The Care Credit card is a payment method that cardholders can use for health and wellness purchases such as hygiene products, medical supplies, infant care products and similar items.
Because Amazon sells many health and wellness products, customers may wonder if they can use their Care Credit on Amazon.com. If you’re wondering the same thing, keep reading to see what I learned!
Does Amazon Accept Care Credit In 2021?
Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t accept Care Credit as a valid form of payment for eligible Care Credit purchases. However, Amazon does offer SNAP EBT as a valid payment for groceries, vitamins and other essential items at Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods locations. Additionally, Care Credit cardholders can use their card at Walmart, Walgreens and similar stores.
If you’d like to learn more about why Amazon doesn’t take Care Credit, similar payment methods customers can use on Amazon, where you can use Care Credit and more, keep reading for more facts!
Why Doesn’t Amazon Accept Care Credit?
Amazon does not currently have a stated reason as to why they don’t accept Care Credit as a valid form of payment.
However, it’s reasonable to conclude that Amazon doesn’t carry enough qualifying Care Credit products to justify the use of the card on their website.
Cardholders who use Care Credit may only purchase items essential to their health and well-being, such as medicine, hygiene products, baby formula, over the counter medication and similar items.
Therefore, because Amazon.com only carries select health products, they may not consider the Care Credit card an essential payment method for their website.
What Payment Can I Use on Amazon Similar to Care Credit?
While Amazon does not offer the Care Credit card as a payment method for healthcare items, they do offer SNAP EBT in the Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods stores in participating states.
SNAP EBT, like the Care Credit card, is used to purchase essential items. However, the SNAP EBT payment method may only be used for essential food, while the Care Credit card is used to purchase items such as vitamins and over the counter medication.
Therefore, customers who require medication, baby paraphernalia, hygiene products etc are recommended to shop at stores and on websites where their Care Credit card may be used.
Where Can I Use a Care Credit Card Instead?
While cardholders cannot use Care Credit on Amazon.com,there are many retail stores that accept the card as a valid payment method. These stores are as follows:
- Duane Reade
- Rite Aid
- Sam’s Club
Customers should note that not every location for the above mentioned stores may accept Care Credit, and may depend upon each individual store manager or region.
Therefore, if customers are unsure whether or not they can use their Care Credit card at the above mentioned stores in their area, they are recommended to phone ahead and ask for further clarification.
What Can I Buy With a Care Credit Card?
Care Credit cardholders can purchase a variety of essential items with their card at qualifying stores. Currently, customers can use their Care Credit to purchase the following items:
- Nursing/ feeding accessories
- Baby furniture
- Baby hygiene products
- Baby wipes
- Car seats
- Diapers and training pants
- Pediatric nutrition
- Safety devices
- Hair care products
- Shaving and skin care products
- Custom hearing aids
- Hearing aid batteries
- Hearing center services
- Sound amplifiers for hearing aids
- Allergy medication
- Asthma medication
- Blood pressure monitors
- Cold and flu medication
- Digestive aids
- Family planning products
- First aid products
- Hot and cold therapy
- Pain relievers
- Products for former smokers
- Sleep aids
- Snoring aids
- Bar soap and body wash
- Toe nail clippers
- Cotton swabs
- Dental care products
- Face wash
- Female hygiene products
- Hair regrowth products
- Incontinence aids
- Liquid soap
- Supplies for diabetics
- Prescription drugs
- Contact lenses and cases
- Contact lens solution
- Eye drops
- Eye exams
Customers who own a Care Credit card can purchase the above mentioned items, in addition to a number of other qualifying products.
However, cardholders cannot use their Care Credit card to make purchases for items such as alcohol, clothing, groceries, household items, tobacco and similar items.
Currently, Amazon is unable to accept the Care Credit card as a valid payment method. Amazon does, however, offer SNAP EBT as a valid payment method for essential food items in their branded grocery stores, which customers can use in participating states.
While customers cannot use the Care Credit card on Amazon.com, they can use the card at stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, and Sam’s Club.