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Amazon's No-Rush Digital Credits no Longer Apply to Xbox Gift Cards or Digital Games

If you've been saving up your No-Rush credits to buy some games on Steam, we have some bad news for you.
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Amazon's No-Rush Shipping credits have long been a way for savvy Amazon Prime members to get a little extra out of their purchases. By selecting the No-Rush Shipping option, Prime users trade fast delivery (it takes six days instead of the customary two) for long-term value (in the form of digital credits that can be redeemed for different products). However, one of the biggest draws of the No-Rush Shipping program has now been removed.

Prime members used to be able to redeem their No-Rush Shipping rewards for Xbox gift cards and digital games. No longer. As of now, the following caveat is included in Amazon's terms and conditions for No-Rush Shipping:"Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com or digital content sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. (other than limited digital content). Rewards may not be used for the purchase of software subscriptions, gift cards, digital video games or memberships." You can check out the full, current terms and conditions for No-Rush Shipping here:

Unsurprisingly, this has left many members of the Slickdeals community upset and increasingly cynical towards Amazon's rewards program. Slickdealer soulmist had this to say, "Wow wow wow... I'll never pick anything other than the 2 day shipping ever again... Such a disappointment, but I can't say I'm surprised."

Slickdealer a2thaBee echoed that sentiment, adding, "This is the last straw. I've been a prime member for 6 years and was on the fence about renewing after the price increase. Not renewing. Now you can only spend the digital rewards on Amazon's own merchandise like rentals or kindle books. It's probably gonna cost them in the long run as more people will just stick with the 2 day shipping now. Seems like Prime just keeps getting worse and worse imo."

Kudos to Slickdealer slickwerty35 for bringing this update to our attention. These changes in fine print can often go unnoticed until it's too late, and sharing updates like this is crucial to keeping the Slickdeals community on the cutting edge of deal news.

So, what do you think? Are you still going to use No-Rush Shipping? Is an Amazon Prime membership still worth it? Let us know in the comments below!

Want to know more about Amazon's No-Rush Shipping rewards? Check out our article Getting the Most From Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards here.



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i do not get the video credits. i get prime now discounts.
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For some reason my Kindle credit balance is also zero. All I show is mp3, video, software and video games. Not good if Kindle has also been dropped.
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lol, I never knew this was a thing. I would have done it for xbox gift cards for sure.
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I only used the no rush option about 1% of the time so this mean no difference to me.
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im not renewing.
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I could care less about these credits. It's going to take a lot more than removing that to make me give up my Prime subscription.
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6 days? I know the no-rush option means they won't guarantee 2 day delivery, but it usually shows up in 1 or 2 days anyway. Am I just an outlier or do other have the same experience?

We pick no rush almost every time it's offered because krs just as fast anyway.
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I can't say I'm surprised. I'm bummed that I just learned about it recently and wasn't able to take as much advantage as I wanted to.

Any deal like this is bound to end eventually. Whenever its a work around or technical way of taking advantage it will always get corrected in the end. They didn't exactly advertise this benefit.

it will take me a long time to order enough Kindle books. In the meantime, its up to us, as a community to find another way to exploit these rewards.
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I've always just used the credit for kindle books or prime videos, so this doesn't affect me anyways. And I usually get the packages in about 3, sometimes 4, days when doing the no rush, so I still find it worth it. I also forsee myself still buying from Amazon, so the free shipping plus the prime video is still worth it to me. My dad and I are also doing the Amazon household, so he pays for half the membership, and we both get access to the free shipping, prime videos, and we also get a shared kindle library. So if people aren't sure about doing the full price, just make a deal with a family member to split the cost and do the Amazon Household.
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6 days? I know the no-rush option means they won't guarantee 2 day delivery, but it usually shows up in 1 or 2 days anyway. Am I just an outlier or do other have the same experience?

We pick no rush almost every time it's offered because krs just as fast anyway.
That's what I feel too. Most of ther time it feels that there's no difference. At most probably adds 1 extra day. I'll take my Kindle credit and wait for the extra day unless it's something urgent, which is a small fraction anyway.
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Because the billions of dollars of profit that Amazon makes every year and the millions upon millions that go right into Bezos' pocket aren't enough. Amazon has to continue to take away from their customers and underpay their workers. I cannot say what I truly think of this corporation in polite company.
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This kinda sucks but at least you can still get something.
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Prime keeps adding more stuff like Twitch prime, monthly free game bundles in twitch, weekly free in-game items and bundles in twitch, one free sub in twitch, Prime original content for their members too and 1-2 hour shipping and many other additions. It is a shame we lose some things also, but overall, they keep adding more and more to it for the price, so it has to go up in price for that reason.

You get a lot out of it throughout the year
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The only thing I ever get offered for no-rush shipping anymore is Prime Now discounts. I don't live within a two hour drive of any area that qualifies for Prime Now.
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