Do you want to know how to earn UK Amazon gift cards for free? Well, below is a list of some of the best sites that will either send you a gift card as a one-off bonus or will allow you to earn them over the long term. Put the effort in and you could make £1000 in a year.
How to get free Amazon gift cards
Amazon has come a long way since I first used them in the ’90s. Back then it was just books, books and more books. But look at them now. Almost anything you need or want will be listed at Amazon and usually, for a very competitive price. That’s why I find having a stash of Amazon gift cards handy. It makes it feel like everything is free!
Some companies will give you an Amazon voucher for free – either by taking out a service with them or by referring friends. But there are plenty of ways to earn Amazon gift cards too, usually without much effort.
Last year, using a combination of the below, I paid for all my Christmas presents using gift cards from Amazon alone!
Is there a difference between vouchers and gift cards?
You may have noticed across the internet (and on this post) reference to vouchers or gift cards when it comes to Amazon. There isn’t really a difference between the two as they are used in the same way. They will both have a code, which is then entered into your Amazon account.
How do I redeem my card/voucher?
Most of the codes you receive will be via email. To add these to your account on a desktop.
Once signed in:
- Hover over Accounts & Lists (top right)
- Click Your Account
- Gift Cards & Top Up
- Redeem a Gift Card
You can then enter your code. They will be in the following format as a mixture of letters and numbers XXXX-NBC9WP-56BF. Just cut & paste – it’s far easier.
On the Amazon app:
- Click the 3 bars in the bottom right
- Your account
- Manage Gift Card Balance
- Redeem a gift card
As a tip, if you receive a physical gift card, add it using the app. Follow the steps above and choose the ‘Scan your claim code’ option. Using the camera, your phone and the app will upload the code automatically.
How do I spend my vouchers?
Just shop as you would normally do. Once you have found something you like, add to basket and proceed to checkout.
Next to the delivery address, it will say ‘payment method’.
Payment will usually be taken directly from your gift card balance. If not, click ‘Change’ (in blue) and select the gift card balance option.
What are the best ways to get Amazon gift cards for free?
There are various ways you can earn your gift cards and some take very little effort. Below, in no particular order, are some of the best ways.
Please note that these are ways to earn gift cards for the Amazon.co.uk website. They cannot be redeemed on the .com site, which is based in the USA.
This is one of my favourite ways to earn Amazon gift cards and a bit of extra money. Swagbucks awards you currency (unsurprisingly called Swagbucks) for completing tasks, such as watching videos, playing games and completing online surveys. These Swagbucks can then be exchanged for free gift cards, which include:
- Cafe Nero
- John Lewis
- Marks and Spencer
There are plenty to choose from, and if you don’t fancy a gift card, you could opt for cash through PayPal.
Swagbucks takes a little while to get used to as you need to discover the best-paying tasks, however, it is by far my biggest earner for free Amazon gift cards.
i-Say is a market research company that pays you for your opinion. For every survey you complete, you are awarded points. Throughout the year, you will also receive loyalty points for the more surveys you finish. Once you have enough points, you can exchange them for items from the marketplace or gift cards. These include Tesco, Starbucks, John Lewis, Marks and Spencers and of course, Amazon.
The pay for surveys is slightly better than Swagbucks and occasionally you’ll be asked to trial products too. I usually get the opportunity once every couple of months and not only do I get to keep the product, I get paid too! Although you’re not just restricted to cashing out Amazon gift cards, these tend to provide the best value.
Possibly the easiest way to earn a free Amazon voucher, as it involves you doing very little. Simply download software to your phone, use it as you always do and you are rewarded with a free Amazon gift card. The longer you keep the software on your phone, the more you will earn.
MobileXpression doesn’t have access to your personal files, such as videos, photos or call logs.
New members will earn £10 within 2 weeks, although the rewards reduce after the initial period. However, you’re free to leave at any time.
Like MobileXpression, another way to earn extra passively by installing software onto you phone. The Mediacell+ app monitors your usage and will earn you a £20 Amazon voucher after 1 month. After that, you will earn £10 per month for having the software installed.
