You can buy just about anything on Amazon, including gift cards to other sites.
This is very helpful if you’re trying to max out the $1,500 category bonus on the Chase Freedom for shopping at Amazon this quarter. You get 5X points for up to $1,500 in purchases or 7,500 Ultimate Rewards Points or $75 in cash back for using your Chase Freedom at Amazon this quarter.
It is also useful if you registered your American Express cards to get $25 back when you spend $75 or more at Amazon.
AMAZON GIFT CARDS
Link: Amazon Gift Cards
It can be difficult to spend $1,500 in a quarter at Amazon. But you can buy an electronic or physical gift card for any amount from Amazon.
You can then add the gift card balance to your Amazon account and use it whenever you want because the balance in your Amazon account never expires.
Note that you CANNOT use your gift card balance to buy more Amazon gift cards to OTHER gift cards. So you’re out of luck if you later decide that you want to use your Amazon gift card balance to buy a gift card to, say, Applebees’s.
Amazon sells Gift Cards to Other Stores!
Buying gift cards to other stores from Amazon is an easy way to maximize the Chase Freedom 4th quarter bonus. You can give these as gifts or keep them for yourself. And you don’t pay shipping when you order them on Amazon.
You can also buy other gift cards from Amazon to get $25 back when you spend $75 with your registered American Express card!
Note that you may be able to buy gift cards to stores for less by visiting sites which trade gift cards such as Gift Card Granny.
Here’s a link to a complete list of all gift cards sold on Amazon.
B. Buca di Beppo
C. Buffalo Wild Wings
D. California Pizza Kitchen
F. Claim Jumper
G. Cracker Barrel
H. Dave and Buster’s
J. Outback Steakhouse
K. PF Chang’s
L. Red Robin
M. Ruby Tuesday
N. Texas Roadhouse
You can use Texas Roadhouse gift cards at any of the 400 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in the US. I like the buckets of free peanuts and being able to throw the shells on the floor without Emily getting mad. I do feel strange when I throw them on the floor, though!
O. The Cheesecake Factory
2. Fast Food
A. Boston Market
There are 530 Boston Market restaurants in the US.
C. Einstein Bros
There are 773 Einstein Bros bagel shops, but I can never find one when I want one!
D. Jack in the Box
Jack in the Box has the funniest commercials, but I didn’t really like their burgers.
E. Panda Express
There are 1,600 Panda Express restaurants in the US, including airport locations. American Chinese food may not be popular among the food snobs, but I like it!
F. Panera Bread
Qdoba has 600 restaurants in the US.
There are 20,891 Starbucks stores worldwide, including airport locations. I have a confession – I don’t really drink tea or coffee! I prefer to get my caffeine from soda.
A. AMC Theaters
There are over 379 AMC Theaters in the US and Canada.
Fandango is a ticketing service that lets you buy movie tickets online. You pay a service fee when you use Fandango. But it could be worth it to get tickets to the movie you want to see instead of potentially missing it by arriving after tickets are sold out.
C. Regal Entertainment
4. Department Stores
There are 1,158 Kohl’s stores in the US.
You can also buy Kohl’s gift cards at office supply stores.
But if you’ve already maxed out your annual 5X Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores when using your Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Bold , you can buy Kohl’s gift cards on Amazon when you get 5X points with the Chase Freedom.
5. Grocery Stores
You can buy Whole Foods gift cards on Amazon. I don’t shop here often because it is too expensive, but the stores sure look nice!
6. Pet supplies
A. American Eagle Outfitters
You can buy American Eagle Outfitters gift cards on Amazon to use at any of the 928 stores worldwide. It’s where I buy all my polo shirts.
There are over 600 Express stores in the US. I have a hard time buying clothes for Emily so I thought an Express gift card would make shopping easier (for me)! It turns out that Emily doesn’t like shopping at Express!
A. Container Store
You can buy gift cards for lots of restaurants, department stores, and other businesses on Amazon.
You can use this to get 5X points on your Chase Freedom because Amazon is included in the 5X category bonus until December 31, 2013. But don’t forget that you may be able to buy gift cards to stores for less by visiting sites which trade gift cards such as Gift Card Granny.
This could also be a good way to make use of the $25 statement credit for spending $75 or more on Amazon with your registered American Express card!