Amazon Ups Visa Offering to 5% for Prime Members

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Re: Amazon Ups Visa Offering to 5% for Prime Members

Postby augiedog » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:47 pm

mountaindewvoltage wrote:If they can do it, they should put contactless on the new Amazon card.



Chase has decided to stop issuing cards with contactless. The only card I have with contactless is the BCE. It seems to be this way since they started issuing cards with contact chips, and also since Apple Pay has come around.
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Re: Amazon Ups Visa Offering to 5% for Prime Members

Postby mountaindewvoltage » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:09 pm

augiedog wrote:
mountaindewvoltage wrote:If they can do it, they should put contactless on the new Amazon card.



Chase has decided to stop issuing cards with contactless. The only card I have with contactless is the BCE. It seems to be this way since they started issuing cards with contact chips, and also since Apple Pay has come around.


Citi stopped issuing contactless cards, that was until Costco changed over from AMEX.

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Re: Amazon Ups Visa Offering to 5% for Prime Members

Postby kdm31091 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:44 am

mountaindewvoltage wrote:
yfan wrote:This is all the rage today. The Chase Amazon Visa is getting upgraded to Amazon Prime Visa Signature for Prime members. Prime members will get 5% back on Amazon purchases instead of 3% of the current card, and the FTF is gone. Other than that, everything else is the same. If you aren't a Prime member, of your membership laps, it reverts to the regular 3% card.

For me, this is pretty good. My card is already showing up with the new design and benefits on Amazon. I do shop on Amazon frequently (although generally not in large sums), although I hunt for deals elsewhere as well. If Prime's only benefit were shipping, I would be pretty borderline. But I use the heck out of Prime Video and don't subscribe to Netflix (I also don't have cable). So 5% back on Amazon throughout the year is a pretty good deal, but not earth shattering.

What does everyone else think?


I got rid of this card back in like May for the following reasons:

1) Chase treated me like crap. Felt like they didn't want to do anything for me and like I was an outsider to them.
2) They refuse to lower APR's unlike every other issuer.
3) Small credit line, probably the 2nd smallest I've ever had on a credit card and would be by far the smallest I have now.
4) Unable to product change to one of their own branded cards, but for some reason they care about keeping co-branded customers where they are.


I mostly agree with your points, although many of them aren't unique to Chase per se. Not "every other issuer" will lower APRs. Capital One and US Bank will offer strictly temporary reductions, for example.

It's pretty standard to not be able to product change a cobranded card into a branded one. Yes, occasionally an issuer allows it, but generally speaking it's not at all uncommon to be stuck with the cobranded card. You have to remember that with something like Chase Amazon it's not just Chase's rules. Amazon has some say in it too. I am quite sure Amazon doesn't WANT you to be able to convert away from their card, and they stipulate such a thing with Chase.

This card is certainly nothing amazing, but if you have and will continue to have Prime anyway, it makes sense to have. Personally I find Amazon can be overpriced for certain items so I'm only an occasional shopper. They are convenient and like any other convenient option they can be more expensive. So between that and the Prime fee, the 5% may not represent real "savings" over deals you may find elsewhere, but the convenience may make up for it.



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