You can get free credits to spend on Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon really wants you to buy things next week. This year’s First daywhich is not so much a holiday or a sale as collective mass hysteria, will take place on July 12 and 13, and the mega-retailer is not only giving the illusion that it cuts prices on thousands of products (which you probably don’t need), it is also offering free money (in the form of credits which can only be spent on Amazon) in exchange for jumping through a few digital hoops. If you buy stuff anyway, nnot enjoy of these promotions leaves Amazon’s money on the table, and you should grab as much of their dirty profit as possible.

Below are all of the Amazon credit promotions I could find, along with a bit about how they work and the amount of credit. you can get to enjoy it. Disclaimer: Amazon is a big company, so I may have missed promotions. If so, leave them in the comments so that we can all benefit to.

Download and order with the Amazon shopping app for the first time for $5

This probably won’t apply to you—I know it didn’t apply to me—but if you somehow never installed the Amazon shopping app and ordered something through your phone before, now is the time. When you install the app for the first time and buy something, you will get a $5 discount on your next purchase, as long as it is over $10. Here are the terms and conditions.

Free Money Count: $5

Complete Amazon’s Prime Stampcard for $10

from Amazon Promotion “Premium Stampcard” gives people $10 in Amazon credits to complete four Amazon-related tasks – it’s like a scavenger hunt, but more boring. Your mission, if you accept it, gives you until July 13 at:

  • Make a Prime Eligible Purchase
  • Stream a show on Prime Video
  • Listen to a song on Amazon Music Prime
  • Borrow an e-book from Prime Reading

You’ll need to download the free Kindle app to borrow a book (unless you own a Kindle) and sign up for Amazon Music Prime to listen the song, but as long as you cancel music subscription before the free week ends, it won’t cost anything.

Free Money Count: $15

Take advantage of Prime Day promotions for $42 (more or less)

In addition to bargains that last for a short time, Amazon offers time-sensitive offers free credit promotions for prime day. Right now there’s a total of $42 available, if you do things like buy a ticket for the movie Elvis or check with Amazon’s Affirm on Prime Day, but look for promotions to add and subtract as Prime Day approaches. You might as well take advantage of potential Only $2 reward for clicking this link to Amazon’s “Affirm” pageyet.

Free Money Account: $57

Choose No-Rush Shipping for $1.50 per order

When paying after making a qualifying purchase send with Amazon Prime, you can save $1.50 by clicking the “no rush” option. It’s the credit either be applied to your current purchase or will To display as a credit to your account.

Free Money Account: $58.50

Join Amazon’s Buyer’s Panel for $10 per month

If you don’t mind sharing your details non-Amazon purchases with Amazon, you can join the company Customer panel program and get $10 per month. Amazon says it’s “by invitation only” and requires scanning and uploading 10 retail receipts per month to the business, so if you want to do a little homework to help Amazon do some market research, Go for it. (I suggest confusing the system by only submitting receipts for butt plugs and hair extensions.) If you weren’t prompted, you can download the app (iOS, google play) and wait to see if you will be selected. In the meantime, start buying anal plugs.

Free Money Account: $68.50

Top up an Amazon gift card for $10

Eligible Amazon users can get $10 for “top up” at least $100 on an Amazon gift card. Amazon doesn’t make it easy (or seemingly possible) to find out who’s eligible before checking out, but if you’re logged in to Amazon and you click on this link, you will receive your judgement. (Unfortunately, I am not eligible.)

Amazon frequently offers credits for buying gift cards (which you can send yourself) and entering specific promo codes, but the codes seem to only work for a limited time, and current codes are unclear. Amazon is a mysterious and mercurial god.

Free Money Account: $78.50

Discounted Prime Membership for Students and Others

Amazon Prime membership gets you free shipping on many Amazon items and access to Prime Video’s huge selection of movies and TV shows for $14.99 and month or $139 a year (that’s worth the shot for the middle selection 1960s Beach Party Movies.) But if you’re an eligible student or receive EBT or other government benefits, Prime will only cost you $7.49 or $6.99, respectively. Definitely enjoy it if you qualify, although we don’t include that in the count.

Grand total of potential free Amazon credits: $78.50

There you have it: if you take advantage of each of the credit promotions here, you could have $78.50 on Amazon Prime Day. But keep in mind: Amazon offers many types of “free credit” promotions with limited availability windows. statuses “by invitation only”and unclear eligibility requirements, it’s hard to know exactly how many will apply to you. apologies if these offers end between the publication of this article and when you read it.


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