Free is my favorite four-letter word. Especially when it comes to getting free gift cards from Amazon that I can use on my online shopping. Imagine if you consistently had a gift card to use on all of your Amazon purchases. Well, it’s no longer a far-fetched dream. I found 8 legitimate ways to make it happen, some of which require very little (or zero) time to complete.
1. Become an Ibotta Rock-Star
The free app allows you to redeem rebates at the grocery store on stuff you’ll be buying anyways.
Even on generic items like milk, eggs, and bread. You can use it at any store too.
I’ve been using Ibotta for a few years and have earned several hundred dollars which I always redeem for Amazon gift cards.
Besides requesting a gift card, you can ask for a cash payout as well as gift cards to dozens of other popular retailers.
2. Use TopCashBack and Score $15 Amazon Gift Card
If you’re still not a Prime member, but thinking of joining, I have a way to join and get a $15 Amazon gift card in the process.
Simply join Amazon Prime via TopCashBack and you’ll get a $15 gift card for your troubles. And by “troubles” I mean a couple minutes of your time.
TOTALLY worth it.
While new and existing TopCashBack members are eligible for this deal, it does excludes current Prime members as well as Amazon Student members.
3. Use Fetch Rewards to Scan Receipts
I absolutely love Fetch Rewards.
All you gotta do is scan your store receipts and start earning reward points. That’s IT!
In the couple shorts weeks that I’ve been using the app I’ve already earned enough points to score a free $10 Amazon gift card.
Check out my full review of Fetch Rewards HERE. Your points add up REALLY fast.
BONUS: When you sign-up be sure to enter exclusive referral code RATHER and score 2,000 reward points for free.
4. Use SwagBucks
Essentially, SwagBucks lets you earn points by doing a bunch of things you’d be doing anyways.
Think things like searching the web, watching viral videos, shopping online, and even earn points by playing games online.
These points, called SwagBucks, start to add up quickly and can be redeemed for gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, and even PayPal.
The best part? You can sign-up for SwagBucks for free and earn a free $5 Bonus added to your account.
5. Take Advantage of Amazon Trade-In
Right now, according to Amazon Trade-In, I could get $64.12 in Amazon gift cards (Amazon credits in this case) for stuff I’ve bought from them in recent months (and years).
Taking a closer look at what they’ll pay me, there are several items that I just might trade-in as I never use them.
You ship your stuff back to Amazon for free, and they’ll examine the stuff and let you know within 2 days if they’ll accept them or not.
Electronics, video games, and movies are highly wanted by Amazon, and as long as they’re in decent, working shape, they’ll pay you good money for them.
6. Try Amazon Mechanical Turk
Amazon Mechanical Turk is an online marketplace for small tasks that require human intelligence.
And guess what? Amazon will pay you to complete these small tasks, called Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs).
The more complex the HITs, the more money you’ll make.
A couple examples include visiting a website and giving your “first impressions” or answer specific questions about a product.
Then once you have a balance in your MTurk account you can redeem for Amazon gift cards or credits added directly to your Amazon account.
7. Use Prize Rebel to Complete Surveys
Sign up for free with Prize Rebel and start earning reward points by completing surveys, watching videos, and signing up for free trials.
Earn 500 points and it equates to a $5 Amazon gift card.
From what others have said about PrizeRebel, it’s pretty darn easy to earn 125 points per day, which equates to approximately $35-$40 worth of gift cards per month.
Not a bad way to earn free gift cards in your spare time.
Update: FYI, it appears Prize Rebel is requiring “a clear picture of your government issued ID to verify your name and address.” They’ll let you black out your ID number.
8. Shop with the Right Credit Card
The Amazon Rewards Visa Card is definitely worth a look if you shop regularly at Amazon.com.
The card, issued by Chase bank, will not only give you 3% back on ALL of your Amazon purchases, buy you’ll score a free $50 gift card to Amazon immediately upon approval.
The card also gives you 2% back at gas stations, restaurants, and drugstores. Everything else scores you 1% back.
Bonus Tip: ShopKick App
Another way I recently discovered to collect gift cards (by doing very little) is ShopKick.
The free Shopkick app lets you quickly build up “kicks” which you can exchange for Amazon gift cards.
Kicks are earned 3 different ways: By simply walking into stores, scanning the barcode of certain items, or buying stuff (both online and in-store).
The app has the potential to be an easy way to score free gift cards, it’s definitely worth a look.
Ask the Reader: Have you ever scored an Amazon gift card for free? Let me know how you did it in the comments below.
By Kyle James
Photo credit to Mike Mozart.
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