You can activate your Amazon Credit Card online. You will need to log in or sign up with your Social Security number and your card, account or application number. Alternatively, you can activate your card by calling 800-432-3117 and following the prompts.
If you have the store-version of the Amazon Credit Card (the one issued by Synchrony Bank), call 866-634-8379 to activate it.
To activate a credit card, call the number on the back of the card or go to the website listed on the activation sticker attached to the card. Credit card activation typically requires the credit card number, the security code (CVV), or both.
The exact steps required to activate a credit card depend on the card issuer, so it’s best to follow the instructions printed on the sticker that comes on your card. If you’ve lost your sticker – or you’re just wondering – here’s a quick reference guide to credit card activation with some of the biggest card issuers.… read full answer
It’s important to remember that some credit card issuers will require your Social Security number or other information to verify your identity when you activate your card. Once you’ve activated your credit card, you can use it immediately.
The main difference between the Amazon Store Card and the Amazon Credit Card is that the former can only be used to make purchases at Amazon and where Amazon Pay is accepted, whereas the latter can be used pretty much anywhere in the world. This leads to a second difference, which is the approval requirements. It's easier to get approved for the Amazon Store Card, which requires just fair credit, while you'll need at least good credit to get the Amazon Credit Card.… read full answer
The Amazon Credit Card also offers better rewards and a better initial bonus if you have Amazon Prime ($100 gift card vs. $10 gift card). Plus, it rewards you for non-Amazon purchases as well, with 2 points for every eligible $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants and drugstores, and 1 point for every other $1 spent.
The best Amazon.com Credit Card benefits are a $50 Amazon.com gift card after account approval ($70 for Prime members) and 3% back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods (5% for Prime members). With this card, you also earn 2% back at gas stations, restaurants and drugstores (1% on all other purchases). These benefits apply to the Amazon.com Credit Card, which is issued by Chase Bank and can be used anywhere Visa is accepted. Synchrony Bank issues the … read full answerAmazon.com Store Card, which can only be used at Amazon.com but gives Prime members 5% back on purchases, too. Cardholders also get a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card upon the approval of their credit card application.
Prime members who are approved for either the Amazon.com Credit Card or the Amazon.com Store Card will automatically receive a Prime branded version.
Some other Amazon credit card benefits and perks include…
No annual or foreign transaction fee: The Amazon.com Credit Card has no foreign transaction fee, which means you can shop from internationally based merchants without pesky surcharges on each purchase. Since the Amazon.com Store Card can only be used on Amazon.com, there’s no foreign transaction fee to worry about.
Neither the Amazon.com Credit Card nor the Amazon.com Store Card charge annual fees. But you’ll need to pay the annual Prime membership fee for the best rewards.
Visa Signature perks: The Amazon.com Credit Card is a Visa Signature card, which means you will receive Travel Accident Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Extended Warranty Protection, and Purchase Protection. Other features include Lost Luggage Reimbursement, Baggage Delay Insurance, and access to Visa’s Luxury Hotel Collection. The Amazon.com Store Card is not eligible for these benefits.
Redemption options: The Amazon.com Credit Card is a points card, where 100 points equals $1 in rewards. Points can be used to make part or all of a purchase on your credit card. They can be redeemed for cash back in the form of a statement credit or electronic deposit into a checking or savings account. You can also redeem points for gift cards as well as travel booked through Chase.
The 5% back on the Amazon.com Store Card can be redeemed as a monthly statement credit or be used for purchases on Amazon.com.
These cards are an awesome way to save on Amazon spending, at the very least. The Amazon.com Credit Card is a solid choice for earning rewards on everyday purchases anywhere Visa is accepted. And the Amazon.com Store Card is great for people with fair credit or better, especially Prime members.
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