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Problems with Amazon Chase card deal-$30 off?

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Initial post: Dec 20, 2007 4:52:05 AM PST
M. Reed says:
I dont know if anyone else has experienced this problem, but I signed up for the Amazon Chase card on here to receive $30 off my order. Amazon lies and says this is to be instant approval and will receive the $30 off instantly- It has been 5 days since I ordered my items and have still not received anything! After some extensive research online, I discovered that not ALL are instant approvals, but that got me wondering if ANY are actually instant. I believe Amazon purposefully misleads people to get them to sign up for this card. I have read stories online that it does take longer but people are getting their discounts eventually, and of course there are a few who are having issues.

All in all, I wanted to know if anyone else has had any problems, or if anyone else has a time frame that it took for them to get this? I originally wanted to use this for Christmas gifts, but I don't see that happening now. I have loved Amazon up until this point when I was purposefully misled. Anyone have any insight?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:03:58 AM PST
Mark W says:
If any credit card company promises "instant approval for anybody and everybody, no strings attached" then they are going to be covered up with folks who are poor credit risks (please don't take that personally). I remember last month that a bank branch at a WalMart in Alabama (I think) advertised instant approval for credit cards, and people were lining up by the hundreds and demanding some of that "free money".

If your credit rating supports your application, you will get approved. If not, that does not mean that you were "misled".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:10:37 AM PST
Nawora says:
I was technically "instantly approved", but when I checked out there was no discount from the total. I read into it a little, and found out that Chase would credit my card with the 30.00. I'm not sure when it actually happened, but when I received my first bill from Chase, the 30.00 credit was there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:10:54 AM PST
Z. Booth says:
I signed up for the Amazon chase card about 6 months ago and I got instant approval, along with $30 off of my order.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:11:14 AM PST
I applied a few days ago and got instant approval. They explain that you will see the $30 credit on your first statement.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:11:54 AM PST
Cavatina says:
I have Amazons Chase card, the 30.00 will come off your first bill.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:18:08 AM PST
Exiled1 says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:29:36 AM PST
yes. cancelling a credit card will lower your credit score more than being delinquent in some cases.

As to the OP's concern. I also have the Amazon credit card and can cuncur that you will receive your $30 discount as a credit on your first bill.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:30:09 AM PST
Gaius Smith says:
Opening and closing a credit account does indeed hurt your credit. Taking a double hit on your score for a video game isnt worth it. You should think long term instead. Keeping the Amazon account for future sales for example.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 20, 2007 5:41:27 AM PST
Exiled1 says:
canceling new cards will not hurt you more than the extra revolving credit....canceling your old, established cards are the ones that hurt you... heck, I used to open a new credit account to shift my balance to 0% cards for years a while back...Nothing showed up negatively on my credit rating when I purchased a house....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2007 4:47:45 AM PST
M. Reed says:
Well overall- Thanks for everyones input! That makes me feel a little more at ease. I dont have bad credit, but I did have some issues with fraud which may be holding this application up and the reason for not getting an instant approval, as extra steps are involved with the applications when you have a fraud alert. Im glad to find that everyone that replied to my post got instant approvals, and Amazon wasnt misleading anyone. I guess I just have to wait until this goes through. Thanks All!

