PSA: Amazon Will Bill Your Prime Renewal to Any Card On Your Account

When you subscribe to a service like Amazon Prime, your account is usually automatically renewed when your membership expires. If one card on your account expires, Amazon will use a backup.

We’ve told you before that you shouldn’t just expect to opt-out of a subscription service by allowing your credit card to expire. Most credit card issuers will automatically update bill providers with your new information, anyway. In other words, they’ll find a way to charge you.

For example, as Consumerist points out, Amazon will just use whatever backup payment methods you have on file. One customer discovered this the hard way when Amazon used her debit card to renew her Prime subscription. The transaction wiped out her account and triggered bank fees. (Amazon issued the customer a refund and credit, though).

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For this reason, you may just want to keep one card on file with Amazon so you’re not caught off guard. Of course, Amazon will still charge whatever payment method you have on file, so better yet, keep track of your membership subscription and cancel if you don’t want to renew. For more detail, head to Consumerist’s full post at the link below.

Amazon Can Charge Any Subscription To Any Card You Have On File If Your Primary Card Expires | Consumerist

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