Amazon deals (for some): £7 credit, plus £5 off £20, 'free' £6 etc
Check if you're eligible for any Amazon credit offers
Every now and then we see Amazon offering 'free' credit – either by trying out one of its services, such as Amazon Music or Prime Reading, or purchasing its gift cards. This month, we've spotted a few easy ways some Amazon customers can bag credit – we've rounded them up here so you can quickly check if you're eligible.
There are currently five different Amazon promotions offering account credit or money off a certain spend, including:
For each offer you'll need to already have an Amazon account (some require you to have Amazon Prime which we've made clear below), sign into your account, and then it's a bit of pot luck as to whether or not you'll actually get the deal – but it's easy to check as we've made clear below. You may be able to get more than one as it's just a case of trial and error, but go for the one most valuable to you first, in case you're only able to get one.
If you've got Amazon Prime, you could be eligible for a free £7 credit when you upload at least one photo to the free Amazon Photos app. The offer's on until 11.59pm on Wed 31 Mar.
Amazon Photos is photo storage app (similar to iCloud and Google Photos) where Prime members can store unlimited photos for free. You'll need to have a paid membership to Amazon Prime, so this won't work if you're on a free trial.
Here's how to check you're eligible and what to do:
1. Visit this Amazon link* and find out if you're eligible. Once logged in, you'll either see a page that says 'Get a £7 Amazon credit when you back up your photos with Amazon Photos' or 'Sorry, you are not eligible for the below offer.'
2. Download the free Amazon Photos app and upload a photo. Click one of the links to download Amazon Photos on either desktop, iOS or Android and upload at least one photo by 11.59pm on Wed 31 Mar.
If you choose the desktop app, you'll be given the option to select a folder which you'd like to backup – this would mean that whole folder would be uploaded to Amazon Photos and backed up automatically. However, you can skip this step by choosing 'Skip setup', and instead just upload a single photo by dragging and dropping a file, or clicking ‘browse’.
If you choose the mobile app, after you've logged in you'll see an 'auto-save' option which may be selected for you. This would then upload all your photos to the app, but if you de-select this you then have the option to upload a single photo. To upload a single photo, you'll need to change your sharing permissions to 'Select Photos', and then you'll be prompted to choose your photo. Once you've done that, click the 'More' option, then 'Upload Photos and Videos'. Select your image, and then press 'Upload'. The app is confusing as it uses the term 'backup' and 'upload' interchangeably but they're essentially the same thing.
Upload at least one photo (either via a backup or just choosing the one) by 11.59pm on Wed 31 Mar.
3. Amazon says you'll be emailed your £7 code within seven days. If you were eligible for the offer, you should be sent an email with your £7 off code within seven days of uploading your photo. There may be a £25 minimum spend when it comes to using the code. You'll then have until Thu 15 Apr to use the code (see exclusions below).
What the £7 credit can/can't be used on
The £7 credit can only be used on items dispatched from and sold by Amazon, but cannot be used against digital products, baby and infant formula, delivery costs, or gift wrapping costs.
If you're new to Amazon Music Free, you could be eligible for a coupon for £5 off a £20 spend when you stream your first full track. The offer's on until 11.59pm on Thu 15 Apr, or until it's been claimed 5,000 times.
As this version of Amazon Music is free, you won't have to sign up to a subscription to get the £5 voucher. You need to already have an Amazon account, so you can't create a new one to get this offer. You don't need to have Prime.
Here's how to check you're eligible and what to do:
1. Visit this Amazon link* and find out if you're eligible. Once logged in, you'll either see a page that says 'Good news, you are eligible for the below offer.' or 'Sorry, you are not eligible for the below offer.'
2. Stream any full track in Amazon Music. Press the 'listen now' button and you'll be taken to Amazon Music, where you can listen to music without a subscription. You can listen via the Amazon Music website, or the app. Pick any track and listen to it in full by 11.59pm on Thu 15 Apr.
3. Amazon says you'll be emailed your £5 code within five days. If you were eligible for the offer, you should be sent an email with your £5 off code within five days of completing your stream. You'll then have 30 days to use the code on a purchase of £20 or more (see exclusions below).
What the £5 credit can/can't be used on
The £5 credit can only be used on items dispatched from and sold by Amazon, but cannot be used against books, digital content, alcohol, delivery and handling charges, gift wrapping, baby and infant formula, Amazon Gift Cards, Warehouse Deals or products sold by third-party sellers.
