Amazon Useful Links

Here are some useful amazon links that I use from time to time:

View your current gift card and digital promotional balance or enter a new claim code:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1003003941

Your Trade In account: https://www.amazon.com/tradein/ya?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=sv_trdrt_1

Amazon Seller Account: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/gp/homepage.html/ref=id_home_logo_xx

Amazon Redeem Gif Card: https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem

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Remember to register for Q3 2018 Credit Card Category Bonuses

Bonus Categories

Many Credit card offer 5% Cashback/5 pints for $1 spend in different categories of spending each quarter. The 3rd quarter of 2018 starts on July 1 and it is time to register for those promotions:

Citi® Dividend Card:

Sign up for 3rd quarter 2018 and get 5% cash back at:

  • Airlines
  • Movie Theaters

Department stores are larger merchants that sell a general line of apparel, home furnishings, furniture, electronics, cosmetics, housewares and major appliances. They have several departments that usually have separate checkout counters.

Chase Freedom Card:

Sign up for 3rd quarter of 2018 and earn 5% cash back from Chase on up to $1,500 in
combined purchases from  Jul 01 – Sep 30, 2018 at:

  • Gas Stations
  • Lyft
  • Walgreens

Note: earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in this quarter’s bonus categories.

List of included merchants can be found here.

Discover Card:

Sign up for the 1st quarter of 2018 and earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at:

  • Restaurants

List of included merchants can be found here.

 

$15 Instant Rebate on $300 in Visa Cards at OfficeMax from 4-8-2018 to 4-14-2018

 

WARNING: There have been reports of fraudulent transactions appearing on the gift cards after purchase. I would recommend “liquidating” the gift cards as soon as possible after purchase. For example by buying the gift card to your grocery store. 

OfficeMax is offering a $15 instant rebate with the purchase of $300 in Visa gift cards from 4-8-2018 to 4-14-2018. There is a limit of 1 offer per customer/business.

To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to make 1 transaction buying 2 $200 cards each. You will earn 2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points or you can earn  5% cashback with American Express SimplyCash Plus Business credit card.

See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is a $15 instant rebate.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per customer.
4. Valid 4-8-2018 to 4-14-2018.
5. Subject to availability.

This is a similar another offer like Office Max had in November 2017: you could make multiple purchases and earn instant rebate every time.

Office Max stores in Beachwood, OH, and Solon, OH have plenty of different varieties of Visa Gift cards from strict $200 to variable $20-$200 cards (those work too).

New restrictions for Chase Southwest Consumer Credit Cards

Starting April, 5 2018 Chase no longer allows customers to open both the Plus and Premier personal credit cards. That was the easiest way to acquire Southwest Companion Pass. Anyone who either currently has a Southwest Rapid Rewards personal credit card or who has received a signup bonus on one during the last 24 months is not eligible to open a new Southwest Rapid Rewards personal credit card. In the past it was possible to open both: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier card and Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus card, and use points from both signup bonuses to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

It does not apply to the holders of Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card:

“The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapids Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products.”

So it is still possible to earn an easy companion pass with 1 personal and 1 business credit card. 

For additional limitations of Chase and other Banks for the new customers see the Unofficial Limitations for New Credit Card Applications post.

$10 Instant Rebate on $300 in MasterCard Cards at OfficeMax from 4-1-2018 to 4-7-2018

WARNING: There have been reports of fraudulent transactions appearing on the gift cards after purchase. I would recommend “liquidating” the gift cards as soon as possible after purchase. For example by buying the gift card to your grocery store. 

OfficeMax is offering a $10 instant rebate with the purchase of $300 in MasterCard gift cards from 4-1-2018 to 4-7-2018. There is a limit of 1 offer per customer/business.

To maximize Miles/Points earnings use your Chase Bold/Ink credit card to make 1 transaction buying 2 $200 cards each. You will earn 2019 Chase Ultimate Rewards Points or you can earn  5% cashback with American Express SimplyCash Plus Business credit card.

See post on How to set PIN number for MasterCard or Visa gift cards.

Please remember:
1. This time it is a $10 instant rebate.
2. Available only at the store.
3. Limit 1 per customer.
4. Valid 4-1-2018 to 4-7-2018.
5. Subject to availability.