Alternatively, you can be sent a device with the software already installed. This will earn you £10 every month. There is also an option to complete a 7-day diary, which you will be paid £5 for completing.
I bang on about cashback sites all the time because they are underused by most people. The fact is, they’re easy to use and there’s no excuse to why you shouldn’t be checking them regularly. Once you’ve signed up, all you need to do is visit the cashback website, follow their link to where you want to do your online shopping and make a purchase like you normally do. Not long afterward, you receive cashback into your account.
When your purchase is confirmed and approved, you can withdraw this money in cash to your bank account. Or, you can withdraw it in the form of Amazon vouchers, which also gives you a small bonus. At the time of writing, TopCashback gives you a 3% bonus when withdrawing in Amazon vouchers.
And if you don’t use these sites because you’re slightly forgetful, you can install an app onto your browser which will let you know when cashback is available. Now, there’s no excuse to forget!
Similar to TopCashback, Quidco will give you a bonus when withdrawing in Amazon vouchers instead of cash. At the moment, this is only 1%, but still worth doing if you’re a regular Amazon shopper. If you’re a Premium Quidco member and pay for membership, you will get a 2% bonus instead.
TopCashback and Quidco are the big players when it comes to cashback, but you’ll often find that they offer different rates for the same retailers. That’s why it’s important to be a member of both so you can choose who will pay you the most.
Another simple way to earn money for your Amazon account. Shoppix will award you with tokens when you scan your shopping receipts. These tokens can then be exchanged for an Amazon gift card which can then be added to your account. Alternatively, you can choose iTunes vouchers or PayPal cash.
If you decide to give it a try, use my Shoppix referral code: 7IRN5UVK when you sign up and we both receive 200 points.
Very similar to Shoppix, although a little limited as the app only accepts supermarket receipts. This app allows you to withdraw once you reach £5.
Every few months, you can also earn bonus points by allowing HuYu to take a snapshot of your browsing history. This involves installing a small bit of software onto your computer and takes less than a minute. It’s completely optional though.
Yet another receipt scanning app! This one awards you with points just for logging in each day. You can exchange your points for entries into competitions or if you don’t fancy your luck, £5 Amazon vouchers. The downside is that it is only available to Android users.
Continuing on the receipt theme… this one wants to know what you’re eating. For every three food receipts that you upload, you’ll receive £1. Each month you submit a total of 25 receipts – so £5 earnings. When you reach £10, you can withdraw an Amazon voucher.
The only downside is that you can only take one photo. So if your receipt is double-sided, you can’t submit it.
Our final receipt app. And this one is actually run by Amazon. Just scan 10 receipts within a month and you’ll earn £5 worth of vouchers, which will automatically be paid into your Amazon account. You can also answers short surveys, which can help to boost your monthly earnings.
Measure Sure Protocol sends you short surveys to your phone. They’re very quick to complete and will reward you with points. Once you have enough points, you can exchange them for a £10 Amazon voucher.
Most surveys take fewer than 3 minutes and your voucher is sent almost instantly.
A survey site that rewards you with points for completing surveys, downloading games or taking out free trials. You can then exchange your points for Amazon rewards. There is also a generous referral program, so the more friends you convince to join, the more you earn.
And if you don’t fancy spending at Amazon, you can opt to receive money through PayPal instead.
This is a great survey site that allows you to earn from your computer or your phone. Surveys range from anywhere between 1 and 20 minutes and there are always plenty available. Once you reach £5, you can have an Amazon voucher code sent to your email address.
Alternatively, you could just withdraw your earnings via PayPal – with no minimum cashout amount. And you can refer your friends to earn a little bit extra.
Use the button below for an extra 50 pence when you join.
I’ve slipped this one in because I feel I have to, because they do pay in Amazon vouchers. It is actually one of the worst paying sites out there…
I would only join InboxPounds if you’re desperate to save up for something from Amazon.
A much better survey site for earning Amazon vouchers. There are a decent number of surveys and they pay a reasonable amount. And there are different rewards to choose from, so you are not just stuck with Amazon. Completing surveys here will sometimes lead to online diaries or focus groups that will pay you far more.
There is one slight downside though… you are charged 50 pence for every gift card you order.
