Posted by William Charles on March 26, 2020
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Published on March 26th, 2020 | by William Charles

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Change Your Address With USPS & Get A 10% Off Amazon Coupon ($20 Maximum Discount)

Update 3/26/20: Changing address is also showing $5 off $50 at Kroger. Hat tip to US Credit Cards 101

Update 1/4/20: Deal has been extended

The Offer

Direct link to offer | Offer terms on Amazon.com (affiliate link)

  • Change your address with USPS and you should receive a coupon for 10% off on Amazon

The Fine Print

  • Valid until 12/31/19
  • Offer limited to one per customer and account every 360 days

Our Verdict

Previously we’ve seen 15% off up to $1,000 in purchases ($150 maximum discount). That was much better deal, still this is a $20 savings and worth doing if you need to change your address anyway. This can also be stacked with other deals including the MR/UR/Discover discounts. Deal doesn’t work on gift cards any longer

Hat tip to US Credit Cards 101

 



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AA
AA

Changing address seems like an odd thing to incentivize, but a deal’s a deal! Funny enough, I do actually need to change my address soon.

Froide
Froide

Not odd at all. From Amazon’s perspective, it’s a great marketing tool. And from USPS’ perspective the benefits are huge:

(1) Filing changes of address saves USPS from having to deliver, then process return-to-sender, forwarded, and deliverable mail addressed to old addresses.

(2) USPS earns advertising/affiliate marketing revenues from the companies that offer discounts and coupons to those filing change of address forms.

(3) There is no fee for patrons to file paper-based change-of-address forms, but for patrons they are a PITA to complete (and therefore may not be completed), while for the USPS providing them costs money, and processing them is labor-intensive and therefore even more costly (even though it’s far more costly for USPS if the change of address forms don’t get filed at all, as per point #1). That’s why post office branches now limit how many change-of-address packets they distribute per patron per visit, and many Post Office workers remind patrons who request change of address forms that one can skip the forms by filing address changes online.

(4) Online submission of change of address forms, for which the USPS charges $1.05 per address, is far more efficient and economical for USPS, all around, than processing paper forms. Furthermore, incentive campaigns like this one, which partner with retailers that conduct B2C business online, reaches as well as incentivizes people who are comfortable (as well as those who prefer) doing transactions online.

AA
AA

Ahh, okay, very good points! I didn’t realize that this was just part of the usual mover coupons that they offer at the end of the online change of address process. It’s nice that they have Amazon on there now.

I should have guessed that people often don’t bother to change their address, given how much mail I have to send back with “not at this address” whenever I move to a new place. At one house it was particularly bad; the previous residents were getting bank notices, investment account info, doctor’s office materials, and greeting cards from friends, in addition to the expected junk mail. You’d think they skipped town or something, but they were still in contact with the landlord and even had to drop by for something once at the beginning, so they didn’t seem to be hiding.

We also lost count of how many different people had mail sent to them there. We ultimately printed sheets of labels marked “not at this address” to make it easier to send things back. In three years of living there, we used up several sheets, so probably at least 100 letters (after doing this by hand for a while at first).

Guest
Guest

NFA is what goes on the envelope if it has your address but an unknown name (and isn’t junk mail) It stands for “no forwarding address”

Matthew
Matthew

I did it last time and all my credits card got notified about my Change of address and I had to correct them one by one.

Chuck

Interesting. So USPS informs the banks of the move, apparently.

Simon
Simon

Can confirm. Moved end of summer.

Sri
Sri

USPS sells the address change requests to data brokers who then will disseminate the data to their clients(banks)

Nathan
Nathan

I work at a bank in credit card division. Yes we get change of address info from usps.

Snorlax
Snorlax

They always have. The wording in the Privacy Act of who they give the new address is “to mailers, if already in possession of your name and old mailing address, as an address correction service.”

AG
AG

NCOA is nation change of address db maintained by USPS. Outsourced really.
(Not offshored)

If someone needs change of address information and does have original information they can get new address for free.

Banks insurance companies’ process these request in bulk there are broker cowponies who facilitate this exchange (received current address, identify changes and notify changed records).

