What can I buy online for 1c?

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Postby RewardHop » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:00 pm

benhollberg wrote:Looks like whatever was linked in Prime eligible, free shipping on 11¢. Amazon gift cards are a good idea. You could go to a store and buy a gift card, I once added 4¢ to a Macy's card to up it to $40 so I could give it as a gift.


Yeah, you need Prime. I've seen those SIM cards for 5 cents sometimes (on Slickdeals)

The Amazon GC is a great idea though!!
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:25 pm

It is you guys are really clever.

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Postby rockyrock » Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:35 am

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Postby Bksuper » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:01 am

RewardHop wrote:Yeah, you need Prime. I've seen those SIM cards for 5 cents sometimes (on Slickdeals)

The Amazon GC is a great idea though!!

Prime won't help with that anymore, with Amazon's new "Add-On" program you have to have a $25+ order to get the eligibility on all the items that anywhere close to that cheap.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:41 am

Bksuper wrote:Prime won't help with that anymore, with Amazon's new "Add-On" program you have to have a $25+ order to get the eligibility on all the items that anywhere close to that cheap.


All that matters here is the minimum amount needed for a purchase from what I read. I interpreted the question as wanting to basically keep a sock drawered card active in an easy way. Then at any time you can use the gift card towards whatever you buy online with Amazon, using the bulk of the spend on another card.

At least, that's how I'm going to use this. My Associated cards are officially in the sock drawer, I was going to close but now I will just every few months buy a minimum Amazon gift card, apply that amount to the next purchase with a wallet card, and keep them open without much work on my part.

When I'm comfortable with doing it, I'll close them out.

I think this is like anything you build in stages to get where you want.

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Postby RewardHop » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Bksuper wrote:Prime won't help with that anymore, with Amazon's new "Add-On" program you have to have a $25+ order to get the eligibility on all the items that anywhere close to that cheap.


Not everything is covered under "Add-on" program, yet. I agree the whole add-on thing brings down the value of Amazon Prime membership.
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Postby mdl28 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:48 pm

Whatever you do buy online pay all but 1cent on your everyday card and put the remaining 1cent on the cards you want to us as little as possible.
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Postby agp » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Does anyone know how to split a single item's cost onto multiple cards?

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:27 pm

No, but if you can get an Amazon gift card for 15 cents, it seems like it wouldn't cost too much to put 15 cents on a few cards.



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