This morning, I wrote the post about how you can now earn 3 JetBlue points per dollar on Amazon. This is huge since it is the first opportunity for shoppers to actually earn points across the board – just shopping on Amazon! But, I also wanted to remind everyone and show that it you could now earn 8 points per dollar on Amazon, just by having the right card and a little planning!
How You Can Now Earn 8 Points Per Dollar on Amazon
Step 1 – Go Through JetBlue
As I wrote this morning, if you start your Amazon shopping by going through JetBlue’s new Amazon link, you will be able to earn 3 points per dollar on most things on Amazon (some exclusions, like digital subscriptions, and such apply). Some people had been asking about earning this via the app. As long as you first click the JetBlue link from your mobile device, you will be fine as it will then open in the app and you should still earn it. This is how it works for affiliates like me on mobile so it should essentially be the same with JetBlue.
Step 2 – Chase Ink + Gift Cards
If you have the Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Cash cards, you can stop at your favorite office supply store and pick up Amazon gift cards – and earn 5 Ultimate Reward points per dollar (the Chase Ink Cash earns it as cash back but you can easily convert those points to UR points – How To Unlock Your Chase Freedom Points For Full Value). This is something people have been doing for a very long time and it works out really good to help in your day-to-day spending on Amazon.
Caution: If you will be buying things that you normally like to get the added protection on from your credit card (price protection, extended warranty, etc), do not buy those things with gift cards as you will not have those protections.
If you have a Discover card with category bonuses, they often have Amazon as a rotating bonus category (like right now). It will let you earn 5% cash back (double on the Discover It if it is your first year) up to the first $1,500. Another option is with the Chase Freedom card which also includes Amazon in its rotating quarters (last year, it was 10% back!) for 5% back.
Putting it Together
Let’s say you buy $5,000 of goods from Amazon in a year (not hard to do since many people buy everyday items on there as well). Of course, you buy the Amazon gift cards from an office supply store with your Chase Ink card to earn the 5 Ultimate Reward points per dollar and you use them going through the JetBlue portal.
That will equal the following:
- 15,000 JetBlue points – worth about $225 in redemptions on JetBlue
- 25,000 Ultimate Reward points – worth about $400 – $500 for most people
- Rebate value – $625 – $725 on $5,000 in purchases (12.5 – 14.5% in value!)
That is pretty good!
Bonus Offer – the 15% Back on Sony
As long as we are talking Amazon, take a look at this one. If you open an Amazon Prime store card, instead of earning merely 5% on your Amazon purchases, if you buy Sony products (with some exclusions), you will get 15% back!
This is great if you are in the market for some cameras, televisions, video cameras and more from Sony! It does not work on digital products, video games, or Sony Playstation but Sony makes a lot of stuff! Here are the details:
- 15% back on select Sony products offer
- Limited time offer and subject to credit approval.
- Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. PST on December 10, 2016.
- Offer only applies to Sony-branded products sold by Amazon.com.
- Offer does not apply to Sony Playstation, video games, or digital content.
- Offer only valid for Amazon Prime Store Cardmembers and authorized users of an Amazon Prime Store Card.
- Offer is comprised of the standard 5% back statement credit offered to Amazon Prime Store Cardmembers, plus an additional 10% back bonus statement credit, and may not be combined with any Special Financing or Equal Pay offer.
- Offer does not apply if you select a Special Financing or Equal Pay offer to apply during checkout. Offer only applies to the portion of net qualifying purchases (purchases less returns and other credits) of eligible items paid for with an Amazon Prime Store Card at Amazon.com.
- Offer does not apply to shipping charges, taxes or other fees associated with the purchase of an eligible product. Please allow up to two billing cycles for your statement credit to post to your Amazon Prime Store Card account.
If you want a great travel camera (Sony makes some awesome cameras), this could be a nice way to get one! The same can be said for Sony televisions and such. Just remember to go through the JetBlue portal first to earn 3 points that way too!