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As for the pricing on the items you mentioned, most of the products are currently at the prices they were at before Jana Partners acquired a percentage of WF a few years ago. Jana raised the prices a few months before the full acquisition by Amazon and Amazon lowered those prices, only some of which are actually lower than their initial retail price. After the transition to Amazon, and with the launch of Splash 1.0 (New Lower Prices), the prices were reduced to what you see today. All of the value programs such as Buy Big Save Big, Low Price Great Quality, and 10% Case Discount we’re absorbed under the Everyday Savings (Splash 2.0) umbrella on January 1st despite the global marketing roll-out that is currently coming up.
There are a number of ways to save at Whole Foods which include the Everyday Savings items (look for orange signage), buying 365 Everyday Value products, One Day and Annual Sales, Prime promotions ($5 off of Turkeys or Double Dozen Roses), and using the Digital Coupon app.
As for the card, you get 5% cash back on Amazon, at Whole Foods and 365 stores, 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drug stores, and 1% back at all other retailers.
Offer and details can be found here .
> Keep in mind that the Amazon Rewards card will only give you 3%
You, /u/ReallyBoredMan, linked to the Amazon Store Card. The OP asked about the Amazon Rewards Card, and the commenter was just dropping an FYI about the Rewards card. They are two different cards and just because some people don't understand the difference doesn't mean this guy needs to be down voted for his accurate statement about the percentage.
Here is the Amazon Rewards Card link:
Here is a link to perhaps help you understand the difference if you still don't:
> Amazon doesn't have an actual credit card. What they have is more like a department store card, in that you can only use it on Amazon unlike a real credit card.
Um no. I have an Amazon Prime credit card backed by Chase. Whatever I buy I get 5% of it back to spend on Amazon. It's been so beneficial that it's the only card I use. I've had it for almost two years.
Here's a link to the card: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-Rewards-Visa-Signature/dp/BT00LN946S
Here's where my current points are at: http://i.imgur.com/XR7C7Po.png
Just this last December I was able to basically get $500~ free money for upgrading my computer using this card. I tell everyone I know about it and recommend it. Plus they recently upgraded it so Prime members get these new cards that are metallic. Not look metallic, they are literally metal. The point though is they do have a credit card and it's fucking awesome.
If you're a US resident and purchase a lot of stuff from Amazon Prime, I highly recommend their Amazon Prime Rewards Card. It offers 3% on all purchases including Amazon Coins.
The trick to maximizing your rewards is to not apply your accrued cash back balance on purchases (since it reduces your total balance applied to card thus reducing your total cash back). The best way to redeem your rewards is to direct deposit it back into your checking or savings account and to pay the full balance for each purchase with the card.
Yes - the Amazon card is managed through chase - you can either get the prime card which is 5% back or the regular card which is 3% back https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Rewards-Visa-Signature-Card/dp/B007URFTYI
FYI, this isn't the same as the Chase Visa Signature. This is issued by Synchrony, and it only offers cash back on Amazon purchases. This is the link: https://www.amazon.com/iss/credit/storecardmember
My 9-5 deals with credit cards, and I'd advise against the Synchrony, even if it gives cash back at Audible. This one is way better imo: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Prime-Rewards-Visa-Signature/dp/BT00LN946S
Amazon prime rewards visa signature card. They work with Chase for this Visa. If you already have prime, there is almost no reason to not get this card and set it as your default card for all purchases. Extra 5% back on everything.
It's this one:
Not this one:
It looks like the US one has some problems based on the reviews. Canadian one doesn't show reviews but it looks good! I travel a lot so that card would be useful.
I tend to like to use cash when I travel though; could I use the Amazon Visa card to get cash advances at ATMs?
5% back on purchases at Amazon and Whole Foods, 2% back at restaurants/gas stations/drug stores, 1% back on all others - and the rewards can only be applied to the card balance or Amazon purchases; it can't be added to your Chase Ultimate Rewards. More info here.
Always use your Amazon points to pay the bill. Don't purchase with them. Otherwise you lose the 5% your get by paying with the card.
