Do you love to shop on Amazon? If so, shopping with free Amazon gift cards is even better.
You can buy just about anything on Amazon, so there is almost no limit to what you can do with an Amazon gift card. It’s probably the next best thing to cash.
Fortunately, there are plenty of easy ways to earn Amazon gift cards, and anyone can take advantage of these offers. In this article, we’ll look at more than 20 different ways you can get your hands on them (technically, your hands won’t need to touch them since most of them are digital gift cards).
The options are broken into a few categories and you can use the table of contents below to jump to any specific section in the article.
The Best Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards
Online Surveys (and More)
One of the easiest ways to earn free Amazon gift cards is to take online surveys. There are many different websites and apps that will pay you for sharing your opinions and feedback through surveys, and many will give you the option to choose to be paid with a gift card.
While all of these sites give you the opportunity to take surveys, many of them also allow you to earn money or points from other things as well (like watching videos, downloading apps, shopping online, or trying free offers).
1. Swagbucks ($5 Bonus)
Swagbucks is one of the most popular survey websites, and with good reason. Not only can you earn by taking surveys, but you can also earn points (they call them Swagbucks or SB) for watching videos, using the Swagbucks search engine, claiming special offers, shopping online, and playing games.
The cashback functionality is similar to Rakuten (formerly called Ebates). You can install a browser extension that will notify you when you’re visiting a website that offers cashback through Swagbucks.
Once you’ve earned some SB, you can redeem them for gift cards or cash (through PayPal). Sometimes Swagbucks runs sales that allow you to get a gift card for fewer SB, which is a great option. Right now, as I’m writing this article, there is an offer for 12% off an Amazon gift card.
Swagbucks offers a $5 signup bonus for new users. In order to get the bonus, you’ll need to earn 2500 SB within 60 days of signing, which is easy to do. The easiest way to earn the SB is to make a purchase through one of their partner stores (buy something that you need anyway) There are so many popular stores in their program that making this purchase is simple.
2. InboxDollars ($5 Bonus)
InboxDollars is pretty similar to Swagbucks, and in fact, they are owned by the same parent company. With a free InboxDollars account, you can earn money by things like taking surveys, opening emails, watching videos, playing games, and special offers. Although InboxDollars and Swagbucks are owned by the same company, you’ll find different offers on the sites, so it’s worth joining both.
Probably my favorite part of InboxDollars is the special offers. With some of them, you can earn money by downloading free apps or taking advantage of other free offers. Others may involve buying something or trying out some subscription. There are even offers that will reward you for making donations to certain charities.
From the dashboard (when you’re logged in) you’ll see the latest offers and the most popular offers. If you browse through those offers you’ll find a few easy ways to make some money.
When you’re ready to cash out your earnings, you can choose to be paid by cash or gift card (Amazon is one of the gift card options).
Right now, InboxDollars is offering a $5 signup bonus for new users. The bonus will show up in your account balance, and you’ll get the money when you redeem your rewards for the first time.
3. MyPoints ($10 Bonus)
MyPoints is another option that is very similar to Swagbucks (it’s also owned by the same parent company as Swagbucks and InboxDollars). Like Swagbucks, MyPoints allows you to earn money through surveys, shopping online, watching videos, playing games, and more.
With MyPoints you’ll earn points that you can redeem for gift cards. Also like Swagbucks, MyPoints offers a browser add-on that will notify you of cash back opportunities while you are browsing.
One of the nice things about MyPoints is the “Daily 5”. You can earn bonus points each day by completing at least 5 items from a list of possible tasks. The Daily 5 helps to keep you active and earning points, and by doing it you can get bonus points every single day.
Right now MyPoints is offering a $10 Amazon gift card as a bonus for new users. All you need to do to qualify is make a purchase of at least $20 to one of their partner stores within 30 days. They have thousands of stores and websites in their program, so that’s an easy requirement to meet.
Survey Junkie is another popular survey site, but unlike the others listed above, Survey Junkie focuses strictly on surveys. While you won’t have lots of different ways to earn with Survey Junkie, if you’re looking for a good survey site, Survey Junkie is among the best.
You can create a free account, complete a basic intro survey about yourself (takes just a minute or two) and then other surveys will be available to you.
The selection of surveys available is pretty good, so you should always have some options. Before you start, each survey will list the number of points that you’ll earn and approximately how long it will take to complete the survey. When you see a good one (high points for a small amount of time) take it, because it may be go