Amazon Secured Card
Amazon Secured Card
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The Amazon Secured Card is built for people who are new to credit, or who would like to rebuild their credit.

This card has no annual fee, can be used at Amazon.com and Amazon physical stores, and your payment activity is reported to major credit bureaus to help you build a credit history. With the card you will also have access to your credit score, along with tools, guidance and tips to help you improve your credit.

This unique account initially requires an upfront deposit like a secured credit card, but will provide you an opportunity to convert into a traditional credit card with no deposit required, based on responsible credit usage and eligibility criteria.

Step 1

If approved, you’ll first be required to provide a security deposit to activate the Secured Card features. You can deposit, in $50 increments, anywhere between $100 and the amount you're approved for (Maximum: $1000).

You can always choose to pay off your balance and then close your account, and your security deposit will be refunded.

Step 2

After 12 months of responsibly building your credit, you may be eligible based on your credit profile to opt-in to activate the Store Card features of your account. Your account will continue to have no annual fee, and you will receive your security deposit back less what may be required to pay off your existing Secured Card features balance.

The choice to convert will always be 100% yours.

Please review all the information below about the Amazon Secured Card. Credit Terms
Build your credit with the Secured Card features
Free credit tracking tools

Free credit tracking tools

Access to TransUnion CreditView™ Dashboard to track your credit score
No annual fee

No annual fee10

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10% APR financing

10% APR9

Join Prime to get 2% back

Join Prime to get 2% back7

at Amazon.com, Amazon Fresh and more, with an eligible Prime membership
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Activate the Store Card features
No new credit inquiry needed
After 12 months of responsible use, you may be eligible to get your deposit back (less an amount to pay off your existing Secured Card balance per the account terms) and choose to convert to the Store Card features.
Secured Card features
Store Card features
Design Secured Card Image Store Card Image
Deposit Yes No
Prime Rewards 2% back on Amazon purchases (with an eligible Prime membership) 5% back on Amazon purchases (with an eligible Prime membership)
Annual Fee $0 $0
APR9 10% non-variable 25.99% variable
Late Fee up to $5 up to $38

Frequently asked questions

What is a "secured card?"
Why do I need a deposit and how does it work?
Can I get my deposit back?
What is the difference between the Amazon Secured Card and Debit or Prepaid Cards?
If I choose to convert to the Store Card features, am I applying for a new credit card?
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IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT OFFERS AND BENEFITS OF AMAZON CREDIT CARDS ISSUED BY SYNCHRONY BANK:

  • THE AMAZON.COM STORE CARD AND AMAZON PRIME STORE CARD (EACH, AN “AMAZON STORE CARD”)
  • AMAZON SECURED CARD AND AMAZON PRIME SECURED CARD (EACH, AN “AMAZON SECURED CARD” OR “SECURED CARD”)

Amazon Store Cards and Secured Cards are issued by Synchrony Bank. If you have questions about any of these cards, call 1-866-634-8379, available 24 hours a day. Amazon Store Cards and Secured Cards may be used for most purchases at Amazon.com, select physical Amazon stores that accept Amazon Store Cards and Secured Cards as a payment option (see About Amazon.com Store Card Restrictions for a complete list of exceptions) and for purchases from other merchants who have enabled Amazon Store Cards and Secured Cards as a payment option using Amazon Pay.

1. Limited Time Offer Details. Upon approval of an Amazon Store Card application, an Amazon Gift Card with the value described above will be loaded into your Amazon.com account. Amazon Gift Cards are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington Company. See Amazon Gift Card Terms and Conditions for complete terms and conditions.

2. Amazon Store Card Accounts. The Amazon.com Store Card is available to customers with an Amazon.com account, subject to credit approval. The Amazon Prime Store Card, an upgrade from the Amazon.com Store Card, is available to customers with an Eligible Prime Membership only, subject to credit approval. Special financing and equal monthly payments offers may apply to purchases made using an Amazon Store Card. The 5% back benefit may apply to purchases (less returns and other credits) made using an Amazon Store Card (i) when signed into an Amazon.com account with an Eligible Prime Membership, or, (ii) in the case of the Amazon Prime Store Card, when signed into any Amazon.com account so long as the cardholder maintains their Eligible Prime Membership on the Amazon.com account from which they originally applied for the Amazon Store Card, in each case including 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations (in all cases, where 5% back is selected as the default option or where special financing or equal monthly payments is selected as the default option but is not available for the particular purchase).

