I hate shopping. I hate the crowds, the decisions, and of course, I hate spending money. So Amazon has been a lifesaver for me.
Whenever I need to get something quickly and easily, I turn to Amazon. It’s just so convenient.
Which is why I was stoked to learn about a new Amazon promotion that lets you earn Amazon credits for sending free money to your friends.
All you have to do is download the Amazon shopping app and share your link with your friends. Once they sign up and make a purchase through the app, you’ll get a $5 Amazon store card to use on your next purchase.
Even better, when your friend makes that initial purchase, Amazon gives them a $5 credit, too. Sweet, right?
As far as we know, you can refer as many friends (and get as many credits) as you’d like. That $5, $10, $15 or more can go a long way toward paying for all the items in your Amazon cart!
Here’s how to get your free money to spend on Amazon…
How to Get a $5 Amazon Credit for Each Friend You Refer
First, download the Amazon app onto your mobile device.
Once you’ve signed in, click on the menu in the upper left hand corner and select “Your Account.” Scroll down, and under “Personalized Content,” select “Invite Friends.”
This gives you the option to sync your contacts list and invite people directly, or share your code via a pre-populated text, email, tweet or Facebook message.
If your friend downloads the app using your link, a $5 credit will be applied to their first purchase through the app. Your credit should show up soon afterwards.
While testing this promotion, my friend initially didn’t see her credit. So she re-clicked on my link, which prompted her to verify her phone number. After doing that, she saw the $5 credit in her shopping cart. Woohoo!
I’m still waiting on my credit, but it’s only been a few minutes. I’m confident it’ll show up soon… Will update you later!
If you’d like to use our link, click here to sign up for the Amazon app. Once you make your first purchase, you’ll get a $5 credit — and so will we.
Then you can share your link with your friends and earn lots of Amazon credits for the new year!
Disclosure: A toast to savings! Thanks for allowing us to place affiliate links in this post.
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.