Last 2 Months to Send $1,000 a Month With Amazon Payments!

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October 12, 2014, is the last day to send money with Amazon Payments. This was a helpful way to meet minimum spending requirements on travel credit cards!

You can still send $1,000 this month and $1,000 the next month, between October 1, 2014 & October 12, 2014.

I wrote about Amazon Payments over 3 years back, and the “angries” were, well, angry that I had shared that secret with you.  They predicted that Amazon Payments would be shut down immediately, but it lasted for well over 3 years!

I know it is disappointing that Amazon Payments will no longer let us send $1,000 without a fee each month. But we should be grateful that it lasted for as long as it did!

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It’s Your Last Chance to Use Amazon Payments

I’ll give you an alternate method that’s nearly as easy as Amazon Payments!

What Is Amazon Payments & What You Can Do Now

Amazon Payments allows you to use a credit card to send up to $1,000 per month to anyone else with an Amazon Payments account.

It’s free to set-up your account.

Some folks are using this free service to send money to friends, babysitters, etc. using their credit card.  This was especially useful when using a credit card that requires you to spend a few thousand dollars within 3 months to get the sign-up bonus.

You can still send money through October 12, 2014.

This was a very easy way to spend money on a credit card!

Nearly as simple, is loading your AMEX Serve card with a credit card. Read this post for the details and rules.

Bottom Line

I’m sorry to see Amazon Payments being phased out! But you still can make 2 more $1,000 monthly payments. The last day to send money is October 12, 2014.

Things change all the time in our hobby so I’ll keep you up-to-date!

Here are other ways to meet minimum spending requirements on your credit cards.

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26 responses to “Last 2 Months to Send $1,000 a Month With Amazon Payments!

  1. hurts big time

  2. Oh no..

  3. Is this shut down completely or just the “no fee up to $1,000” part shut down? Could I still send money via Amazon payments with a credit card after October 12 but pay a fee? What is the fee?

  4. So I wonder — is it OK now to have multiple AP accounts, and send money back and forth between them (eg A-B-A; or even A-B-C-A)? This used to be “risky”, in that AP might close your accounts if it detected such churning, but now with the pending closure of AP, I wonder if Amazon will no longer pursue such activity, since it will all end next month?

  5. I just tried completing some Amazon Payment transactions this morning. It will let me go all the way through to the confirm screen, but it will not finish the transaction. Is the service already dead!!!!????

  6. Has anyone been able to make a payment with AP today? I’ve tried from 2 computers and I can’t get past the confirm you want to make this payment page. Maybe it’s just overloaded with folks trying to use it today?

  7. Good thing I already ran my September payments at the beginning of the month. I am hoping I can still get in one more run in October.

    Horrible horrible news.

  8. It wasn’t working for me either, but then I switched to IE in privacy mode and in went through fine. Try that…

  9. faced same issue from chrome. logged in to IE and it went well. Strange

  10. Dang, it’s not working for me in IE or Chrome private sessions. I’ll give it a try in a day or so, hopefully it’s just overloaded every time I’m trying.

  11. @Steve it would have been much more informative had he quoted the email sent out to users which states “Our updated User Agreement revises certain terms (including, among other things, the elimination of person-to-person payments). Our new User Agreement will become effective on October 13, 2014”
    So in short, gone period.

  12. How does this hurt “a lot”? 1K a month was nothing compared to the bigger picture. It was a nice little side amount but definitely not a game changer.

  13. use fire fox

  14. Scott, for me that $1K a month was really helpful in meeting spends. I’m a single person that does not own a home, have a lot of bills, or spend a lot of money, so when I get a new credit card that requires a $3,000 or a $5,000 spend in 3 months Amazon Payments was pretty much the only way I could do it.

  15. I tried sending but the confirm button was disabled for some reason, is anybody experiencing this?

  16. @scott I think you need to read between the lines on this one, ie. Most people have multiple accounts

  17. For anyone who, like me, is having issues getting a payment through, Amazon is aware and is working on the issue. They suggested I try using Firefox and/or waiting a day or so before trying to send the payment again.

  18. It took three years for MMS to kill this, and you count that as a positive?

  19. I don’t know why everyone gets mad at the bloggers. It’s the thousands of you people out there abusing the crap out of every system that will let you that kill these things. Multiple accounts, despite it being against the ToS. Going beyond the minimum spend bonus to manufacture $15k in spend a year on multiple cards. The problem lies in people unable to curb their greed, not those who enable them by disclosing information.

  20. Any suggestions for an easy alternative to Amazon Payments?

    Serve appears to be a huge pain in the backside, unless I’m just not understanding it….

  21. Is it just me, or does my hobby seem to get more difficult each year.

    I will find something else though.

    AP lots of fun I will miss you.

  22. @RAD nothing for you here any more. Move on to the next hobby thanks.

  23. Most likely it has to do with them opening their own payment processing at 1.75%

  24. Daraius, would I be able to take advantage of this time and make more than one Amazon Payment…or will there be an associated fee and if so do you know how much it would be?

    Thanks

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