Originally Posted by Strether
Probably just expressing myself poorly. If you apply a gift certificate amount to your Amazon account, and then subsequently buy a popcorn popper and it exhausts the amount credited on your account, any subsequent purchases for your kindle, even a 75 cent newpaper purchase, gets charged to your credit card. Would much rather have the Kindle account separate so that your credit card isn't nickle and dimed.
open a free debit account and use that for your purchases if you want to keep it seperate. I hear alot of good things aboug ING and charles schwab, I use Wamu/Chase