kdm31091 wrote:I agree. I was just making a joke because people hear about amazon categories and act as if they spend thousands a month on there. While I'm sure some people do, it cracks me up when they act like that is the norm for many people. Considering I only spend probably 1500-maybe 2k a month total on my cards, I sure as heck don't spend a third or more of that on one website (albeit a site that sells a lot of things, but still).
I fully think that chasing after the amazon rewards just makes people spend more than they otherwise would, but oh well.
I see an Amazon package on my neighbor's front door step nearly every day, so I think some people do! And I have got a lot of responses in other threads about my dislike of the Amazon category similar to your own (but not as a joke)! Although Discover includes department stores too, it's not enough to persuade me to make Discover my main card anymore when my Amex Blue is hitting all the sweet spots with Amex Offers. Then again, the Price Protection on the Discover It does make it slightly competitive during the holiday shopping season.
Concerning the Chase Freedom, I won't be spending enough to meet the minimum redemption of $25 on Amazon alone. Chase really did need to up the cash back to 10% to stop people from using their Discover It, which is super flexible in reward redemption, not to mention Discover's great website and surplus of other features.