‘Tis the season Amazon claims an embarrassing amount of our paychecks.
Because we’re shopping online for holiday gifts, pantry essentials, household items, and even cat food, any chance to save money at Amazon is a big freaking deal.
If you know where to look, there’s a lot of free money from Amazon to be had.
Fortunately, we did the looking for you.
1. Get $10 off a $20 purchase when you use the Amazon app (Part 1).
Amazon wants you to buy using their app on your mobile device, and they’ll take $10 off a $20 purchase (by Dec. 31) to sweeten the deal.
Officially, Amazon says you have to receive email confirmation to be eligible for this deal, but based on how the coupon is working for us, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Click this link on your mobile device, and if you’re eligible, you’ll be able to click “Get Coupon.”
2. Amazon will give you $10 a month for sharing your receipts.
The Amazon Shopper Panel is a brand-new voluntary program where you submit 10 non-Amazon receipts per month in exchange for $10 in Amazon credit. Panel members can earn even more by completing surveys. (So far, the surveys have been one question long, and each worth $0.50.)
It’s invite-only, but you can easily join the waitlist (and I only had to wait a day to be approved).
3. Get $10 off a $20 purchase when you use the Amazon app (Part 2).
Yes, there’s a SECOND offer for $10 off a $20 purchase via the Amazon app.
You’ll need to have made that first $10 off $20 purchase to qualify for the second promotion.
If you’ve done that, click this link on your mobile device, and if it works, you’ll be able to click “Get Coupon” by Dec. 31.
4. Watch Prime Video to receive $5 in Amazon credit.
This is for Prime members only. According to Amazon, “Watch any show or movie included with Prime this holiday season and earn a $5 credit that can be used to shop on Amazon.com.”
A few days after you watch the qualifying video, you’ll get an email giving you details about how to redeem your credit. You can only get this credit once.
5. Send $50 in Amazon gift cards by text message for $5 credit.
First, see if you qualify for this deal (only select accounts are eligible). Then, buy at least $50 in Amazon gift cards, and select “text message” as the delivery method during checkout.
You can buy multiple gift cards, but they all have to total $50 combined.
If you order by Dec. 22, you’ll get an email notifying you about your $5 promotional credit, redeemable by Feb. 6.
6. Get a $10 reward when you reload your Amazon balance with at least $100.
Have you ever reloaded an Amazon Balance before? If not, now’s the time.
If you’re a first time reloader, reload your balance with at least $100 and Amazon will give you an additional $10. Limit one reward per Prime account.
7. Earn 2% on all Amazon purchases when you reload your balance with a debit card.
If you’re using your debit card on Amazon, there’s no excuse not to do this. Enter your debit card and checking account information to get 2% back whenever you reload your Amazon balance.
It’s not automatic, either — and there’s no minimum or maximum amount required to get the 2% back.
For example, if you reload $50, you’ll get an extra $1 added to your balance.
8. Add $25 to Amazon Cash and get a $5 credit.
Amazon is rolling out their new touchless payment method, Amazon Cash, and they’re rewarding new participants with a $5 Amazon credit.
Your $5 credit will then be added to your Amazon balance.
Amazon is also offering 15% off select AmazonBasics products when you load $40 through Amazon Cash.
9. Get $5 in Amazon Credit when you pour $30 worth of coins at a Coinstar kiosk.
There’s a coin shortage right now, and Coinstar and Amazon are rewarding you for turning in coins.
Find a Coinstar kiosk, choose the Amazon eGift Card option, and after you put $30 worth of coins in the machine, you’ll get a receipt with a $5 Amazon.com gift card code to use online.
This only works for customers who are getting an Amazon gift card from Coinstar for the first time, and the credit expires on Dec. 31, 2020.
10. Borrow your first book with Prime Reading to get $3 in credit.
Borrow your first book on Prime Reading and within 48 hours you’ll get a $3 credit added to your Amazon balance. We’ve also heard of select Prime members receiving $5 in credit.
Check out Prime Reading and see if you qualify.