Product Advertising API
Developer Guide (API Version 2013-08-01)


The PromotionSummary response group returns summary information about a promotion, including the type of promotion, the promotion ID, eligibility requirements, and text that describes the specifics of the promotion.

PromotionSummary must be used with one of the following response groups:

  • Large

  • OfferFull

  • Offers

An error is returned if ProductDetails is not accompanied by one of these response groups.

Promotion Types

Promotion types are returned by the Category element and include:

  • ForEachQuantityXGetQuantityFreeX—For a specified number of items, you receive additional items for free. For example, buy six dozen eggs and get a dozen eggs free.

  • BuyAmountXGetSimpleShippingFreeX—For a specified dollar amount, you receive free shipping. For example, spend $25 and your item is shipped free of charge.

  • BuyAmountXGetAmountOffX—For a specified dollar amount, you receive a discounted price. For example, spend $25 and get a $5 discount.

Relevant Operations

Operations that can use this response group include:

  • ItemLookup

  • ItemSearch

  • SimilarityLookup

Response Elements

The following table describes and shows the parentage of the elements returned by PromotionSummary.

With the exception of Promotions, Promotion, and Summary, the ancestry of all elements in the table are Offers/Offer/Promotions/Promotion/Summary.

PromotionSummary also returns the elements that all response groups return, which described in Elements Common to All Response Groups.

Parent Response Group

The following response groups are parent response groups of PromotionSummary.

  • None

Child Response Group

The following response groups are children response groups of PromotionSummary.

  • None

Sample REST Use Case

The following request uses the PromotionSummary response group. Service=AWSECommerceService& AWSAccessKeyId=[AWS Access Key ID]& AssociateTag=[Associate ID]& Operation=ItemLookup& ItemId=B000AQSMPO& IdType=ASIN& ResponseGroup=Offers,PromotionSummary& Version=2013-08-01 &Timestamp=[YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssZ] &Signature=[Request Signature]

Sample Response Snippet

The following response snippet shows the elements returned by PromotionSummary.

<Promotions> <Promotion> <Summary> <PromotionId>A2QIQTNOFYRK5N</PromotionId> <Category>BuyAmountXGetAmountOffX</Category> <EligibilityRequirementDescription>Save $25.00 when you spend $125.00 or more on Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath products offered by Enter code AUGSAVER at checkout.</EligibilityRequirementDescription> <BenefitDescription>Save $25.00 when you spend $125.00 or more on Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath products offered by Enter code AUGSAVER at checkout.</BenefitDescription> <TermsAndConditions><STRONG>To receive the Best Value discount:</STRONG> <OL> <LI>Add $125 of qualifying Kitchen & Housewares&nbsp;or Bed & Bath products to your Shopping Cart via the <STRONG>Add to Shopping Cart</STRONG> button on each respective product information page. <LI>At checkout, enter the promotional code and click the <STRONG>Apply</STRONG> button. <LI>The amount of the Best Value savings ($25) will be reflected on the final order checkout page. <LI>If you remove any of the participating promotion items from your Shopping Cart or violate any of the terms and conditions listed below, the promotion will be invalid, and the discount will be removed from the order. <LI>If you return any of the items involved in the promotion, the discount previously applied to the order will be subtracted from the return credit. </LI></OL><BR><STRONG>Terms and Conditions:</STRONG> <UL> <LI>Promotional offer valid for a limited time only. Items placed in Shopping Cart overnight may not be eligible for promotion at time of checkout. <LI>Promotion applies only to qualifying items displaying the offer message on their product information pages. Items that do not display the offer message do not qualify, regardless of the nature of the item.&nbsp; All All Clad, Calphalon, Capresso, Emerilware, Le Creuset, Orrefors, Kosta Boda, J.A. Henckels, Wusthof, Riedel, Marquis, Shun, Komachi, Waterford, Weber, Tassimo, Margaritaville, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Oscar by Oscar de Larenta, Cath Kidston, Raymond Waites, and KitchenAid Proline&nbsp;products are excluded from this offer.&nbsp; <LI>All Furniture & Decor and Outdoor Living products are excluded from this offer. <LI>Applies only to products sold by the merchant indicated in the promotional offer message. Does not apply to items sold by other merchants on the Web site. For example, where the promotional offer applies to items offered by, items offered by other merchants on the Web site (e.g. Land's End) do not qualify. <LI>Does not apply to any products purchased in's other sites, including,,, or, or in Marketplace, zShops, or Auctions. <LI>Unless the offer message indicates otherwise, the promotional offer applies to the lowest priced qualifying item(s) <LI>Applies only when all qualifying and benefit products in the promotion are purchased in one order. <LI>Applies only to complete orders shipping to a single address that meet all other promotional requirements. <LI>Offer good while supplies last. <LI>No substitutions or rain checks. <LI>Offer must be redeemed through the Shopping Cart. Does not apply to orders placed with 1 Click. <LI>Shipping and handling charges apply to all products, including bonus items. <LI>Offer may not be combined with other offers, including promotional certificates. <LI>Void where prohibited. </LI></UL></TermsAndConditions> </Summary> </Promotion> </Promotions>