You could get a free £6 credit when you buy £50 of Amazon gift cards by 11.59pm on Wed 31 Mar – if you're eligible.
As physical and digital gift cards are good for 10 years, and valid on most of the items Amazon sells, this is effectively £6 free credit as long as you'll spend £50 at Amazon any time in the next 10 years. Note though, that you'll need to use the £6 credit by 11.59pm on Sun 16 May. You don't need to have Prime.
How do I know if I'm eligible?
It only takes a minute to check if you're eligible (see how below), but you won't be able to get it if you've purchased gift cards from Amazon in the past three years. However, even if you've never bought gift cards, you may still be ineligible as there's a 'pot luck' element with Amazon offers like this, which are targeted at specific accounts.
It's only for existing account holders, so you can't set up a new one just to get this deal.
Here's what to do:
1. Log in to your account. Once logged in, visit this Amazon link*.
2. Find out if you're eligible. Click the 'Click to register for the promotion' button. If you're eligible, it will say 'You have successfully registered for the promotion'. If you're not, there will be a message saying 'Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer', or you may find the button isn’t even visible to you in the first place.
3. If eligible, buy £50 of Amazon gift cards in a single purchase. Amazon says the £6 credit will be automatically applied to your account and it'll confirm this via email within two days after the gift cards have been dispatched. Amazon gift cards come with free one-day delivery if you want a physical card, but it's worth noting that if you opt to schedule your gift card delivery for a specific date, it needs to be before Wed 31 Mar.
What the £6 credit can/can't be used on & other need-to-knows
The £6 credit can only be used on items dispatched and sold by Amazon, not third-party sellers. It can't be used on digital products, baby and infant formula, delivery costs, or gift wrapping costs, and it can't be combined with any other offer.
If it's been longer than 48 hours and you still haven't received an email, you should contact Amazon's customer service department*. When Amazon's run similar offers before, we've heard from a few this has happened to, but Amazon was able to help when they got in touch.
The £6 credit doesn't have a minimum spend but is single-use only, so if you buy something for less than £6, you'll lose the remainder. Also, bear in mind that Amazon's free standard delivery is for £10+ spends on books and £20+ spends on everything else. If you want to combine the £6 code with the £50 gift cards, you first need to add the gift cards during the checkout stage or go to 'Your Account' and select 'Apply a Gift Card to Your Account'.
If you're new to Amazon Prime, you could score £5 free credit when you borrow a free e-book via Prime Reading*. It’s selected accounts only and you need to borrow the e-book within 30 days of registering with Prime.
How do I know if I'm eligible and what do I do?
If eligible, you’ll see a banner on the Prime landing page that says, 'Borrow an eBook for £0.00 with Prime Reading, earn a £5 credit'. Simply choose any e-book and select 'read for free'. You'll then have 30 days to activate your £5 credit, and 30 days from when activated to spend it on a single order. It'll be automatically applied to your next eligible purchase.
What the £5 credit can/can't be used on
The £5 credit can only be spent on items sold by Amazon – not by third-party sellers. It can’t be combined with other offers and it can’t be spent on baby and infant formula, e-cigarettes, delivery charges, gift wrapping, alcohol, gift cards, Warehouse deals or digital products such as Kindle ebooks, digital magazines and audiobooks.
This offer will end at 11.59pm on 31 Dec 2021.
If you've Amazon Prime and have never used Amazon Fresh* before, you can get £10 off a £60 shop until 11.59pm on Sun 11 Apr. Simply enter the code FRESHOFFER at the checkout.
There are a few exclusions as to what counts towards your £60 spend, such as baby formula and alcohol. See a full list of exclusions below. You'll need to have a paid membership to Amazon Prime, so this won't work if you're on a free trial.
What is Amazon Fresh?
Amazon Fresh is a grocery delivery service, offering same-day or next-day delivery. Delivery's free for orders over £40 for those with Amazon Prime.
Amazon Fresh is currently only available to selected UK postcodes. See the full list to check if you can get it where you live.
Which items qualify towards the £60 minimum spend?
Qualifying Items are items sold by Amazon Fresh, excluding baby formula, alcohol, gift cards, Amazon devices, electronics, PC & video games
If you're eligible for any of the coupons above, be sure to check out our Amazon Buying Tips before shopping.
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