Skip to main content

Amazon is giving 2 percent discounts on everything if you use a debit card

amazon launches reload
If you’re an Amazon Prime member keen to get more bang for your buck, there’s a new deal you might want to look into.

Launched on Tuesday, June 13, Amazon Reload offers you the chance to earn two-percent rewards each time you reload your Amazon gift card. OK, you need to jump through a few hoops to make it happen, but if you’re a Prime member who buys a lot of stuff from Amazon, it should be worth your time.

To set it up, the ecommerce giant needs your bank account and routing number, and also your debit card details. After that, each time you load up your Amazon gift card balance using the debit card, the company will add two percent extra funds. So load it with $100 and you’ll get an extra couple of bucks, while $500 will give you an extra $10. Like we said, avid Amazon shoppers could make some decent savings over time.

Amazon says that for most reloads, your funds will be available within just five minutes together with the two-percent reward, though it adds that “some reloads may be delayed up to four hours if a closer review is necessary.”

While some Prime members will already be enjoying five percent Amazon Prime rewards via its recently launched Visa credit card, not everyone has or wants such a card, with Reload offering an alternative way to make your funds go further.

Of course, apart from saving itself lots of money with credit card fees and hopefully winning it some new Prime members, Amazon hopes the offer encourages current members to pump more funds into their gift card accounts, which in turn could prompt a few more online shopping expeditions if there’s cash to splash. You can find out all you need to know about Amazon Reload by hitting this page on the company’s website.

Editors' Recommendations

Trevor Mogg
Contributing Editor
Not so many moons ago, Trevor moved from one tea-loving island nation that drives on the left (Britain) to another (Japan)…
Amazon eying October for another Prime shopping event, reports say
best amazon tech deals 5 25 2017 online tablet shopping

This year’s Prime Day sale starts on July 12, though new reports suggest Amazon is also planning another Prime shopping event for later in the year.

The e-commerce giant has been telling sellers about a “Prime Fall Deal Event,” according to reports from CNBC and Business Insider.

Read more
Amazon goes after two firms allegedly selling fake reviews
Amazon logo on the headquarters building.

With so many fake reviews plaguing online shopping sites these days, confirming the true quality of a product is as challenging as ever.

Amazon knows all too well that fake reviews dent the integrity of its site, with a growing number of shoppers unable to trust the opinions left by others about products they're considering buying.

Read more
Amazon is spending big in an effort to ensure timely holiday deliveries
couple con amazon out of tech goods boxes

Amazon says it expects to incur “several billion dollars” of additional costs this holiday season in order to ensure customers receive their orders on time.

Andy Jassy, who replaced Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as CEO of the company in July, said this week that the online shopping behemoth would be spending big to deal with “labor supply shortages, increased wage costs, global supply chain issues, and increased freight and shipping costs.” The spending is meant to ensure there is minimal impact on customers and selling partners in the coming months.

Read more