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Yesterday I contacted Amazon to find out why I have some "no-rush reward credits" expiring on March 1, 2020 and others that expire on March 15, 2020 when in the past it was always a group of them that expired about every 4 months, and then those that were expiring were all on the same day of that month each time.

Their response today was:

"I understand your concern regarding the expiry of the credits added to the account.

I'd like to inform you that expiry of the credits is no longer 3 or 4 times a year, or on yearly or monthly basis. The expiry of credits now depends on the date it has been added to the account and validity of credit changes from one to another.

We apologize if this has caused any confusion."


If this is an actual adjustment to the program, instead of the imaginings of only one customer service representative, it now will be much more difficult to save up credits for higher dollar purchases and you are more likely to lose saved credits as it will be difficult to track all of the multiple expiration dates that will be randomly applied to them.

Note: I think that changes were made when they added the additional uses for the credits as the verbiage has change on the explanation page as well -

"Prime Members Can Get a Little Extra Something With FREE No-Rush Shipping!
Get a promotional reward or instant discount on your order when you select FREE No-Rush Shipping at checkout. Don't need your order right away? With FREE No-Rush Shipping, you either earn rewards on future purchases or receive discounts immediately, simply for agreeing to receive your order in 6 business days .

You can use your No-Rush rewards towards purchasing a variety of things. Rewards can be used for buying eBooks for your Kindle, movies and TV shows on Prime Video, groceries and daily essentials on AmazonFresh, and for 2-hour deliveries with Prime Now. You'll see which No-Rush reward your order qualifies for in the offer at checkout. Rewards are automatically added to your account once your FREE No-Rush order ships, and are automatically redeemed on qualifying orders. This is just another perk of being a Prime member!"


It might be worth your time to check your accounts and see if you now have multiple redemption dates to keep track of & decide if it's worth it to you to use No-Rush during the holidays.

https://www.amazon.com/norushcred...rushcredit
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all the changes they've made has just made me select my usual 2 day shipping. if the benefits aren't worth it, might as well get the faster shipping perk I'm paying for...
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I recently had an order that I placed like 6 months ago, and when I got the no rush credit for it, it expires in like a week. So maybe the order date makes a difference in the expiration date.
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They likely made this change to fall in line with Amazon Fresh becoming free with Prime and no rush shipping credits allowed to be applied to Fresh orders. It makes more sense for them to encourage a regular shopping habit. It's certainly working on me.

But the reality is that me buying items from Target or Walgreens or even Luckys supermarket isn't really cheaper unless you factor in coupons.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
I buy music or video. Maybe it can be used on some games or apps. Not even sure it's worth the music because most can be listened to for free anyway on amazon music. But I still use itunes, so it's ok for me.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
renting movies ... and sometimes a book.
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I usualy use for kindle books but the fresh option would be great. Is this confirmed?
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
You can rent movies or buy Kindle e-books. Those are probably the easiest/most common. As others have mentioned, you can now use the credits on Amazon Fresh orders. Sadly, that doesn't exist yet in my area.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
I love these credits. I use them to buy Marvel/DC comic graphic novels.
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Kindle Books, TV series, and Movies.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
I used my credits that expired last week on Turbo Tax.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
If you are a Christian or interested in studying the Bible, I highly recommend the NIV Study Bible [amazon.com] for $10 worth of credits. I have both the digital and hard copies.
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I have a bunch of March 1, 2020 credits, but in fact most of them were originally set to expire on November 17, 2019. That date was adjusted to December 2019 a couple weeks ago, IIRC, and a few days pushed back again to March 1. So the fact that there are two expiration dates so close together, while strange, was actually a good thing for me.

Another thing to note is that my recent orders aren't getting the March 15 expiration date – they are getting March 1. Maybe there's some big strategic change here, but it seems more likely that there are some inconsistencies in the way these are distributed and/or some manual adjustments being made.
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What are people using these for? I tried it a couple times and could not find a single thing that I wanted to buy that these could be applied towards.
In app (Roblox) Robux purchases for kids
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