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Turbobuick
Established Contributor

Take that Amazon Chase!

It's always peeved me that the Amazon Prime's annual fee never got 5% off with the Chase Amazon card, it gets a measly 1%. Recently, our BofA rewards cards qualified for their preferred honors and now use it to get 5.25% on Amazon purchases. The other day we got hit for the $119 +tax= $131.31 annual fee and we got the full rebate of $6.84. Yippee. 

 

I know, small victory, but I'll take 'em where I can get 'em.  Remember to use your best card for Amazon Prime's annual fees, they can be separate from usual Amazon purchases.

 

Now I have to decide if just the music and tv is worth $130 a year. We don't need Prime to get the 5% rewards.... guess I'm paid up and have a year to decide.  Smiley Happy  

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Anonymous
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Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

I wasn’t aware that the Chase card didn’t get 5% back on the Prime fee. 

 

I wonder if the Store Card does... there’s nothing I’ve seen that says it doesn’t but if it doesn’t then I would like to know beforehand so I can put it on PayPal and get 2% at least. 

 

By the way, if you don’t think Prime is worth it, you can cancel and get a full refund as long as you meet the conditions below. 

 

If you cancel within 3 business days of signing up for or converting from a free trial to a paid membership, we will refund your full membership fee; provided that we may charge you (or withhold from your refund) the value of Prime benefits used by you and your account during this 3-business day period. If you cancel at any other time, we will refund your full membership fee only if you and your account did not make any eligible purchases or take advantage of Prime benefits since your latest Prime membership charge.”

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UncleB
Credit Mentor

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!


@Turbobuick wrote:

It's always peeved me that the Amazon Prime's annual fee never got 5% off with the Chase Amazon card, it gets a measly 1%. Recently, our BofA rewards cards qualified for their preferred honors and now use it to get 5.25% on Amazon purchases. The other day we got hit for the $119 +tax= $131.31 annual fee and we got the full rebate of $6.84. Yippee. 

 

I know, small victory, but I'll take 'em where I can get 'em.  Remember to use your best card for Amazon Prime's annual fees, they can be separate from usual Amazon purchases.

 

Now I have to decide if just the music and tv is worth $130 a year. We don't need Prime to get the 5% rewards.... guess I'm paid up and have a year to decide.  Smiley Happy  


Mine just renewed last month, and I could have sworn I did get 5% rewards on the Prime fee.  I'm especially sensitive to it since I'm in one of the states where they add sales tax to the fee (8% here).  Smiley Frustrated

 

I might be mistaken... when I have a chance I'll dig a little deeper and will follow-up with a data point for either outcome.

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CreditCuriosity
Moderator Emeritus

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!


@UncleB wrote:

@Turbobuick wrote:

It's always peeved me that the Amazon Prime's annual fee never got 5% off with the Chase Amazon card, it gets a measly 1%. Recently, our BofA rewards cards qualified for their preferred honors and now use it to get 5.25% on Amazon purchases. The other day we got hit for the $119 +tax= $131.31 annual fee and we got the full rebate of $6.84. Yippee. 

 

I know, small victory, but I'll take 'em where I can get 'em.  Remember to use your best card for Amazon Prime's annual fees, they can be separate from usual Amazon purchases.

 

Now I have to decide if just the music and tv is worth $130 a year. We don't need Prime to get the 5% rewards.... guess I'm paid up and have a year to decide.  Smiley Happy  


Mine just renewed last month, and I could have sworn I did get 5% rewards on the Prime fee.  I'm especially sensitive to it since I'm in one of the states where they add sales tax to the fee (8% here).  Smiley Frustrated

 

I might be mistaken... when I have a chance I'll dig a little deeper and will follow-up with a data point for either outcome.


yep my fee hit this month as well on amex version of card pretty sure i won't get the 5%, but we will see.. Ya isn't it nice to get charged the wonderful sales tax to the fee in my case im in a 9.x percent tax state :/

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zerofire
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Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

I was not aware there was a AmEx version of the Chase Amazon Prime card. I thought they were all Visa's. I also feel sorry for your taxes as here there is a more palatable 7% statewide with a 1% local for restaurant meals added.

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NRB525
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Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

The sales tax thing is a concern in many states, but we have no income tax in my state, so I’ll take the Amazon Prime Sales Tax please Smiley Happy
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CreditCuriosity
Moderator Emeritus

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!


@zerofire wrote:

I was not aware there was a AmEx version of the Chase Amazon Prime card. I thought they were all Visa's. I also feel sorry for your taxes as here there is a more palatable 7% statewide with a 1% local for restaurant meals added.


Amex has a business card version of it either 5% or net 90 if prime member or 3% or net 60 I believe if you are non prime member similiar to chase also chase doesn't offer the net 60/90 terms just 3 or 5% back

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Revelate
Moderator Emeritus

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

Hrm it’s been almost a year to the day (4/1) since my prime memebership last renewed.

I am pretty sure I got the 5% on it before, but unfortunately Chase seems to have airstruck the rewards calculation from the old purchases including ones I know I got 5% on.

I’ll report back in a few days to see if it changed Smiley Wink



        
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Turbobuick
Established Contributor

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

@UncleB wrote:


Mine just renewed last month, and I could have sworn I did get 5% rewards on the Prime fee.  I'm especially sensitive to it since I'm in one of the states where they add sales tax to the fee (8% here).  Smiley Frustrated

 

I might be mistaken... when I have a chance I'll dig a little deeper and will follow-up with a data point for either outcome.


Crap... hope I didn't have another senior moment as they seem to occur more often lately.

The annual fees always come without warning and I sure sometime in the past I didn't get rewards for the fee. Perhaps things have changed?  If so, delete delete delete.  lol 

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T-Bear
Valued Member

Re: Take that Amazon Chase!

I also have the Chase Amazon Prime card. My Prime membership renewed middle of last month and I got the 5% on it.ChaseAmazonPrime.PNG

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