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[Amazon Canada] $5.00 Credit When You Add $20.00 or More to Your "Amazon Cash" Balance

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[Amazon Canada] $5.00 Credit When You Add $20.00 or More to Your "Amazon Cash" Balance

Amazon launched "Amazon Cash" today - a new/weird way to add money to your Amazon.ca balance. They have a launch promo where you'll get a $5.00 credit if you load $20.00 or more - https://www.amazon.ca/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_ ... 7321483011

Anyways, you get a unique barcode from the "Amazon Cash" landing page and take it to a Canada Post outlet, then they can scan it and you can add money to your balance. There are no additional fees to load a balance.

I haven't tried it yet, but if it works as advertised, it seems like an easy bonus. Promo ends December 16 and the $5.00 credit must be used by December 31.
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so this is for people who don't have credit cards i guess?
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so basically it's a way to buy stuff on Amazon without a credit card
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Why don't they just open up a bank already. Money and profits are simply gravitating toward them these days.
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Wonder if Canada post will insist on taking cash only or will they accept Visa/MC/AMEX/debit as well?
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so u take the printed barcode to any CP and u pay them 20$ CASH, and u get 25$ loaded into that amazon account? i better make sure i know which account it is lol

is this for amazon.com or .ca , kinda confused...the fine print on the bar code paper says amazon.com
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BenK wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:53 am
so this is for people who don't have credit cards i guess?
Yeah, pretty much. The service essentially lets you buy Amazon gift cards through Canada Post and have them loaded to your account instantly
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canuckistanian44 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 9:58 am
Why don't they just open up a bank already. Money and profits are simply gravitating toward them these days.
bank will require government regulation and it's a slippery slope. amazon should fringe on the borderline of a bank/payment service like what paypal does to circumvent these regulations.
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why hasn't amazon take paypal yet? boggles my mind
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why hasn't amazon take paypal yet? boggles my mind
I think Amazon cc is doing quite well. It is my card of choice for travel.
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Weird is definitely the word. Most CanPost outlets are in SDMs, which carry Amazon GCs to begin with. It might still be early in the morning for me, but I really don't see the benefit to this =/
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Thanks OP.

Interesting alliance. In an indirect way, the major benefit seems to be increased foot traffic for SDM.

This is probably a pipe dream, but it would be cool if, sometime down the line, select SDM locations were to devote a small section of the store to displaying Amazon bestsellers and freshly released gear.

Dear SDM: Steal that idea after the marijuana thing. Sincerely, Me.

There are so many Amazon exclusives and innovative first run items that I'd be interested in buying, if only I could physically inspect them first in a Best Buy showroom type petting zoo.
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Amazon will never take paypal unless ebay is not owner of paypal anymore. Amazon will never use the product from its competitor.

mikka2017 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2017 10:06 am
why hasn't amazon take paypal yet? boggles my mind

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