11 Simple Ways to Earn Over $80 in Amazon Credits to Spend on Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day is coming!

Did you know that Amazon Prime Day is coming up at the end of June this year? While there are no exact dates announced yet, one thing’s for sure, there are smart & easy ways you can earn some spending money to use towards your purchase!

I’m sharing a few easy ways to score at least $60 in Amazon credit to make Amazon Prime Day deals even more enticing!

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1. Submit a Happy Friday idea for a chance at a $10 Amazon eGift Card.

woman holding up amazon gift cards

Share a frugal living tip with us via our Happy Friday series, and if we post your submission to the site, we’ll send you a $10 Amazon eGift card! Check out these tips to helping your chances of having your submission picked.


2. Consolidate prepaid cards onto one Amazon gift card.

assortment of cash back and promotional gift cards

If you have an assortment of prepaid cards in varying amounts, use them to reload your Amazon Gift Card, and combine the varying values to spend all in one place.

To do this, just head over to Amazon’s gift card reload page and type in whatever remaining balance you have left on your card in the “$ Enter an Amount” field. Add the card to your cart and head to checkout, then add that prepaid card as your form of payment. Once the transaction is complete, you can delete that card from your account.

“I took all my prepaid rebate cards that have random small amounts like $2.18 or $4.32 on them and reloaded my Amazon Gift Card balance. It’s so much easier than trying to keep track of the balance and have them charge that exact amount only at the store. I ended up with around $19 more to spend for Prime Day!” – Stacy


3. Score a $10 bonus when you reload $100 or more on an Amazon gift card.

hand holding up 2 amazon gift cards

First-time gift card reloaders can earn a $10 bonus when adding $100 or more to an Amazon gift card connected with your Amazon account. Head over to their gift card offers page to see if you’re eligible.


4. Earn another easy $10 credit for Prime Day just by visiting Amazon Assistant. 

screenshot of amazon assistant

Simply visit Amazon Assistant to redeem this special offer! For new Amazon Assistant customers, simply head here to install Amazon Assistant and click on the ‘a’ icon in your browser. You will earn a $10 credit by visiting Amazon Assistant five times within 14 days.

For existing Amazon Assistant customers, click on the ‘a’ icon in your browser to earn your $10 credit by visiting five times within 14 days. Read more about this way to earn over here!

*Customers will need to visit Amazon Assistant no later than June 17th to earn their credit in time for Prime Day. 


5. Redeem loose change at Coinstar for Amazon gift cards and earn free $5 Amazon credit.

girl holding up change and dollar bill

Empty out those pockets, crack open your piggy bank, flip the couch cushions, and bring all your loose change to the nearest Coinstar machine. Upon redemption, choose the Amazon Gift Card payout so you receive the full value of your change and have it ready to spend come June.


6. Use the Amazon App for the first time and get $10 in credit.

hand holding phone with amazon app on screen

Newbies to the Amazon app can earn $10 just for signing into the Amazon app for the first time! In fact, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for possible future deals similar to what they had last year when you could earn $10 for making an in-app purchase or $5 just for using the camera or Alexa features in the app! Sweet! 


7. Amazon Prime members can score $10 when they place an eGift card purchase of $40 or more.

woman smiling and holding amazon gift card

For a limited time and while supplies last, dash on over to Amazon where Prime members can score a FREE $10 promotional credit when you buy a $40 Amazon eGift Card and use promo code GIFTFORPD21 at checkout!

Here’s how to get this deal:

Head here and click on ‘Apply Code To Your Account’
Scroll down and choose from one of the gift card options
Choose a design and enter $40
Enter your e-mail address as the recipient
During checkout, the promotional code should automatically be added to your cart, however, if you do not see this message, use promo code GIFTFORPD21 (FREE $10 credit)
Final cost $40 + get a FREE $10 Amazon credit!

*Your $10 credit will be automatically applied to your account and emailed you to within 2 days after placing your order. 


8. Potentially receive $5 when you send $50 in Amazon gift cards.

amazon gift card in front of amazon prime day package

Select Amazon customers may be qualified to score a $5 promotion credit when you send at least $50 in Amazon gift cards by text messages in a single day. Just don’t wait until the day of Prime Day because your $5 promo could take up to 3 days before you receive it via email.


9. Score $50 when you sign up for a new Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card.

woman sitting at computer with amazon rewards on screen to score amazon prime day credit

While I’m not one to encourage people to get credit cards, it’s pretty enticing when Amazon is offering up a $50! If you’re comfortable taking on a new credit card, you’ll receive a $100 Amazon gift card instantly if you’re approved for their Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card!

Plus, you’ll be able to earn money back which can really add up over time and could be perfect for taking advantage of all your favorite Amazon Prime Day deals! With your new card, you’ll receive 5% back at Amazon and Whole Foods Market with an eligible Prime membership, 2% back at participating restaurants, gas stations, and drugstores, and 1% back on utilities, rideshare, and all other purchases. Best of all, there’s no annual credit card fee.


