I absolutely love Amazon and when I started hearing about all the ways you can earn free Amazon cash, I knew I had to get in on it. I started doing lots of research and put together this list of my favorite ways to earn free Amazon cash.
Obviously these aren’t going to make you rich or put thousands of dollars in your Amazon account each month BUT they can help you put aside some extra Amazon cash to splurge on yourself or to save for Christmas or birthdays etc..
** After signing up for the survey related sites, you will start receiving a ton of emails. The emails can be helpful because they notify you of available surveys, but they can also be annoying. I set up a separate email account before I signed up for these that I use just for this purpose so that my personal email account did not get overloaded with these emails and I am thankful that I did. **
Top 10 Ways to Earn Free Amazon Cash
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Ibotta – Ibotta is a free rebate app. that is available for your Android or iPhone. It is definitely one of my favorite and most used apps. I use it every single time I get groceries, you can even use it when you pick something up at the convenience store.
You check the app for any available rebates on products you’re already purchasing and then you simply take photos of your receipt and upload it on the app.
Ibotta offers a great welcome bonus that you can redeem for Amazon cash. Currently the welcome bonus is $20 once you redeem a few cashback offers. These cashback offers are simple and it increases the amount of money you can cash out for your Amazon cash. For example there is currently an offer for .50 back on any purchase.
Want to increase your Amazon payout even more? Refer your family and friends to Ibotta and you will earn $5 for each friend that joins. After five referrals, Ibotta will give you a $25 referral bonus.
You can score $70 in free Amazon cash from Ibotta alone by just doing those few things. I seriously love Ibotta.
*Ibotta now allows you to link your credit and debit cards for online purchases so you never miss any savings.*
This isn’t a very accurate representation of my lifetime earnings with Ibotta.
I have started a new account a few times to see how fast I could get the welcome bonus and the full referral bonus.
BUT check out how well my team is doing. These are original teammates that I have added through Facebook.
Ibotta allows you to add teammates and you can work together as a team to qualify for bonuses.
Fetch Rewards – Fetch Rewards is similar to Ibotta. You earn points by uploading receipts. Instead of assigning a cash value for specific items purchased, Fetch rewards offers points.
Not only do you receive points based on the products purchased, you also receive points just for uploading an image of your receipt. The points offered for this varies and receipt bonuses are offered at different times. When you are ready, you can cash out your points for Amazon cash.
Currently, Fetch Rewards is offering a 3,000 point bonus at signup ($3) and 3,000 points for each person you refer. Because Fetch Rewards is totally free and you get the referral bonus without having to make any purchases, getting friends and family members to sign up should be super easy.
BTW, I will admit, I have been known to pick receipts up off the ground just to scan them in for extra points. I figure I am helping keep garbage off the ground and I am scoring some free cash. Really it’s a win/win.
Drop – Drop is a really simple way to earn cash back which you can then exchange for free Amazon cash. All you have to do is download the free Drop app, which is available for both Android and IOS users, then link a debit or credit card.
Shop with the linked card as usual at participating retailers and earn cashback. It is as simple as that. Drop offers a $5 referral bonus. If you sign up through a referral, both you and the person who referred you will each receive a $5 bonus.
You can sign up using my referral link below to score your $5 bonus and then begin referring your own friends and family to stack up your cash to exchange for some sweet Amazon cash.
MyPoints – MyPoints is a rewards program website that allows you to earn points for purchases made online with certain retailers through the MyPoints website. Currently, MyPoints is giving new members a $10 sign up bonus.
Unfortunately, the $10 bonus is not added to your account until you have spent at least $20 at one of the participating retailers within your first 30 days. There are a ton of popular retailers so this is pretty easy to do if you already have an online purchase to make anyways.
In addition to the $10 sign up bonus, you will have earned some cashback on your $20 online purchase. Once you have made your purchase and you receive your bonus, you can request a payout in the form of an Amazon credit.
Point Club – Point Club is a survey website. With Point Club you can earn points for completing simple surveys. Your points earned can be exchanged for Amazon cash. Currently Point Club is offering a $5 sign up bonus. You can sign up in seconds using Facebook or your email.
Once signed up, you can earn additional points by completing surveys, watching videos, playing games, shopping, downloading apps and more. You can even earn points for printing coupons. You will need to reach 10,000 points ($10) in order to cash out.
