Amazon Cash: Add $25, Get $5 Bonus Credit

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Updated. Amazon is running a new promotion that gives you $5 Amazon bonus credit if you add $25 via Amazon Cash. Amazon ran a similar promo earlier this year that expired, so note that this one is only valid if you haven’t used Amazon Cash before.

Amazon Cash let you load cash into your Amazon account and buy things online. You get a unique barcode linked to your Amazon account, and then bring it in to a participating physical store. You can either print it out or use your smartphone. There are no fees. Participating stores include GameStop, CVS Pharmacy, KwikTrip, Fred’s Pharmacy, Cumberland Farms, and more.

Ask the cashier to scan your barcode like you’re buying a physical item. The cashier may not be familiar with the program, but as long as they scan it/see screen/enter $25, and you pay, it will go through. You can pay with pay with cash or credit card, and the funds will be loaded onto your Amazon balance (same place as where gift cards go).

Try Amazon Cash for the first time by adding $25 or more to your Amazon Balance and earn a $5 Amazon Credit towards your next purchase on Amazon.com. Your discount will automatically be applied at checkout. This is a limited time offer, one per Amazon customer account. The promotional credit expires on December 31, 2017.

Something easy to do if you are already in a mall with a Gamestop or shopping at CVS. Note that the $5 free credit must be used on products shipped and sold by Amazon.

Comments

  1. The slickdeals participants claim using credit cards instead of cash (Chase Freedom – 5% extra).

  2. Great tip – thanks

  3. Just did it with credit card at CVS.

  4. Tried to do it at the CVS in Simsbury, CT. I asked the clerks if they were familiar with Amazon cash. They said: “Uhhhh, we have Amazon gift cards”

    Wiser, I called ahead to the CVS in Granby, CT. I asked the clerks if they were familiar with Amazon cash, and explained what it was. Guy on the other end said “Uhhhh I believe we can do that”. You BELIEVE? They said “I think we tried it once before”.

    Tried to contact Amazon to step up their training, but there’s no general customer service email address

    • I would say to just ask them to scan the barcode. There should then be a prompt to ask how much you want to load. Load the desired amount and pay with cash or credit card, and it should process.

  5. Seems kind of odd to go to a store to add money to an online account but I’m going to give it a shot! I’m at CVS all the time anyway so why not 🙂 Will report back if I have any issues.

  6. Joshua Katt says:

    Worked like a charm for me a few months ago at a Cumberland Farms. Unless there is a bonus involved, really no ongoing use for the common person especially those savvy to read this (great) blog. Likely a way for the poor or credit card challenged to use cash online. Pay with the Amazon prime credit card for 5% more…

  7. jen dunbar says:

    thanks jonathan!
    that was an easy 5 bucks!
    Cha ching 🙂

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