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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I use it for everything; restaurants, groceries, etc. The 5% cash-back benefit is for Amazon, but it nets lower percentage rewards for other purchases.
    I am not yet getting Restaurants or Fresh, but I will. Maybe later this year.

    When that happens, I will NEVER set foot in another big box grocery again as long as I live. I am a little unusual, in how much I loathe supermarkets, but among Boomers, I am common: home delivery of food is a MAJOR part of aging in place. It is a cornerstone of being independent, and eases the loss of a car or driving privileges. I gather Amazon also intends to fulfill Rx scripts and deliver them.

    Jeff Bezos is more hero than horror to me, and will be the most-beloved to American Boomers, as they discover the myriad ways he has/plans to married their needs to his company's profit-making plans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    Simply for marketing reason.. to make you feel extra elite.

    Copied from initially the Black American Express card with no spending limit and high pre-requisites to even get it offered... more and more companies copy this "elite" card type. ...
    Interesting. A little disappointing to learn that it's purely for aesthetics - was hoping there was some technological reason behind it. But thanks for digging up the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I am not yet getting Restaurants or Fresh, but I will. Maybe later this year.

    When that happens, I will NEVER set foot in another big box grocery again as long as I live. I am a little unusual, in how much I loathe supermarkets, but among Boomers, I am common: home delivery of food is a MAJOR part of aging in place. It is a cornerstone of being independent, and eases the loss of a car or driving privileges. I gather Amazon also intends to fulfill Rx scripts and deliver them.

    Jeff Bezos is more hero than horror to me, and will be the most-beloved to American Boomers, as they discover the ways he has married their needs to his company's profit-making plans.
    I'm leery about ordering foods online. I've made the occasional exception; I recently ordered a variety pack of Japanese "Pocky" sticks of various (and weird) flavors, but it's uncommon that I order food, unless it's something unavailable at the supermarket.

    Yeah, Bezos is a bit of a bastard. And I'm ashamed to admit that if he came to my house personally and crapped in my front yard, I'd STILL renew my Prime membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Save money by spending money ... first world problems.
    Affluenza.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I am not yet getting Restaurants or Fresh, but I will. Maybe later this year.

    When that happens, I will NEVER set foot in another big box grocery again as long as I live. I am a little unusual, in how much I loathe supermarkets, but among Boomers, I am common: home delivery of food is a MAJOR part of aging in place. It is a cornerstone of being independent, and eases the loss of a car or driving privileges. I gather Amazon also intends to fulfill Rx scripts and deliver them.

    Jeff Bezos is more hero than horror to me, and will be the most-beloved to American Boomers, as they discover the myriad ways he has/plans to married their needs to his company's profit-making plans.
    Just FYI - the "Fresh" get's pretty bad reviews. I look into myself. Limited selection and the prices are not lower than my local Winco. And they ship the items in many, many totes, leaving you with a mess to clean up after.

    I might consider it was just me. But my hubby is a foodie and Fresh just doesn't cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I'm leery about ordering foods online. I've made the occasional exception; I recently ordered a variety pack of Japanese "Pocky" sticks of various (and weird) flavors, but it's uncommon that I order food, unless it's something unavailable at the supermarket.

    Yeah, Bezos is a bit of a bastard. And I'm ashamed to admit that if he came to my house personally and crapped in my front yard, I'd STILL renew my Prime membership.
    Interesting timing - I saw this on Twitter today

    Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter.

    "I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now - short term - at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact," Bezos, one of the world's richest people with a net worth of more than $76 billion, said in a Twitter post. "If you have ideas, just reply to this tweet with the idea (and if you think this approach is wrong, would love to hear that too.)"

    The request appeared to signal a shift in how Bezos approaches philanthropy. He has largely put his Amazon fortune toward space exploration through his company Blue Origin. He has also supported the Bezos Family Foundation run by his parents.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-p...-idUSKBN1962OU

    So maybe he's turning into lesser bastard???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Interesting. A little disappointing to learn that it's purely for aesthetics - was hoping there was some technological reason behind it. But thanks for digging up the link.
    It's got a mini camera and voice recorder so Amazon knows ALL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I just got the new Amazon Prime Credit Card, which (as a Prime member) nets me 5% back on Amazon purchases.

    It's weird, the card is noticeably heavier than my previous - and the paperwork cautioned against shredding the card because it contains metal. It's not the chip; my old card has a chip as well. Any idea why the new card is largely metal?
    IDK but it is oddly heavy. I do like how the account number is not raised. Well, it is on the back a little I see now. Anyway, some sort of security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Nope. Why does the card even exist, in physical form?

    That seems odd, since you will use it for e-commerce.
    2% back at restaurants, gas station/convenience stores, and one other category. 1% everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I am not yet getting Restaurants or Fresh, but I will. Maybe later this year.

    When that happens, I will NEVER set foot in another big box grocery again as long as I live. I am a little unusual, in how much I loathe supermarkets, but among Boomers, I am common: home delivery of food is a MAJOR part of aging in place. It is a cornerstone of being independent, and eases the loss of a car or driving privileges. I gather Amazon also intends to fulfill Rx scripts and deliver them.

    Jeff Bezos is more hero than horror to me, and will be the most-beloved to American Boomers, as they discover the myriad ways he has/plans to married their needs to his company's profit-making plans.
    He means actual restaurants and grocery stores. It's not an e-card. It's an Amazon Prime Visa card issued through Chase.
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