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Old 12-09-12, 10:34 AM
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Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

As you may know, when you're a Prime member and you select standard delivery instead of the free two day shipping, Amazon offers Instant Video credit. Is there somewhere I can check the balance of the credits I've acquired?
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Old 12-09-12, 03:12 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

Open any Instant Video Title... just under the title's details is a link to check your balance ("view balance")... this link also allows you to add more credit to your account..
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Old 12-09-12, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by b2net View Post
Open any Instant Video Title... just under the title's details is a link to check your balance ("view balance")... this link also allows you to add more credit to your account..
Perfect! Thank you, b2net! (more helpful than the person working at Amazon in chat)
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Old 12-09-12, 04:50 PM
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I use that all the time when I want to check my balances beyond just the normal Gift Card amounts... Glad I could help..
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Old 12-09-12, 07:07 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

A warning about the Instant Video credit that they have been giving away:
The entire amount cannot be applied towards a purchase. For example, I had $12 in credit and bought a $9.99 video. They would only apply $4 towards this purchase (even after I called and complained). Apparently only 1 "type" of credit can be applied towards each purchase. I had several $3 credits and many $1 credits (you get $3 for larger purchases). They would only apply 1 $3 credit and 1 $1 credit, and my credit card got charged the remaining $5.99. And unfortunately the place where you check the balance does not tell you how much of each type you have. Dumb system.
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Old 12-10-12, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Bobaray View Post
A warning about the Instant Video credit that they have been giving away:
The entire amount cannot be applied towards a purchase. For example, I had $12 in credit and bought a $9.99 video. They would only apply $4 towards this purchase (even after I called and complained). Apparently only 1 "type" of credit can be applied towards each purchase. I had several $3 credits and many $1 credits (you get $3 for larger purchases). They would only apply 1 $3 credit and 1 $1 credit, and my credit card got charged the remaining $5.99. And unfortunately the place where you check the balance does not tell you how much of each type you have. Dumb system.
Damn. That sucks
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

I'm up to about $15 in those and have no idea how I'm going to use them.

Do they expire?
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I'm up to about $15 in those and have no idea how I'm going to use them.

Do they expire?
Yes they do. The email you get which shows that you received them usually lists the expiration date I believe.
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Yes they do. The email you get which shows that you received them usually lists the expiration date I believe.
You mean the emails that get routed to my Amazon email folder that I'm 4,327 emails behind in reading?

But also seriously, thanks!

Perhaps they have something for sale not on DVD that I can buy, as I hate renting.
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Originally Posted by gp1086 View Post
Damn. That sucks
Agreed. I have $17 and was hoping to get a TV season. I suppose I could buy a number of single episodes and see how the math worked out.
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Old 12-10-12, 07:27 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

From an email I received today from Amazon.....Single seasons of 12 shows are available for $4.99 for the season. My cost would be 0.99 after credits applied. Unfortunately the only ones I want I already have on DVD.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=2KLSOZBHDJ981&C=1MC4BJNVTIX7R&H=5AYDD1U4M8IYIJH3HLBLNWBTSN4A&T=C&U=http://www.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fsearch%2Fref%3Dpe_309730_27302130_pe_row2_b3_t%2F%3Frh%3Di%253Ainstant-video%252Ck%253AB0017I92KI%257CB001AZUMSE%257CB0029HH2FS%257CB000WE7ZNO%257CB008TIW2UQ%257CB000W3TWJ U%257CB001PGMV4G%257CB002B7G87Y%257CB004ML1IJA%257CB000W4QAIU%257CB000WCNA3U%257CB00152PAD4%26ie%3DU TF8
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

I don't have any credit at the moment, and I'm tempted to take advantage of a few of those $4.99 deals.
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Old 01-02-13, 02:51 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

Bumping to mention today's GB DOD of Warner movies for $4.99 (HD) and $3.99 (SD) (already posted in Streaming Amazon thread).

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Agreed. I have $17 and was hoping to get a TV season. I suppose I could buy a number of single episodes and see how the math worked out.
So I did end up getting the first eight episodes of The Walking Dead S3. Rather than pay $3 each for HD and not get all eight, I paid $2 for SD. They don't look awesome, but it's better than paying real money.

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You mean the emails that get routed to my Amazon email folder that I'm 4,327 emails behind in reading?

But also seriously, thanks!

Perhaps they have something for sale not on DVD that I can buy, as I hate renting.
Note to Trevor: All my Black Friday credits were still good a week or so ago when I made this purchase.

Wasn't sure if this was a permanent drop, but these seasons are still available at that price. Probably nothing I need since I do have Prime, but thanks for posting.
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Old 01-11-13, 02:09 PM
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Re: Amazon Prime Instant Video / MP3 Credit

wait... So if I ship anything with standard shipping instead of the 2day shipping I will get a credit? Or is it only certain things?
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Old 01-11-13, 04:15 PM
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I'm pretty sure that was just during the holidays.
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Old 01-11-13, 05:48 PM
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They do it every year around the holidays to take the pressure off the warehouse when they get swamped with orders.
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