If you’ve used Amazon for retail purchases, then you have seen an e-mail or an in-app notification about something called an Amazon Courtesy Credit. This notification may have unclear you because Amazon doesn’t go out of their way to explain the credit. In this guide, I will let you know what the credit is for, how it applies for your purchases, and how to know whether you have any courtesy credits on your account.
The best way you’ve to listen about the courtesy credit is via an e-mail from Amazon.
HOW DO I GET THE COURTESY CREDIT?
There are three best ways to get the courtesy credit.
One way is if you are an Amazon Prime customer, and you are shopping in the Toys & Games or any other category (primarily), and you buy some items in that category. Once you have done then you go to checkout, you may have multiple options for shipping. For example, you might have a choice to use your Prime shipping to get the items in two days or less. Another choice is that you might also have the option to use regular shipping and get the items in seven days or less (also free shipping). Well, why would you ever prefer to use regular shipping? Because sometimes if you do, Amazon will issue you with a $5 Courtesy Credit.
Another way is if Amazon makes any mistake in your shipping process or fails to give you a credit that you were otherwise permitted too. If this happens, besides the issue you refund on the extra shipping you paid. Amazon also gives you a Courtesy Credit for use on a future purchase. Other common reasons are a late delivery or a delay in order processing.
The third way to get a Courtesy Credit is to call Amazon with a complaint about something you buy. If the CSR feels like Amazon was at mistake in your complaint. Then they offer you a $5 or $10 Courtesy Credit by way of apology.
HOW CAN YOU SPEND AMAZON COURTESY CREDIT
You can also spend Amazon Courtesy Credit on items that are both sold and shipped by Amazon. Remember if you order something On Amazon but provided and shipped by a third party, then you can’t use your Courtesy Credit. Automatically, your Courtesy Credit will be taken away from any transaction that qualifies when you check out, for example:
HOW CAN YOU CHECK YOUR CREDIT BALANCE
Checking your credit balance is quite easy. Just visit the credit balance link and tap the button, and all your credit balances will be shown on your screen. If you don’t view a category for Courtesy Credit, you haven’t got any.
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