Switch you default visa credit card on Amazon to get cash

edited 23 November at 11:06AM in Credit Cards
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edited 23 November at 11:06AM in Credit Cards
Following the shock announcement that Amazon will stop accepting Visa credit cards in January 2022, Martin Lewis explains how you can get up to £20 when changing your default Amazon payment card. The MoneySavingExpert.com founder also discusses the top cashback and reward credit cards in the latest episode of The Martin Lewis Money Show. 

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'Martin Lewis: Switch your default Visa credit card on Amazon now and get up to £20 back'

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  • SteveC56SteveC56 Forumite
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    I clicked the link in my email, and changed my default from Visa to a MasterCard already registered. No sign of any cashback/reward. Supposed to happen automatically.
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    Me too, kept checking yesterday after following link. Made debit visa default payment, expected second e-mail  to follow but nothing yet.
  • cheshirelabradorcheshirelabrador Forumite
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    When I click the link in the email it shows a Visa Debit as my default card, even though that is not my default payment method and I only added it due to selling on Amazon Marketplace requiring an additional card.

    I've seen nothing about a £10 for switching even though all my recent orders have gone on a Visa Credit Card.
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    No mention of any discount in the email, nor on the Amazon web site when I follow the link.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    Someone’s telling porkies? Or Amazon have run out  of money?
  • chineseelmchineseelm Forumite
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    Doesn't work if you had a debit card registered previously even if it wasn't the default payment method.
  • edited 23 November at 5:10AM
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    edited 23 November at 5:10AM
    Doesn't work if you had a debit card registered previously even if it wasn't the default payment method.
    I dont think it supposed to, it’s only if you had a default visa CREDIT card as your default. 
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    sarah1972 said:
    Doesn't work if you had a debit card registered previously even if it wasn't the default payment method.
    I dont think it supposed to, it’s only if you had a default visa CREDIT card as your default. 
    Default payment WAS visa credit but debit card had already been registered as a secondary payment option. Swapping them over doesn't work. A debit card NEVER registered before is required.
  • penponpenpon Forumite
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    sarah1972 said:
    Doesn't work if you had a debit card registered previously even if it wasn't the default payment method.
    I dont think it supposed to, it’s only if you had a default visa CREDIT card as your default. 
    Default payment WAS visa credit but debit card had already been registered as a secondary payment option. Swapping them over doesn't work. A debit card NEVER registered before is required.
    Not sure this is right either i had a Visa credit card registered as my default card, then changed it to my Visa debit card but still no £10 , so i went on on-line chat to ask about this, in the end had a phone call from Amazon the guy explained because it was still Visa i wouldn't get the £10 , i tried saying on their website it says they wouldn't be excepting Visa credit cards but to no avail so gave up :(
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    Looking around, it seems like it’s Visa itself that’s the problem. So say a Nationwide debit card, or any other rather than Visa would have gotten the payback credit with Amazon.

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