Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

11 ways to score free gift cards for the online retailer

Amazon sells everything from books to electronics and more, with convenient delivery options and easy one-click-shopping functionality. The only thing that could make it better is shopping for free. From surveys to points programs, here are 11 ways to earn free Amazon gift cards for all your shopping needs.

Amazon gift card on smartphone and in the mailbox
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Microsoft Rewards

Screenshot of the Microsoft Rewards page where you can earn Amazon gift cards

Microsoft Rewards is a free program that rewards you for easy, everyday activities. Earn points when you search on Bing and buy items from the Microsoft Store online and in Windows 10. 

The more points you earn, the more rewards you get, including Amazon gift cards. Track your progress toward any prize you have your eye on.

If you were previously a Bing Rewards member, your account transitioned automatically to Microsoft Rewards.

Amazon gift cards aren't available as prizes in some regions. If you don't see Amazon gift cards listed as an option, reach out to Microsoft Rewards Support and request that they be added.

TopCashback

Screenshot of TopCashback, where you can earn free Amazon gift cards

When you shop through TopCashback, you'll earn cashback whenever you make an online purchase. It's sort of like a coupon, but with the savings coming later. If you choose an Amazon gift card for your payout, they'll give you a two percent additional bonus.

TopCashback guarantees it will have the highest cashback offer of anyone, and it will match any offer if you see a higher rate elsewhere.

There's no minimum amount to meet before you can cash out. Request a gift card whenever you want one. To earn gift cards faster, be sure to take advantage of special offers. The site sometimes offers as much as 100 percent back on certain items.

Mechanical Turk

Screenshot of Amazon Mechanical Turk, where you can earn free Amazon gift cards

Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a marketplace for work that requires human intelligence. The idea is that human intelligence is irreplaceable when it comes to certain jobs, which are called Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs).

When you become a Mechanical Turk worker, you'll get paid to complete simple HITs, such as checking for typos, tagging images, or transcribing data. Choose to get paid via an Amazon Payments account or with Amazon gift cards.

Sort HITs so that the highest-paying gigs are shown first.

Survey Police and Other Survey Sites

Screenshot of Survey Police, which lists survey sites where you can earn free Amazon gift cards

Set aside a little time each week to fill out online surveys, and earn Amazon gift cards for your trouble. Survey Police keeps a current list of all the legitimate survey sites that offer Amazon gift cards as a reward.

Other big-name survey sites that offer Amazon gift cards include Harris Poll, Opinion Outpost, and Toluna.

MyPoints

Screenshot of Mypoints, where you can earn points and trade them in for Amazon gift cards

MyPoints is a rewards program where you earn points for everyday online activities, such as reading e-mails, printing coupons, shopping, taking surveys, and doing web searches. When you earn enough points, redeem them for Amazon gift cards or rewards from other merchants.

Save up your points until you have enough for a $25 or $50 Amazon gift card. They're a better deal.

Swagbucks

Screenshot of Swagbucks, where you can earn points toward free Amazon gift cards

Swagbucks is an online rewards program where you earn points for printing coupons, searching the web, watching videos, answering surveys, shopping, and other typical online activities. Once you earn enough points, cash them in for free gift Amazon gift cards, among other rewards.

Amazon Promotions

Amazon Gift Card screenshot

Keep an eye out for free gift card promotions on Amazon. The online retail giant frequently offers "spend $50, get a $25 gift card" offers in the Grocery and Health and Personal Care categories, or advertises other promotional offers that include gift cards, such as getting a free $15 gift card when you purchase a $50 card.

These deals aren't usually advertised and are fleeting, so get in the habit of taking a quick look anytime you're on the site.

Amazon Visa Credit Card Rewards

Screenshot of Amazon Visa rewards cards, where you can earn free Amazon gift cards

If you're good about paying off your credit card each month, check out Amazon's Visa rewards cards. Promotions vary, but you'll often earn a $50 or $70 Amazon gift card upon approval and earn points toward Amazon gift cards with every purchase.

Check the rewards programs for credit cards you already have, as well. Many, including Chase credit cards, let you redeem points for Amazon gift cards.

Ibotta

Screenshot of iBotta, an app that lets you accrue points to earn Amazon gift cards

Ibotta is a smartphone app that lets users earn cash back on in-store, mobile app, and online purchases with receipt submission, linked retailer loyalty accounts, payments, and/or purchase verification. Cash in your earnings for Amazon gift cards.

Shopkick

Shopkick app on a smartphone, where you can earn free Amazon gift cards

Shopkick 

Shopkick is a shopping app that gives users rewards for shopping activities both online and in stores, such as walking into stores, scanning items, making in-app or in-store purchases, and submitting receipts. Convert your rewards to Amazon gift cards.

Amazon Trade-In Program

Screenshot of Amazon's Trade-In store, which offers free Amazon gift cards

Gather up all those old cell phones, laptops, digital cameras, video games, movies, books (including textbooks), and electronic gadgets that are taking up space in your house, and trade them in for Amazon gift cards.

The Amazon Trade-In Program makes it easy to see how much your stuff is worth, and it's just as easy to send in your items. Amazon is usually willing to pay more than anyone else.

Check out prices on sites such as sellcell.combookscouter.com, and DirectTextbook.com to see how much other companies are paying for items before you complete the deal.