Archives for November 7, 2016

Amazon 2% Balance Reload Rewards Promotion


Amazon has a targeted promotion for Prime members that offers you a 2% bonus when you reload your Amazon gift card balance using a checking account. For example, if you load $100, you will get $102 in Amazon credit. To see if this promotion is available to you click here to visit the Reload Your Balance page. If you are eligible, you will see the banner below.


For qualifying transactions, a reward equal to 2% of your qualifying reload amount will be automatically applied to your Amazon Balance after the qualifying transaction has been completed. You must reload your Amazon Balance using the payment method that includes a checking account and linked debit card. The maximum single reload amount to your Amazon Balance may not exceed $2,000.

I’m usually not targeted for these promotions and I saw it, so perhaps it is relatively popular. Note that this promotion isn’t all that valuable if you already purchase things on a 2% cash back credit card, or even better on a 5% back credit card with Amazon as a rotating category. Prime members can also get 5% back with the Amazon Store Card, which is basically a credit line that is only good for Amazon purchases.

However, if you avoid credit cards in general and usually buy things on a debit card, this is an easy way to get a little extra towards your Amazon shopping. Load your balance first via this promotion, get the 2% extra, and then go shopping.

Free 2,000 La Quinta Returns Points Promotions


Added new 1,500 point offer. You can earn 1,500 free La Quinta Returns points by linking your Visa credit card and your mobile number to your La Quinta Returns account. Valid until December 31st, 2016.

Introducing Redeem Away!™ – a travel industry first from La Quinta Returns™. Now you’re free to redeem your points for lots of everyday purchases, on the go and with a tap of your mobile phone. Benefit exclusively for Visa® credit cardholders. Enroll today and redeem points toward qualified transactions at restaurants, drug stores and more. Get 1,500 points* when you link your Visa credit card and your mobile number to your Returns™ account, now until 12/31/16.

Previously, I shared that you can earn up to 500 free La Quinta Returns points by registering for La Quinta Returns Social Rewards and then using your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media accounts:

– Register and Receive 100 points
– Link Your Social Handles to La Quinta and get 100 points per channel
– During Registration, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to receive 100 additional points for each follow
– Tweet or Instagram with #LQReturns and get 50 points.

These bonus miles aren’t worth a ton, but they can be handy as La Quinta may close your account if it remains inactive for 18 consecutive months.