3. Amazon Secured Card Accounts. The Amazon Secured Card is available to customers with an Amazon.com account, subject to credit approval. The Amazon Prime Secured Card, an upgrade from the Amazon Secured Card, is available to customers with an Eligible Prime Membership only, subject to credit approval. Equal monthly payments offers may apply to purchases made using the Amazon Secured Card. In addition, special financing offers may apply to purchases made using an Amazon Secured Card account opened before January 1, 2021. For Secured Card accounts opened after January 1, 2021, the 2% back benefit may apply to purchases (less returns and other credits) made using an Amazon Secured Card (i) when signed into an Amazon.com account with an Eligible Prime Membership, or, (ii) in the case of the Amazon Prime Secured Card, when signed into any Amazon.com account so long as the cardholder maintains their Eligible Prime Membership on the Amazon.com account from which they originally applied for the Amazon Secured Card, in each case, including 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations (in all cases, where 2% back is selected as the default option or where equal monthly payments is selected as the default option but is not available for the particular purchase). For Secured Card accounts opened before January 1, 2021, the 5% back benefit may apply to purchases (less returns and other credits) made using an Amazon Secured Card (i) when signed into an Amazon.com account with an Eligible Prime Membership, or, (ii) in the case of the Amazon Prime Secured Card, when signed into any Amazon.com account so long as the cardholder maintains their Eligible Prime Membership on the Amazon.com account from which they originally applied for the Amazon Secured Card, in each case, including 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations (in all cases, where 5% back is selected as the default option or where special financing or equal monthly payments is selected as the default option but is not available for the particular purchase).

4. How The Two Sets of Features of the Secured Card Work. Secured Card accounts have two sets of features: The Secured Card features and the Store Card features. Each set of features has a different Purchase APR and Late Payment Fee as shown below and may have different rewards available.

  • The Secured Card features include a standard purchase APR of 10% and a Late Fee of $5. The Store Card features include a standard variable purchase APR of 25.99% and a Late Fee of up to $38. These APRs and fees are accurate as of 01/15/2021. The purchase APR under the Store Card features will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate (as defined in the credit card agreement).
  • Upon approval, you will only be able to access the Secured Card features. To access the Secured Card features, you will be required to provide Synchrony Bank with a security deposit, the amount of which will equal the credit limit on your account.
  • After you have been an accountholder for 12 months, Synchrony Bank will consider whether you are eligible to opt in to access the Store Card features of the account based on specific eligibility criteria and your credit profile. If you are eligible, Amazon will notify you and provide you with important information to help you decide whether to retain the Secured Card features or convert to the Store Card features. The Store Card features do not require a security deposit, but has a higher Purchase APR and Late Payment Fee and may have different rewards.
  • If you choose to convert to the Store Card features:
    • ✓ Your access to the Secured Card features will be permanently disabled.
    • ✓ Your security deposit will be returned, minus the amount needed to pay off any: (a) existing non-promotional balance, (b) expiring (within 2 months) deferred interest promotional balances and required payment due on an equal monthly payments balance, and (c) remaining minimum payment due on the account if not covered by (a) and (b) above
    • ✓ Synchrony Bank will provide you with a replacement card and card number to access the Store Card features. Your new card will be automatically added to your Amazon wallet.

5. Updating from the Amazon.com Store Card to the Amazon Prime Store Card or from the Amazon Secured Card to the Amazon Prime Secured Card. At the time you become both (i) a cardholder of an Amazon.com Store Card or an Amazon Secured Card and (ii) a customer with an Eligible Prime Membership, your card will automatically be updated to the Amazon Prime Store Card or Amazon Prime Secured Card, respectively. “Eligible Prime Memberships” only apply to Amazon.com accounts (and not accounts on any other affiliated websites outside the U.S.) and may include, in Amazon’s sole discretion: annual and monthly Amazon Prime subscriptions and members of their Amazon Household (excluding Amazon Prime Video and invited guests of an Amazon Prime account), Amazon Prime Fresh, Amazon Family, Amazon Prime Student and trial memberships of Amazon Prime. The Amazon Prime Store Card and Amazon Prime Secured Card are governed by the same Synchrony Bank terms and privacy policy as the Amazon.com Store Card and Amazon Secured Card, respectively. If you cease to be a customer with an Eligible Prime Membership, your Amazon Prime Store Card or Amazon Prime Secured Card, as the case may be, will be changed back to an Amazon.com Store Card or an Amazon Secured Card, respectively, without any change to the set of features applicable to your account.

