Posted by Chuck on July 20, 2016
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Published on July 20th, 2016 | by Chuck

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$1 Minimum for Amazon Gift Cards, Reloads Still $.50

The minimum gift card possible to buy on Amazon.com is now $1, up from the previous minimum of $.50. You can still reload your Amazon gift card balance with just $.50.

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Small Amazon loads are a useful way of meeting minimum spend thresholds on bank accounts or credit cards that require a certain number of transactions. Many banks require transactions to keep the account fee-free, and the Everyday Preferred card from Amex requires 30 transactions in order to be eligible for the 50% bonus the card offers.

There’s a good chance that the reloads will change eventually too. For now, just shift over from gift cards to reloads if you haven’t already.

HT: Reddit



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Jonathan
Jonathan

I don’t believe balance reloads on Amazon qualifies for the Amex Everday transaction counts based on personal experiment. Can you please elaborate your source?

Miles4Matt

I can confirm that balance reloads count towards the AMEX Everyday transaction bonus.

Lantean
Lantean

it worked for me just like any other Amazon transaction

Albert H
Albert H

Has there been any DP about overusing the reloads?

im tempted to open 3 bank accounts to earn more %, but in total, would need to make like 40 $.50 transactions via amazon per month…

Chandan Prasad
Chandan Prasad

Today the minimum amount is $5.00

Ray
Ray

Any recent DPs on $0.50 Amazon reloads dead for counting towards Amex Everyday transactions? I just did 5 reloads 2 days ago, already posted but my Amex transaction tracker didn’t count them. Says I have 16 transactions posted when I have 21 posted on my current statement. It’s possible that it’s because they just posted this morning, but usually they appear for me right away on the tracker. Will update when my statement closes, but it seems very suspicious to me.

NBG
NBG

It was behaving like that for me last month, but after few days, it reverted to correct count and 20% bonus applied. Hopefully that is the case here.

Spum Boy
Spum Boy

It’s only allowing me to reload in increments of $1.00 now. 50 cents seems to go through but I never get a confirmation email and it never shows up.

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