If you have the Amazon rewards Visa signature, yes you can do cash advances at a rate of 25.99% APR with a transaction fee of $10 or 5%, whichever is greater.
The Sallie Mae Barclaycard offers 5% cash back, up to $750 per statement, at "Bookstores" which any purchase from Amazon qualify as. It requires excellent credit for approval.
The Amazon Rewards Visa Card offers a $70 Amazon GC back plus 3% cash back on Amazon purchases. After you spend at least $3500 at Amazon, the Sallie Mae card will be a better choice than the Amazon card. If you consider the 5% CB on Gas and Groceries that the Sallie Mae Barclaycard offers, it becomes an even more attractive choice.
If you don't qualify for the Sallie Mae card, then the Amazon card could be a good card to help you get better rewards while you continue to improve your credit. There are some other cards that consider some Amazon purchases to fall under categories that offer enhanced cash back.
I'm a big fan of the Chase Amazon Visa for college students, since Amazon can be a good textbook resource and a lot of college students shop there regularly. You get a $50 Amazon gift card upon approval: https://www.amazon.com/Chase-Amazon-com-Rewards-Visa-Card/dp/B007URFTYI
It's a good start to building your credit, as /u/kevlarlover said. Pay off the full balance every month, and you'll build credit so you can start churning later down the road.
downvote... especially if you're trying to make money off this with your link.
If you're gonna give a ref link, like this one, at least make it for a good offer... That link gives a $75 Amazon GC after first purchase.
Or, if you prefer cash, use this (not my referral link) for $150 back after $750 in purchases.
Yeah... with the Amazon Visa Rewards credit card. You earn points for making purchases with the card... more points for Amazon purchases... which I make a lot of. Then, you can use the points to help pay for Amazon purchases.
I've had the card for as long as they've offered it.
Forever (or until they change the terms I suppose), it is the specific amazon prime rewards card (not to be confused with their amazon rewards card)
Its also metal, which is kind of bad ass.
edit: you must be a prime subscriber to qualify.
Nope, it's a super quick - google Amazon Prime Rewards Signature Visa (or here's the link) - with stuff like this I wouldn't use a link some redditor sent you even though it's me sending it. I'd google to be safe.
Anyway, you fill out the application and if approved you get the ability to use your new card immediately and get 5% off on Amazon if you've got prime. Also 5% off in Whole Foods, 2% off in restaurants and other benefits. You get the physical card later but you the ability to immediately use it on Amazon if approved online.
Oh just to be clear - it's a cash back card... so you're getting 5% cash back for Amazon purchases, it's not a direct reduction on your purchase price. You still pay full price for the Vive but you'll get 5% back in cash rewards at the end of each month.
Yes, but the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa gives you 5%:
Both the store card and the Visa come in the 3% (non-Prime) vs 5% (Prime) flavors.
If you're making a lot of purchases off of Amazon, and you have Amazon Prime, the Amazon Prime Visa Rewards card is awesome and doesn't have an annual fee. I believe you get 5% back on Amazon and Whole Foods purchases, 2% on gas/restaurants/drugstores, and 1% back on everything else. If you don't have Prime, the regular Amazon.com rewards has 3% back on Amazon/Whole Foods purchases, and everything else is the same.
Your link is to the Amazon Platinum Mastercard, not the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. Perhaps the Prime Rewards card is only available to US residents, or isn't available in the UK? I don't know the answer to that.
i got plenty of calls from people calling in about signing for credit cards they do not want.. which they later claimed they never did...
why they sign up anyway? because of the $$$ offer.. they just want that $50-$80 gift card or credits...
if you do not even have Amazon Prime you are not qualified for the Amazon Prime credit card.
READ THE FINE PRINT --- in a way this card does have an annual fee-- which is your prime membership ($120/year)
>Exclusively for customers with an eligible Prime membership
Citi Double Cash is the flat 2% (you get 1% up front when you purchase, and the other 1% when you pay on time). My 3% is Capital One SaviorOne which has 3% on dining and entertainment. There may be better 3% cards out there with no annual fee — I would shop around just in case. The Amazon Prime card gets 5% on all Amazon purchases too in case you shop from there a lot. Good luck friend and happy personal financing.
