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Last chance to get free money with Amazon’s hidden gift card promo

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It’s hard to believe it, but there are actually so many best-selling Prime Day 2021 deals that are still available even though Prime Day is long gone. Highlights include the crazy wireless camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere for just $28.85, the #1 best-selling myQ smart garage door opener on sale for under $25 (plus get a $40 credit with the Amazon Key promo), the newest Nest Thermostat on sale for an all-time low price of $99.98, a popular Windows 10 laptop and 128GB microSDXC bundle for just $219.99, a sleek and luxurious rainfall shower head for just $15.11, the hot new Roku Express 4K+ for just $29.99, TP-Link Kasa mini smart plugs for an all-time low of $6.07 each, an incredible 2K camera drone that folds up as small as a smartphone for just $59.39 with coupon code PDP6DEAL, and more. You can even get the stunning YABER Pro V7 portable home theater projector that normally costs $600 on sale for only $259.99 — that’s a whopping $50 cheaper than it was on Prime Day!

Those deals are all incredible, but it’s also true that they’ll only appeal to certain people who are on the lookout for products in those particular categories. Once in a while, however, a deal comes along that anyone and everyone should take advantage of. Needless to say, there’s no better example of that than a deal that gets you free money from Amazon! The bad news is that this deal ends in just a few days, so it’s your last chance to cash in.

Amazon is wrapping up an awesome gift card promotion now that Prime Day is done, and you would have to be flat-out crazy to pass it up… as long as you’re eligible to get in on the action. All you really need to know is that you can score yourself a $15 Amazon credit on your account just for buying a $50 Amazon gift card and using a special coupon code at checkout.

But wait — you haven’t even heard the best part yet.

Instead of buying a physical gift card or sending a card to someone else, just spend $50 on an eGift card that you just send to yourself by entering your own email address as the recipient. You’re going to spend that money at Amazon anyway, so this way you’ll get an extra $15!

Amazon eGift Card - Amazon For All Occasions Price:Spend $50, Get a $15 Credit Buy NowCoupon Code: GIFTCARD2021 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

There are really only a few things you need to know about this awesome promo.

First, head over to Amazon’s website and add a $50 Amazon gift card to your cart. If you want, you can send it to someone else as a gift, but you can also make yourself the recipient so the funds just end up being added back to your own Amazon account. Then, when you check out, be sure to use the coupon code GIFTCARD2021. Your new $50 Amazon gift card will be emailed to your recipient (or to yourself) right away, and then you’ll see a $15 credit added to your Amazon account within a few days.

It’s important to note that there’s no guesswork involved with figuring out if this promotion will work for you. That’s because you can find out before you pay. No, you definitely shouldn’t just buy a gift card and then cross your fingers in hopes that the promo credit appears on your account.

Here’s how it works: After you enter the promo code while you’re checking out, you should see the following message near the top of the page:

Congratulations, your purchase qualifies you for an credit. A one-time $15 promotional credit will be automatically applied to your account and emailed to you within three (3) days after shipping.

If you don’t see that message, you’re not eligible for the promotion so you can just delete the gift card from your shopping cart and move along. And if you’re wondering why this promo wouldn’t work for you, that’s the bad news and it leads us to the only caveat. Come on… you knew there had to be a catch.

This gift card promotion is only available to people who have never purchased Amazon gift cards before from the Amazon site, so you’re ineligible if you’ve ever ordered one in the past. If you only bought Amazon gift cards from a local retail shop though, you don’t have to worry about it. And don’t forget, if there’s more than one person in your household, you can try scoring this promo with their account instead. Heck, you should all be cashing in anyway!

There’s also an even easier way to see if you’re eligible: just visit the promo page on Amazon’s site. If you see a message that says “unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer,” it means you’ve purchased an Amazon gift card at some point in the past so you can’t take advantage of this deal. Plenty of people out there haven’t ever bought Amazon gift cards before though, or they’ve only bought physical Amazon gift cards in a store so they’re still eligible for the promotion.

This is an awesome way to get some free cash from Amazon. Buy yourself a $50 Amazon gift card and you’ll end up with $65. Why would anyone pass that up?!

There are a bunch of terms and conditions on Amazon’s site, but this is the key bit that you’ll want to make note of:

In order to qualify for the promotional credit, you must: (1) be the recipient of the corresponding offer (either via email or on; (2) purchase at least $50 in Amazon Gift Cards (“GCs”) in a single order at between January 1, 2021, and June 28, 2021, 11:59 PM (PT); and (3) enter the promotional code “GIFTCARD2021” in the “Gift Cards & Promotional Codes” box when you check out or click the button to add the coupon to your account.

Anyone who wants to see the rest of Amazon’s T&C can check out the promo page right here. And as you can see in the blurb above, the deal ends just before midnight on Monday, June 28.

Amazon eGift Card - Amazon For All Occasions Price:Spend $50, Get a $15 Credit Buy NowCoupon Code: GIFTCARD2021 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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Maren Estrada

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.