Amazon rips open new AutoRip service

I’ve lauded Amazon for a number of its efforts over the years as a company that gets consumers, everything from letting consumers use credit card points to make purchases to their “read anywhere” approach to Kindle books that expand the reading options for eBooks and creating a true ecosystem.  Their latest effort, AutoRip, is yet another consumer-friendly move that will only help their sales figures. Continue reading

Amazon racks up more points with credit cards

Last week, while making a purchase at Amazon, I was prompted with something I hadn’t seen before.  During the part of the process where I can pick from saved payment methods, I was asked if I wanted to link my ThankYou Citi rewards account with Amazon.  When I said yes, I was then given the option of using my points balance to cover the cost of the purchase. Continue reading