6. Important information about your benefits and offers. To view or adjust your default option between % back (if available), special financing (if available) or equal monthly payments, visit www.amazon.com/storecard (for Amazon Store Card accounts or Secured Card accounts that have converted to the Store Card features) or www.amazon.com/securedcard (for Secured Card accounts that have not converted to the Store Card features), sign in to ‘Your Account’ (if not already signed in), and select the radio button for your desired option. Your default option will also be applied to your 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations. If your default option is special financing or equal monthly payments and neither is available for a specific purchase, then (if available) the applicable % back benefit, if any, will apply. The % back benefit cannot be combined with any special financing or equal monthly payments offer. You will have the option to apply the applicable % back benefit (if available) or the longest available equal monthly payments or special financing offer(s) displayed during checkout to your purchase. If your default benefit is equal monthly payments or special financing, and multiple equal monthly payments or special financing offers are available for a specific purchase, the equal monthly payments or special financing offer, as applicable, with the longest available promotion length will apply. If special financing was your default benefit prior to June 26, 2019, then from and after that date, equal monthly payments will automatically become your default benefit; to change your default benefit, visit www.amazon.com/storecard, sign in to ‘Your Account’ (if not already signed in), and select the radio button for your desired option. If no change is made during the checkout process, and your default benefit is available for your purchase, your default benefit will be applied to your purchase.

7. % Back Benefit. All purchases (less returns and other credits) to which the % back benefit applies will result in your receiving rewards points equal to the applicable % of such purchases on your Amazon Store Card or Secured Card, as the case may be, except as provided below. We may, from time to time at our discretion, supplement the % back benefit by offering bonus rewards points for certain purchases. In such cases, the total rewards points offered for such purchases will be noted on the relevant product page or during checkout, and this section will apply to the % back benefit inclusive of any bonus rewards points. The % back benefit cannot be combined with any special financing or equal monthly payments offer; you will have the option to apply either (a) any available special financing or equal monthly payments offer or (b) the % back benefit, but not both, to your purchase. If no selection is made during the checkout process, your default option will be applied to your purchase, provided such default option is available. The % back benefit is the default option for all purchases of less than $150. We reserve the right to remove any person from the % back benefit in the event of any fraud or abuse in connection with the benefit. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter the terms of the % back benefit at any time.

8. Rewards Points and Redemption. You may see rewards points referred to simply as rewards and reflected as a dollar balance (versus a points balance), with $1 of rewards being equivalent to 1 rewards point. You may redeem your rewards points for eligible purchases at Amazon.com. Alternatively, you may also elect to either (a) redeem your rewards points as a one-time statement credit or (b) automatically redeem your available rewards points balance as a statement credit at the end of each subsequent billing cycle, in each case by visiting your Synchrony Bank online account management page (www.syncbank.com/amazon) or by directly contacting Synchrony Bank. Your account must be open and in good standing to redeem rewards points and at the time any statement credit is posted to your account. If your account is closed, you will forfeit any unredeemed rewards points. Please allow up to two billing cycles (a) for your earned rewards points to be credited to your account and (b) if you elect to redeem your rewards points as a statement credit, for such statement credit to be applied to your account. If you return a purchase made with rewards points, allow up to 5 days for the value of the rewards points redeemed to be credited back to your account.

9. SPECIAL FINANCING AND EQUAL MONTHLY PAYMENTS: These offers are subject to credit approval.

  • For Amazon Store Card accounts and Secured Card accounts that have converted to the Store Card features: The standard variable purchase APR is 25.99% and is accurate as of 01/15/2021 and will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate (as defined in your credit card agreement). Minimum interest charge is $1.50.
  • For Secured Card accounts that have not converted to the Store Card features: The standard purchase APR is 10%. Minimum interest charge is $1.50.

Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. We reserve the right to make special financing and/or equal monthly payments unavailable on any purchase at any time in our sole discretion; in such cases, and if special financing and/or equal monthly payments would otherwise have been available, we will notify you of such unavailability prior to or during checkout. We reserve the right to discontinue the special financing and equal monthly payments offers or alter the terms applicable thereto at any time.