Fin companies do this to avoid sending statement, marketing material to old address.

Most regional bank and insurance companies perform this check foir everyone once a quarter, big banks do it more frequently.

test
test

Don’t move out. Always move in to your current address.

Matthew
Matthew

I did it last summer and all my banks told me that they were reported my new address and the new address was added to my credit report even though I just put a temporary change. I have to call 3 credits bureaus to get it removed

Steve

You put your current address as the new address? So the same address was on your credit report twice? Why did you need to remove one?

D man
D man

Perfect I move tomorrow!

ren
ren
Chuck

Added, thanks

FM
FM

FWIW, despite that language I’ve never had success with being able to re-use this discount with subsequent change of addresses even though they were multiple years apart. The first time I got the offer several years back it was 10% off on $500 ($50 max). I’ve received the offer each time after two other moves but clicking the add to account didn’t work no matter what.

However, this most recent time a few weeks ago I then forwarded the email with the claim link to a family member and they were able to immediately add to their account – so it is at least transferrable to somebody else (such as player 2 if you have one). I’ll also add that the summary T&Cs in the email state “Offer limited to one per customer account” but clicking through to the full T&Cs you see “Offer limited to one per customer and account every 360 days”. I’m guessing the text was updated in one of those locations but the account qualification logic was not

Eric
Eric

I don’t know how I missed this before when I scoured the thread. William Charles, ignore my last question as I see the offer does indeed have the same term: “Offer may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.”

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

I got the coupon earlier this year but it didn’t work :/

Eric
Eric

What do you mean it didn’t work? What happened?

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

There was no coupon code in the email. Just a link for redeeming the offer which didn’t work (it said I will get a 10% discount at checkout but I didn’t)

Eric
Eric

Did you complain? It worked for me but I haven’t bought anything yet that qualifies.

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

I guess I should have complained in that case! It was over a year ago though so I don’t have any chance now 🙂

TDD
TDD

this was a big deal like 6 years ago as there previously was a 10% coupon to best buy. moreover you didn’t even need to change your address, you just had to go to the Post office and pick up a change of address packet. and voila… you had a physical copy of the coupon. not anymore…. the days of packets are over. now you actually have to change your address.

Phil
Phil

I got a Lowes 10% off coupon in the mail when I moved this past summer after changing my address. Was extra useful when I was buying things for the new house!

Trevor
Trevor

The Lowe’s coupon from this offer is now $20 off $100 and I think it’s on regular-priced items only.

DatCosFivTousanDoluu
DatCosFivTousanDoluu

Guess I’ll have to move now… /s

jc
jc

WORKED!!! had to pay $1.95 to USPS but got the amazon coupon and also a Lowes $20 off $100!

Raylan
Raylan

This process will also get you a Lowe’s coupon – sometimes it’s 10% off, others, it’s $20 off $100. This’ll also stack with the Amex offer for 10% off Lowe’s. I bought a replacement washing machine last year at Lowe’s for something like $150 off sticker using this stacking method.

Alex
Alex

You need to pay USPS $1.05 for change of address. And this change will alert your insurance company and banks.

Ron
Ron

Only customers with an Amazon.com account who receive a message or notification directly from Amazon referring to this offer are eligible to redeem the offer. Does this mean it’s targeted ? Also seems it needs an Amazon move account. I have no idea what is that.

BillyBudd
BillyBudd

I did this offer. Also got a few coupons in the mail A Lowes coupon, 20% off at Bed Bath Beyond, $10 off Ace Hardware, and a few other ones that I threw away.

You get the Amazon discount when you finish the process online. There’s a link you click and you enter moving dates on Amazon Move. Pretty easy.

Eric
Eric

Did the Amazon coupon come by mail or by email? How soon after you filled out the form did the coupons arrive?

fcuk Usps
fcuk Usps

so much BS with USPS, FCUK them

Linda
Linda

I used to do this 10-15 years ago for Home Depot coupons. I “moved out” of my parents’ house to my current address about half a dozen times.

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