10. Check your Verizon Rewards for up to $5 on Amazon. 

hand on laptop with verizon rewards on screen

If you’re already a Verizon customer, you could be eligible for their monthly Verizon Rewards. Come June 1st, you can opt to receive your monthly reward by choosing an Amazon gift card worth up to $5!

Here’s how you claim your monthly reward:

  • Head to your Verizon app and login
  • Click “Verizon Up”
  • Scroll to your monthly rewards and click “Gift Cards”
  • View your rewards
  • Click “Use now”
  • Select Amazon
  • Enter your email and send
  • From your email, you’ll be able to add it to your Amazon gift card balance to use on your next purchase

11. Become a member of the Amazon Shopper Panel to score free Amazon cash. 

hand holding phone with amazon shopper panel balance on screen

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Many of our readers are excited about the Amazon Shopper Panel app! In fact, so were we! While it does state it’s an invitation-only program and only a limited number of people can participate, my Hip sidekick, Amber tried it out and after entering her income, gender, and age range – she was in and immediately earned $0.25 for taking her first survey! Sure, that’s not much, but once you get started you have the opportunity to earn even more and keep the rewards coming month after month.

There are 2 ways to earn cash to go towards your Amazon gift card balance:

  • Take the available surveys. Your credits will automatically rack up in your Amazon Shopper Panel account.
  • Download your receipts for purchases made outside of Amazon and once you’ve reached 10 receipts, you’ll earn $10!

Just keep in mind you do have to make purchases in order to receive the $10 rewards and if you do not reach that minimum you won’t receive the monthly credit. Additionally, all rewards are credited to your Amazon account within the first 48 hours of each month, so you’ll want to get started NOW in order to receive and use them in time for Prime Day come June!


Head this way to see the latest Amazon Prime Day deals!


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 61

  1. CP128

    See if you qualify for Amazon shopper panel and get $10 a month for uploading receipts!

    • Ashley

      Thank you! I just joined!

    • Sara

      Yes, this is such an easy wY to score $10 free Amazon credit each month!

    • Liv

      How do join the panel?

      • Lori

        Liv, i googled ‘amazon shopper panel’ and clicked the link. Just download the app and sign up. Easy!

    • Paisley

      I’ve been doing Amazon Shopper panel for several months now. I love it! Don’t forget to look for the in-app surveys that can earn you a little extra $ to add to the $10.00.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How cool! Thanks for the helpful suggestion!

    • riss

      Thank you for the tip! Now I’m going through my purses and shopping bags, looking for receipts 😂

  2. Peaches

    Space is limited and I was only given the option to join the Waitlist. No guarantee I’ll be chosen. 😔

    • Sara

      I was wait listed when I joined last fall. I think I was only on the wait list for a month or so and if I remember correctly, I didn’t get any notification when I was accepted, I just kept checking back on the app.

    • jacnjoe

      Same here.

  3. longhorn87

    I just downloaded the app, signed up and took my first survey! Took a total of maybe 60 seconds. Thanks for the information on this program, I had never heard of it!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Woohoo! You’re so welcome! Glad you could sign up!

  4. shari-1

    I’ve been on the Amazon Shopper Panel for a few months now I love the easy way to earn

  5. Kari

    The directions for the App say “Receipts from Amazon.com and other Amazon stores including Whole Foods Market, AmazonGo, Amazon Four Star, and Amazon Books are not eligible.” The post says you can download Amazon.com receipts after each purchase you make for credit. Is there a loophole?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for mentioning that. Sorry for any confusion. It will work for receipts on purchases made outside of Amazon. So receipts from your local grocery stores, department stores or drug stores. This has been updated.

      • El

        Hi Amber, Wnat is the minimum purchase you need to make every month in order to receive $10 credit from amazon shopper panel. thanks

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          I don’t find a minimum purchase requirement for that. Just the 10 receipts per month uploaded to score the $10 credit.

  6. Diane

    I don’t see the extra $5 on the coinstar?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Diane! I do see the $5 Amazon gift card option listed in the details for Coinstar as I click through now.

      • Dee

        Maybe it’s based on location?? I don’t see the extra $5 either 🙁

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Hmm, could be. Did you enter your zip code to see the locations near you where you can grab the Amazon gift card? All options near me offer it.

          • Dee

            Yes, probably location based. I looked at the 5 nearest me and don’t see this offer anywhere. Oh well, hope others are luckier than me!

  7. MICHELLE

    Why have I never thought of using all these pesky $5 reward gift cards and turn them into amazon gift cards so I don’t have to freak out cashiers!!! Thanks for the best tip ever H2S!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re SO very welcome, Michelle!

    • Reise

      Is this for MasterCard and Visa cards or you can only transfer Amazon cards to Amazon cards? Hope that makes sense

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Hi Reise! You can consolidate various prepaid cards. Hope this helps!

  8. Barney

    I added $250 to my Amazon account and didn’t get $10 bonus

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      If you are eligible it says that a one-time $10 Amazon.com Gift Card reward will be automatically applied to your Amazon.com Gift Card Balance within three (3) days.

  9. msdrcarla

    I had almost $70 on random cards…..perfect….now on Amazon! Thanks!

