Posted by William Charles on July 8, 2017

Published on July 8th, 2017 | by William Charles


Amazon Reps Direct Users To Doctor Of Credit To Clarify Deal

I’m clearly biased but I like to think that this site does a great job of outlining good deals and how to complete them. Apparently Amazon customer service representatives agree, because they having been referencing and directing users to this site and our coverage of the ‘Get $30 off $60 by Using 1 Membership Rewards Point [Targeted Offer, Working If Used Before]‘.

This is probably more interesting to me than anybody else so I’ll also take this opportunity to thank all of the readers who have supported the site by using our Amazon affiliate links, it’s really appreciated and helps to keep me motivated.

Hat tip to reader Plungerjoke


56 Responses to Amazon Reps Direct Users To Doctor Of Credit To Clarify Deal

  1. Niel says:

    I guess the rep either reads your blog or too many customers referred your blog to Amazon reps.

  2. joE says:

    lol this is awesome Will, congrats 🙂

  3. MSer says:

    I can hear Bezos calling soon…

    Will crush all the credit card shills, er, “travel experts”

  4. Bob says:

    You go doc! 🙂

  5. JVP says:

    I’ll tell my granchildren I knew the Doc before he was famous.

  6. Max says:

    I actually chatted with a rep with Amazon and the rep said the 3rd party gift cards doesn’t apply. I wonder if I should point him to your blog to see that it should….

  7. Chucks says:

    Lol I had a BOA rep pull up your site when he was trying to figure out what the Merrill Lynch Octave card was. You’re getting popular.

    • JessS says:

      I worked at BofA a few years back. A third of my team read DOC’s site for bank account sign up bonuses and credit card sign up bonuses. DOC’s write ups and explanations were often more thorough than the cruddy explanations our manager gave, or our computer training modules provided. Hell, I knew at least two people in debit cards who didn’t grasp the difference between hard and soft inquiries until I pointed them to DOC’s article on FICO scores. Training was pretty bad unless you were willing to go above and beyond your work hours to pick things up.

  8. Credit says:

    Awesome. One of the few bloggers making an honest living.

  9. Laurel says:

    shouldn’t they be paying you if they want to direct customers to your site.

  10. Kumar says:

    Congratulations. Well deserved for all the work you do.

  11. Pam says:

    You ROCK! Best blog around! Thanks for all you do.

  12. Adam D says:

    Congrats, it takes longer, but this is the way to generate a larger loyal following, unlike Onemileatatime who posts misleading info to enrich himself first and foremost.

  13. Alfred says:

    Best ever site for me till date. Thanks for all the valuable info. sharing

  14. GIR says:

    Congratulations! You are the only credit blog I visit on an hourly basis. Thank you for providing the best quality content. Honestly no other blog or site compares.

  15. Kashmoney says:

    Congrats! Baller Status! 🙂

  16. Dee says:

    Great job, Doc! Well deserved!

  17. Avi says:

    I was on their chat support for an hour with someone who did searches to look up the promo and sent me a Fatwallet link with the terms… which I clearly met. He “escalated” it for someone to look at, rather than issue me a credit. I’m not holding my breath on hearing back from them.

  18. Sergey says:

    Don’t mean to disappoint you but seeing so many misspellings in this “Amazon response” makes me think it might be a fake one. You do deserve that though. It’s my favorite blog!

  19. Phill says:


  20. chris a says:

    I agree with others. This is the best site ever for me. I tend to read your posts atleast once every day.

    Thanks for all you and your team does.

  21. _here_ says:

    “…your not…”


  22. AL says:

    Superb site. You deserve the recognition!

  23. Mr. Emoji says:

    What a recognition!

  24. Information Booth says:

    Thanks for all you do! You’re site enriches my life. Love in Christ.

  25. Silvia says:

    Congrats. This is a great blog that brings true value to the readers. Thanks for all you do.

  26. Klad says:

    Wow.. I know its too late and too little for this site, but man… good recognition indeed. Cheers 🙂

  27. Jeff says:

    Congrats Will, Chuck, and everyone else at DoC! Thanks for all that you do. Your posts have helped me immensely since I first stopped by ~ 3 years ago. Now I only hope my boss never finds out how often I am on this site on a daily basis…

  28. DaWoodMan1 says:

    Congrats DOC!