Special financing offers: No interest if paid in full within 6, 12 or 24 months. Available using Amazon Store Card accounts, Secured Card accounts opened prior to January 1, 2021, and Secured Card accounts that have converted to the Store Card features (each, a ‘Special Financing-Enabled Card account’). Interest will be charged to your Special Financing-Enabled Card account from the purchase date if the promotional balance is not paid in full within 6, 12 or 24 months respectively. Minimum monthly payments required. If products are eligible for a special financing offer, such eligibility, together with the applicable promotion length, will be noted during checkout. The special financing offer will apply to the qualifying product, and all other items in the same order, when payment is made using a Special Financing-Enabled Card account. No interest will be assessed on the promotional balance if you pay the promotional balance in full within the applicable promotional period. If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promotional balance from the date of the purchase. Promotional balance includes the purchase amount, taxes, shipping charges and any optional debt cancellation charges related to the relevant purchase. The subtotal, which excludes shipping, handling and taxes, is used in determining whether the applicable minimum purchase amounts shown above have been met. If Amazon-sold products are eligible for 24 months special financing, such designation will be noted during checkout. If you have chosen special financing as your default payment option and special financing is available on your purchase, 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations will default to the special financing offer with the longest promotion length for which the purchase is eligible. Special financing offers cannot be combined with any equal monthly payments offer or the % back benefit. If your purchase includes a recurring subscription, then the first month’s subscription fee (but not any subsequent monthly subscription fees) will also be included in the promotional purchase balance. Your first Subscribe and Save order using a Special Financing-Enabled Card account is eligible for a special financing offer; subsequent Subscribe and Save orders are not. Depending on purchase amount, promotion length, and payment allocation, the required minimum monthly payments may or may not pay off the purchase by end of promotional period. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after this special financing promotion ends, to promotional purchases. Special financing offers are not available on Amazon Secured Card or Amazon Prime Secured Card accounts opened after January 1, 2021 while the Secured Card features are being accessed.

Equal monthly payments offer: Pay for your purchase of eligible products with equal monthly payments and 0% APR. Available using all Amazon Store Card accounts and Secured Card accounts (each, an ‘Equal Monthly Payments-Enabled Card account’). No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase balance (which includes the purchase amount, taxes, shipping charges and any optional debt cancellation charges related to the relevant purchase) and equal monthly payments are required in the amount of the total initial promotional purchase (including the purchase amount, taxes and shipping charges) divided by the designated number of equal monthly payments, until the promotional balance is paid in full. If you do not make a required equal monthly payment on time, a late fee may be added to the minimum amount otherwise due on your Equal Monthly Payments-Enabled Card account in the following billing cycle; such late fees will accrue interest at the applicable standard purchase APR listed above. If products are eligible for an equal monthly payments offer, such eligibility, together with the designated number of equal monthly payments, will be noted during checkout. The equal monthly payments offer will apply to the qualifying product, and all other items in the same order, when payment is made using an Equal Monthly Payments-Enabled Card account. Optional debt cancellation charges will not be included in the calculation of the equal monthly payment, but such charges may require you to make payments for additional months. The equal monthly payment may be higher or lower than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase was a non-promotional purchase. The equal monthly payment calculated will not be increased to but may be included in the minimum amount otherwise due on your account or will be added to your minimum payment for other balances on your account. If you have chosen equal monthly payments as your default payment option and equal monthly payments is available on your purchase, 1-Click orders and purchases made at physical Amazon locations will default to the equal monthly payments offer with the longest promotion length for which the purchase is eligible. Equal monthly payments offers cannot be combined with any special financing offer or the % back benefit. A monthly payment, if shown in advertising, should allow you to pay off the qualifying purchase (excluding taxes, shipping charges, or optional debt cancellation charges) within the promotional period if: (1) the purchase is and will be the only balance on the account during the promotional period (this means that you do not incur any additional fees or charges on your account and no other items are purchased with this order), (2) you make the payment by the due date each month, and (3) the purchase is subject to the equal monthly payments offer. Taxes and shipping charges imposed at checkout on this order will require you to make a higher monthly payment than shown. The monthly payment calculated for each equal monthly payments offer will be added to your minimum payment for other balances on your account, and will only apply if the equal monthly payments offer advertised is selected or set as the default benefit on your account. Amazon may designate any product as eligible for an equal monthly payments offer, and may designate the number of equal monthly payments associated with such equal monthly payments offer, in its sole discretion. If your purchase includes a recurring subscription, then the first month’s subscription fee (but not any subsequent monthly subscription fees) will also be included in the promotional purchase balance.

10. No Annual Fee. There is no annual fee associated with an Amazon Store Card or Secured Card account. See the APR for new accounts at the beginning of the special financing and equal monthly payments section above.

11. Zero Fraud Liability. You will not be held liable in the event of unauthorized use. You agree that unauthorized use does not include use by a person to whom you have given authority to use your Amazon Store Card or Secured Card account, as the case may be, and that you will be liable for all use by such a person.

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