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- Location: Texas
Think it's already active. Amazon was promoting it on their site yesterday and I checked to see if my card was enrolled. After clicking around I saw that I was "automatically enrolled."
Today I was on the Chase site and checked out redemption options for the Amazon card. They all appear the same to me as they were the last time I looked. When you get up into the tens of thousands of points there are some rather attractive air fare redemptions. I don't really care about those because I'd rather redeem for Amazon/cash.
However, I wonder, if someone does want to hoard their points for a big air fare redemption, I wonder how they would do it if Amazon automatically deducts their points for discounts whenever they make purchases.
I think it's great that they started this. I'm going back to using my Amazon card for just those purchases. I stopped in favor of using my Fidelity Amex, giving up 1% for the sake of the convenience. However, pay with points basically eliminates the risk of stranded points on the Amazon card as you use them as you go after 100 points. (Work is slow today, hence the long response.)
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.