Switch you default visa credit card on Amazon to get cash

edited 23 November 2021 at 12:06PM in Credit Cards
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  • EnelEnel Forumite
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    I tried to take advantage of the £20 credit offer, but it was rejected because my debit card had been previously registered. I checked through the t&c’s in Amazon’s email but I couldn’t see any mention of this requirement. The email states: We’ll give you £20 off your next purchase the first time you set any debit or non-Visa credit card as default, subject to the terms and conditions at the end of this email.
  • SavingtheCashSavingtheCash Forumite
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    I found this did work but not from the email. I clicked on the banner and it took me to the right place. I changed my Visa debit to a MasterCard debit and it confirmed I will receive £20.
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    So it looks like Amazon will not allow Visa debit card to take advantage of this offer, pity they didn’t make this clear.
  • birdboy89birdboy89 Forumite
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    So it looks like Amazon will not allow Visa debit card to take advantage of this offer, pity they didn’t make this clear.
    They accepted mine...
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    Well, I’m at a complete loss. Might ring Amazon up and try and get some clarification.
  • Well, I’m at a complete loss. Might ring Amazon up and try and get some clarification.
    Keep us posted Sally :)
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    This is getting more bizarre, had tried the chat the other day and got nowhere, asked them to call me  just now, automated line gave me a number to press, didn’t work and got cut off, tried again, given another number, didn’t work and again got cut off.
    nearly Gave up.
    tried the chat again, explained about changing to Visa debit cart as default, he asked  when I received the Amazon original e-mail.
    Also told him we were expecting a following e-mail telling us about the £20 credit.
    he said it would be automatically added when we made a purchase, as a discount.
    Anyway, as joint  Prime account holder I had some money left in my gift card wallet and so he added £20 to that, my default payment has always been an entirely different debit card.
     Very strange, even stranger was when my other half, who is the prime account holder, had checked his account, the default had actually gone back to Visa credit! Had to change it back to to Visa debit!
    What a palaver.
    I’ve just read through this saga before posting, do not make sense to me either!


  • Alex62Alex62 Forumite
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    My credit card is a Visa card. I added my bank card, which is a Visa debit card and got the message that it was not eligible for the payment. I understood that Visa debit cards would be accepted, but don’t understand why mine is not eligible. My card was issued last year and has never been used on Amazon, so I don’t understand the reason it isn’t eligible for the payment.
  • SallySunshineSallySunshine Forumite
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    I’d check your payment details on Amazon, ours reverted back to Visa Credit card even though it was changed to Visa Debit card as default.
    also contact Amazon through chat, I’d tried but first time it just gave standard answers and not my problem with payment way.
    next time it asked it I wanted to be put through to an Amazon associate, which sorted it out, albeit in a convoluted way.
    good luck!
  • EnelEnel Forumite
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    In a fit of pig-headedness, I went and changed my default payment method back to my visa credit card. I’ll carry on using it to the last moment. I know it’s only 20 quid, but I feel somewhat peeved at the way Amazon have gone about this ‘offer’.
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