Published on August 4th, 2015 | by Chuck14
Amazon Allowance: Minimum is now $5
We’ve written about an awesome way of automating debit and credit card transactions by creating an Amazon Allowance for yourself. The system automatically charges the chosen card at the intervals you choose. And it was possible to make loads as low as $.50.
They’ve now lowered the minimum load amount to $5.
I don’t have any standing Amazon Allowance setup and I’m not sure if this change affects existing scheduled allowance loads. Let us know in the comments.
You can still purchase Amazon gift cards in $.50 (just don’t overdo it), but that needs to be done manually and can’t be automated. And of course, you can decide to just do a $5 load amount in order to automate the transactions. For someone who spends a lot on Amazon, it’s really not a big deal. We’ve also noted that for the purposes of getting the bonus on the Better Balance Rewards card, it’s smart to put $5 transactions, in any case, so as not to run into the small balance waiver issue.
See also FreequentFlyer about some possible automation with Evolve and Serve.
HT: reader Rafi