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This secret sale gets you a $15 Amazon credit for free

Published May 12th, 2021 7:58AM EDT
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Amazon’s ever-expanding deals section is always packed with so many awesome sales at any given time, but 99.99% of them only appeal to certain shoppers. For example, AirPods Pro are on sale right now for just $197 instead of $249, and that’s the lowest price of 2021 so far on Amazon. You can also pick up the crazy wireless camera that lets your smartphone see anywhere for $28.85, which matches the lowest price of 2021! It’s always a best-seller with our readers anytime it goes on sale. With this sale, now is a great time to get one for yourself and find out why BGR Deals readers love it so much.

Those are incredible deals indeed, but they’ll only appeal to some people. 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 some free money from Amazon.

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Amazon is running a new gift card promotion this summer and it’s a total no-brainer. The only thing you really need to know is that if you’re eligible, 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. That’s it!

So, to quickly summarize this for you, just spend $50 to buy a gift card that you just send to yourself since you’re going to spend that money with Amazon anyway… and you get an extra $15. Anyone would have to be crazy to pass this up!

There are really only a few things you need to know about this awesome promo. Just 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 — don’t forget that Father’s Day 2021 is coming up fast — but you can also make yourself the recipient so the funds just end up being added back to your own Amazon account. Like we said, you know you’ll be spending $50 at Amazon anyway. Then, when you check out, be sure to use the coupon code GIFTCARD2021.

Presto! Your new $50 Amazon gift card will be emailed to you or your recipient (or to yourself) in short order, and then you’ll see a $15 credit added to your Amazon account within a few days. With similar offers like this in the past, the promotional credit ends up hitting your account either the same day or the next day. The last time we used an Amazon gift card promo ourselves, we saw our credit appear the very same day.

Also, it’s worth noting that there’s no guesswork involved with figuring out if this promotion will work for you because you can find out before you pay. 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.

Wondering why this promo wouldn’t work for you? Well, that’s the bad news and it leads us to the only caveat.

That’s right… you knew there had to be a catch.

Amazon’s new gift card promotion is only available to people who have never purchased Amazon gift cards before from the Amazon site before, 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, so 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?!

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There are loads 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.

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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.