[Registration Capped] Statement Credit - Amazon Prime Membership Get 50% Credit, up to $30 Cashback

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Just saw this in my offer inbox (Amex Platinum Edge)

Full Ts and Cs:

Payments must be made online at www.amazon.com.au/prime to be eligible for the offer.
Only payments for Amazon Prime monthly or annual memberships are eligible for the offer. All other payments at Amazon.com.au are ineligible.
Offer is limited to maximum of $30 credit per Card to which the offer is saved and only spend on this Card counts towards the Offer.
Offer is limited to the first 50,000 Cards that save the offer.
Offer end date is 18/12/2018.
Excludes transactions where you do not spend directly with your Card to which the offer is saved.

Offer valid at Australian website www.amazon.com.au/prime only.
Excludes transactions made through a third party establishment or payment processor.
Credit is not redeemable for cash or other payment form.
Credit should appear on your billing statement within 5 business days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from the offer end date.
Credit will not be applied to your Card account if your Card has been suspended or cancelled.
Credit may be reversed if your qualifying purchase is refunded or cancelled.

Thanks to the @forumninja for the direct link

Referral Links

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Referee: 30,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

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Referrer: 60,000 Reward Points
Referee: 50,000 Reward Points with 3 purchases outside DJ in 1 month

This is part of Amazon Prime Day sale for 2018

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Comments

  •  

    nice find. Got it on my Explorer card via the app, can't find it listed on AMEX Connect but I guess it may appear in the next few days. Shame is for Prime membership payments only and not broader category like the NAB offer though. Good chance to halve the cost of an annual membership in mid December

  • +2 votes

    not in mine unfortunately :( (velocity platinum)

  • +1 vote

    So based on the introductory price, that makes it $30 for 12months…brilliant!

  •  

    Only payments for Amazon Prime monthly or annual memberships are eligible for the offer. All other payments at Amazon.com.au are ineligible.

    Does that means the credit will not be apply for buying stuff on Amazon?

  •  

    What exactly is prime and why would I want it?

  • +6 votes

    Anything wrong with this strategy

    Pay monthly with one card

    December pay for yearly with another card

    •  

      Why not, you can change card info as many time as you like

      I am just wondering if we can pay extra years for the membership.

    • +1 vote

      It's only a wrong strategy if you only have one Amex ;) thanks for the tip!

    • +2 votes

      Thats my plan, set reminders for the 14th of December for this thread and the 50% Amazon Prime thread. Happy Days!!!! :D

      • +1 vote

        Why the 14th?

        Are we going to have to be careful that we currently don't have a month paid up so that when we change to a year the fee gets taken before the 18th? I've assume going from monthly to yearly won't bill me until the last month runs up.

        •  

          I can confirm that at least if you are currently on the free trial, switching from monthly to annually does not bill you immediately but rather changes the amount to be billed on the next renewal date. I think it's reasonable to assume that it will operate the same way if you have paid for your current month, but hopefully someone else can confirm.

      •  

        What 50% Amazon Prime thread??

    •  

      Anything wrong with this strategy

      Pay monthly with one card

      December pay for yearly with another card

      I think it's only one transaction per card, so if you pay monthly, you'll only receive $2.50 cashback for the first month.

      No, I'm wrong! Smart thinking.

    •  

      Anything wrong with this strategy

      same strategy most will be using.
      Amex & Amazon will be "Hmm this wasn't a success, hardly anyone who claimed the offer has taken it up"
      …..then Dec 17…."WTF?"

  •  

    I believe we also get prime movies and music with prime membership which is not an option with ebay plus

    • +1 vote

      Not music in AU

      •  

        That’s bad, In India amazon is offering all this with prime membership

        •  

          it does pretty much elsewhere too. I'm guessing they seperated it as it's expensive & thus lets them keep the Prime price lower (it's $au160/yr in the US, $au108 in the UK). And they've missed the boat for music streaming in Oz, Spotify, Google & Apple have that cornered.

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          @supabrudda: and also the app looks and feels crappy on the ui front

      •  

        I just registered and it clearly states Prime Music is included.

        " Prime Music
        Get instant access to over two million songs ad-free and on-demand, for up to 40 hours per month. "

        So it includes Shipping, Video, Music, Twitch (games) and Reading.

        EDIT: Uggghh sorry, I just saw how old these posts are. Offer is still valid though and just signed up.

        •  

          It's not Music Unlimited. Like Kindle Reading (not Unlimited), the Prime Music is a cut-rate version of the full thing (Music Unlimited) with only 40 hours and a drastically reduced catalogue.

    •  

      The selection of movies is very limited.

  •  

    registered with Amex QF card

    so… Prime free for 1 month.. then the discounted deal for a few months…. and then register it for a year for $30 after that in December ??

    given the UTTERLY POOR blu ray selection - and more expensive UK and US limited selection- I'll have to monitor what stuff they have.

    We're only doing this because of the Turnbull Tax.

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/385490

    Amazon AU Prime (inc FREE 2 Day Shipping) for $4.99/Mo until 31/01/2019 ($6.99 Thereafter) or $59/Year + FREE 30 Day Trial

    •  

      what you've described is Amazon's fault actually. they've decided to limit the availability of stock in the AU store. As for the price, we're always going to be charged more then the US store (that goes for pretty much all things, as the US has economies of scale, much larger popiulation density and it's cheaper to do business) , but we should be similar to the UK store (or cheaper as they have a 20% gst).

