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As you may have already heard, today is the last day to send money via Amazon Payments. There is no fee to do this up to $1,000 per month, and it is a points earning method that some will miss greatly since you could use a points earning credit card to pay. The program isn’t just changing, it is going away entirely.
According to Amazon Payment’s website:
As of October 13, 2014 Amazon WebPay will no longer be available to send, receive, or request money from other Amazon Payments users. Amazon Payments customers will no longer see the option to Send Money once they log into their account.
Why is Amazon WebPay being shut down?
We are not addressing a customer pain point particularly better than anyone else. We’ve learned a great deal about how and when customers want to send money and will look for ways to use these lessons in the future.
This means today is your last chance to send up to $1,000 to someone with no fee by marking “goods and services”. Normally you would not have wanted that person to send the $1,000 back to you in order to avoid any sort of red flags, but with the service ending after today, I’d bet some are pushing the limits on the norms.
Since this program is ending today I don’t really recommend getting into this now if you weren’t already, but in case you have been a fan of Amazon Payments, then remember to send your au revoir Amazon Payment today!
If you are looking for a new easy(ish) way to earn more points, I recommend reading this post by the Frequent Miler. This part of the game is always changing, but I know many will miss Amazon Payments!