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Old 10-20-06, 08:35 PM
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$100 credit with Sony Credit Card after first purchase

Just signed up myself:

http://www.sonystyle.com:80/is-bin/I...tnav-Sony_Card
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Old 10-20-06, 08:56 PM
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Great find. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-06, 01:43 AM
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too bad i'm already a card member...thanks anyways...
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Old 10-21-06, 06:36 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I think I'm reading the fine print correctly...you can use the $100 credit for anything (not just in the Sony store), right?
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Old 10-21-06, 11:19 PM
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I signed up for a Sony card offer like this a long time ago. They just put a credit onto my account after the first purchase. I never used it again after that, so they eventually just sent me a check.
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Old 10-23-06, 03:34 AM
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Just applyed, so I can buy something cheap for a few bucks, use the 100 bucks and cut up the card if I wanted to?

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Old 10-23-06, 11:28 PM
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I applied for the card the last time they had this deal, just about a year ago I think.

If I remember correctly, they actually credited the account with $100 not too long after opening it, and without actually purchasing anything. Not sure what I used to buy with it, but I am sure it was worth it. Haven't used the card since.

And no, you don't have to purchase from the sony store, or anything sony for that matter to get your $100.
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Old 10-23-06, 11:31 PM
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cool, even better.
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Nice find, thanks op
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Old 10-26-06, 07:23 AM
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I am more than a little annoyed at their rewards program. They took the site off-line at the begining of August, and they still have not got it fully back online.

Anyway, the program offers nice incentives if you keep it. For instance, they just ran an offer where if you spent $500 over the course of two months, they would give a bonus of 2500 points.
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Old 10-27-06, 12:18 PM
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I've been looking for the rewards program information, haven't had any luck. What is the website of where it should be? How many "points" do you need to get, say, an mp3 player or a boombox?

In any event, I've been using this card exclusivly lately and should easily surpass $500 / month (I never carry a balance though).
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Old 10-27-06, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Heat
I've been looking for the rewards program information, haven't had any luck. What is the website of where it should be? How many "points" do you need to get, say, an mp3 player or a boombox?

In any event, I've been using this card exclusivly lately and should easily surpass $500 / month (I never carry a balance though).
Here is the site:

http://www.sonyrewards.com

They have two MP3 players currently available for 6995 (512 MB) and 11995 (2 GB). They also sell points at a penny a piece.
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Old 10-28-06, 12:50 AM
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Thanks for the link - there's some decent stuff out there. Hopefully they'll keep offering the bonus points.

And for what it's worth, I was reading through the GAO's report on credit cards:

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06929.pdf
Pages 73 and 74 (pages 78 and 79 of the .pdf) talk about how the credit process works - that is, what happens when you make a credit card purchase.

Say you make a $100 purchase at a store...
$97.50 goes to the store
$2.00 goes to the bank that issued the card to the cardholder (an interchange fee)
$0.50 goes to the store's bank (processing fee)
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Old 10-30-06, 05:23 PM
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I got a card from them the last time they ran this promotion. A glitch in their system prevented them from crediting me automatically. I had to call a couple of times and it took an extra month or so, but they ended up crediting me an extra $25 for the hassle.
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Old 11-14-06, 11:28 AM
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Check the fine print:

1 Offer subject to credit approval. Card credit will be applied to your Sony Card account 8-12 weeks after your first purchase. Offer expires March 31, 2006.

Any indication that they are still giving credit for those who sign up after 3/31/06?
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Old 11-17-06, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MoeShakers
Check the fine print:

1 Offer subject to credit approval. Card credit will be applied to your Sony Card account 8-12 weeks after your first purchase. Offer expires March 31, 2006.

Any indication that they are still giving credit for those who sign up after 3/31/06?

Must of been a typo they changed it to 2007.
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Old 11-17-06, 11:48 AM
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I was checking my recent transactions through their phone system a couple days ago and one of the items was a $100 sony credit.

So it looks like my account received the $100.
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I was checking my recent transactions through their phone system a couple days ago and one of the items was a $100 sony credit.

So it looks like my account received the $100.
How much was your first purchase? I had planned on buying a pack of smokes. SO they posted the credit to your account? Thats fine with me. I had another card that let me pick a gift certificate.
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Originally Posted by VitiminJ
How much was your first purchase? I had planned on buying a pack of smokes. SO they posted the credit to your account? Thats fine with me. I had another card that let me pick a gift certificate.
I don't remember how much my first purchase was though it's my primary card now. Normally I just charge about $600 / month, but for these past two months I've been at $1,000 or a little over (I pay my cards off in full each month).
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Old 11-17-06, 11:06 PM
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They actually just called me and I verified that the $100 credit would be posted after ANY first purchase was made, no minimum
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Old 11-25-06, 09:33 AM
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looks like the cash credit has been up'ed to $150 now
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Old 11-25-06, 09:39 AM
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I received my card about a week ago, and tried very hard to get the XBOX 360 core for $100 from Amazon. Then I could have said that Sony bought me a XBOX 360...
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Old 11-25-06, 11:24 AM
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I signed up for this a few days ago when it was $100, havent recieved the card yet, does anyone know if I'll get the $100 or $150 credit?
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Old 11-25-06, 11:46 AM
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got my first bill but no credit on it. must have to pay it first
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Old 11-25-06, 11:50 AM
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Thanks, I applied also. The site now says $150 credit, nice way to pay for some Xmas presents.
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