If you need any further proof of the tough environment out there for credit card rewards, Amazon has just announced big changes to its UK Platinum Mastercard.
I tend to use the Amazon card as one of my default ‘best (almost-)cashback’ cards. After this change, the best mainstream card is probably the John Lewis / Waitrose one which has no annual fee and still offers 0.5% back, doubled to 1% at John Lewis and Waitrose.
From 29th April, the cashback rate – paid in Amazon vouchers – on the Amazon Platinum Mastercard will drop from 0.5% to just 0.25%.
The earning rate when spending at Amazon remains unchanged. You will get 1.5% back as a Prime member and 0.75% back otherwise.
Details of the credit card, which do not reflect the upcoming changes, are on this page of the Amazon site. Thanks to Edward for this.
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