I’m sure you’ve heard people say how it’s still possible to save money no matter how small the income—and yes, that might be true. However, it’s also hard not to fall for the occasional binge that, more often than not, leaves your wallet thin and your bank account empty.
That being said, Amazon gift cards are a great way to shave a fraction off the cost of your shopping bill, or even shop for free. Plus, you can get them with little effort and by doing things you’re likely already doing anyway.
How to get free gift cards on Amazon – Surveys
Completing surveys is easy to do and makes for a great side hustle but it can also be boring and may sometimes take a bit of your time. In my opinion, answering surveys while listening to music, tuning in to Netflix, or during your daily commute can make it less tedious.
Having said that, here are a few great survey sites you can sign up for to get free Amazon gift cards:
Swagbucks is one of the most popular survey sites today and it’s probably because it offers a variety of ways to earn points. Therefore, if you get bored of answering surveys or don’t have any left to complete, there are always more things to do to accumulate points that you can exchange for gift cards.
Like Swagbucks, Inbox Dollars gives you a variety of ways to earn. The difference, however, is that you’re earning REAL cash and gift cards instead of points. They even pay you $5 just for signing up, making the deal even sweeter.
InstaGC is exactly what it sounds like: INSTANT GIFT CARDS!
Well, not really but you can redeem your rewards for as little as $1 which is pretty quick compared to most other survey sites that require a minimum of $5 to $10. Speaking of points, you can earn them by completing surveys, watching videos, referrals, or shopping online.
Here, each survey or research project you take part in has values between 100 – 5,000 and you only need a minimum of 1000 points to cash out, making it fairly easy to redeem gift cards. What I like most about American Consumer Opinion though is that it gives its members the chance to donate their points to charity in case they’re feeling generous.
Survey Junkie is pretty straight forward. Basically, you complete surveys, earn points, and once you’ve accumulated a minimum of 1000 points, you can then redeem your Amazon gift cards.
The points you earn from each survey varies but, on average, the surveys should only take about 15 minutes to complete.
How to generate free Amazon gift cards – Cashback
Aside from answering surveys, you can also earn free Amazon gift cards from cashback shopping. By the way, Swagbucks and Inbox Dollars, survey sites that I’ve already mentioned, also offer cashback opportunities that you can take advantage of. Other websites include:
“If there’s a better price, we’ll find it”
That’s the company’s tagline and true enough, they do. It’s easy to use as well. All you have to do is install their browser extension, shop like you normally would, and they’ll automatically apply the best coupon codes that they know of so you can save money.
Every time you use Honey for your purchases, you also earn Honey Gold which you can trade for gift cards.
Like Honey, BeFrugal also has a browser extension, the BeFrugal Button, which automatically applies coupons and cashback every time you shop online.
If you don’t want to install their extension, you can still use their cashback and coupons by shopping through their website or their app. The cash you get can then be used to redeem gift cards or cash them in through PayPal.
Drop is an app that you can use both on android and iPhone. Here’s what you have to do:
- Link your credit and debit cards to the app
- Earn points every time you shop or pay using the app
- Redeem your points for gift cards
Pretty easy, eh?
They also have a browser extension that earns you points for shopping with Google Chrome. It’s still in its early stages though and you can only install it via invite.
This company is one of my favorites to earn cash back and to get free Amazon gift cards because it’s easy to use and has no minimum payout threshold.
You simply browse through their site or app and choose from thousands of retailers, shop as usual, then the retailer pays TopCashBack commission which they then give back to you. You can then choose your payout options which, of course, includes Amazon gift cards.
Other unique ways to get free Amazon gift cards
Job Spotter is an app that you can install on your phone. To get free Amazon gift cards, all you have to do is:
- Take pictures of “help wanted”, “now hiring”, and other similar signs
- Take a picture of the storefront including the name of the store
Once your pictures have been verified, you earn points that you can exchange for Amazon gift cards.
This is a company that helps you manage your finances so even without the gift cards, I still suggest you try out their tools and services.
That being said, you can earn Amazon gift cards here if you link one or more valid investment accounts with a balance of more than $1000 within 30 days of registering. Also, you can get more gift cards for successful referrals.
The way I see it, it’s Microsoft’s way of giving people incentive to use their search engine, Bing.
Basically, you just sign up so whenever you use Bing to do your research, you earn points. You also earn points for everything you buy on the Microsoft Store. These points, as usual, can be used to redeem gift cards.
And last but definitely not least, you can earn Amazon gift cards by using Amazon. Specifically, by trading in eligible items for gift cards, making it cheaper to make your next Amazon purchase.
To know whether or not your items are eligible for trade, Amazon has a criteria that you can check here.
Before I end this, I must tell you that the best way to earn gift cards is to sign up for as many of these websites as possible because they have limits on how many points (and therefore gift cards) they can give you each month. The more you sign up for, the more gift cards you’ll likely get for free.
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