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7 Easy Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards

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Looking for easy ways to earn Amazon gift cards for FREE? Check out this list of fun ideas!

Psst! Want to earn Amazon gift cards quickly for Amazon Prime Day 2019? Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see how!

How to Earn Free Amazon Gift Cards

7 Ways to Earn Amazon Gift Cards for FREE

When you’re on a really tight budget, sometimes even $5-$10 per month can help stretch your budget so much further. And that’s why Amazon can be a budgeter’s best friend.

There are SO many different ways to earn free Amazon gift cards and Amazon carries just about anything you can think of!

So that means you can use Amazon gift cards to stretch your grocery or household supplies budget, to afford diapers, to buy gifts for others on a really tight budget, or even to just buy something nice for yourself that you’ve really been wanting and can’t make room for in the budget!

These are my favorite ways to earn Amazon gift cards. And while you may not earn hundreds of dollars from each, you’ll find that you can easily earn at least $5-$10 per month from each of these — and that really adds up if you try to regularly use at least 2-3 of these methods!

1. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is my all-time favorite way to earn Amazon gift cads and I’ve been using it for years now.

It is a site that rewards you for completing tasks and doing certain actions online. When you complete a task, you’ll earn points called swagbucks that you can cash in for free gift cards.

Some of the more popular ways to earn are doing online searches, signing up for offers, printing coupons, completing special offers, and taking polls.

Go here to read our complete guide on how to earn swagbucks.

Earn Amazon Gift Cards with Shopkick

2. Shopkick

Shopkick is a mobile app that allows you to earn gift cards for walking into stores and scanning products.

The best part of Shopkick is that you don’t have to buy anything to earn the gift cards, and it can be done when you’re already out and about!

Shopkick is one of the easiest and quickest ways to earn Amazon gift cards — especially if you’re frequently out running errands or shopping.

You can go here to read an in-depth review about how it works.

Also, you can currently get a FREE $5 gift card just for signing up!

3. Ibotta

Ibotta is one of my favorite money-making apps, and it’s a great way to save money on groceries and more — without clipping coupons!

Simply look in the Ibotta app to find rebates for grocery items you’re buying and scan your receipts to get credit.

Earnings add up pretty fast and you can cash out at $20. It’s a super easy way to earn Amazon gift cards for your grocery purchases.

Go here to read more about how to get started with Ibotta.

Trade in coins for gift cards at Coinstar

4. Coinstar

Do you have any loose change lying around? Gather it up and take it to your nearest Coinstar kiosk!

You can trade in your coins for Amazon gift cards without any transaction fee. It’s super simple.

I did this last year right before Christmas and had $208 in coins! I traded them in for an Amazon gift card and used it to buy Christmas gifts!

Go here to find a Coinstar location near you.

5. InstaGC

InstaGC is a site that is similar in nature to Swagbucks. I’ve tried it out a little bit in the past and liked it, and several readers have commented with rave reviews about it!

You can earn points for simple activities like taking surveys, watching videos, searching the web, and shopping online.

They have tons of gift cards you can trade in points for — including Amazon gift cards!

Go here to get started with InstaGC.

PrizeRebel Survey

6. PrizeRebel

PrizeRebel is another site that seems very similar to Swagbucks. I’m actually testing this one out right now and plan to do a full review in the near future!

It’s mostly surveys and video based from what I can tell, but they also have opportunities to sign up for free offers and do special tasks to earn points.

I’d suggest focusing on watching videos and taking their longer surveys. I seem to be getting multiple opportunities per day to take surveys worth 77 points!

Go here to get started with PrizeRebel.

7. Survey Companies

While you won’t get rich or earn a full-time income from taking paid online surveys, it is a really nice way to earn gift cards on the side!

This was one of my favorite ways to stretch our financially lean budget when Jesse was in law school.

Go here to see my list of the top legitimate paid online surveys you can trust.

Bonus: Don’t forget you can currently get a FREE $10 credit when you download and use the Amazon mobile app for the first time and a $15 credit when you upload a photo to the Amazon photo app for the first time.

Amazon Gift Card

How to Earn $25 in Amazon Gift Cards for Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is right around the corner! Want to try to earn some quick Amazon gift cards to use next Monday and Tuesday?

Here’s an easy scenario that allows you to earn $25 in Amazon gift cards before Monday:

1. Sign up for Shopkick through this link, use code MOM5 during the registration process, and then earn kicks for scanning one product in-store. A bonus 1250 kicks will instantly be added to your account which you can trade in for a $5 Amazon gift card!

2. Gather all your loose change and trade it in at a Coinstar machine. I’m willing to bet you have at least $10 in change that you can trade in for an Amazon gift card.

3. Make a $10 purchase at Whole Foods and a $10 Amazon credit will be added to your account to use on Prime Day.

{You might also qualify to receive a $5 credit when you send a $50 gift card via text or a $10 credit when you reload your gift card balance with $100 or more. If you’re already planning on spending $50-$100 on Amazon Prime Day 2019, these might be some great ways to boost your budget a little more with $15 extra! But hurry — the credits add to your account within 3 days, so you’ll want to jump on this right away to have your credit in time!}

Can you think of any other creative ways to earn Amazon gift cards? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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9 Comments

  • Jennifer says:

    Don’t forget MyPoints!

  • Jen says:

    I use BING for a search engine and rack up points using it exclusively for searches and doing their quizzes and polls. I use the points to get Amazon gift cards in increments of $5. I usually save my points all year to help with Christmas shopping!

  • Jill says:

    Been using a couple of these methods over the past two years. I live near a 365 Whole Foods, which has much better prices than the regular store on several things, purchased a few things and was surprised to receive the email that I had a $10 Amazon credit for prime day also (before seeing it on your blog). I’ve been looking at robot vacuums and found one with really good reviews and not as expensive, and have enough gift card money to cover the purchase as is, but waiting for prime day to use the discount and hoping for an ever better promo deal!

  • Julie says:

    Referring to your Home Depot visit – I love the IDEA of decorating but actually doing it is a different story. My husband has a better eye than I do. So he’ll put things together & I say yay or nay. Very rarely have I put anything on our walls because they always end up lopsided or not looking so good. I’m not good at measuring & I’ve seen my friends measure before they put things up. Nope. That’s just not me. So you’re not alone!
    As far as the succulents – don’t overwater. That’s how I’ve killed many of mine. I’ve learned from my green thumb mom to water just a tiny bit every 7-10 days. Mom always knows best!

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