I’m now earning 3X points for all of my Amazon Marketplace and Internet purchases with my American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card.
This is not an advertised benefit of the American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card, so it may not be available to all card members.
However, it has been reported by other members, and I can confirm that I am also earning 3X points on all of my purchases that are classified in the Category: Merchandise & Supplies – Internet Purchase.
This includes all of my Amazon Marketplace orders, which are items sold by 3rd party sellers on Amazon.com, and not those items sold directly by Amazon.
It also includes other online purchases that are classified as an Internet Purchase.
Here are some examples of my earnings:
Example #1 – Amazon Marketplace Earnings
Below are some purchases that I made from 3rd party sellers in the Amazon Marketplace, which you can see are classified as “Merchandise & Supplies – Internet Purchase.”
Below are the corresponding 3X points earnings for those purchases that are shown above.
Example #2 – Sold By Amazon.com Versus Amazon Marketplace Earnings
Below you can see 2 different purchases that I made.
The first purchase is sold on the Amazon Marketplace and is categorized as “Merchandise & Supplies – Internet Purchase.”
The second purchase is sold directly by Amazon.com and categorized as “Merchandise & Supplies – Department Stores.”
Below you can see that I earned 3X points on the purchase from the Amazon Marketplace only, which is the $36.68 purchase rounded up to 37 base points.
The other purchase that was sold directly by Amazon.com doesn’t show altogether, because it only earned the regular 1X points, and those purchases don’t show here.
Also from the above point earnings, you can see the DELL CASHSTAR EGIFTCRD purchase that earned 3X points.
Below, you can see the corresponding purchase from Dell, which is classified as “Merchandise & Supplies – Internet Purchase,” while another purchase from Dell that is shown below is classified as “Merchandise & Supplies – Computer Supplies,” and therefore doesn’t show up in the points earnings as it only earned 1X points.
So as you can see, all of my purchases that are categorized as Internet Purchases have been earning 3X points.
This is a great added benefit of my Premier Rewards Gold Card that I’m happy to be receiving.
Of course, it’s hard to predict how all of your purchases will be classified, like in the case of my Dell purchases, where my computer accessory purchase is classified as “Computer Supplies” while my Dell Gift Card purchase is classified as an “Internet Purchase.”
However, with a little experimenting, you could find out how certain purchase are classified, and try to benefit from this feature by maximizing certain purchases.
For instance, I could have first purchased more Dell Gift Cards to earn the 3X points, and then used those gift cards to make my Dell purchases, instead of using my charge card directly.
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