as well. Fingers crossed

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      1. Amar

        I had also bought Amazon GVs on 16th. Transaction posted yesterday, and email received regarding offer utilised on 19th around 12:30pm.
        So hopefully cashback will post tomorrow.

        Had transacted on Flipkart on 18th – for that also I have received the email today itself even though transaction is yet to be posted.

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      2. neil

        Update:

        Received an e-mail from AMEX about successfully redeeming the offer. Also the cashback is appearing under the redeemed offers tab, but CB hasn’t yet posted tp the card account. (Mysterious are the ways in which AMEX works)

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        1. neil

          Update #2:

          received cashback on both cards – primary and companion today.

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          1. Prasoon Agrawal

            Hi Neil,
            Are you talking about 25% cashback offer for platinum travel card?
            If yes, then did you receive 2500 cashback for primary and additional 2500 cashback on add on card?

  34. Manish Gupta

    Got the cashback, total 6k + 2.5K ( 3 cards- 2k via physical gift card, 4k via gift cards, and 2.5K via Flipkart; All done on direct Amazon and flipkart website)

    Reply
  35. Ravi

    Got 2k cashback on both primary and add on MRCC card for Amazon purchases

    Reply
  36. Amar

    Bought Flipkart GV from its app yesterday but the pending transaction on Amex app shows as PayU – woohoo.in
    Worried that this will not be counted as Flipkart transaction.
    Fingers crossed.

    Reply
  37. Amar

    No – not for the transaction posted as Payu – woohoo.in
    I haven’t reached out to CC though.

    Reply
  38. Sahil Goyal

    5000 off on flipkart on minimum purchase of 50,000 using Amex Cards, also applicable on purchasing flipkart Gift cards.

    Reply
  39. Abhi

    Insurance offer on platinum travel, probably targeted.. 15pts per 100 spent, upto 30Nov. Max RP 10K.

    Reply

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