This is the Amazon link showing $200 (will open in app: https://www.amazon.com/dp/BT00LN946S/?plattr=PP1
The chase site still shows $150: https://creditcards.chase.com/cash-back-credit-cards/amazon-prime-rewards
>I've seen a few family members with it, they say it's to build credit, and the Signature Card charges to direct fee (at least, one that's separate from Prime membership). My cousin (he's 19) bought it, mistaking it for a gift card, realized how dumb he looks now, and wants to cancel the card day of it arriving.
This paragraph mischaracterizes the situation to such an extent that I will simply assume you don't know what this card is.
1) There is no "direct fee".
2) It's a credit card. You can use it to build credit. You don't "buy" credit cards, you apply for them and either get approved or denied. Your cousin got approved.
3) It offers 5% cash back on all purchases made on Amazon.com. This is a great rewards program if you use Amazon prime. I would use it whenever I want to buy anything off Amazon. If you know how to handle credit cards, handle this card just like that.
Hi everyone, on my amazon account I have my mother's Amazon Visa Credit Card, linked and everything so you can view points and stuff from it, but is it possible to move it to another Amazon account instead (hers?) What are the drawbacks of this?) I would like to apply for my own Amazon Visa Credit Card but I heard if there are 2 on a single account one does not get the 5% cash back. The card in question is this one
> I could just get a free trial though, right? Regardless, when I look on Amazon it says $60 not $200, even for prime members.
If you can get prime, even through a trial, you can get the $200 sub. Also where are you looking? I just google quickly to see and I can see the $200 sub offer.
You have to apply for the black card not the blue card.
> In theory, sure, but I'm just wondering if it would be better to go SUB + cashback (regardless of which cashback card I get) instead of 2x SUB, since I won't be applying for another credit card for like a year or two.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is also a cash back card as well. It pays out in points but can be redeemed just like a cash back card. After one year you can product change it into a Chase Freedom, Freedom Flex, or Freedom Unlimited. All three cards are useful cash back cards too.
Re-reading your post I see that you have a Discover It Miles card. Call up discover to see if you can product change that card into a regular Discover It card. Last I heard Discover is temporarily not doing product changes for some reason, but that was 2 months ago. See if you can product change that miles card into a more useful card.
>I remember seeing your original reddit post a few weeks ago! Glad you got approved for the nice bonus the Citi Premier offers.
>If you click this link you should see $200 bonus on Amazon card. https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Rewards-Visa-Signature-Card/dp/B007URFTYI
Unfortunately that says $50 for me for some reason.
>If you're considering the Citi Double you might as well keep the Venture X instead for 2X back with good travel points. But I think the Citi Custom or Discover is a good fit if youre looking for simple rewards.
You're right. The VX is iffy for me because of the steep annual fee, but I suppose it's worth it for now, especially since I don't currently own a car so I'll occasionally spend on rental and get nice bonuses.
I remember seeing your original reddit post a few weeks ago! Glad you got approved for the nice bonus the Citi Premier offers.
If you click this link you should see $200 bonus on Amazon card.
If you're considering the Citi Double you might as well look at the Venture X instead for 2X back with good travel points. But I think the Citi Custom or Discover is a good fit if youre looking for simple rewards
On Amazon. I think you have to be signed in, but on this website it should say “See if you’re pre-approved” below the Apply button
No problem. Also if you buy from Amazon with an Amazon rewards card you'll get 5% cashback, or ~$20 in this case.
Most budget TVs have a 1 year warranty. But a lot of credit cards will give you an additional year over the manufacturer warranty. Buying with an Amazon rewards card effectively gets you a 2 year warranty on your TV.
There is a good chance that whatever card you have, it has the same policy, so check your card details.
If you don't have an Amazon rewards card, you can get $100 gift card on approval of a new card:
Amazon was offering a $200 gift card on Black Friday
Lastly, visit Best Buy if you can to see some TVs in person. You can check the Best Buy website to see if there is a U6G floor model at your local store.