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AMEX Prime Membership Question

I recently got a AMEX BCE with the Amazon Prime promotion.  As I understand it, I need to spend $1,000 and then buy a prime membership.  I will then get a $79 statement credit as reimbursment for the cost of the prime membership.  My qustion is, does that $79 charge for the prime membership count towards the $1,000 minimum spend?  In that case, I would need just $921 of other purchases.  I have talked to a couple of customer service reps, but none of them seem to understand the question.

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Re: AMEX Prime Membership Question


tlgp wrote:

I recently got a AMEX BCE with the Amazon Prime promotion.  As I understand it, I need to spend $1,000 and then buy a prime membership.  I will then get a $79 statement credit as reimbursment for the cost of the prime membership.  My qustion is, does that $79 charge for the prime membership count towards the $1,000 minimum spend?  In that case, I would need just $921 of other purchases.  I have talked to a couple of customer service reps, but none of them seem to understand the question.


To be honest, I don't have the question, However I do have a suggestion.

 

Why not sign up for a community college (Unless you're already in school). You get your own e-mail through the school, You don't have to go to school or anything, But you'll get amazon's perks for being a student by using the e-mail to verify that you're a student. $39 a year, Instead of having to spend $1,000 just to get it for free.. It's basically the same thing, Except you don't get seperate accounts to share with your household for 2-day shipping (Who needs that anyways, When you already have it?)

 

It's what I do.

 

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No.

As of 1/10/2014 EX FICO - 748. EQ FICO - 728. Trans FICO - 755

WellsFargo - $3,000 AMEX BCE - $18,000 Chase Freedom - $4,000



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RushXTC wrote:

tlgp wrote:

I recently got a AMEX BCE with the Amazon Prime promotion.  As I understand it, I need to spend $1,000 and then buy a prime membership.  I will then get a $79 statement credit as reimbursment for the cost of the prime membership.  My qustion is, does that $79 charge for the prime membership count towards the $1,000 minimum spend?  In that case, I would need just $921 of other purchases.  I have talked to a couple of customer service reps, but none of them seem to understand the question.


To be honest, I don't have the question, However I do have a suggestion.

 

Why not sign up for a community college (Unless you're already in school). You get your own e-mail through the school, You don't have to go to school or anything, But you'll get amazon's perks for being a student by using the e-mail to verify that you're a student. $39 a year, Instead of having to spend $1,000 just to get it for free.. It's basically the same thing, Except you don't get seperate accounts to share with your household for 2-day shipping (Who needs that anyways, When you already have it?)

 

It's what I do.

 


Amazon Student is only good for four years.  Besides, if OP already got the BCE and gets free Prime for a year, why not take advantage of it?

   
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Leadberry wrote:

RushXTC wrote:

tlgp wrote:

I recently got a AMEX BCE with the Amazon Prime promotion.  As I understand it, I need to spend $1,000 and then buy a prime membership.  I will then get a $79 statement credit as reimbursment for the cost of the prime membership.  My qustion is, does that $79 charge for the prime membership count towards the $1,000 minimum spend?  In that case, I would need just $921 of other purchases.  I have talked to a couple of customer service reps, but none of them seem to understand the question.


To be honest, I don't have the question, However I do have a suggestion.

 

Why not sign up for a community college (Unless you're already in school). You get your own e-mail through the school, You don't have to go to school or anything, But you'll get amazon's perks for being a student by using the e-mail to verify that you're a student. $39 a year, Instead of having to spend $1,000 just to get it for free.. It's basically the same thing, Except you don't get seperate accounts to share with your household for 2-day shipping (Who needs that anyways, When you already have it?)

 

It's what I do.

 


Amazon Student is only good for four years.  Besides, if OP already got the BCE and gets free Prime for a year, why not take advantage of it?


Well then he could take advantage of the free prime for a year and switch to student before it renews at full price.

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for this card, you have to register for Amazon prime BEFORE you spend $1000 with the AMEX card. Confirmed this with CSR. After you spend your $1000, u will get statement credit of $79. 

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askme3012 wrote:

for this card, you have to register for Amazon prime BEFORE you spend $1000 with the AMEX card. Confirmed this with CSR. After you spend your $1000, u will get statement credit of $79. 


You have to register before you reach 1k spend? or you have to register before you spend any money at all on the card? I would assume its the former as the later seems really stupid. 

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red259 wrote:

askme3012 wrote:

for this card, you have to register for Amazon prime BEFORE you spend $1000 with the AMEX card. Confirmed this with CSR. After you spend your $1000, u will get statement credit of $79. 


You have to register before you reach 1k spend? or you have to register before you spend any money at all on the card? I would assume its the former as the later seems really stupid. 


Well if its stupid then it wont be true.. Smiley Tongue and yeah its the former.

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red259 wrote:

askme3012 wrote:

for this card, you have to register for Amazon prime BEFORE you spend $1000 with the AMEX card. Confirmed this with CSR. After you spend your $1000, u will get statement credit of $79. 


You have to register before you reach 1k spend? or you have to register before you spend any money at all on the card? I would assume its the former as the later seems really stupid. 


I don't think it matters which order you complete the steps.  You have to register in the first 3 months and you have to complete the spend in the first 3 months.  Also, I would just spend $1000 exclusive of the $79 prime membership fee to be sure, but if I had to guess, it probably does count toward the total.


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