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Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon

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Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon

Hi. I will be shoping at amazon more. Which credit card gives the best rewards or cashback for shopping at amazon. Is it Amazon CC from Amazon or Chase Amazon or some other card?

Discover - 12/30/2013 - $750
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Cap One Newcomer Card - 02/24/2013 - $500
BOA 123 Cash Rewards - 04/24/2013 - $2000
Chase Freedom - 04/28/2013 - $1200
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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon

Im not sure but from what read, amazon cc is easier to acquire and it gets better cli , as for rewards id go with the amazon cc backed by ge.

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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon

Financing options are better on the store card.

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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon

For rewards, there is Citi Forward (now just for students) that gives 5x on Amazon (but need to redeem in certain ways to get max value) and by some reports, US Bank Cash Plus, which gives 5% on bookstores (if you choose that category) which is said to include Amazon.

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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon


CarlosC88 wrote:
Im not sure but from what read, amazon cc is easier to acquire and it gets better cli , as for rewards id go with the amazon cc backed by ge.

The Amazon Store Card (The CC backed by GE) has no rewards. The Chase-backed Amazon Visa gives rewards at 3% (points) per dollar on Amazon purchases.



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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon


b_seeker wrote:

CarlosC88 wrote:
Im not sure but from what read, amazon cc is easier to acquire and it gets better cli , as for rewards id go with the amazon cc backed by ge.

The Amazon Store Card (The CC backed by GE) has no rewards. The Chase-backed Amazon Visa gives rewards at 3% (points) per dollar on Amazon purchases.


TRUE... If out for rewards only and no financing then you want Chase Amazon Visa.

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Has there been a confirmation on Amazon?

Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward,
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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Creditaddict wrote:

b_seeker wrote:

CarlosC88 wrote:
Im not sure but from what read, amazon cc is easier to acquire and it gets better cli , as for rewards id go with the amazon cc backed by ge.

The Amazon Store Card (The CC backed by GE) has no rewards. The Chase-backed Amazon Visa gives rewards at 3% (points) per dollar on Amazon purchases.


TRUE... If out for rewards only and no financing then you want Chase Amazon Visa.


Or, as I said above, Forward or Cash Plus, which give 5% compared to 3%!   And Sallie Mae is another 5% on Amazon up to $750 per month.   One of the cases where the branded card doesn't give the best benefits.

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FutureBillionaire wrote:

Has there been a confirmation on Amazon?


For Cash Plus?   Someone posted fairly early in April that it worked, and I didn't see replies saying that it didn't (whereas claims that "Cell phones" included all telecommunications were quickly debunked for example).   But not from personal experience as I didn't choose that category.   But for Forward, yes.

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Re: Best Rewards for Shopping at Amazon


longtimelurker wrote:

FutureBillionaire wrote:

Has there been a confirmation on Amazon?


For Cash Plus?   Someone posted fairly early in April that it worked, and I didn't see replies saying that it didn't (whereas claims that "Cell phones" included all telecommunications were quickly debunked for example).   But not from personal experience as I didn't choose that category.   But for Forward, yes.


Thanks.  Interestingly, CashPlus counted my ATT bill, which is bundled with Dish Network.  ATT has DSL.  I have bookstores this quarter, but I haven't tried that cash plus.

Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
Plane tickets: CSP
Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
Bill Pay: Chase Ink Plus, Citi Forward,
Everyday spending: Bofa Accelerated cash rewards amex, Discover Escape
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