Check your e-mail: you may have an Amazon credit

Check your e-mail: you may have an Amazon credit

I got an e-mail today telling me about an Amazon credit…and I was also informed by the Kindle app on my phone.

It’s real (at least there is a real one going out…someone could fake one as well).

This is part of the settlement against Apple…the money is actually coming from Apple, indirectly.

Here’s how you can check:

Amazon’s Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement page (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

So, I guess you don’t really need to check your e-mail. 😉

I’m getting $9.92. How much you get will depend on how much you spent on qualifying books during the right timeframe.

All you have to do is buy qualifying books…the money is automatically applied. The credit expires April 20, 2018.

Might be a good time to get things from your Amazon Wish List…or to start buying gifts for the holidays (which you can delay for the appropriate gift giving occasion, or send to yourself to print out for whenever you want.

Enjoy!


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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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12 Responses to “Check your e-mail: you may have an Amazon credit”

  1. Denise Small Kelley Says:

    My notice also tells me that it counts toward “device” purchases, so I figure my waterproof Oasis will come in under budget 🙂

    On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:07 PM, I Love My Kindle wrote:

    > Bufo Calvin posted: “Check your e-mail: you may have an Amazon credit I > got an e-mail today telling me about an Amazon credit…and I was also > informed by the Kindle app on my phone. It’s real (at least there is a real > one going out…someone could fake one as well). This i” >

  2. Edward Boyhan Says:

    I got the email — said I’m getting something like $26, and I have until April to spend it (:grin)

    • Lady Galaxy Says:

      Unfortunately, I’m not sure we can save it up for later. I think they automatically apply it, so it will go to whatever you purchase next. First time I got a chunk of the settlement, I’d planned to stock up on Kindle books from my wish list, but in the meantime I ordered some ordinary stuff like pajamas sponges for my grill, and my windfall was gone with the wind! I was more careful with the next chunk.
      Maybe not using “One click” gives more control. I haven’t tried that before, but I will this time.

      • Edward Boyhan Says:

        Yeah, they apply it to your next sales. I’m always buying stuff from Amazon — so I’m glad they use it automatically — I don’t have to worry about it. I was just mentioning that my email stated the April time limit — important, I guess, for infrequent Amazon shoppers (:grin).

      • Lady Galaxy Says:

        I did a check by placing an item in my cart and going to checkout. When I got to payment method, it gave me a choice of whether to use my gift card or not. I canceled out at that point because I wasn’t sure that’s how I wanted to spend it or not, but it’s good to know that I can choose when to use it so long as I don’t just automatically click that One Click button.

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        Great knowledge! That will be helpful for other people, too. 🙂 Thanks again!

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        Right, you don’t apply a credit code with 1-Click…and you don’t apply a credit code for this payment. However, if you were going to spend the ten dollars on sponges, anyway and the payment paid for it, didn’t you still have $10 left for e-books? 🙂

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Edward!

      Yes, I’m thinking we’ll manage to spend the money in the next six months… 😉

  3. jjhitt Says:

    I just spent my Apple refund on a Samsung product.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, jjhitt!

      🙂

    • Lady Galaxy Says:

      I traded a Macintosh Apple for a Granny Smith by using the refund to buy the Beatles Anthology on DVD. I seem to remember that some litigation was involved there as well. Sosumi! 😉

      • Bufo Calvin Says:

        Thanks for writing, Lady!

        🙂 Yes, there was…quite interesting when they eventually sort of worked things out.

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