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PSA: Amazon No-Rush Rewards no longer apply to video game purchases


#1 tonyvx  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:05 PM

For Prime members who choose slower shipping, Amazon offers a $1 digital credit. I know many people here used the program to buy eShop, Xbox, PSN, and Steam codes - those are no longer eligible items. I confirmed today with Amazon that the change took place at the end of May.

 

For myself, this was easily the best deal around - free games. But unfortunately this is no longer the case. So unless you're eager to snag those MP3s, time to stop using the No-Rush Rewards program. 

 

First GCU and now this, these are truly the end times.

 

EDIT: For clarification, No Rush rewards earned before this change will still work (should read as expiring in September or before), those earned after (expiring in October) will no longer work.



#2 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:09 PM

Luckily PC Game Supply has 30% off PSN deals that...haven't shown up in months. Bing rewards you my only friend now.



#3 .Beowulf  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:14 PM

another reason why I feel great about allowing my prime to expire months ago

 

feels glorious



#4 MendicantBS   Black Mage CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:22 PM

bought $10 Xbox gift card as soon as I saw this message. I didn’t have any trouble.

 

Unfortunately it's true



#5 BryanDGAF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1117 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:28 PM

bought $10 Xbox gift card as soon as I saw this message. I didn’t have any trouble. Attached image as proof  51C1BC23-9E15-48F6-A5C3-4CC3003EEA33.jpeg

BTFO



#6 Mclarry   Wish Kid CAGiversary!   94 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:30 PM

It's working here too. are you sure the Amazon CS understood your question?

 

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#7 abbabaab   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1901 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:30 PM



#8 mchittumjr  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

Did the same as above and mine went through for $5 eshop. Got the code already. Rather be safe then sorry.

 

 



#9 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

Just worked for me on an eShop card.

#10 Timezones   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   99 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:35 PM

Bummer. In the last year or two, I had used no-rush credit to buy Sonic Mania, Mass Effect Trilogy, Hellblade, and the Breath of The Wild Expansion. Easily $65+ of free games/DLC.... just for waiting a few extra days to get toothpaste.

It’s hard out there for a CAG these days.

#11 tonyvx  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:38 PM

It's working here too. are you sure the Amazon CS understood your question?

 

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Previous no-rush rewards will still work, rewards earned after May will not. I'll add it to the OP for clarification.



#12 MendicantBS   Black Mage CAGiversary!   446 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:46 PM

I see, it's also stated when you check your No-Rush balance. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/norushcredits

 

 

Use your digital rewards toward eligible Kindle eBooks, Amazon Appstore apps, Amazon Music downloads, or Prime Video rentals or purchases

Thanks for the heads up OP


#13 chokaay   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:48 PM

Previous no-rush rewards will still work, rewards earned after May will not. I'll add it to the OP for clarification.

Thanks for the PSA!  Just redeemed for a $35 eShop code and paid $0.99.

 

I guess back to digital movies it is for me...



#14 starscream615   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   528 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:50 PM

I can confirm that I have $8 in digital credits and the most recent $7 I’ve earned can’t be used toward eshop credit anymore, only my older credit that expires sooner.

#15 BigPrimeNumbers  

BigPrimeNumbers

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:51 PM

Luckily PC Game Supply has 30% off PSN deals that...haven't shown up in months. Bing rewards you my only friend now.

This is a damn shame. Where is this 30% off os PSN on PC Game Supply? I don't see that anywhere on the site. 



#16 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   13075 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:54 PM

This is a damn shame. Where is this 30% off os PSN on PC Game Supply? I don't see that anywhere on the site. 

They used to have it like once or twice a month randomly on their site, but usually sold out in about an hour, These days though they haven't had that deal in awhile.



#17 tonyvx  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:55 PM

Thanks for the PSA!  Just redeemed for a $35 eShop code and paid $0.99.

 

I guess back to digital movies it is for me...

 

Enjoy that $35. Cherish it. When you earn an extra 5% back on the eshop while using that free credit, weep, it will be the last time you'll experience such a wonderful occasion. For many like myself will have never have gotten to know it would be our last time.  :cry:



#18 Indiansfan008   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   333 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:02 PM

That sucks. I've been using these to buy PSN credit (until recently when it's not even sold by Amazon). I guess it will be nice to have 2-day shipping again.



#19 Blaster man  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

Oh dear god these are dark days indeed.

#20 CheepyDee   Hello I am Best Buy GCU's Scolding Mother Banned   304 Posts   Joined 0.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 08:43 PM

First GCU and now this, these are truly the end times.

If I'm not mistaken, ultimately it will be the game makers who will suffer. I can't count how many times I decided to pick up a game I otherwise wouldnt had just because of the discounts and price competition. Many publishers are going to have to stop slapping $60 MSRP on every single game.



#21 intent   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   77 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:05 PM

Thanks for the heads up. Used $25 in credit before they change their minds further like with the button credit.

#22 b3mike   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   497 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:16 AM

I personally stopped using amazon years ago after they basically just became price matchers and threw no rush shipping credits your way just to get people to shut up and not complain about their shit shipping policies. with the downfall of gcu it looks like ebay is going to be getting more business from me at least they still have coupons here and there and other incentives


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#23 Judge Magister   Riddle Me This CAGiversary!   896 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 12:58 AM

You guys still get the $1 digital item no rush credit?! Amazon must hate me because the only no rush credit they've been offering for over the past year is the useless Prime Pantry one.

#24 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   3735 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:01 AM

I must be the only one that doesn't know about this no rush rewards and never used it obviously. So no loss for me really unlike the loss of GCU.



#25 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   752 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 01:11 AM

Thanks for the heads up!  Personally, have only ever used the No-Rush credits for music and movies, but more info is good.  Wonder if this is another sign of some behind-the-scenes change in how video games are being handled.  First GCU goes bust and now Amazon stops allowing No-Rush credit to apply to video games.



#26 sethrhf   The Watcher CAGiversary!   239 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:33 AM

That really sucks.  That was the only reason I kept prime. 

 

Looks like I just use the credit for disney movies for my moviesanywhere collection when they go on sale. 



#27 donny2112   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   752 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:37 AM

Movies Anywhere is more than Disney, but, yeah, Disney movies are a good way to spend the credit, since those don't see deep discounts, usually.



#28 315Retro   Westside Wizard CAGiversary!   1207 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:59 AM

Lol prime just gets worse and worse.

#29 stringycupps1  

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:40 AM

Lol prime just gets worse and worse.

and the price keeps going up and up



#30 Vulsker  

Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

This is a bummer. One thing I have noticed over the last month, everything has been beyond 2 day shipping.