$4.99 Dash Button Credit No Longer Works on All Amazon Purchases, Limited to Dash Product

Amazon updated the terms on the $4.99 Dash button credit that it only applies to the Dash product, not all items sold on Amazon.

  • Old Terms: “The $4.99 account credit may only be applied to eligible products sold through Amazon.com.”
  • New Terms: “The $4.99 account credit may only be applied to eligible products purchased using Dash Button and sold through Amazon.com.”

The idea of the credit was always to use on your first Dash order, but people had ways of activating the button without applying the credit and then using the credit for anything on Amazon. Since the Dash buttons often went on sale for just $.99, it was a net a $4 (or more with the no-rush-shipping credit), sometimes in scalable fashion.

Especially disheartening is that they changed the terms even for buttons already purchased. They have themselves covered in the terms “Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time,” but still…

Hat tip to SD

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Samiul

It’s perfect now. But they are returnable or not?

Jake
Jake

Heads up – folks on Slickdeals have figured out a partial workaround for this policy change. It’s not nearly as good as the old deal (being able to use the Dash button credit on anything sold by Amazon) but it’s better than nothing. In short you can transfer Dash button credits from one button to another button. Let’s say you have a Fiji water button that still has the $4.99 credit on it and you never plan to order Fiji water, but you also have a Colgate button and you do plan to purchase Colgate products. You can go through the same steps as before with the Fiji water button (activate it on your account, don’t associate it with a product, and press the button), and then the next time you place an order through the Colgate button you’ll receive the $4.99 credit from the Fiji button.

DH7
DH7

like you said, not as good but DEFINITELY better than nothing. Would this work with say…THE AMAZON GC DASH BUTTON

Jake
Jake

People on Slickdeals have already tried that and confirmed that it does not work with the Amazon GC Dash button. It seems to work with all other Dash buttons though.

DH7
DH7

Dang, guess i gotta find a product worth buying. I think there’s a slickdeals page where someone listed the cheapest items for each button.

daxihe
daxihe

Did anyone try if it works with “Virtual dash buttons” created at https://www.amazon.com/b?node=16193715011 ?

Crovax
Crovax

I hope people are sending emails to Amazon expressing their distaste for such a change. Maybe we’ll catch someone’s eye and something will change.

Harold
Harold

I will be watching for a class action suit against Amazon for changing the terms after purchase and then not accepting returns.

William Charles

They aren’t changing the terms are they? Credit was always only for those items.

Harold
Harold

I’m confused. The top of this thread says: Amazon updated the terms on the $4.99 Dash button credit that it only applies to the Dash product, not all items sold on Amazon.

William Charles

It’s probably not worded properly, they updated the back end rather than the terms.

tinytavosa
tinytavosa

annndddd canceling my last two orders… LOL. darn it.

Brian
Brian

Does it have to be used to purchase the same item as the dash button you got the credit for? Or can I buy any item through a Dash regardless of which Dash button I earned the credit through?

J. Grant
J. Grant

I found this out on accident. Felt guilty when I bought something else and a 4.99 discount was applied.

farsighted99
farsighted99

I tried to buy only the buttons that I’d actually wanted the products for. Well, except for Red Bull. LOL!
Didn’t really think Amazon was going to let this go on forever.

DH7
DH7

All good loopholes come to an end, I need to work on hitting these faster

HarryTheFirstHarry
HarryTheFirstHarry

>>All good loopholes come to an end
…and new ones open up…..

Credit
Credit

Didn’t work for me last few days.