13 Ways to Get Amazon Gift Cards for Free

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Who doesn’t love Amazon? Not only can you find just about anything on the site, but you also can find it at a great price.

If you’re a fan of Amazon, you’ll probably love scoring free Amazon gift cards. And there are many ways to get them online. Following are some of our faves.

And for more ways to score Amazon freebies, also check out “9 Things Anyone Can Get for Free on Amazon.”

1. Amazon Trade-In

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Why not turn your “trash” into treasure? Send tablets, e-readers, smart home devices, streaming media players and more to the Amazon Trade-In program. You’ll get Amazon gift cards in return, as we detail in “12 Retailers That Want To Buy Your Clutter.”

It’s a great way to clear out space in your home.

2. Survey Junkie

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If you just can’t get enough of taking surveys, Survey Junkie is a way to earn Amazon gift cards for sharing your opinions. You can also cash out through PayPal or for other gift cards to retailers including Target, Walmart and Starbucks.

You can cash out for a $5 gift card at 500 points.

3. Amazon giveaways

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You may find Amazon gives out gift cards and credits to its own store every now and then, if you keep an eye out.

This summer, for instance, the company held a newsletter sweepstakes with $5 gift cards as prizes. And on occasions such as Prime Day or Mother’s Day, the site often offers a deal where purchasing a $50 Amazon gift card rewards you with an extra $5 in Amazon credit.

4. KashKick

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The free rewards app KashKick pays users for tasks ranging from taking surveys to playing games. One potential reward option is Amazon gift cards.

5. Amazon credit card

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To be clear, we are not suggesting that you open a new credit card just to get a free Amazon gift card. Depending on your current financial situation, it might not be a wise money move for you. And no matter your situation, opening a new credit card can cause your credit score to dip temporarily.

But if you happen to be in the market for a new rewards credit card and you prize free Amazon gift cards, you might want to consider the Amazon Rewards Visa Card. Get approved for one, and you’ll get a free $100 Amazon gift card.

If an Amazon credit card isn’t the right fit for you, you can check out other options by using Money Talks News’ free credit card comparison tool.

6. Raise

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Raise is an online marketplace where you can buy new (full-priced) or used (discounted) gift cards and also sell your own unwanted gift cards.

If you buy new gift cards through Raise, you will earn rewards called “Raise Cash.” And you can redeem your Raise Cash when buying gift cards — including Amazon gift cards — in the future.

7. Donate blood

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Helping others by giving blood is its own reward — but it can occasionally provide others. The American Red Cross is one organization that gives Amazon gift cards in return for donations during specified periods of need.

8. Swagbucks

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Shop online, fill out surveys, watch videos — these are all things you can do through Swagbucks to earn points. Earn enough points, known as “SBs,” and you can redeem them for free gift cards, including Amazon gift cards.

Your options currently range from a $1 Amazon gift card, for which you’ll need 110 SBs, to a $500 Amazon gift card, for which you’ll need 50,000 SBs.

To learn more about Swagbucks, check out “6 Ways to Score Free Gift Cards and Cash in 1 Place.”

9. Microsoft Rewards

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Do you use the Bing search engine? What about the Microsoft Edge browser? Does your family own a Windows computer or an Xbox?

If you said “yes” to any of those, there’s no reason not to join Microsoft Rewards and start passively accumulating points from daily tasks. At 6,500 points, you can score a $5 gift card. Custom amounts up to $100 are also available.

10. Shopkick

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Shopkick is a free app that enables you to earn rewards points called “kicks” for doing tasks while shopping in stores or online — such as walking into a store, scanning a product bar code or buying something online.

You can redeem kicks for gift cards, including Amazon gift cards.

11. MyPoints

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One of the oldest rewards sites, MyPoints, offers opportunities to earn points in a fashion similar to that of Swagbucks. And you can redeem points for free gift cards. The Amazon gift card options range from a $10 card, for which you’ll need 1,580 points, to a $100 card, for which you’ll need 15,500 points.

12. InstaGC

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If you really want to earn gift cards fast, try doing an internet search, shopping online, taking surveys or watching videos to rack up points at InstaGC. You can redeem points for gift cards that this site says you will receive instantly.

The Amazon gift card options start at just $1 and go up to $100, with a custom amount also an option. You only need to earn 100 points before you can start redeeming them for Amazon gift cards.

13. SurveyMonkey

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Answer a few questions on the SurveyMonkey app, and you earn rewards that can be redeemed for Amazon gift cards. Surveys take five minutes or less to complete, the site says.

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