This is a similar another offer like Office Max had in November 2017: you could make multiple purchases and earn instant rebate every time.

Office Max stores in Beachwood, OH have plenty of different varieties of MasterCard Gift cards from strict $200 to variable $20-$200 cards (those work too).

Remember to register for Q2 2018 Credit Card Category Bonuses

Bonus Categories

Many Credit card offer 5% Cashback/5 pints for $1 spend in different categories of spending each quarter. The 2nd quarter of 2018 starts on April 1 and it is time to register for those promotions:

Citi® Dividend Card:

Sign up for 2nd quarter 2018 and get 5% cash back at:

  • Home Depot
  • Home Furnishing Stores

Department stores are larger merchants that sell a general line of apparel, home furnishings, furniture, electronics, cosmetics, housewares and major appliances. They have several departments that usually have separate checkout counters.

Chase Freedom Card:

Sign up for 1st quarter of 2018 and earn 5% cash back from Chase on up to $1,500 in
combined purchases from  April 1 – June 30, 2018 at:

  • Grocery Stores
  • Chase Pay
  • PayPal

Note:

  • earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in this quarter’s bonus categories
  • List of included merchants can be found here.

Discover Card:

Sign up for the 1st quarter of 2018 and earn 5% Cashback Bonus on up to $1,500 in purchases at:

  • Grocery Stores

List of included merchants can be found here.

Citi Thank You Premier (Targeted):

There is targeted promotion for Citi Thank You Premier card holders to use the Card to earn 5 ThankYou Points per $1 spent, up to 2,500 points, through 6/30/2018 on eligible purchases you make at:

  • Home Improvement Stores
  • Home Furnishing Stores
  • Computer & Electronics Stores
  • Department Stores

You have to sigh up by 05/31/2018 to receive this special offer.

Priority Pass benefits with Amex Hilton Honors Ascend Card

One of the benefits of new Amex Hilton Honors Ascend Card is that you can enroll in Priority PassTMSelect.  Priority Pass Select membership provides access to airport lounges participating in the Priority Pass Select program. You must enroll your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card in the Priority Pass™.

“With your Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card you will receive 10 complimentary lounge visits every calendar year. Once your 10 complimentary lounge visits are used, all subsequent lounge visits during the remainder of the same calendar year are subject to a fee of U.S. $27 per person per visit, which will be automatically charged to your Card. To check on your remaining complimentary visit balance, please contact Priority Pass directly. Any unused complimentary lounge visits will be forfeited at the end of each calendar year. Priority Pass Select membership automatically renews on the anniversary date of your enrollment in the Priority Pass Select program. Priority Pass membership may be cancelled by American Express if your Card is cancelled. Priority Pass Select lounge partners and locations are subject to change. To access a lounge, you must show your valid Priority Pass Select card and an airline ticket for travel on the same day for you and each of your guests. This benefit is limited to the Basic Card Member. Additional Card Members are not eligible for this benefit, however, a complimentary visit may be applied to a guest visit, including for Additional Card Members. If you have no complimentary visits available, the Basic Card Member and each guest will be charged $27 per person, per visit. In some lounges, Priority Pass Select member must be 21 years of age to enter without a parent or guardian. Amenities may vary among airport lounge locations. Lounge fees and rules of participating lounges are subject to change. Priority Pass Select membership is subject to the Priority Pass Conditions of Use. For complete Priority Pass terms and conditions and a listing of participating lounges, please visit www.prioritypass.com/select.”

To enroll: login into your Amex Online Account, navigate to https://global.americanexpress.com/card-benefits/detail/priority-pass-select, and click Enroll.

Once enrolled, you will receive your Priority Pass Select card directly from Priority Pass within 10-14 business days.

Priority Pass Select is specially designed for customers who receive their membership through a US Financial Institution. Priority Pass Select Members have access to over 1000 airport lounges around the world, including hundreds across North and South America and a true global spread across the rest of the world. If your Financial Institution offers Priority Pass as a benefit of your bank account or credit card, and you have yet to enroll, please refer to your benefits guide or contact your Financial Institution.