Amazon’s $30 off $150 Visa Promotion during Prime Day was one of the best ways for shoppers to maximize thier savings, which is why it was a huge letdown when the promotion abruptly expired midday. It’s unknown if the promotion ending was deliberate or a result of another glitch in Amazon’s checkout system, but the company is trying to make things right. Customers who tried to use the “VISA30” promo code at checkout during Prime day, but couldn’t, are being given a $30 Amazon gift card. The credit is automatically loaded into your account. It’s not clear if you had to actually complete your failed promo purchase to qualify for the free gift card, but if you tried and couldn’t use the code on Prime Day, check your email for a message from Amazon and check your Amazon gift card balance for an unexpected credit.
Here is the email some customers are receiving:
Dear Valued Prime Member,
In connection with Prime Day, we ran a limited offer of $30 off a purchase of $150 or more with the Amazon Rewards Visa Card on Amazon.com. We see that you entered the promotion code VISA30 after the offer had already expired. Because you are a valued Prime Member, we have loaded a $30 Amazon.com Gift Card to your account.
The gift card funds have already been loaded to your account and are available for your immediate use. You can see your current Amazon.com Gift Card balance by visiting the following location: https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/gc/balance.
We truly value you as a customer and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Amazon Customer Service