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Old 01-13-2017, 05:54 PM   #61
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Our credit is frozen for security, so as expected, they didn't approve it right away, and probably won't unless we unfreeze our credit. I guess I could spend time and money doing that, but chasing reward dollars every time they come available? Hmmmm...
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I shared Chase's step-by-step instructions for finding out your current percentage (and bumping it up to 5%) in my post above: #44.
Yes, those were the instructions I followed (and is also the post where you said you manually corrected the percentage).

After following the instructions, the expanded (I assume that means to click on the "down arrow") details gave Name on Card, Billing Address, Use this card across all of Amazon, Lost or stolen?, Replace the card, Delete and Edit. Nowhere do I see current percentage.

Therefore, my question of how to manually change the percentage was simply a search for discovering my particular rebate percentage. I have failed in my efforts to do that. So, again, how did you do it?
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Yes, those were the instructions I followed (and is also the post where you said you manually corrected the percentage).

After following the instructions, the expanded (I assume that means to click on the "down arrow") details gave Name on Card, Billing Address, Use this card across all of Amazon, Lost or stolen?, Replace the card, Delete and Edit. Nowhere do I see current percentage.

Therefore, my question of how to manually change the percentage was simply a search for discovering my particular rebate percentage. I have failed in my efforts to do that. So, again, how did you do it?
For me, the "Rewards Status" is in the expanded window on the left, just below "Name on Card". What you're describing, without that line, is what I see on my non-Amazon card.

Are you the primary card holder or an authorized user on the Amazon card? Is this card selected for "Use this card across all of Amazon"?
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For me, the "Rewards Status" is in the expanded window on the left, just below "Name on Card". What you're describing, without that line, is what I see on my non-Amazon card.

Are you the primary card holder or an authorized user on the Amazon card? Is this card selected for "Use this card across all of Amazon"?
Hmmmm. It is listed as "Amazon.com Store Card ending in xxxx. There is nothing directly under my name. I am the primary (and only) card-holder and it is, in fact, selected for "Use this card across all of Amazon."
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Hmmmm. It is listed as "Amazon.com Store Card ending in xxxx.
RonBoyd, see post #55 in this thread. Note the difference between the "store card" and the "rewards card".
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RonBoyd, see post #55 in this thread. Note the difference between the "store card" and the "rewards card".
Well, that would explain things a little. The confusion is probably caused by the "Confirmation" e-mail that says, "You will receive your Amazon Prime Store Card which contains your 16-digit account number in the mail within 7-10 days. Once you receive it, you can sign up for online account access at syncbank.com/amazon." where you will "learn how to earn 5% back with the Amazon Prime Store Card." I, of course, haven't received it yet.

Interesting marketing.
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What happens to the $99/yr Prime fee?
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Well, that would explain things a little. The confusion is probably caused by the "Confirmation" e-mail that says, "You will receive your Amazon Prime Store Card which contains your 16-digit account number in the mail within 7-10 days. Once you receive it, you can sign up for online account access at syncbank.com/amazon." where you will "learn how to earn 5% back with the Amazon Prime Store Card." I, of course, haven't received it yet.

Interesting marketing.
Synchrony issues the Amazon Store Prime card.
Chase issues the Amazon Rewards VISA credit card.

So you got the Amazon Store Prime card. Were you expecting the VISA card?

Clearly you weren't following any instructions from Chase, as you got a message from Synchrony.
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So you got the Amazon Store Prime card. Were you expecting the VISA card?

Clearly you weren't following any instructions from Chase, as you got a message from Synchrony.
Yeah, I guess I was expecting it to be a credit card. However, I was going to use it in the way it turned out anyway so I wasn't really paying attention. <shy grin>

The instructions I followed were those laid out in message #44 in this thread.
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Yeah, I guess I was expecting it to be a credit card. However, I was going to use it in the way it turned out anyway so I wasn't really paying attention. <shy grin>

The instructions I followed were those laid out in message #44 in this thread.
Except you did not expand the details of the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card from Chase. Not that it matters if you are happy with the Amazon Store Card instead - that's what we use. Just a detail I point out for anyone else following the discussion.
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DW just got an email informing her that her Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card terms had changed. When I looked at what the changes were I see that it is now 5% off Amazon purchases and also no foreign transaction fees when used abroad.
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I have two Chase cards already, each with a $30K+ limit, but I order a lot from Amazon and the 5% is just too tempting, plus $70 credit. Was approved instantly for $5K, which is fine with me, and I could use it right away. It will also make a good backup to the CSR for foreign travel, as the Freedom Unlimited card has a foreign fee. I always pay in full each month.

Edit: The actual credit line is $10K, according to the Chase site.
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Except you did not expand the details of the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card from Chase. Not that it matters if you are happy with the Amazon Store Card instead - that's what we use. Just a detail I point out for anyone else following the discussion.
Here is what mine looks like when you expand the card...
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We also had the 3% Chase Amazon VISA cards, but these are the ones that have automatically been bumped up to 5% by Chase. We use these as our regular personal VISAs.

Our Amazon Chase Business card has not been bumped up, but I had already switched to the Amazon Store Card* (from Syncrony) which gives 5% back on everything you buy on Amazon. Everything, from any seller, and it's credited every month so you don't even have to ask for it.

* One advantage of the Amazon Store Card is that it lists all the items you bought for that transaction. Very handy for business purchases in particular. I got tired of trying to figure out what the generic "Amazon" transaction was.
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I've got a Amazon Chase Visa card, but only the family Prime, not a paid-for Prime membership. So I only get 3%

However, just checked. I spent a little over $4,000 at Amazon over the past 12 months. The difference between a 3% rebate and a 5% rebate is less than $100, so it doesn't pay to get the Prime in my situation.
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I've got a Amazon Chase Visa card, but only the family Prime, not a paid-for Prime membership. So I only get 3%

However, just checked. I spent a little over $4,000 at Amazon over the past 12 months. The difference between a 3% rebate and a 5% rebate is less than $100, so it doesn't pay to get the Prime in my situation.
What about Prime video as well? If you can't use the Prime holder's card to get the 5%.
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Okay, I was reading this article and saw the $70 Gift Card part. I had just been given a $50 Gift Card for applying (and being accepted) for a "Store" card. I wondered what would happen if I apply for the "Credit" card. Well, two minutes later I was accepted ($5,000 limit/14.74% variable APR) AND now have $120 in my Gift Card account.

It is true that Amazon is not in this to make a profit but merely to... I don't know what.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-...-it-2017-01-12
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What about Prime video as well? If you can't use the Prime holder's card to get the 5%.
My family member Prime doesn't get me the Amazon video. To use that, I have to log on with my son's login, since his is the account that actually paid for the Prime membership.
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Something strange started happening this morning - I made a couple of Amazon orders using this new card last week totaling close to $300 and everything has worked fine but this morning I tried ordering a $6 item and received notice that payment had been declined. Cancelled the order, ordered it again, and received the same notice that payment had been declined. I logged into my Chase account and can see the previous orders have posted but nothing seems out of order.
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My family member Prime doesn't get me the Amazon video. To use that, I have to log on with my son's login, since his is the account that actually paid for the Prime membership.
That's what I was trying to point out. With your own Prime membership you would get both the 5% and the Prime Amazon Videos. You already pointed out that the extra 2% would pay for the Prime membership, so you would get the videos for free.

If you don't care about the videos it's a wash.
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