Amazon has frequent promotional campaigns where customers can ear digital credit for making certain purchases. These credits allow customers to obtain discounts on select goods, and can be redeemed at checkout much like a coupon or promotional code.
However, many people complain that the digital credit balance is nowhere to be found on their account page. This article will explain some of the details about checking your Amazon digital credit, as well as how to properly redeem your promotional credits at checkout.
How Can I Check My Amazon Digital Credits?
Amazon rewards a few types of digital credits as part of promotional offers. Typically, these credits fall under a few different categories:
- Amazon Music Credits
- Amazon Video Credits
- Kindle Credits
- Amazon Digital Rewards
- Amazon Gift Cards
Each type of credit allows you to redeem a discount on select goods or digital purchases from Amazon. For example, Kindle credits allow you to obtain a discount on Kindle eBooks.
Amazon digital rewards are earned by prime members selecting “no-rush delivery” at checkout, and can be redeemed for either discounts or direct rewards.
Once you’ve built up some points, the first part of the battle is figuring out how many promotional credits you have on your account. If you’ve participated in Amazon promotions that reward digital credits, you can track the amount of points you earn manually on each purchase, but this can quickly become cumbersome.
Amazon for some reason has made it rather difficult to find your actual point balance. Typically, you will need to actually go through checkout in order to see your digital points balance. If you are a Prime member, you can check your No-Rush reward balance by following this link.
Gift card balances can be checked by going to the gift card section of your account page. Gift card balances will automatically be applied to purchases you make unless you de-select the option at checkout.
How Do I Redeem Digital Points on Amazon?
Once you have built up enough digital credits on your Amazon account, you can purchase digital music, video, and eBooks with a discount. The more points you have, the bigger your discount will be.
As mentioned above, you can earn these digital points by purchasing select items, or by ordering with no-rush delivery if you are a Prime member.
As mentioned above, these digital points fall under a few categories, according to what they are able to purchase. Music credits are used to purchase music; video credits are used to purchase movies; and so on.
Redeeming these points is actually quite simple. When you select a digital product, such as an Mp3 album, Movie, or an Amazon app store app, you will be given the option to automatically use your points at checkout for that item. If you don’t want to use up your points, you can de-select this option while you are checking out.
Similarly, Amazon gift card balances can be used to discount basically anything on the website. They are generally not limited like the Amazon digital credits. Amazon gift card balances will also be used automatically at checkout unless you de-select the option to use your gift card balance.
How Do I Use My Amazon Digital Credits?
Digital credits can be redeemed for a discount on digital purchases. The type of digital content that the credits can be used for is limited to the type of digital credit, as mentioned above. For example, Amazon music credits can be redeemed for a discount on digital music purchases.
Using the digital credits is as easy as checking out. When you purchase digital goods from Amazon, any relevant digital credits will automatically be used at checkout. If you wish to not use your digital credits for a specific purchase, you can de-select the option to use the, while you are still checking out.
Digital credits are only good for the type of digital purchase they were earned for, and cannot be used interchangeably. However, Amazon gift card balances and no-rush delivery rewards can be used for a wide range of goods. This includes physical goods. These rewards will also be automatically used at checkout if you do not de-select the option to use them.
It’s important to note that while Amazon digital rewards can be stacked within the same purchase. This is different from Amazon no-rush rewards, which are limited to a single discount per purchase.
The details of a no-rush reward that you earn will be provided in the confirmation email for the shipment of the order on which you earned them. This will also include details on which items you can buy, and when exactly your no-rush rewards will expire.
Do Amazon Digital Rewards Expire?
Although gift card balances do not expire, Amazon no-rush rewards do. This means that you need to use your no-rush rewards before they expire, or else you do not get to use them at all. Since faster shipping is generally free with Amazon Prime, it can really sting if you went through the wait for a no-rush order, and then you didn’t even bother to use your rewards.
When you earn no-rush rewards, the details of those rewards will be sent in the shipping confirmation email for the order with which you earned them. This email will include the items you are able to purchase with your rewards, as well as the specific expiration date for your no-rush reward credits.
Actual expiration dates for no-rush reward credits will vary according to the promotion. For more details on no-rush rewards, you can visit Amazon’s Free No-Rush Shipping page.
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Amazon rewards provide a number of avenues for getting good deals on a wide range of products. However, it’s important to understand the details of how and when you can use your points to avoid disappointment, or allowing your rewards to expire. Some customers have had success negotiating with customer service on these issues, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
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