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Best Card for amazon gift card purchases

Old Dec 22, 11, 5:27 pm
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Best Card for amazon gift card purchases

Hi all

I spend about 50k a year on amazon.com gift card purchases for my company. Previously it has just been put on my amex spg card but I was wondering if anyone can suggest any cards that will get me a higher cashback/points % for these types of purchases from amazon?

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Old Dec 22, 11, 6:03 pm
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From Jan 1-Mar 31, the Chase Freedom card will give 5% back (or 5 UR/$) on all amazon.com purchases.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by dinosims View Post
From Jan 1-Mar 31, the Chase Freedom card will give 5% back (or 5 UR/$) on all amazon.com purchases.
Unfortunately there is a maximum of $1500 in spending for the 5%. Everything past that goes back down to 1%, though I would still do the limit for the extra points, leaving $48.5k for the Amex SPG...

You could also do an app-o-rama and knock out the minimum spend on 5 to 7 different cards.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 6:30 pm
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i think there is a citi card that gives 6 points per dollar at all bookstores incl amazon
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Old Dec 22, 11, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by dinosims View Post
From Jan 1-Mar 31, the Chase Freedom card will give 5% back (or 5 UR/$) on all amazon.com purchases.
Yep got in on this one, I also use the spend to fill any spending requirements but am done with those for now.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dinosims View Post
From Jan 1-Mar 31, the Chase Freedom card will give 5% back (or 5 UR/$) on all amazon.com purchases.
Originally Posted by Cheapskate Travels View Post
Unfortunately there is a maximum of $1500 in spending for the 5%.
This counsels in favor of having one's spouse/partner/POSSLQ have a separate Chase Freedom card in order to double the maximum benefit.

Originally Posted by ordua View Post
i think there is a citi card that gives 6 points per dollar at all bookstores incl amazon
CitiForward gives 5 ThankYou points for certain categories, including bookstores, and Amazon qualifies. For best redemption options, one should also get the TYP-earning Citi Premier card, as Citi's gift card and air travel rewards for holders of that card are available at more advantageous ratios.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 7:36 pm
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Amex Blue Cash Preferred http://www304.americanexpress.com/ge...cashpref/12007
gives 6% back all year on supermarket purchases which is where I buy my gift cards.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 8:05 pm
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Cit Forward gives 5 ThankYou points for certain categories, including bookstores, and Amazon qualifies.
Capped at 75,000 points per year.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 8:14 pm
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One last thought: isn't Hawaiian Airlines' online mall still giving miles for Amazon purchases? (Alas, US stopped some weeks back.) Hawaiian miles can be transfered to Hilton HHonors; either way, it's all a bonus above & beyond the credit card rewards.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 9:03 pm
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You could use a card that gives you bonus points for groceries and buy your amazon cards at Safeway. Also a good way to earn cheap gas rewards up to a $1 off per gallon if you have a Safeway around that has the gas station.
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Old Dec 22, 11, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
One last thought: isn't Hawaiian Airlines' online mall still giving miles for Amazon purchases? (Alas, US stopped some weeks back.) Hawaiian miles can be transferred to Hilton HHonors; either way, it's all a bonus above & beyond the credit card rewards.

Trust me, it is a fight to get miles on Hawaiian for gift card purchases from Amazon. I would go the route of the supermarket. Send someone to buy 500-1000 of them!!
I use the Hilton Amex for the bonus points there. For $50K that would be 300K Hilton Points and that would be a great stay anywhere in the world o the AXON awards. Hawaiian does give miles at 1 mile per dollar, down from 2 earlier for purchases.

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Old Dec 22, 11, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by JudyJFLA View Post
Trust me, it is a fight to get miles on Hawaiian for gift card purchases from Amazon. I would go the route of the supermarket. Send someone to buy 500-1000 of them!!
I use the Hilton Amex for the bonus points there. For $50K that would be 300K Hilton Points and that would be a great stay anywhere in the world o the AXON awards. Hawaiian does give miles at 1 mile per dollar, down from 2 earlier for purchases.

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I did a few amazon gc purchases through the link off the hawaiian shopping mall. They never showed up. perhaps gift card purchases are excluded.
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Old Dec 24, 11, 6:22 pm
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Amazon has a list of credit card offers: http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=cobrand_...ode=1266766011
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Old Dec 25, 11, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by februaryfour View Post
Amazon has a list of credit card offers: http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=cobrand_...ode=1266766011
But the rewards offered on their own cards are not that great!

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Old Dec 25, 11, 9:03 am
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With that kind of purchase amount, may be just contact Amazon to see if you could work out a discount GC purchase deal?
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