Only Hours Left to Earn Miles Through Amazon Payments

A month ago I reported that the ability to send money to people via Amazon Payments would be ending effective October 13.

That means if you want to make one last stab at it — and you haven’t already sent $1000 through the service in October — you have only a few hours left.

The great thing about Amazon payments is that nobody had ever heard of them. Everyone knows Paypal. And Amazon wanted to break into that market. So they made themselves super user-friendly, allowing you to send people up to $1000 per month charged to a credit card with no fee. The idea was that could help them gain traction in the marketplace.

Of course plenty of people sent $1000. Those people deposited the money into their checking accounts. And sent $1000 back to the original sender. It was an easy way to earn miles.

That’s going to end tonight. You can still send your $1000 for October today only.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Working however the person you send the $ to must set up and verify their checking account today before they can receive.

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