Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

Card Details and Application Link
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa
$200 Amazon Gift Card
Eligible Prime members get a $200 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval. Terms apply.
Click Here to Apply

No Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: For Amazon Prime members, this is a great card for Amazon, AWS, and Whole Foods purchases.


Card Type: Visa Credit Card

Base
1%
Dine
2%
Gas
2%
Grocery
5%
Shop
5%
Brand
5%
Other
2%

Earning rate: Prime Members: 5% in Amazon rewards on US purchases at Amazon.com and Amazon physical stores ⚬ 5% back at Whole Foods ⚬ 2% Back in Amazon rewards at US restaurants, US gas stations, and drugstores ⚬ 1% back on all other purchases

Overview

5% back in Amazon rewards for Prime members at Amazon and Whole Foods is interesting considering that Amazon and Whole Foods sell such a wide variety of items.

Note the following terms:

Eligible purchases are purchases of products and services, minus returns and other credits. Buying products and services with your Card, in most cases, will count as an eligible purchase; however, the following types of transactions won't be eligible for the rewards option and won't earn % Back rewards: fees or interest charges payable to American Express, cash advances, purchases of travelers checks, and purchases of other cash-like transactions not made at designated Amazon properties, such as purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, and person-to-person payments. Additional terms and restrictions apply.
You may notice that purchases of prepaid cards are explicitly excluded. It will be interesting to see whether that rule is encorced with gift card purchases.

Application Tips


Amex Application Tips



  • Safe to Apply: Amex is the safest bank for trying your luck at a new welcome bonus. They don’t usually issue a hard pull when denying your application, and if you already have an Amex card, they won't usually issue a hard pull when approved for another one. Plus, they’ll now warn you during the application process if you’re not eligible for the bonus.

  • Lifetime Rule: If you've ever had the same card before, you are most likely prohibited from getting a welcome bonus for the card if you apply now. Fortunately you'll be warned during the application process if this is the case. Amex is known to "forget" that you've had a card after about 7 years.

  • 90 Day Rule: You can get at most two credit cards within 90 days. This rule does not apply to Pay Over Time (charge) cards.

  • 5 credit card max: Amex usually won't approve applications for new credit cards if you already have 5 or more Amex credit cards or 10 or more charge cards.

  • Better Offers: You may be able to get a better offer than the best available public offer. Details here.

  • Hard inquiries combine into 1 when approved same day


Check application status here.
If denied, call reconsideration: 877-399-3083 (new accountholders); 866-314-0237 (current accountholders)


Keep or Cancel?

Since this card has no annual fee, the only reason I can think of to cancel it is if you need to free up a slot to add another Amex credit card to your portfolio.

Related Cards (Chase cash back cards)

Card Offer
Chase Slate Edge
$100 Cash Back
Earn $100 statement credit after $500 in purchases in first 6 months

No Annual Fee

This card is subject to Chase's 5/24 rule (click here for details). Even though this card is marketed as a cash back card, it actually earns Ultimate Rewards points which are redeemable for 1 cent each, or can be combined with other Ultimate Rewards-earning cards to get even more value. This product is available to you if you do not have this card and have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.