Amazon STORE card $30 promotion

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Amazon STORE card $30 promotion

Postby jeffysdad » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:17 am

On 11/6/11 I was making a purchase on Amazon.com and during checkout I was offered a $30 credit if I applied and was approved for the Amazon Store Card from GE Financial (Note, this is not the Amazon.com Rewards Card from Chase, which I already have).

The application was fast and approved instantly, making my order and two small subsequent orders "free."

This is the easiest and fastest 30 bucks I ever made from a CC offer. Note that once approved for Amazon Store, Amazon switches your default payment method to the new card. I didn't want this and manually changed my payment method back to Amazon Rewards during checkout (There's a box there to check to reset your defaults to the most recent payment selection).

Other that some interest-free payment options, the Amazon Store card doesn't offer much, so I'll continue to use my Chase Amazon card.
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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Amazon Store Card

Postby InCreditWeTrust » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:39 pm

What do you guys think about the Amazon store card? Is it worth it? What are the pros and cons of it? I'm interested in applying one so I wanted to get a review about it.

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Postby Money card » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:35 pm

It's a horrible card. First of all you can only use in 1 place and I literally mean 1 place. So there has to be merchandise you would want.

I'm sure if you ask JeffysDad he will tell you that you get nothing out of this card.

At least with a Macy's card or JCPenney's etc. if you can't find a certain item in your local mall, you can go to your next nearest mall and in the stores you might be able to find what you're looking for.

What I'm trying to say is there can be 4 Macy's, 3 Lord & Taylors, 2 Talbots, but only 1 Amazon store and you can't even walk into one, plus you have to pay shipping.

I would say forget about this card.

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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:40 pm

Money card wrote:It's a horrible card. First of all you can only use in 1 place and I literally mean 1 place. So there has to be merchandise you would want.

I'm sure if you ask JeffysDad he will tell you that you get nothing out of this card.

At least with a Macy's card or JCPenney's etc. if you can't find a certain item in your local mall, you can go to your next nearest mall and in the stores you might be able to find what you're looking for.

What I'm trying to say is there can be 4 Macy's, 3 Lord & Taylors, 2 Talbots, but only 1 Amazon store and you can't even walk into one, plus you have to pay shipping.

I would say forget about this card.


Thanks for your suggestion, I was just curious about the card considering I frequently shop on Amazon. I was hoping there would be some significant benefit.

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Postby DavidNY » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:43 pm

The interest-free payment options might be useful, its always nice to spend GE's money as long as it's for free. Are you keeping it? I wonder how often you can close the account and repeat the cycle.

I will have to check that out next time I shop over there.

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Postby newbiecredit » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:32 pm

im thinking of gettin one since i want to get a macbook pro with 0% interest for a year.. hmmm... do they give a big limit?

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Postby PopiLopi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:47 am

I get that card in 12/2011 with a limit of $1400 and recently was increased to $1900, I like the 0% financing feature because I wanted a 3D tv and was short some money and I was able to get it with the card, plus I have prime so I get my shipments pretty fast
Amex: Business Platinum (09/12) BCP $10,500 (03/13)
Visa: Capital One Journey $750 (04/11) Chase Freedom $1,800 (04/12)
MasterCard Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select $8,500 (05/13)
Discover: Discover It $2500 (07/11)
Store Cards: Amazon $3900 (12/11) Macy's $500 (04/11) Kohl's $500 (05/12) Victoria's Secret $750 (11/12)



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