Does "shop with points" with the Amazon credit card apply to Kindle books? I like it better than having to request the Amazon gift card. But I'm not sure if it applies to Kindle books.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_rel_topic?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200526490Shopping with Points
Shop with Points is available to buy millions of products on Amazon.com. Rewards program points cannot be used for all purchases on Amazon.com, and items that currently may not be purchased using Shop with Points include:
Amazon Kindle downloads
Amazon Instant Video titles
Subscribe and Save items
Physical gift cards can be purchased using Shopping with Points. However, gift cards printed at home or sent via e-mail cannot be purchased using Shop with Points.
I think the reason you can't use it for Kindle books is that to pay with points you have to go through the checkout - you can't use 'one click' if you want to pay with points and you can only buy Kindle books using your one click settings.Shop with Points is generally available to buy millions of products on Amazon.com. Please note, however, that rewards points cannot be used for all purchases on Amazon.com, and items that currently may not be purchased using Shop with Points include some digital goods, some gift certificates, Kindle downloads, Subscribe and Save items, and AmazonFresh. Please also note that currently you may not use one-click to purchase products using Shop with Points.
Well. . .but. . .though you can't buy directly with points. . . .you can use the points to get gift certificates which can be applied to the account. And since one click uses GC's first, effectively you are using the points to buy kindle books, albeit with a couple of extra steps. I order a GC every month or two with points I've built up on my Amazon Visa. . . . .haven't actually paid 'real money' for a Kindle book since VERY early on in my Kindle life -- about 3 years now.Jeff Rivera said:Unfortunately it seems that most eReaders are exempt from points/discounts/special offers. My Barnes and Noble membership for example doesn't work with books for my Nook Color, but those are the drawbacks of eBooks I suppose. Maybe someday...
The way Amazon does it now --- you reach the 2500 point threshold, order a gift card, wait 1 - 2 weeks for it to arrive via snail mail, then manually apply it to your Amazon account --- seems archaic. Once you cash in your points for a gift card, they should be able to apply it directly to your account. When I traded in some DVDs for credit a few weeks ago, that's exactly what they did.Patricia said:Guess I'll order the gift card.
It's a new thing. . .just unveiled this past week for folks who have the Amazon logo Visa Card. . . . .you always could trade in the points for cash or an Amazon GC, or credit on the CC bill. . . .plus lots of other things. It's just that now, you can also use them directly to buy stuff on Amazon.Tara Maya said:Hm, I'd never even heard of Shop with Points. Interesting.
They used to do that with Amazon Visa here, but now you have to go to your account online and order it. There are other kinds of bonuses you can get instead of the Amazon gift card.Linjeakel said:I'm surprised you have to order your gift card and then wait so long for it. I have the Amazon mastercard in the UK and with that one, as soon as you reach enough points for a £10 gift card, they automatically email it to you - there's no waiting involved. It doesn't do 'pay with points' as far as I know, but really, there's no need for it. I just use the GC to pay for my Kindle books.
Yep, before it was automatic as a $25 Amazon GC every 2,500 points was the only reward. Now you have to order rewards as they have different things you can choose from--different GCs, a $50 check for 5,000 points etc.mlewis78 said:They used to do that with Amazon Visa here, but now you have to go to your account online and order it. There are other kinds of bonuses you can get instead of the Amazon gift card.
Sorry for reviving an old thread. But I'm trying to apply my points to my CC balance and I can't see where to do that. I only see links to "redeem rewards" and I don't see a place to apply to my balance.Ann in Arlington said:It's a new thing. . .just unveiled this past week for folks who have the Amazon logo Visa Card. . . . .you always could trade in the points for cash or an Amazon GC, or credit on the CC bill. . . .plus lots of other things. It's just that now, you can also use them directly to buy stuff on Amazon.