Just a few days after a write a post comparing the co-branded Amazon credit cards between Canada and the United States, it seems like it the Canadian version has been discontinued. Here is the official wording:
- As of April 3, 2017, we are no longer accepting applications for the Amazon.ca Rewards Visa Card and there is no other way to get the card at this time.
- For customers who applied before April 3 and your Amazon.ca Rewards Visa Card application was approved, Amazon.ca will send you a welcome email and will automatically add your Amazon.ca Rewards Visa Card as the default payment card for any purchases on Amazon.ca. You will receive your paper Cardmember Agreement and physical card in the mail within two weeks of being approved. After that, you can use your card to make purchases wherever your Amazon.ca Rewards Visa Card is accepted.
- If your application wan’t approved, you may be advised that you need to call Chase Cardmember Services to provide some additional information for your application. Otherwise, you will be informed of your application status after Chase has completed its review process, usually within 2 to 4 weeks after applying.
The U.S. versions continue to be available for the time being. Though I do not think that their version is as unstable as the Canadian one.
This is actually extremely disappointing to see. I have been nervous about Chase Canada’s ability to continue to operate. It has been a slow decline, with the discontinuation of their products, such as Best Buy and Sears.
My question is, what does this mean for the Chase Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card, which already does not have an apply now button on the main Chase Canada website. You will need to use a special link instead.