InstaReM's AMAZE MasterCard

hwmook

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For those who got the card, is there the +0.5% cashback as promised in the initial release in addition to your CC rewards?

Correct me if I’m wrong. How it works is

merchant USD$10>
Amaze USD$10 to SGD$13.27 with Visa rates >
CC charged SGD $13.27 with rewards

so we are able to avoid all the foreign transaction fees, exchange fees, DCC etc

By right yes. I haven't tried foreign currency transactions yet. Its quite convenient to use for local transactions.
 

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For those who got the card, is there the +0.5% cashback as promised in the initial release in addition to your CC rewards?

The email I got said additional 1% for 1st 3 months, total spend must be more than $500, max rebate $100.
 

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Thats how it should work as per advertised.

It is suppose to follow the Curve card model in Europe.
 

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Interesting, thanks. Hopefully they open up soon, and allow Visa cards.
I'm also awaiting visa to come onboard. Most of the cards that's good value are visa.

I just received the invite also but the master only currently is a bit restrictive cos I got less uses for masters and don't want to waste my first 3 months once activated.
 

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I just tried and confirm. The MCC code is the same original merchant.
Does the txn description starts with *amz* or *amaze*? Any idea it is a online txn since it requires the CVV of the credit card?
 

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I got the option to activate yesterday and link a mastercard to test out one transaction. let see how it goes.
 

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Does the card convert foreign transactions without fees?
 

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I just used Amaze to pay JPY 13712 and converted SGD is S$167.9. No fees and using wholesale FX.
Good hor... so this card will be a strong competitor for youtrip...

Hopefully the transaction is still coded as online
 

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I got an email saying the card is now live and asking me to activate.

Looks like can only link Mastercard to it for now.
Does that mean I can triple dip, for example:
Topup Grabpay using cashback CC, then use Grabpay linked to Amaze when paying for stuff to earn Grab points + cashback from Amaze?
Can’t link to Grabpay MasterCard, so save the trouble.
 

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Does anyone know if routing payments through amaze will change the online indicators of the transaction?

For example, if i use bank CC to shop at amazon- bank will recognise as online.

If i link CC to amaze and shop at amazon - will bank still recognise it as online?
 

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anyone receive the card already?
 

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Does anyone know if routing payments through amaze will change the online indicators of the transaction?

For example, if i use bank CC to shop at amazon- bank will recognise as online.

If i link CC to amaze and shop at amazon - will bank still recognise it as online?
That's the million dollar question. If the answer is yes, lots of people will be linking their DBS WWMC and Citi Rewards MC to the card for their FCY online transactions.
 

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That's the million dollar question. If the answer is yes, lots of people will be linking their DBS WWMC and Citi Rewards MC to the card for their FCY online transactions.

This is what I'm gonna do once the physical card arrives but for contactless transactions. Hopefully the combination can be a UOB PPV/VS replacement cause I'm not a huge fan of the stupid $5 block.
 

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There's lots of unknown now. Whether online stays online, or turn offline; paywave stay paywave or otherwise, etc etc... Need at least a mth or 2 b4 all these can confirm subsequently
 

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It goes without saying that everything needs testing, but the bit about "paywave stay paywave" is not necessary. As long as Amaze processes all transactions online, it should effectively be able to convert *any* transactions, contactless or not, into online ones.

Now onto the more important question -- whether Amaze processes all transactions online or not -- I'm leaning toward a yes. Offline processing would otherwise mean a lag between when the charge appears on the Amaze card vs when its routed counterpart appears on the underlying card, but there is none.
Not all online transactions are online.

many people have used DBS WWMC online without transactions as online.
 

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Merchant -> (1) Amaze -> (2) WWMC

-> means a charge, so it doesn't matter what (1) is and whether it processes transactions as online or offline, only (2) does.
As I said before, online indication can be turned off by the merchants
 
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