Yes, the Amazon Prime Credit Card is metal. It is also worth noting that this card is an upgraded version of the Amazon.com Credit Card for cardholders with a Prime membership. This card is also made out of metal. The Amazon.com Store Card, on the other hand, is a plastic credit card.
Having said that, you shouldn’t worry too much about what your credit card is made of. A credit card is just a tool for making purchases and what matters the most is its terms. Let’s go through Amazon.com Credit Card’s perks to help you make the right call.
Here’s what you get with the Amazon.com Credit Card:
A $60 Amazon.com Gift Card ($150 for Prime members) will instantly be loaded into your Amazon.com account upon the approval of your credit card application
Earn 3 points for every $1 spent on Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market, 2 points for every eligible $1 spent at restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores and 1 point for every other $1 spent.
Redeem your points to pay at checkout on Amazon.com. Every 100 points = $1.00 towards your purchase. Pay for all or part of your purchase with points - there's no minimum.
In addition to using your rewards at Amazon.com, you can also redeem for cash back, gift cards, and travel.
If you have an eligible Prime membership, you can link your Amazon.com Credit Card to earn 5 points for every $1 (equivalent to 5% cash back) on purchases made at Amazon.com and Whole Foods Market. Plus, get up to 10% back on rotating Amazon categories and products with a Prime card.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t apply for the Amazon.com Credit Card just because it’s made of metal. Whether you should apply for the Amazon.com Credit Card depends on your spending habits and financial needs.
You can get a custom metal credit card by sending your plastic to a company that will convert it to metal. There are many third-party vendors that offer this kind of service, such as Lion Card and Metal-CreditCard.com.
Here’s how to get a custom metal credit card:
Find a trustworthy third-party vendor.… read full answer Both Metal-CreditCard.com and Lion Card have been in business for more than 5 years and have mostly positive reviews. In addition, they both have an A+ rating according to the Better Business Bureau.
Choose your design. You can change your plastic credit or debit card to metal with a custom design in a sleek metal or 24K gold finish. The types of metals that can be used for these cards include chrome, silver, stainless steel and a host of alloys. There are basic custom designs as well, such as flags and logos. You can also work with one of the companies’ card designers to create your own fully customized metal card.
Send your card. Once you have submitted your order, you can send them your card via mail. Make sure your card is locked or frozen before you send it.
Create a new card. Companies that make custom metal credit cards will transfer your card’s EMV chip and magnetic stripe data. However, your new card will not have the Tap and Pay Function anymore, as the metal will block the frequency emitted from the EMV chip.
Receive your metal card. It usually takes around 2-7 days to receive your new card. It will take longer for international orders.
There are also many issuers that offer metal credit cards nowadays. However, most metal cards have high annual fees and require good-to-excellent credit. So, make sure you get a credit card that has worthwhile perks and fits your individual needs and budget.
Yes, Chase Sapphire Reserve® is a metal card. There’s no plastic version, so there’s no need to specifically request the card in metal when you apply. That’s what you’ll automatically get if you’re approved for an account.
It is worth noting that the Chase Sapphire Reserve card’s annual fee is $550. So, you really need to decide whether its terms make it worthwhile for you, metal aside. Let’s go through Chase Sapphire Reserve’s perks to help you make the right call.… read full answer
Here’s why you should get the Chase Sapphire Reserve card:
Initial bonus: 80,000 bonus points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months.
Annual travel credit: You will receive a $300 annual travel credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year.
Ongoing rewards: With this card, you can earn a total of 10 points per $1 spent on hotels and car rentals booked through Chase, a total of 10 points per $1 spent on prepaid restaurant reservations or takeout orders made through Chase, a total of 5 points per $1 spent on flights purchased through Chase, 3 points per $1 spent on all other travel and dining purchases, and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.
Travel insurance: Chase Sapphire Reserve gives travel accident insurance, trip cancellation/interruption insurance, trip delay reimbursement, baggage delay insurance, and more.
Other perks: You have access to 1,300+ airport lounges worldwide after enrolling in Priority Pass Select (one-time enrollment). Plus, you’ll also receive up to $100 application fee credit every four years for Global Entry, NEXUS, or TSA PreCheck.
Keep in mind that you shouldn’t apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card just because it’s made of metal. Whether you should apply for the Chase Sapphire Reserve depends on how much you travel. That’s because frequent flyers will get enough value out of the Chase Sapphire Reserve perks to make the card’s annual fee worth it. If that’s the case for you, the metal card is just the icing on the cake.
Yes, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is a metal credit card. The Chase Sapphire Preferred weighs around 13 grams, compared to 5 grams for a traditional credit card made of plastic. Functionally, the metal Chase Sapphire Preferred card doesn’t work any differently than a plastic credit card, though it will be more durable.
Notable benefits: Travel insurance, rental car insurance, purchase protection and extended warranty coverage
Before applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, make sure that it’s a card that fits your needs and budget. While metal cards are flashy, they won’t do you much good if they don’t match your spending habits.
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