Amazon Rewards by Chase - is it the best Amazon affiliated card?

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fair credit
intro purchase APR no intro offerregular APR14.24 - 22.24% (V)
intro BT APR no intro offer 14.24-22.24%
rewards 1% 2% 3% on every $1 +$30 off at Amazon
  • earn 3% back on Amazon purchases
  • 2% on gas, dining out and drugstores
  • 1% on everything else
  • get $30 on your Amazon account upon cards approval

no annual fee

3% back on Amazon

2% back on gas, dining and drugstores

Editors Review

Pros

  • no annual fee
  • 2-3% on high rewards categories
  • $30 bonus

Cons

  • there are other 5% Amazon cashback cards available today
  • 3% international transaction fee - not great for travel needs

Verdict

The card is good if you do a lot of Amazon shopping. It also helps that it gives you 2% on popular spending categories: gas, pharmacy, and dining. In addition, a good approval probability with imperfect score and no annual fee makes the card a good choice for an everyday card.
However, if you really like Amazon purchases as I do, you can find better rewarding cards today.
First option is a Citi Forward card that gives you 5% on entertainment and books, and Amazon is still a bookseller, if you forget.
Another good option for Amazon shopping is to buy Amazon gift cards with your Amazon Rewards Visa and get 5% cashback on it. 
 
Finally, the biggest kickback is - you get a 6% cashback if you use an AmEx Blue Cash Preferred card to buy Amazon gift cards at a groceries store
 
Last updated: 07/24/2016









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