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Amazon is giving away free money for Prime Day

Published Jul 17th, 2018 9:32AM EDT
Prime Day 2018 Deals

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Most of the Prime Day 2018 deals we cover are mere suggestions. We comb through thousands upon thousands of deals to pick out the best ones to help you make the most of Amazon’s huge annual sale. With this particular Prime Day deal, however, we absolutely insist that you take advantage. Why? Because Amazon is giving away free money for Prime Day, and there’s absolutely no reason to refuse free money. No, seriously… free money!

Here’s how it works: all you have to do is head to this page on Amazon’s website and buy a $25 Amazon gift card. When you do, Amazon will give you $5 for free. It’s Prime Day and you’re going to spend $25 on Amazon anyway, so why not get $5 for free in the process? You can then take your $25 gift card and $5 in promotional credit and spend it on any Prime Day deals you want. Or if you’ve already finished your Prime Day shopping, just hang onto your $30 and spend it anytime you want — you have until September 2 before it expires.

When you get to Amazon’s $5 promo credit page, hit the “Click to add the code to your account” button and follow the instructions. You can also just add at least $25 in gift cards to your cart and use the promo code GCPRIME18 at checkout. Either way, you’ll score $5 in promotional credit on top of whatever value in gift cards you buy. Just be sure to do it before the end of the day on Tuesday, because this deal is only available on Prime Day.

Here are the terms and conditions from the deal page:

  • Gift Card purchases must total at least $25 in combined value, and the Gift Card(s) must be purchased in a single order at by an Prime member account. Gift Cards are subject to Terms and Conditions. Gift Cards purchased through Prime Now do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Offer valid on Gift Cards and eGift Cards sold and delivered by ACI Gift Cards, LLC and purchased at between 12:00 p.m. (PT), July 16, 2018 and 11:59 p.m., July 17, 2018 (PT).This offer is not valid on (1) any Gift Cards or Gift Card Balance Reloads that are purchased prior to 12:00 p.m., July 16, 2018 or those purchased on July 16, 2018 but scheduled for delivery after July 17, 2018 or (2) any Gift Cards delivered as an Allowance to another customer’s account.
  • Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges, if applicable, do not apply when determining the minimum purchase amount.
  • For qualifying purchases, a promotional credit of $5 will be automatically applied to the Prime account that was used to purchase the Gift Card(s) within two (2) days after the qualifying order has been completed or, where applicable, the order has shipped.
  • You will receive an e-mail from Amazon that indicates the dollar amount of the promotional credit and that the dollar amount of the promotional credit has been added to your customer account. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem the promotional credit.
  • Limit one promotional credit per Prime account as designated by the primary email address.
  • The promotional credit only applies to products and digital content sold by or Amazon Digital Services LLC (look for “sold by” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product or content detail page) and all eBooks made available through Products and digital content (except for eBooks) sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities, including Prime Now LLC, will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • The promotional credit may not be applied towards the purchase of products sold by, or under the brands of third parties, or sold through third-party areas of
  • Promotional credits may not be redeemed for or applied toward the purchase of any gift cards sold at
  • This limited time offer and associated promotional code expire at 11:59:59 PM (PT) July 17, 2018 or when supplies have been exhausted, whichever occurs first. Any promotional credit remaining unredeemed after September 2, 2018 11:59:59 PM (PT) will be forfeited.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is a $5 promotional credit.
  • This promotion may not be combined with other credits or special offers.
  • This promotion cannot be applied to orders already placed with
  • The savings from the promotional credit will be reflected on the final checkout page of qualifying orders.
  • If any of the products or content purchased in conjunction with the use of the promotional credit are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. In determining the amount you paid for the product or content, the promotional credit will be proportionately applied to all eligible purchases within the transaction.
  • The promotional credit is non–transferable, non–exchangeable, not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items.
  • If you violate any of these terms and conditions, the promotion will be invalid.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • reserves the right to modify or cancel the promotion at any time.
  • Additional restrictions apply, see for details
Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

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.