No, the Amazon.com Credit Card does not have return protection coverage. Return protection is a benefit that offers reimbursement for undamaged, working items purchased with a credit card that cannot be returned to the merchant within a certain number of days of purchase. This benefit is becoming rarer as time goes on, however, as many issuers have dropped it to cut costs.
Chase credit card purchase protection covers you for up to $50,000 annually for lost, damaged or stolen items purchased with an eligible Chase card. Claims must be filed within 120 days of the incident in order to be eligible. Protection covers the cardholder and the recipient of items purchased as gifts on an eligible Chase credit card.… read full answer
When you file a claim, Chase will either repair or replace the item, at the Benefit Administrator’s discretion. In some cases, you will be reimbursed for the purchase price of your item as reflected on your Chase credit card statement.
Here is how Chase credit card purchase protection works:
Call the Benefit Administrator at the phone number on the back of your Chase credit card, or the number mentioned on your guide to benefits. You can also file a claim online. You must contact the Benefit Administrator within 90 days of any loss, damage, or theft, or you will risk having your claim denied.
You will receive a claim form when you file. Fill out the form completely and provide any requested documentation within 120 days of the occurrence.
Required documents include the signed claim form, a copy of your Chase credit card statement to verify the item was purchased on your card. If applicable, you will also need to provide a fire or police report within 48 hours of the occurrence. If the item can be repaired, send a copy of either a repair estimate or paid receipt for repairs.
Gift recipients must provide all requested documents in order to substantiate the claim.
If the claim is for a damaged item, you may be asked to send it to the Benefit Administrator, at your expense.
You will be notified of the decision to repair or replace your item within 15 days of receipt of the required documentation.
If you’re reimbursed, you’ll be compensated for no more than the purchase price on your credit card statement, or your card’s per item coverage limit, whichever is less. You should receive your reimbursement within five business days of receipt and approval of all required documents.
It is also worth noting that not all items are covered by Chase Purchase Protection. Those include, but are not limited to, unsubstantiated lost items, motorized vehicles, antiques and collectibles, used items, and computer software. Refer to your Chase credit card’s Guide to Benefit for a complete list of non-covered items.
The best credit card benefits are airport lounge access, statement credits for certain types of purchases, concierge services, hotel perks, initial rewards bonuses, and price/purchase protection. Not all of the best credit card benefits are available on every card, however. The higher your credit card’s annual fee, the more likely it is to contain these top-tier benefits.… read full answer
Large complimentary benefits packages used to come standard with many credit cards. But card issuers have been cutting out these perks in recent years, citing low usage. When shopping for a credit card, it’s a good idea to check the card’s latest benefits guide before applying. Below, we’ll cover the top perks to be on the lookout for in a bit more detail.
Here are 6 of the best credit card benefits:
Airport lounge access A handful of travel credit cards have this benefit, which is well worth an annual fee – if you actually use it. Cards with lounge access will grant you free entry into various airport lounges. And depending on the lounge, that could mean free food, drinks (including alcohol), Wi-Fi, charging stations, and even showers.
Statement credits for specific purchases Some credit cards reimburse cardholders for certain expenses, such as TSA PreCheck application fees, airport incidentals, restaurant purchases, subscription streaming services, and more. There’s nothing better than free money. That said, credit cards that offer statement credits for these things usually charge annual fees. So if you’re paying an annual fee on your credit card, don’t forget to check the benefits guide to see what purchases you might get reimbursed for.
Concierge services Though concierge service is among the lesser-used credit card benefits, many cards come with it. Depending on the concierge, they can help you make reservations at elite restaurants (even abroad), send you detailed maps of cities you plan on visiting, suggest places in a destination to store your luggage, or reserve presale tickets to events. Higher-end credit card concierges can do more, like help you find a sold-out gift for your spouse, or send a limousine to pick up your kids from school. No kidding.
Hotel perks If you’re a brand-loyal person who loves climbing the ladders of hotel loyalty programs, consider a branded hotel credit card. Some of these credit cards come with complimentary “elite” status, which can give benefits like free hotel nights and room upgrades.
Initial bonuses Some credit cards offer a rewards bonus for spending a certain amount in the first few months after opening an account. The average bonus amount is about 31,338 points or miles, or $230 in cash back. Spending thresholds for these bonuses usually range from $500 to $3,000. If you’re going to spend that much money on the card anyway, why not earn some extra rewards for it?
Price and purchase protection Though price protection and purchase protection benefits are becoming rarer these days, they’re still great perks to have on a credit card. Purchase protection basically insures certain purchased items in case of theft or damage for a number of days after you buy them, as long as you make the purchase with the covered card. Price protection, on the other hand, does the job of price-matching after you make a purchase. In other words, if you find an item advertised for a lesser price than what you paid for it within 60-120 days of your purchase, the card issuer will refund you the difference.
Those are just a handful of the many benefits that credit cards provide. Be sure to research and compare credit card benefits before sending in an application.
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