Another survey site that I’m not overly impressed with, but still rewards you with Amazon vouchers. There are lots of surveys available, so ideal for anybody that has a lot of time to plough their time in an attempt to earn as much as possible.
Just don’t expect them to answer you particularly quickly if you have an issue.
Formerly a product testing site, Toluna now just offers surveys. Still, you get paid for your opinion and it’s another way of earning some extra vouchers. But, you may be better off turning your focus to some of the other survey sites on this list.
A survey site that gives you plenty of chances to earn. Plus, there’s a chance to win £5000 every quarter. Another benefit is the minimum withdrawal amount is only £2.50. Stick to the shorter surveys though, as they tend to give better value.
A survey site with a bit of a difference. Surveyeah allows you to join panels for products that have yet to be released and share your thoughts. Once the panel has completed, you will be paid and you can then withdraw your earnings as Amazon vouchers.
A slightly different, but easy way to earn. Gener8 is a browser extension that can be added to the likes of Chrome and it acts as an ad blocker. So instead of seeing ads that other sites choose, Gener8 makes the decision. You will then earn tokens and you can exchange them for lots of different rewards. These include electronics and popular gift cards such as Amazon and Game.
At the moment, you are limited to five £5 Amazon gift cards, but this should change in the future.
Amazon credit card
The Amazon credit card operates in a similar way to cashback sites. Every time you make a purchase using your card, you are awarded points. And that’s at any shop, although you do earn more points when you shop at Amazon. When you reach 1000 points, a £10 gift card is automatically added to your Amazon account. As an added bonus, all new customers receive a £10 free Amazon gift card just for joining.
This is a great way to earn rewards without much effort. However, it is important that you clear your balance every month. If you don’t, the interest you pay will probably outweigh the gift cards you receive back.
QuoteMeHappy currently offers a £50 Amazon voucher if you use a referral code when you take out a new car insurance policy with them. But it doesn’t stop there… you can earn a further 2 gift cards by referring your friends. That could be £150 of Amazon vouchers in one year!
Mechanical Turk is actually a site owned by Amazon. This is a crowdsourcing marketplace where businesses or individuals looking for the public to complete various tasks. There are plenty of tasks available and the more you complete, the more you earn. You can then withdraw your earnings into your Amazon account.
This is a community with forums, polls and most importantly, surveys. You’ll earn points for completing surveys, which can then be exchanged for Amazon rewards.
The more you take part with Appino, the more you can earn. Participate in polls set by the app and other users to move up levels, which increases the amount you earn when you complete surveys. And surveys are very short – usually 5 -10 questions. Once you have enough points, you can convert them to Amazon vouchers.
You can refer friends to earn extra points too.
Download the app and use my invite code 1543be.
Do you ever wonder what to do with your old electronic devices? Say hello to Amazon Trade-In. For selected items, you can send in your product and Amazon will simply add credit to your account. You can also receive a discount when you purchase a new item. Take a look in more detail about how Amazon Trade-In works.
Did you know there’s an app that pays you to walk? In return for downloading their app and walking, Sweatcoin will reward you with a currency called… sweatcoins. These can then be used in auctions to win various items, including Amazon gift cards.
Take a look at my Sweatcoin review to see how it works.
Possibly not the first place you would think of when trying to find Amazon codes for free, but it’s always worth considering. Throughout the year (especially on Black Friday), Amazon often offers free credit to your account when you purchase a gift card. This is usually a bonus of around 10-20%.
Which is the best way to collect Amazon gift cards??
As you can see, there are loads of ways to pick up Amazon vouchers and gift cards.
I use all of the above (except I have now stopped MobileXpression for another piece of software on my phone) and can safely say I earn over £1000 of Amazon gift cards every year. Even without putting in too much time, most people could easily earn several hundred by just using a few of the tips I listed above.
My favourite way has to be earning from online surveys. They’re very easy to do and give me a constant income.
Hopefully, my how-to earn Amazon gift cards for free tips will soon see your Amazon account swell. And if you’re going to be shopping a lot more at Amazon now that you have all these free gift vouchers, take a look to see if signing up to Amazon Prime is worthwhile.
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