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New Math: Earn 8 Points Per Dollar on Amazon (Plus, a Very Nice 15% Back Offer)

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Written by Charlie

Find out how you can earn 8 points per dollar on Amazon with these two steps! It is a great way to rack up miles and points! Also, a very nice limited-time offer of 15% back on Sony products on Amazon!

This morning, I wrote the post about how you can now earn 3 JetBlue points per dollar on Amazon. This is huge since it is the first opportunity for shoppers to actually earn points across the board – just shopping on Amazon! But, I also wanted to remind everyone and show that it you could now earn 8 points per dollar on Amazon, just by having the right card and a little planning!

How You Can Now Earn 8 Points Per Dollar on Amazon

Step 1 – Go Through JetBlue

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Link: Earn 3 Points per Dollar on Amazon

As I wrote this morning, if you start your Amazon shopping by going through JetBlue’s new Amazon link, you will be able to earn 3 points per dollar on most things on Amazon (some exclusions, like digital subscriptions, and such apply). Some people had been asking about earning this via the app. As long as you first click the JetBlue link from your mobile device, you will be fine as it will then open in the app and you should still earn it. This is how it works for affiliates like me on mobile so it should essentially be the same with JetBlue.

Step 2 – Chase Ink + Gift Cards

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Buying Amazon gift cards from office stores with your Ink card will give you 5 points per dollar!

If you have the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash cards, you can stop at your favorite office supply store and pick up Amazon gift cards – and earn 5 Ultimate Reward points per dollar (the Chase Ink Cash earns it as cash back but you can easily convert those points to UR points – How To Unlock Your Chase Freedom Points For Full Value). This is something people have been doing for a very long time and it works out really good to help in your day-to-day spending on Amazon.

Caution: If you will be buying things that you normally like to get the added protection on from your credit card (price protection, extended warranty, etc), do not buy those things with gift cards as you will not have those protections.

Different Card?

If you have a Discover card with category bonuses, they often have Amazon as a rotating bonus category (like right now). It will let you earn 5% cash back (double on the Discover It if it is your first year) up to the first $1,500Another option is with the Chase Freedom card which also includes Amazon in its rotating quarters (last year, it was 10% back!) for 5% back.

Putting it Together

Let’s say you buy $5,000 of goods from Amazon in a year (not hard to do since many people buy everyday items on there as well). Of course, you buy the Amazon gift cards from an office supply store with your Chase Ink card to earn the 5 Ultimate Reward points per dollar and you use them going through the JetBlue portal.

That will equal the following:

  • 15,000 JetBlue points – worth about $225 in redemptions on JetBlue
  • 25,000 Ultimate Reward points – worth about $400 – $500 for most people
  • Rebate value – $625 – $725 on $5,000 in purchases (12.5 – 14.5% in value!)

That is pretty good!

Bonus Offer – the 15% Back on Sony

Link: Sony 15% Bonus on Amazon Prime Card

As long as we are talking Amazon, take a look at this one. If you open an Amazon Prime store card, instead of earning merely 5% on your Amazon purchases, if you buy Sony products (with some exclusions), you will get 15% back!

This is great if you are in the market for some cameras, televisions, video cameras and more from Sony! It does not work on digital products, video games, or Sony Playstation but Sony makes a lot of stuff! Here are the details:

  • 15% back on select Sony products offer
  • Limited time offer and subject to credit approval.
  • Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. PST on December 10, 2016.
  • Offer only applies to Sony-branded products sold by
  • Offer does not apply to Sony Playstation, video games, or digital content.
  • Offer only valid for Amazon Prime Store Cardmembers and authorized users of an Amazon Prime Store Card.
  • Offer is comprised of the standard 5% back statement credit offered to Amazon Prime Store Cardmembers, plus an additional 10% back bonus statement credit, and may not be combined with any Special Financing or Equal Pay offer.
  • Offer does not apply if you select a Special Financing or Equal Pay offer to apply during checkout. Offer only applies to the portion of net qualifying purchases (purchases less returns and other credits) of eligible items paid for with an Amazon Prime Store Card at
  • Offer does not apply to shipping charges, taxes or other fees associated with the purchase of an eligible product. Please allow up to two billing cycles for your statement credit to post to your Amazon Prime Store Card account.

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If you want a great travel camera (Sony makes some awesome cameras), this could be a nice way to get one! The same can be said for Sony televisions and such. Just remember to go through the JetBlue portal first to earn 3 points that way too!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • So this is only for mobile devices? This doesn’t work on your home computer? So you need to have the Jetblue app on your phone? Then you click to Amazon from that?

    • Hi, Kate, sorry for the confusion. No, it does work on desktop computers (or any devices) I had just had some questions if it works through the Amazon mobile app since you would normally just open it instead of going through a link first. All you do is to go through the JetBlue link in the post above and then sign-in before clicking to go to Amazon – phone, tablet, or desktop!

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