Amazon rewards visa $50 signup

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Amazon rewards visa $50 signup

Postby linuxmachine » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:27 am

Was doing my normal amazon shopping today and saw the signup bonus to be $50 instead of the normal $30. If you want to redeem, you probably won't see it unless you check out on Amazon. Also noticed it's 3% Amazon, 2% in the following categories: gas stations; drugstores; office supply stores; restaurants

I've read the Amazon promo many times, but I have not read the fine print offer terms until today. OFFICE SUPPLY STORES? For a free card, this hits a lot of everyday targets. I was thinking of a PC from my old Chase MC to this one, but maybe I'll just sign up for one straight up. $50 is pretty good compared to the usual $30, and you get drug stores and office supplies in addition to restaurants and gas.

Or maybe I was just late to the game on this one? :)


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Postby RewardHop » Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:37 am

Pretty mediocre card in my opinion, it was actually my first credit card. I sock drawered mine.
You can do better than 3% at Amazon and better than 2% on gas, office supplies, and restaurants with other cards.
[size=60]
Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas
Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus
Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities
Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything
Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating
Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters, amazon.com
Discover It: 5% rotating
SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon
US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants
Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]

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Postby linuxmachine » Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:19 am

RewardHop wrote:Pretty mediocre card in my opinion, it was actually my first credit card. I sock drawered mine.
You can do better than 3% at Amazon and better than 2% on gas, office supplies, and restaurants with other cards.


Sure but you'd have to carry multiple cards. I could imagine ink cash having am edge if you buy amazon gift cards. Other than that.... it really comes down to your spend and whether the fees justify the cards where you can get UR/MR points at equal or higher rates. This is good for a no fee card

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Postby RewardHop » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:02 pm

linuxmachine wrote:Sure but you'd have to carry multiple cards.


I think carrying 2-3 credit cards is normal but you may choose to carry less.

I get 5% on Amazon using my Cash+ to buy Amazon kindle gc from Best Buy; and 5% Restaurants too.
You can get an everyday 2% card like the Fidelity Amex to cover the rest.
Thats just 2 cards and both have no annual fee.
[size=60]

Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas

Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus

Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities

Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything

Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating

Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters, amazon.com

Discover It: 5% rotating

SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants

Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]

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Postby otter » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:59 pm

You would think the Amazon Visa card would be the best way to get rewards shopping on amazon.com, but I can think of at least 4 cards which give better rewards (gift card purchases or straight-up).
In my Wallet:
  • Amex PRG NPSL[3-14, bd 91]
  • Sallie Mae MC $8000[1-14]
  • Chase Freedom $4700[1-14]
  • Discover It $2750[8-13]
  • BoA UCF Alumni Cash Rewards $5000 [3-15]
Sometimes in my Wallet:
  • GM BuyPower WEMC $5000[9-14]
  • Wells Fargo Propel 365 Amex $7000[4-14]
  • Barclaycard Arrival WEMC $7000[3-14]
  • BoA Better Balance $3000[2-15]
In my sockdrawer: Amex BCE $1000[10-13, bd 91], OCCU Duck $10000 [11-13], The Sportsman's Guide Visa $8000[8-14], Chase Slate $4000 [9-14]Delta Gold Amex $2000 [2-15 bd 91], Diners Club MC $20000 [10-14] Commerce Bank Visa $2000 [3-15] Citi Double Cash $1000 [3-15]
Total CL: $90450

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Postby linuxmachine » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:55 pm

All very good points. I carry 4, but a guy can dream about the 'ONE' card :D

I just found out about the Amazon Store card. You can opt for 5% statement credit OR no interest financing (but not both). I'm on the fence. Maybe there's yet another card I don't know about. Great thing about this card is I dont need to carry it, and I dont worry about other categories. I can sock drawer it, and still use it online. I'll have to do some reading on the fine print, but sounds like a good deal

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Postby MemberSince99 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:20 am

The Amazon store card gives you 5% statement credit? Damn, that's enough to make me want to look at that with what I spend on Amazon. Is that for everything all the time? If so I know of nothing else that beats it for Amazon purchases and it grows like hell if you use it and PIF.


If that's the case I kind of regret the fact I can't app for anything with wanting to go for a mortgage in a couple of months but once that goes through, if I can get 5% I'm all over that, as I'm leaving a lot of money on the table.


I just went to the link for it and checked it out it doesn't mention anything about 5% statement credit. Is this the one you mean: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cobrandcard/marketing.html?pr=conplcc&inc=def&place=help


I can't find anything about that there.

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Postby flan » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:24 am

MemberSince99 wrote:The Amazon store card gives you 5% statement credit? .


It's possible they run that as a promotion from time to time, but it's not a regular feature.

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Postby RewardHop » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:04 pm

MemberSince99 wrote:I just went to the link for it and checked it out it doesn't mention anything about 5% statement credit. Is this the one you mean: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cobrandcard/marketing.html?pr=conplcc&inc=def&place=help


I can't find anything about that there.


Thats the one. I've never seen 5% on that either. When I went to the card application page, it doesn't even mention anything about getting cash back or points on purchases.

Maybe its a promo offer for 5% on your first purchase?

These are the terms of the Amazon store card:
https://cha.onlinecreditcenter6.com/consumereApply/Internet/amazon/en/js/TermsConditions.htm
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Amex BCE: 3% grocery, 2% gas

Bank of America Better Balance Rewards MC: $25/quarter bonus

Barclaycard Rewards Visa Signature: 2% gas, groceries, utilities

Capital One Quicksilver Visa Signature: 1.5% everything

Chase Freedom Visa Signature: 5% rotating

Citi Forward Visa: 5% restaurants/fastfood, movie theaters, amazon.com

Discover It: 5% rotating

SallieMae MC: 5% Groceries, Gas, Amazon

US Bank Cash+ Visa Signature: 5% electronic stores, restaurants

Sock Drawered: Chase Sapphire, Chase Amazon[/size]

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Postby linuxmachine » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:56 pm

I got the offer on checkout in my last purchase. It rotates between 5% store card and $50 chase card promo. The store card promo also comes with a $20 credit. Let me see if I can get it again when I'm on my laptop later



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