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 2:17:10 PM PDT
B. Jachimski says:
Even though this seems like an old thread, the problem still exists as of April 2009. I thought it was a great idea to get this credit card and "immediately" use the $30 on my purchase. After submitting the credit application, a nice text message informs me that it "can take from a few days to two weeks" to get approved. After seeing my current credit score during a home re-finance two months ago, I know for a fact I'm no credit risk. This delayed credit does not give me the benefit as advertised. I just called 888-247-4080 and asked when I will receive my card and they simply reiterated the "can take from a few days to two weeks" line from the website. So I asked to cancel my credit application, and how convenient, they have no way to do that. So lets see, I don't get my credit card benefit when I'm supposed to during my purchase, now I'm powerless to cancel my application?!?!? If I knew it would turn out this way, I would not have applied. Shame on for not even putting up a message "your credit cannot be determined, would you like to continue even though it may take a couple weeks?". That would have been the moral thing to do. Shame on and I'll get the word out.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 2:32:01 PM PDT
EMazz1 says:
Blame Chase, the company that runs the CC not amazon.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009 2:50:34 PM PDT
RobbieG says:
my favorite card, i use it for everything. the $30 credit was on 1st statement. chase offers free mobile banking if you have a smart phone...which is very nice. they do promotions every couple months which lets your earn triple points for "dining out, gas, drug store..." its always something different. I earn points very fast and get $25 gift cards all the time from amazing. best card anyone can get. you will be surprised how fast you can get 2500 points during these promotions. you will be notified of the promotion by e-mail usually a week or 2 after it started (by date) but all you have to do is follow the steps on the email and enroll. its very nice.

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 8:26:46 AM PST
Sachin Kumar says:
Yeah they will credit it on 1st statement. Best card and service I had till date. I even got $50 service credit after accumulating 5000 points.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 6:30:00 AM PST
Boston_Mel says:
Does anyone know if this offer is still available? I noticed a $10 credit with promotion code SCJANTEN for purchases over $50. I'm so used to seeing the $30 credit offer and now when I'm actually considering applying, it's gone! Just my luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2011 6:45:36 AM PST
patriciae says:
I applied for that credit card last summer. I got 40.00 off the order I was placing and instant approval. I also like the rewards as I can get cash.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2011 6:49:33 AM PST
Boston_Mel says:
oh, just figured out the amazon rewards card (chase) still gives $30. The Amazon store card gives financing offers. Darn it. Can't double dip!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2011 7:57:36 AM PST
MamaBear007 says:
From Amazon's Chase Card application page:

Approval: You'll receive a decision within 30 seconds.

If you were not instantly approved, you'll need to wait until your application
has completed the approval process -- usually within 2 to 4 weeks after
applying. Due to the time it takes to process applications, please wait at
least 2 weeks after applying before inquiring about the status of your
application. Neither nor Chase will be able to speed up the
processing of an Rewards Visa Card application that was
selected for manual review.

Just a quick question... If you weren't approved, how did you pay for your order? I was approved immediately, and had a card number before I placed my first order with the Chase card. If you were relying on that $30 credit, you probably shouldn't have placed an order until you were 100% sure that your card had been approved.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011 8:10:25 AM PST
Boston_Mel says:
well, in my case I'm looking at an offer that ends Feb. 5 so I applied now to leave enough time for approval. If not approved I suppose the individual can pay with another card...

My point was that I thought the Amazon store card and the rewards card were the same thing initially... So, I wanted to see if I could get financing AND rewards AND $30. No such luck.

Posted on May 15, 2011 9:39:22 AM PDT
I hit Submit and it just blinked and stayed on the same page. I thought I left something out so I looked it over--had to refill info it dropped and tried again. It just instantly blinked and stayed on same page. Was that a denial? Didn't take 60 seconds--not even one second. It didn't have anything highlighted as missing or incorrect. Don't they tell you if you are denied?

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 9:54:18 AM PDT
AlChemE says:
Anna, Your experience sounds like some kind of web browser issue that is keeping your computer from playing nicely with the application site.

In reply to an earlier post on May 15, 2011 2:18:40 PM PDT
Thank you, you were right. I used a different browser and didn't have a problem.

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 9:33:45 PM PDT
cookn8r says:
i applied for the card to get the $30 discount. I have great credit, but the application was denied, so I used another card. A few weeks later, my application is approved and I get the card in the mail. I've bought lots of stuff, but my $30 credit was never given.
I had to call up and complain. The first time they told me, just wait til the end of the month. I waited. No credit. Finally I had to call and get an "elevation number". Hopefully this works.
I like amazon, but this looks like a systematic ripoff to me. Maybe it's Chase's problem. I wonder how much they have gotten away with through this maneuver.

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 12:25:59 PM PDT
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