    • Reise

      Is that random visa and mastercards or random Amazon cards that can be combined? Thank you

    • Amanda

      I tried my cards and they were all declined……Wonder what I did wrong. Did you put your name for the card name or what it actually says, example…. when it asked for Name on Card I put, “A gift for you”

  10. queensgirl

    Wow….I’m definitely downloading the app! Thanks for the ideas – I’m going to do some of these too! 😊

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome!

  11. molly

    Wow, I never knew about the Shopping Panel! I downloaded it and was approved instantly. Answered a 1-question survey and I already earned 25 cents. LOL. Thank you!

  12. Luv

    Did the credut card and only got $70 not the $100 mentioned. Did I miss a step?🌸

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      No, you didn’t do anything wrong. I just looked and they’ve dropped it down to $50 now. Looks like $70 was pretty good. I just updated the post.

  13. Kay

    My Verizon up only has $3 gift cards. They have not had $5 cards for like a year now.

  14. sharon omachel

    Is it just the Amazon gift card balances or can I load balances from other vendor gift cards that I haven’t used? For example I have one from Barnes and Nobles for 20.00, and other store gift cards with small balances.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Sharon! That will not work for any store gift cards. Only the prepaid credit cards like visa or MasterCard. Hope this helps!

  15. Amy

    Before getting the Amazon Prime Visa Rewards card, you might want to read some reviews on the card. I considered getting it about a year ago so I could earn 5% back at Whole Foods, but the reviews scared me away.

  16. Q

    Try using swagbucks to make money. You just take some surveys, review products, etc. and get money from it!!! You can get paid in Amazon gift cards too! https://swagbucks.com

    You also get $10 for joining

    Sorry, this sounds like an advertisement! I promise, it’s not. Just a tip for those who want some free cash.

    • Jenn

      I second that – Swagbucks is awesome. I’ve gotten almost $1000 worth of gift cards in the years I’ve been a member.

  17. El

    Anyone know the minimum purchase you need to make every month in order to receive $10 credit from amazon shopper panel. thanks

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi there! You just need to submit 10 receipts to earn it! It is super easy. I just recently earned my first $10 credit!

      • Shirl

        This is what Sara wrote in the post above,

        “Just keep in mind you do have to make purchases in order to receive the $10 rewards and if you do not reach that minimum you won’t receive the monthly credit. Additionally, all rewards are credited to your Amazon account within the first 48 hours of each month, so you’ll want to get started NOW in order to receive and use them in time for Prime Day come June!”

        What minimum are you guys talking about?

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          You are spending money outside of Amazon for the receipts. So you aren’t making a purchase on Amazon, but to get a receipt somewhere else you do make a purchase.

  18. Sourkisses

    I am not tech savvy, can someone tell me how you use the Amazon Assistant to get the credits? I downloaded it to my phone and on my desktop. Just not sure what to d after that. Thanks Hip2Save!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! You will earn a $10 credit by visiting Amazon Assistant five times within 14 days.

      • Sourkisses

        Amber, what do I do once I click to open and how to I keep track on the credits? Thanks for all you do to help…

      • Sourkisses

        Hip2Save, any idea what do I do once I click to open and how to I keep track on the credits? Thanks Hip2Save for all you do

        • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

          The Amazon assistant keeps track of them for you. It will be listed at the top when you open it each day. Once you have visited for five days in a row, it tells you at the top that you have earned the credit.

          • Alysha M.

            I’ve been doing this for days, yet mine hasn’t shown any progress towards a $10 offer. I have tried it on my phone and on a computer (after the app stopped working properly).

            • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

              I’m not sure why this would happen. Try logging in and out of your account to see if you can see progress like that.

  19. Jenn

    Has anyone gotten their $10 credit for doing #7? It’s been way longer than two days and I haven’t gotten the credit yet.

    Also, I did the Amazon Visa card and got $150 gift card, which is what’s available now!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I did get #7. I got an email right away letting me know how to claim it. I would check your spam mail for that.

    • Dee

      Hi Jenn. I didn’t get the $10 promotional credit. I just chatted with amazon for over 25 minutes. The first rep went on and on about a $100 gift card promotion and that there was nothing he could do since the promotion wasn’t on my account. I sent screen shots and a pdf of proof that I did click on the link to activate the promotion. I finally asked for a manager. He kept saying the manager is going to tell me the same thing and not give me the $10. The manager reviewed my chat and applied the $10 promotion to my account. I always take screen shots of these deals because of issues like this. Take care!!

  20. CA

    “Amazon Prime members can score $10 when they place an eGift card purchase of $40 or more.” It says “this promotion has sold out” when you follow the link.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, CA! I’ve updated the post.

  21. Cassie

    I finished this weeks ago and now they say I don’t have the credit. They refuse to give it to me as well. I usully screenshot everything but apparently I failed this one and now I get nothing. They say they will email me in 3 business days…after the credit is no longer good. Moral of the story: screenshot absolutely everything. Ive had more issues out of Amazon in the past year than I ever have.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry to hear about that, Cassie. Hoping they get back to you real soon with a resolution!

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