How to save $50 on Amazon Prime with this credit card perk

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How to save $50 on Amazon Prime with this credit card perk
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There’s a way to save $50 a year on your Amazon Prime membership by taking advantage of a unique credit card benefit.

When I was looking at credit cards the other day, I discovered that the Uber Visa Card from Barclays offers up to a $50 credit for online subscription services after you spend $5,000 on the card per year.

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Uber Visa Card benefit: $50 subscription credit for Amazon Prime or other subscription services  

I checked the terms and conditions to confirm that Amazon Prime is eligible and found even more options. Here’s the fine print from Barclays’ website:

You may earn up to a $50 credit for Net Purchases from the following eligible digital music, video and shopping subscription services: Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Music, Audible, Sirius XM, Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, DirecTV NOW, and the membership fee for Amazon Prime, and Shoprunner (“Eligible Digital Subscription Services”), after you spend $5,000 or more in total Net Purchases on your Account during each twelve (12) month period through and including your Account anniversary date (“Cardmembership Year”).

The $50 subscription credit is a pretty sweet perk, but I actually first researched this credit card because it offers another valuable benefit: cell phone protection.

The Uber Visa Card will provide up to $600 for mobile phone damage or theft if you pay your cell phone bill with the card.

Clark.com has identified more than a dozen other credit cards that offer cell phone protection, mostly from Wells Fargo, First Citizens and U.S. Bank. See our full list here.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of ways to earn points for everyday spending with the Uber Visa:

  • 4% back on restaurants, takeout and bars, including UberEATS
  • 3% back on hotel and airfare, including vacation home rentals
  • 2% back on online purchases, including Uber, online shopping and streaming services
  • 1% back on all other purchases

Barclays says that points can be redeemed for Uber credits, gift cards or cash back.

The Uber Visa Card has no annual fee. Its best features are 4% cash back on dining, the $50 subscription credit, cell phone protection and no foreign transaction fees.

Of course, applying for a rewards card like this one only makes sense if you pay off your balance monthly!

Bottom line: If you earn the $50 subscription credit from Uber Visa, the cost of your Amazon Prime membership drops from $119 to $69 a year — and that’s a pretty good deal!

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