Inbox Dollars – Inbox dollars is a survey website. Similar to Point Club, you can earn points for completing surveys, watching videos, playing games, shopping, downloading apps and more. Inbox Dollars is currently offering a $5 sign up bonus.
You can also refer your family and friends to earn additional cash. Earn a $1 bonus for every referral who activates a free account. In addition, you earn an additional bonus equal to 30% of your referrals earnings.
With Inbox Dollars you must reach $30 in order to cash out. Fortunately, they make it pretty easy to earn.
Swagbucks – Again Swagbucks is fairly similar to Inbox Dollars and Point Club. You can earn points for completing surveys, watching videos, playing games, shopping, downloading apps and more. Swagbucks is also offering a $10 sign up bonus.
There is a catch though. Like MyPoints, you are not given your $10 bonus until you have made an online purchase at an online retailer through the Swagbucks store. If you are planning on making any online purchases, it’s a good time to pair it up with Swagbucks to score the extra $10.
You can also earn additional cash by referring your family and friends. Swagbucks pays a $3 bonus for every referral who activates a free account.
One thing I do not like about Swagbucks surveys (this happens with many surveys sites) you will see survey opportunities that show high payouts but after spending several minutes answering a ton of questions, the survey will end and say you weren’t a good fit.
Instead of getting the massive amount of points you were expecting, you end up getting 1 point for your trouble. This drives me crazy.
With that said, the points you can earn by playing free games, watching videos and just browsing the internet, makes up for the frustration with their surveys. With Swagbucks you can cash out for an Amazon gift card with as little as $3.
Shopkick – Shopkick is another one of my favorites. It is super easy to use and they offer a good variety of ways to earn “kicks” aka points, that can be exchanged for Amazon cash.
You can earn kicks by simply walking into select retailers kind of like “checking in”. You can also earn points by shopping with linked credit or debit cards, by scanning in your receipts and by watching super short videos.
Another way to earn kicks is by scanning the bar codes of items in the store. It is like a little scavenger hunt in the store. When you walk into select retailers, like Walmart, it will list products that you can scan for kicks.
For those of you shopping with little kids, this can be a fun little game to add to your grocery shopping.
Shopkick also offers a $3 referral bonus. If you sign up through a referral, both you and the person who referred you will each receive a $3 bonus.
You can sign up using my referral link below to score your $3 bonus and then begin referring your own friends and family to start increasing your balance to cashout for some Amazon cash.
Survey Junkie – Survey Junkie is a reliable steady source for online surveys. They do offer a sign up bonus but it’s only equivalent to$1 and that is after setting up your initial profile and verifying your email. Not a big incentive for signing up.
They are very straightforward with their surveys though. II never feel like I am getting the runaround like I do with some other survey companies. Not only do they offer the quick online surveys but you have the opportunity to sign up for online and in-person focus groups which pay much more.
You can also sign up for the opportunity to have products sent to you to test and review. As a product tester, you get to keep the products and earn up to $100, sometimes even more.
Survey Junkie requires a $10 balance in order to request a payout but once you meet that minimum requirement you can add to your Amazon cash balance.
Amazon Trade-In – We can’t talk about ways to earn Amazon cash without talking about Amazon’s trade-in program. I’ve used this program several times and it is super easy and convenient.
Amazon’s trade-in program allows you to sell Amazon your used items in exchange for Amazon credit. The trade-in program accepts electronics, video games, books and more.
You can search for any item you are interested in selling and Amazon will tell you if it accepts that item. After answering questions about its condition, etc. Then you will be given an offer.
If accepted, Amazon will send you a prepaid shipping label. Once the item is received, you will receive the agreed upon credit in your account (as long as the condition is as described.)
Make it easy on yourself
Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to try to work on all of these and keep them straight but many of these you can work on together and many work on auto pilot once you get them setup.
For example, once you activate your account with Ibotta, MyPoints, Drop and Swagbucks, all you need to do is link your credit and/or debit cards and then shop as you normally would.
Each of these programs will credit your account automatically with any cash back offers that your purchases qualify for. Check back as often as you like and see where you stand with your account balance and when you are ready, cash out for Amazon credit.
I also try to group the apps that I upload receipts too. Each week after I get groceries I sit down and quickly scan in my receipts to Ibotta, Fetch Rewards and Shopkick. It makes it super fast and easy to just do them all at once and only take a minute.
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