How do you reconcile the Amazon card?

I have been battling my Amazon card ever since I started using YNAB.  It is very difficult to reconcile perfectly.  I have the account linked.  I learned one tip is to buy each item separately.  The problem I have is that the total amount owed on the billing website  is never the same as the total owed in Ynab.  I have to do manual adjustments every time I pay my bill.  Is there a trick to

make this work better?  
 

I have been so frustrated by my Amazon card that I might get rid of it and charge directly to my checking account.  I am sure this would be less messy in YNAB.  Only  sad thing is I would not get 5 percent back anymore.  

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  • I haven't had any issues with it. I just let direct import do its thing. All the charges come in correctly. I just categorize and add a memo as to what they are as they come in.

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      • jacobacro
      • When you budget you tell your money where to go. When you do not budget you wonder where it went.
      • Cornflower_Blue_Cleric.5
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      Superbone do you write down the transaction when you make it? Or do you just let them import?

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      • Superbone
      • YNAB convert since 2008
      • Superbone
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      jacobacro I mostly let them import. The pending changes come pretty quickly.

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  • This used to drive me crazy. Last year Amazon added a feature both on the website and in the app that shows you payment history with links to the order(s) related to each payment. This has been a life saver. Go to account then scroll down to payments and then transactions. Bookmark the page and it will go directly to it every time. 

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  • Gosh, Amazon can be a real trickster! If you don't want to rely solely on imports, we've come across a few ways you can manually enter transactions as you go and have an easier time reconciling:

    1. Enter the Amazon transaction when you receive a shipping confirmation email. In that email, you can click on the order number to access the invoice, which has a breakdown of the items and their respective values. This way, you can enter a Split Transaction to categorize each item, or write a list of the items in the memo field if they all belong to the same category.
    2. You can also turn auto-categorization off for Amazon, using Payee Management. Pending transactions will show as uncategorized and when they match your entered version, it will keep the category you've selected.
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  • I am not really sure about this since I did not really encounter such problems. Have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting your bank account? Just to make sure. It might also be because of your payment settings. You might wanna check it as well. I think it is also best to address this to the customer service.

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