    • +4 votes

      Considering that many US deals were limited anyway - Wouldnt ship to Oz, this isnt as bad as you make it out.

      BTW Its NOT Turnbull Tax

      From ABC website

      The Coalition and Labor have agreed to a plan to apply the GST to imported products worth less than $1,000 from July 1, 2018.

  •  

    don't think there is a way to prepay more than 1 year at a time. Sad

    •  

      nope, people in the US were spewing when they announced the 20% increase, as they weren't able to extend their yearly membership before the price rise.

  • +2 votes

    Available for Essential Card too

  •  

    Thanks OP, got it on my primary and supp explorer,cheap year and a half!

  •  

    How does amazon prime tv work? As in can you get apps for media players/ smart tvs / android boxes etc? Or is it mainly for phone usage?

    • +2 votes

      Pretty much same as most other streaming services, a la Netflix, except for whatever reason they don't support Chromecast from their mobile apps.

    • +1 vote

      Android/iPhone/iPad apps, as well as browser. Support for other devices vary eg some smart TVs may have a suitable app. My old Apple TV supports it, although it does reboot itself every now and then.

  •  

    Thanks OP. Registered with my Westpac altitude AMEX

  • +2 votes

    I'm still on the Prime Trial period, how do I make full annual payment, can't see the option anywhere?

    Update: Nevermind, all you need is manually register your AMEX from link posted by forumninja above, then edit your Prime payment and change it to your Amex card, by going here Your Account > Manage Your Prime Membership, once your trial period end, money will be taken out of your AMEX and then you will receive your cash back.

  •  

    I have a similar question as kml22, if I am already enrolled for Prime and still in trial period, am I still eligible for this offer as long as I pay monthly or annual membership on Amex card?

    •  

      Yes, make sure you manually register your card first (link posted by forumninja above), then edit your membership payment to use AMEX, after the trial period, money will be taken out of your AMEX card, and then you will receive your cash back.

  •  

    For those tossing up if it is 'worth it' or not.

    I'll be honest, Prime Video alone is worth around $5-8 a month. The free shipping adds even better value. Get this asap!

    Note, I'll be keeping the membership going monthly $4.99 until November using a Mastercard debit, then switch to annual using the Amex card. That way you maximise savings, won't risk doing it in December.

    • +5 votes

      A reminder to CBA customers, you will need to use the offer before November, after which time all AMEX services are being discontinued. 😭

    •  

      What's Prime video? Can I stream Full HD and 4K movies like Netflix with the subscription?

    •  

      People say it's worse than Netflix but How does Amazon prime video compare with Stan? Are there many newer movies available?

      •  

        Gonna answer my own question after signing for free trial. It's rubbish. Not worth even $1 a month. For people considering Amazon prime, just consider merit of that alone. Don't even need to take Amazon video into account. Selection is pitiful.

      •  

        Do they do geoblocking?
        Can I watch Amazon Prime US with Getflix?

        If this is the case then we compare Amazon Prime US vs Netflix AU.
        Right?

        •  

          No you can't just use geo-blocking to access the US catalog in this case. You would need a US-based payment method and would need to set your country as US, which you can't do in Amazon.com.au.

  •  

    might be cheap enough to consider prime now ;)

    •  

      I'm not entirely sure it will be even worth $30 to me, but at $2.50 a month, I'll give it a go.

  •  

    can you watch prime videos on game consoles for AU ?

  •  

    Thanks mate.

  •  

    Nice!

  • +1 vote

    wow, such terrible contents in prime videos

  •  

    Only payments for Amazon Prime monthly or annual memberships are eligible for the offer. All other payments at Amazon.com.au are ineligible.

    I wonder how this will be achieved.

    e.g. I bought something from amazon today and in the amex app it has associated this offer with that transaction (perhaps the logic in the app is less sophisticated than the logic in their cashback processing but here's hoping)

    •  

      Probably a separate merchant account. Maybe Amazon prime is paid to parent company or subsidiary. Au site might be another merchant account.

      • +1 vote

        This.

        I bought 2 items yesterday, and one was billed to "Amazon" and the other "Amazon Marketplace" - neither triggered the 50% cashback for Prime. It wouldn't be too far a stretch to imagine that memberships are billed to another biller. Otherwise, there's a small possibility that it goes by amount? But that'd be a very weird way of doing it.

        •  

          Membership goes to "Amazon Prime" as merchant for your membership fees as opposed to just "Amazon" or "Amazon Marketplace" for items.

  •  

    My prime membership will renew tomorrow, will see how it goes.

  • +3 votes

    My Membership renewal is today (I opt in for the annual subscription), and straight away I got an email from AMEX about the 50% cashback verification below)

    Get 50% credit, up to $30 back
    Thank you for using Amex Offers with your Card ending in xxxxx at AMAZON PRIME.

    If your transaction meets the offer terms, your credit should appear on your statement within 5 business days (however it can take up to 90 days from the offer end date).

    • +1 vote

      I got credited $29.50 on my AMEX account for my Prime memberships annual payment.

  • -1 vote

    So basically max spend $60 to get $30 back.

    Best to do this while you trial Prime with no sub.

    Plenty of time yo wait for good deals til Dec

  • +1 vote

    So max is $30 per card is this right? If i do monthly now till DEC then do yearly still $30 max?

  •  

    $29.50 on my Commonwealth AMEX within a day or two. Worked perfectly on my 1 year subscription I canceled but then re-enabled just before it expired. Thanks OP!

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