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bs6054
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Chase Amazon PC?

I asked (email) if I could PC my Chase Amazon card to a Freedom and got the answer back "Sorry, no, but you can apply for a Freedom" 

 

So, just to be annoyed and annoying,  I replied, "OK, since I don't want a new app, I will get to keep the card I don't want and you continue to get no revenue from the card I don't use."   I was then told that my request has now been forwarded to an escalation specialist.   So I wonder what will happen....

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YahComb
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?

Chase Amazon card-if you pay attention, the application is not actually at the chase website-it's at the amazon website. That probably has something to do with why nobody seems to ever be able to PC it to another chase card-seems they don't really consider it a chase card.

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VirusCredit13
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.

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bs6054
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?


VirusCredit13 wrote:

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.


Well, I had the card since May 2004, so they got their money's worth (I just redeemed the $650 in points I had accumulated, in case the card does get changed).

I do have the Citi Forward (and Cash Plus if that works) which is why the card is now of no value.  

 

On my credit report, this shows under Chase (of course) so I would think that Chase is really able to do a PC if they want, or do a SP for a new card.

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Re: Chase Amazon PC?


bs6054 wrote:

VirusCredit13 wrote:

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.


Well, I had the card since May 2004, so they got their money's worth (I just redeemed the $650 in points I had accumulated, in case the card does get changed).

I do have the Citi Forward (and Cash Plus if that works) which is why the card is now of no value.  

 

On my credit report, this shows under Chase (of course) so I would think that Chase is really able to do a PC if they want, or do a SP for a new card.


Good luck! I just got my Chase Freedom!

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VirusCredit13
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Registered: ‎02-20-2013

Re: Chase Amazon PC?


bs6054 wrote:

VirusCredit13 wrote:

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.


Well, I had the card since May 2004, so they got their money's worth (I just redeemed the $650 in points I had accumulated, in case the card does get changed).

I do have the Citi Forward (and Cash Plus if that works) which is why the card is now of no value.  

 

On my credit report, this shows under Chase (of course) so I would think that Chase is really able to do a PC if they want, or do a SP for a new card.


I'm sure Chase and Amazon both have gotten their money's worth after 7 years. But they are two different companies. Between you and Chase it would be good, but between Amazon and Chase it wouldn't be good if Chase just canceled Amazon Visas whenever.

 

It basically would be "thanks amazon for getting people to sign up for CC's, now you we are taking them all for ourselves, and please continue to find us more clients." If chase started doing it regularaly, there would be no reason for Amazon not to switch issuers(whenever any contract is up).

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Re: Chase Amazon PC?

I tried many many times. They just wouldn't let you product change to freedom.

Why not just apply for the freedom and keep the chase amazon? You get 3% all year round on amazon while freedom is just 5% for sept to December, and there's a 1500 limit which can be easily hit in just a couple orders
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bs6054
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?


VirusCredit13 wrote:

bs6054 wrote:

VirusCredit13 wrote:

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.


Well, I had the card since May 2004, so they got their money's worth (I just redeemed the $650 in points I had accumulated, in case the card does get changed).

I do have the Citi Forward (and Cash Plus if that works) which is why the card is now of no value.  

 

On my credit report, this shows under Chase (of course) so I would think that Chase is really able to do a PC if they want, or do a SP for a new card.


I'm sure Chase and Amazon both have gotten their money's worth after 7 years. But they are two different companies. Between you and Chase it would be good, but between Amazon and Chase it wouldn't be good if Chase just canceled Amazon Visas whenever.

 

It basically would be "thanks amazon for getting people to sign up for CC's, now you we are taking them all for ourselves, and please continue to find us more clients." If chase started doing it regularaly, there would be no reason for Amazon not to switch issuers(whenever any contract is up).


Right, but I am free to cancel and apply for a new different card, which has the same effect from Amazon's view point.  But let's see what the "escalation specialist" says.

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bs6054
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?


enharu wrote:
I tried many many times. They just wouldn't let you product change to freedom.

Why not just apply for the freedom and keep the chase amazon? You get 3% all year round on amazon while freedom is just 5% for sept to December, and there's a 1500 limit which can be easily hit in just a couple orders

I don't want another application, as I have got a few cards recently, and want to save HPs for cards I really want!  I don't want the Freedom particularly, but need a card that has some use, and that was the only one I saw.   (No point in trying to PC to CSP, as that would lose the 40,000 points I would get from an application).

 

As said above, the Citi Forward (and others) give 5% on Amazon all year, which is why this 3% isn't of value.

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VirusCredit13
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Re: Chase Amazon PC?


bs6054 wrote:

VirusCredit13 wrote:

bs6054 wrote:

VirusCredit13 wrote:

Its a card for amazon. Chase just is the issuing bank for Amazon. Amazon gives money(giftcard) to people who apply and are accepted, and they wouldn't want to work with Chase if everyone they gave a 50 bucks to would just be able to switch to another card with rewards other than Amazon. If you stop using the card that's your choice, but your missing out on rewards if you still shop at Amazon, unless you have 5% quarterly or a citi forward. And if you stop shopping at amazon completely well that's Amazon's not Chase's.


Well, I had the card since May 2004, so they got their money's worth (I just redeemed the $650 in points I had accumulated, in case the card does get changed).

I do have the Citi Forward (and Cash Plus if that works) which is why the card is now of no value.  

 

On my credit report, this shows under Chase (of course) so I would think that Chase is really able to do a PC if they want, or do a SP for a new card.


I'm sure Chase and Amazon both have gotten their money's worth after 7 years. But they are two different companies. Between you and Chase it would be good, but between Amazon and Chase it wouldn't be good if Chase just canceled Amazon Visas whenever.

 

It basically would be "thanks amazon for getting people to sign up for CC's, now you we are taking them all for ourselves, and please continue to find us more clients." If chase started doing it regularaly, there would be no reason for Amazon not to switch issuers(whenever any contract is up).


Right, but I am free to cancel and apply for a new different card, which has the same effect from Amazon's view point.  But let's see what the "escalation specialist" says.


Yeah, your free to cancel and apply for a different card. But Chase can't just take away Amazon's cards/users from Amazon.

 

Its not that Chase doesn't want to give you a freedom, its that Amazon doesn't want chase to cancel your amazon card. Either way your best bet is if you speak to the "escalation specialist" ask if you can get a freedom with just a softpull approval. And then you can keep both cards or just cancel amazon after you get freedom.


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