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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 11:38:46 AM »
Big meh.

Can already get 5% back (and more) by buying GC at drug or office supply stores.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 11:50:42 AM »
Can already get 5% back (and more) by buying GC at drug or office supply stores.

doesn't equal
Big meh.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 11:52:39 AM »
There are probably people who would be able to milk this for a lot of money and have other ways of maxing out their IP's.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 12:38:04 PM »
Big meh.

Can already get 5% back (and more) by buying GC at drug or office supply stores.

This is way easier - no going to the store, loading GCs, etc.
Not clear if these are UR points, or 'amazon' points that can only be used for amazon or cash back.
If these are UR points, it's pretty good for a no-annual fee card.

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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 12:40:29 PM »
There are probably people who would be able to milk this for a lot of money and have other ways of maxing out their IP's.
Yes, there are some people on the planet who, despite having multiple inks per spouse, and multiple blue cash's per spouse,  will still spend over a million bucks a year on 5x categories.

For those people, of whom there are very few, this card may be useful.

To everyone else, big meh. Or perhaps even worse, this amazon card with ear you *less* than some other options.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017, 12:44:53 PM »
per spouse  ;D

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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 12:46:51 PM »
This is way easier - no going to the store, loading GCs, etc.
Not clear if these are UR points, or 'amazon' points that can only be used for amazon or cash back.
If these are UR points, it's pretty good for a no-annual fee card.
This card is effectively cash back (as they are Amazon points), it's not UR points.

And buying and loading Amazon credit is going to get even easier at many retailers with Amazon cash loads.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 12:47:20 PM »
And there are some people who are single and only have one IP
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 12:49:33 PM »
And there are some people who are single and only have one IP

Being single is no excuse for having one IP. And not having (multiple) Blue Cash and other 5x cards.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 12:50:07 PM »
Yes, there are some people on the planet who, despite having multiple inks per spouse, and multiple blue cash's per spouse,  will still spend over a million bucks a year on 5x categories.

For those people, of whom there are very few, this card may be useful.

To everyone else, big meh. Or perhaps even worse, this amazon card with ear you *less* than some other options.
There are some people that don't say "big meh" to something that may be useful to many people just because they have a strategy that works better for their personal tastes and habits.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 12:50:22 PM »
Being single is no excuse for having one IP. And not having (multiple) Blue Cash and other 5x cards.
5/24 + starting too late in this game= one IP
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2017, 01:05:16 PM »
There are some people that don't say "big meh" to something that may be useful to many people just because they have a strategy that works better for their personal tastes and habits.

And my point is that, if one is doing it right, this card *should* be a big meh. Especially for people that are on DDF. Not sure what you're not following.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2017, 01:06:55 PM »
Right is relative.
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Re: Amazon launching new 5℅ back card for Amazon purchases
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2017, 01:15:17 PM »
Right is relative.

That 7.5% > 5% is objective and not really debatable.

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