A few months ago, I wrote about how ICICI Bank Credit Cards and Amazon India got together in October 2018 to launch the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card. The only way to get them is to wait for Amazon to offer it to you, so I was only too glad to see the invitation pop up on my Amazon screen over the weekend.
While I did not need yet another credit card in my wallet, I did pursue the opportunity to get the card for so many reasons. Mostly curiosity.
- As an existing ICICI Bank Credit Card holder, I was not going to have to go through the process of having ICICI Bank pull my credit history one more time. It is just another card which shares my credit limit from my Jet Airways ICICI Bank Sapphiro Credit Card now.
- As an Amazon Prime member, I am going to get 5% of my Amazon purchases back as Amazon Pay money, although I already have the HDFC Bank Diners Club Black, which gets me 33% when I use SmartBuy.
- For various partner purchases, such as at Swiggy and BookMyShow, I get 2% back as Amazon Pay money.
- The card is lifetime free anyways and comes with a plastic card as well.
Here is the link I clicked to head to the website where the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card was offered, and you can check out as well if you are invited.
I had to go through a process to validate my mobile phone number and then my existing ICICI Bank Credit Card details. And in a couple of seconds, I was presented with the details of the existing credit card for confirmation.
Once I confirmed the details, I was shown a screen telling me about the new credit card number, and informing me about the new credit card showing up in the mail within a few days. The card also showed up in my ICICI Bank website Credit Card section within a couple of minutes. I could immediately use the card towards online purchases as well.
Have you applied for the Amazon ICICI Bank Credit Card? What has been your experience with the card so far?