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When I log on to Amazon I see a $10 promo offer (I have Prime) for purchasing a $50 gift card. I assume I can use the card myself whenever I want. Effectively 20% off a $50 purchase.

Any downsides or limitations to doing this? I understand that I may not receive the promo immediately, or be able to use it at the same time as the gift card, but that's fine.
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When I log on to Amazon I see a $10 promo offer (I have Prime) for purchasing a $50 gift card. I assume I can use the card myself whenever I want. Effectively 20% off a $50 purchase.

Any downsides or limitations to doing this? I understand that I may not receive the promo immediately, or be able to use it at the same time as the gift card, but that's fine.
I would just get it if you are a regular shopper at amazon. 20% now or later is still 20% Smilie
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When I log on to Amazon I see a $10 promo offer (I have Prime) for purchasing a $50 gift card. I assume I can use the card myself whenever I want. Effectively 20% off a $50 purchase.

Any downsides or limitations to doing this? I understand that I may not receive the promo immediately, or be able to use it at the same time as the gift card, but that's fine.
The only downside with gift cards is that they offer no additional benefits that credit cards do like Extended Warranty Protection, dispute of a purchase that doesn't arrive or has probelsm, Price Rewind.

That said, Amazon customer service is above par and always very helpful. $50-$60 items are generally not a big concern. Have fun!
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When I log on to Amazon I see a $10 promo offer (I have Prime) for purchasing a $50 gift card. I assume I can use the card myself whenever I want. Effectively 20% off a $50 purchase.

Any downsides or limitations to doing this? I understand that I may not receive the promo immediately, or be able to use it at the same time as the gift card, but that's fine.
Not at all, I'd do it. But Amazon usually isn't the lowest price. Jet.com or eBay, or Google shopping may save you that much depending on what you're buying.
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You can always get the card and hold into it for a gift for someone. Alternately, you could get the card and load it onto your account for subscribe&save, or combine the card and credit with prime shipping for some gifts you can stick back somewhere.

There are all sorts of things you could do with it! If I got that offer and had $50 to spare, I'd do it no problem.
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