I'm hoping that I'm wrong. But I have tried 3 times today already (Dec 19th, 2017) with 3 separate brand new Dash Buttons. Paired the buttons and pressed! No credit applied to my order (Sold by Amazon.com).
Contacted the rep and I was told that $4.99 Dash Credit may only be applied to Dash item. Before, it applies on any item purchases on Amazon as long as it is sold by Amazon.com.
According to this link https://www.amazon.com/b?node=12601078011
, the rule is: "The $4.99 account credit may only be applied to eligible products purchased using Dash Button and sold through Amazon.com"
Can someone confirm that you can still have the $4.99 credit on anything on Amazon (You press the button to get the credit AFTER you read this thread), not limited to Dash Items only?
I can confirm that I did get the credit by buying Dash Item through Dash Button. But I did NOT get the credit trying to buy anything else.