How to earn free Amazon vouchers
Shopping at Amazon is so convenient, they sell (almost) everything and it’s not too difficult to get free delivery – and you can learn how to get even the items themselves for free, too.
Willing to spare a little bit of your time for some sweet, sweet vouchers? There's loads of ways you can get your hands on some in return for you putting in a little bit of effort.
In fact, there's currently 6 tactics we've used to make around £100 of free Amazon vouchers in the past 6 months for very little effort.
Here they are, no catches, we promise!
Legit ways to earn Amazon vouchers
Take photos of job adverts
This is such a strange idea but we’ve found it pretty easy to rack up £20 of Amazon vouchers over the past couple of months using the Jobspotter app.
How it works is basically the job site Indeed pay you for finding and taking pictures of 'help wanted' adverts outside shops and restaurants. All you need to do once you’ve downloaded the app is take a picture of the advert and then a picture of the business name before submitting it.
How much you get paid per advert ranges between 0-100 points, and a point is worth one cent of an Amazon voucher, so 100 points is around 77p. Jobspotter decides how much each advert is worth, and the lowest we’ve had was 13 points for a generic job advert at a cafe chain and the most is 96 points for a help wanted advert at an independent Chinese supermarket.
As a general rule job ads from non-chain businesses are more difficult to find online, so you get paid a lot more for them. But as the ads take seconds to submit, it’s worth taking pictures of any poster you see.
You can easily make £5-£10 doing this while you walk around the shops for an hour or so.
Scan your receipts
There are two apps that allow you to earn Amazon vouchers for simply taking a picture of your receipt(s) after you go shopping.
The most rewarding one, we’ve found, is Shopprize (Android only). You get 120 points per supermarket receipt no matter what value and 10,000 points is a £5 Amazon voucher. You also get extra points for opening the app every day and “levelling up”. It takes 2-ish months of scanning old receipts to earn a voucher, which isn’t so bad.
The other app that does this is Receipt Hog, it’s available on Android and iOS and works on almost all receipts (not just supermarket ones). You get a lot less for your receipts compared to Shopprize, it takes about five months to earn one £3 Amazon voucher from Receipt Hog and we earned £15 in the same time with Shopprize.
You get between 5 and 20 coins per receipt (depending on how much you spent), plus extra coins when you win them in “Hog Slots”. When you cash out 1000 coins will get you a £3 Amazon voucher or 2850 is a £10 voucher.
You may as well download both apps if you can, because you can scan one receipt on both Shopprize and Receipt Hog to maximise your earnings.
Do you drive? If you do you could be earning Amazon vouchers with the Shotgun app from Direct Line.
The app is supposed to be for people who’ve recently passed their test, but there’s nothing to verify that, so anyone could download it.
You get rewarded for driving safely for 1000 miles, and some of those rewards are free Amazon vouchers. It’s also interesting to see the data that the app shows you about your driving style, and how you could make it safer. It’s totally free and you don’t need to be with Direct Line to use it.
In total we made £15 in Amazon vouchers from Shotgun, as well as some other nice freebies. Give it a go!
Lots of survey sites pay out in Amazon vouchers, and if you’ve got spare time it could be a good way to cash in. Check out our full guide to the best paid survey sites, and how to use your time on them most efficiently.
Some of the best ones are:
Review your work experience or placements
If you’ve done work experience, an apprenticeship or a job placement through your uni course, if you review it on Rate My Placement you’ll get a free £5 Amazon voucher.
Make sure you read the terms before submitting your review though as there's a few things you need to make sure of such as using at least 50 words per answer, but that’s easily done.
If you’ve never used cashback before, read our guide to find out how you can make money back on almost any online purchase. It sounds too good to be true, but it really isn’t!
Now this isn’t a total freebie as cashback usually requires you to buy something to earn it, but if you’re shopping anyway then it’s a good way to get something back.
At the time of writing if you choose to cash out with an Amazon voucher you’ll get 1.5% extra on Quidco and 3% extra on Top Cashback compared to if you withdrew your earnings via bank transfer.
Use all of these methods and you'll have a stack of free vouchers in no time.
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Have you had any success with any of these yourself? Or do you know about any other genius ways to get your hands on some free Amazon vouchers?