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Amazon.com and its card partners

Postby jeffysdad » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:21 pm

I just noticed on the Amazon website a display ad saying Discover is giving "double cashback bonus" for Amazon purchases.

We all know that the Amazon-branded Visa card is offered by Chase and that Amazon recently allowed Amex Membership Rewards users to pay with points.

My point is, I wonder how long it will be before a current or future card partner of Amazon insists on some level of exclusivity, or maybe this will never happen. To me it seems like an airline offering rewards cards from both Citi and CapitalOne, for instance.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.


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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:20 am

I can see what you mean but given Amazon's clout, I think they will ultimately be able to pull off whatever they please, whether Chase likes it or not.

Speaking of Amazon, did you receive the postcard in the mail offering 1,500 points bonus for spending $750 between now and Dec 31st?
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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:37 am

Nope, didn't get that promotion, but I've been using the card for Amz purchases. I need to put it away and play hard-to-get.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby jeffysdad » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:40 am

Actually, got a card from Chase/Amz in the mail just now offering 5,000 points for spending $2,500 between now and end of year. However, that's still only 2%, which I get all the time from Fidelity Amex.
American Express: Blue Cash Preferred (groceries, 6%; gas, department store, 3%); Gold Delta SkyMiles (Delta Air Lines, 2 miles/dollar, free checked bag).
US Bank: Cash+ (utilities, phone, internet, restaurant, 5%; drugstores, 2%).
FIA Card Services: Fidelity Amex (everything, 2%); Fidelity Visa (everything, 1.5%).
Chase: Freedom (rotating, 5%); Amazon (Amazon.com, 3%); PriorityClub (IHG hotels, 5 points/dollar); Sapphire (not in use).

*All cards are registered with PriorityClub IDine program for 8 points/dollar at participating restaurants.

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Postby requiredfield » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:55 pm

jeffysdad wrote:Actually, got a card from Chase/Amz in the mail just now offering 5,000 points for spending $2,500 between now and end of year. However, that's still only 2%, which I get all the time from Fidelity Amex.
But this should be in addition to the standard 3pts per $. I'd do all the math but I don't have one of these. Is it a straight point conversion of 5000 for $50?



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