Posted by William Charles on November 15, 2019
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Published on November 15th, 2019 | by William Charles

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

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.

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).

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.

test
test

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

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

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

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

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!

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