Amazon gift cards are kind of great.
You can choose to treat yourself to a new gadget or a snuggly sweater, or you can stock up on toilet paper and toothpaste.
Either way, you can’t lose.
Here’s a list of simple ways to get up to $55 in Amazon gift cards this week.
1. Take Some Surveys for a $5 Amazon Gift Card
It seems like a million paid survey sites keep popping up online. But so many of them have lousy customer service, or it takes forever to get paid for the surveys you take. It’s hard to know which websites are worth your time.
Here’s a survey site that’s been operating since 2007: PrizeRebel. Since it started, it’s given out more than $15 million in cash and rewards. It processes rewards within 24 hours (or instantly if you’re a “gold” level user), so you get paid fast.
You won’t get rich using PrizeRebel, but it’s a legit site — we’ve tried it ourselves. You earn points by taking surveys. You can cash in as soon as you earn 500 points, which gets you $5.
You’ll redeem points for cash or gift cards from more than 500 brands, including Amazon, PayPal, eBay, Walmart — plus stuff you won’t find everywhere, like Buffalo Wild Wings, Uber and Nike.
One Penny Hoarder writer was immediately offered dozens of surveys after signing up. Each paid out up to $4 and took between 10 and 35 minutes to complete.
2. Get a $20 Amazon Gift Card for Going Green
Eric Hanson wanted a cleaner energy source, but didn’t have the option in his Maine home — and didn’t want to install pricy solar panels.
So he went with renewable energy company Arcadia Power, which helps you offset your monthly energy consumption with 100% renewable sources.
“On a fundamental level, the power that I use in my house is coming from renewable sources,” Hanson says. “By providing financial support for renewable energy sites, I can disrupt the market. I’m willing to support green growth.”
And, because you’re such a good person, the company will throw in a free $20 Amazon gift card.
You can sign up to qualify for your free gift card in about two minutes.
3. Start Taking Pictures of Your Receipt for a $20 Gift Card
We know it sounds strange, but Ibotta will pay you cash for taking pictures of your grocery store receipts.
Here’s how it works:
Before heading to the store, search for items on your shopping list within the Ibotta app. When you get home, snap a photo of your receipt and scan the items’ barcodes.
Bam. Cash back.
Ibotta is free to download. Plus, you’ll get a $10 sign-up bonus after uploading your first receipt.
Some cash-back opportunities we’ve seen include:
- 25 cents back for any item.
- 25 cents back on strawberries.
- 50 cents back on frozen fruit snacks.
- $1 back on a box of tea.
- $5 back on a case of Shiner Bock beer.
Once you hit $20, you can cash out in the form of an Amazon gift card or cash.
4. Start Kicking and Earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card
No karate skills required for this trick. All you need to do is download the Shopkick app.
Once you sign up, the app pays you in “kicks” for walking into certain stores (including Walmart, Target, TJMaxx and more). You can redeem these kicks for gift cards to a number of retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Sephora and Best Buy.
It pays you even more kicks for photos of receipts that include qualifying items you purchased in-store with a connected credit or debit card. You can also earn kicks for online purchases, including Amazon. You don’t have to do anything; your linked cards will automatically apply your kicks.
Once you accumulate 1,250 kicks, you can cash out for that $5 Amazon gift card.
5. Fill Out Five Surveys for a Simple $5 Amazon Gift Card
It’s no secret that survey sites are a great place to snag some free money and gift cards, thanks to their awesome sign-up bonuses. MyPoints is no exception.
When you sign up for the survey site and complete your first five surveys, you’ll pocket a $5 bonus. Cash that bonus out for an Amazon gift card. Simple!
Then keep filling out surveys and taking polls to continue to earn some simple money.
Now, what are you doing still reading this? You’ve got $55 worth of Amazon gift cards burning a hole in your digital pocket!
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