Many card issuers will carry that bill over to the new card number when you lose a card and replace it.Call the card issuer and tell them the card is lost. They will issue a new card with a new number. When it's time to renew just do not give Amazon the new account number. Problem solved...
What if you begin and keep buying stuff with "prime a free return", use it for few weeks and return it? Would that work faster?Canceling with them requires calling and stating over and over "cancel my account", talk over them. Then hang up. Then, a week later, you get a big discount via email. Gets old, done it five or six times now.
From American Express lost card page:I am unaware of any CC that will carry over recurring charges from a lost or stolen card to a newly issued card. When I lost my cards I had to go to each recurring monthly, semi annual and annual recurring charges and give the new account number and delete the old card. Maybe the Amazon card will auto carry and maybe not... I would think they could not because of the risk of fraud in doing so.
I believe other CC companies are similar.If you are using your Card for any recurring payments such as cell phone charges, or with online merchants where your Card is on file like Amazon, there is no need to update them with your new Card information unless you are specifically asked to do so.