Amazon.com Store Card Credit Builder


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The Amazon.com Store Card Credit Builder is a secured credit card, designed to help you improve your credit scores. But other than that it’s just like the regular Amazon.com Store Card (Review).

You can’t apply for this Amazon credit card directly. Instead you must apply for the unsecured Amazon.com Store Card — and if you don’t qualify for that card, then Synchrony, the card issuer, will automatically consider you for the secured version.

If approved for the Amazon.com Store Card Credit Builder, you’ll need to provide a security deposit of at least $100. Your credit limit will be equal to the amount you deposit. To make your security deposit you can visit https://www.amazon.com/creditbuilder.

Cardholders with Amazon Prime memberships will automatically be given the Amazon Prime Store Card Credit Builder card, which earns 5% cash back on Amazon purchases when special financing is declined. Other than that all the terms and features are the same.

You can also choose deferred interest financing offers for eligible purchases of $149 and more:

Promotional Balance Term Length
$149–$598.99 6 months
$599–$798.99 12 months
$799+ 24 months

Take note that deferred financing offers are risky, because if you make a late payment or fail to pay off the full balance by the end of the term, you’ll immediately be charged interest on the starting balance for the entire length of the term. Learn more about deferred interest financing and how to use these offers safely.

And there are also Equal Pay financing offers, which allow you to pay over time at no interest as long as you pay off the financed balance in 12 equal payments. These are better than deferred interest offers because there’s no retroactive interest. You can learn more about the Equal Pay financing offers here.

You have a chance to upgrade from this secured card to the unsecured Amazon.com Store Card (or Prime Store Card). According to Amazon, some of the criteria used to determine upgrades are:

  • You make 7 consecutive on-time payments on your Amazon Credit Builder account and pay all other bills on time.
  • Your credit file has no recent bankruptcy, foreclosure, repossession, or delinquent accounts.
  • Your credit scores meet Synchrony Bank’s internal credit criteria.

Where can I use my Amazon.com Store Card Credit Builder?

This card can only be used on Amazon.com.

Amazon also provides two other consumer credit cards which can be used anywhere Visa credit cards are accepted:

And there are also two Amazon business cards, which can be used anywhere American Express cards are accepted:

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • 5% cash back at Amazon for Amazon Prime members when declining special financing
  • Special no interest financing deals from 6 months to 24 months for eligible purchases
  • Equal Pay offers for eligible merchandise of $300 and more
  • $10 Amazon gift card when approved
  • Secured credit card: security deposit of at least $100 required
  • Potential to upgrade to an unsecured card
  • No annual fee

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Card Details

Rewards

Rewards

  • 5% back at Amazon (Amazon Prime cardholders only)

Introductory Bonus

  • $10 Amazon.com gift card upon approval
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $0
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR 28.24% Variable
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee -
Chip Technology None
Minimum Credit Limit $100
Maximum Credit Limit -
Free Credit Score Yes
Penalty APR None
Late Fee Up to $38
Returned Payment Fee See Terms
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR -
Regular Balance Transfer APR -
Balance Transfer Fee -
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR -
Cash Advance Fee -

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

  • 6-Month Special Financing

    On purchases of $149 or more; no interest if paid in full within 6 months.

  • 12-Month Special Financing

    On purchases of $599 or more; no interest if paid in full within 12 months.

  • 24-Month Special Financing

    On purchases of $799 and more; no interest if paid in full within 24 months.

  • Equal Pay Financing Offer

    On select items from Amazon.com of $300 and more; no interest if paid in full. Requires 12 monthly payments of equal amounts.

  • Free FICO Credit Score

    Check your FICO Score 8 whenever you’d like, based on your TransUnion credit report.

  • Free VantageScore Credit Score

    Use the TransUnion CreditView Dashboard to check your VantageScore 3.0 credit score and access a credit simulator, based on your TransUnion credit report.

  • Zero Fraud Liability

    You will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of your card (contact customer support immediately if you suspect fraud).

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by Chris
Synchrony sucks, but I guess it’s what it’s worth

I got the Amazon prime store credit builder card (a mouthful, I know) about 3 months ago. I had no credit history and decided that applying for this card would be the best way to start, thinking that since it was a store card I would be less inclined to use it than I would a credit card available to me for everyday purchases (a power I personally feared and didn’t yet trust myself with) The card has work fine for my purchases through amazon, and was nice to have for Prime Day. However, because of my low credit line ($150) and my insistence to keep my personal goal of a utilization under 20%, the 5% cash back is a feature that produces little significant returns. I frankly don’t mind not that lack of features because my pure intention is building credit.However, what I despise about this card so far is the bank they have chosen to provide this card to its users: Synchrony Bank. I don’t have to go into detail bc plenty on the internet already have, but they are miserable to deal with and their customer service as well as their mobile application seem to intentionally confuse and mislead their customers for either malicious, profit seeking reasons or simply because they like screwing with broke people who have no other choice but to use their services. I’m glad this card is one I use only to treat myself to some insignificant $30-$40 purchase, rather than one I depend on for day to day purchases I need.If you use this card, don’t be risky, just buy $5-10 of toilet paper you know you can immediately pay off every month. Because Synchrony is miserable.

by Todd Parker
Nothing but a headache and it’s not even activated yet!

This is in regards to my Amazon Credit Builder application serviced through Synchrony Bank. I was so excited to hear that Amazon was offering this, as I have been in the process of rebuilding my credit. I’ve been a prime member for years and this would be a great way to help with my credit building process. I applied on June 11, 2019 with my SSN# and was approved for the secured Amazon card. I received an email stating that I was approved and that I could follow a link to be able to deposit onto the card. The link is amazon.com/creditbuilder. I followed the link which takes me to the help section of the credit cards listed on amazon credit. There is no link or information on how to deposit to get this account going. I have spoken with Amazon support about this and they directed me to contact Synchrony Bank about this account. I did so on June 17, 2019 at approximately 9am pacific time. I was transferred 5 different times, hung up on twice, was even told that I didn’t have an account. This account has still not been funded. The last representative I spoke with informed me that if I was using my phone that could be causing the issue with the link. I just tried on my laptop at work and I still get the same issue. The manager informed me that I would need to send a check to set up the account. I refused this with me stating, that the number which was dialed to get in touch with her says with options that I can fund this over the phone with my checking account routing number and checking account number. She dismissed this stating that they don’t do this. I am very disappointed in the customer service and disrespect that I was received. This is on on my credit report as a hard inquiry and I would like it to be on there as a credit card. The business practices that was shown today by Synchrony Bank has forced to file a complaint with not only Synchrony Bank organization but also with Amazon, the CFPB and the BBB. It’s a shame that I’m doing my best as a consumer to pay off my debts and to improve my credit worthiness that a company would put someone through this and yet still have no solution.

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