  29. E Dantes says:

    That’s so awesome. Congratulations, Will!

  30. Louis R says:

    Awesome work, this made my day! Thank you!

  31. P says:

    Time to get paid from amazon per click on their email link then

  32. VK says:

    Congrats doc….this speaks a tonne towards the short yet all angles covered posts on this site.

  33. Div says:

    Congrats DOC!
    Looks like Amazon rep is hard core fan of your posts. Kepp up the good work.

  34. Dev says:

    Congratulations 🎊 DOC
    One of the only very few honest bloggers.
    Not like other guys who always brag about how they fly business class flights and stay in $1000 hotel suits.
    What u like here is the honesty and it doesn’t matter how small is the deal, you post it.

    Once again it proves that Honesty is the winner eventually.

    Great job! Keep up the great work.

  35. ChaseJuggler says:

    Soooooooooooo cool!!

  36. Darv says:

    Great job, William. As much as I love your site, I would be happy for you if somebody came along and offered you a few million to buy it.

    Have a great day, sir!

  37. NinjaX says:

    you guys are hilarious. “congratulations” huh? ok. we will see…

  38. zalmy says:


  39. Eddy says:

    Congrats, Doc !! Will miss you when they offer you gazillions for this site.

  40. sybloc says:

    So, uh, when do you go public?

  41. DJ says:

    You deserve it. Thanks DoC

  42. MontyFC says:

    I love DoC and the content they provide. I have been helped in saving lot of money using their posts. Because I like your site so much, I feel its important to play devil’s advocate here.

    IMO, this rep didn’t do their job properly. The rep should have cited only Amazon’s own articles/links and not 3rd party blogs. This is not an endorsement from Amazon, but a lazy rep copy pasting one of the top links from Google search (DoC easily tops any related search).

    If I were the supervisor of the rep and read through the chat later, I would have a stern discussion with the rep.

    A far fetched thought, but maybe it is also time to rethink how to address posts that highlight Amazon tricks.

    DoC is great even without this incident.

  43. Evan says:

    Same issue here. My letter from amazon:

    I’m following up on your recent contact to our Customer Service department.

    On reviewing the previous correspondence that you had with us via chat, I understand that you are concerned about the promotion “AMEX17PRIME”.

    I’m really sorry that you are unable to take advantage of this promotion and I’ll let you know as to why the promotional code AMEX17PRIME didn’t apply to your account.

    We occasionally offer promotional certificates to potential customers or to select existing customers, to encourage them to shop at

    The promotion in question of $30 through AMEX17PRIME was offered by invitation only to a limited group of customers, and is valid only for the e-mail addresses to which it was sent.

    On checking using our tools, it saddens me to let you know that your account under this current email address is not among those targeted customers accounts for this promotion. This is the reason for the promotion not being honored and you not able to see the discount.

    Unfortunately this promotion is designed in such a way that our system targets few customers account dynamically, sends those customers an email regarding the promotion and honors the promotion on those accounts only.

    If in case you received an email from Amazon regarding the AMEX17PRIME promotion, I would recommend you to forward that email to us so that we can investigate further and take additional action, if required. If you received an email from Amazon regarding this app sign in promotion on another email address, I request you to try placing an order from the Amazon account associated with that email address.

    We regret that we cannot extend this offer for you at the moment and I hope you understand my limitations in this regard. However since you’ve taken your time out to contact us regarding this, I’ve forwarded this situation to the concerned team so that we may target a similar promotion to you in the future.

    Also, our marketing team regularly introduces new promotion on hundreds of thousands of items on our website. Hence, I’d kindly request you to keep looking for those promotions and make the most out of them.

  44. Biggie F says:

    Hey, I know I’m just piling on at this point, but this is as good a time as any to salute DoC for all the hard work they do, their commitment to getting things right, the coherence of their commentary, the organization of the site… I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that everything that is going on here takes intelligence, perspective, and stick-to-it-iveness. It does not go unnoticed. This isn’t just the best credit card / travel site — it’s one of the most functional things I encounter anywhere. Thanks!!

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