How to earn free Amazon vouchers
Feel like you buy everything off Amazon these days? Here's how you can get your shopping for free by bagging yourself some vouchers.
Willing to spare a little bit of your time for some sweet, sweet Amazon vouchers? There are loads of ways you can earn free cash in return for you putting in a little bit of effort.
We've been using a few of these tactics for years now, and it's possible to earn £100s of free Amazon vouchers just by following our tips.
So, without further ado, here they are – and there are no catches, we promise!
8 ways to get free Amazon vouchers
Here are the best ways to get a free Amazon voucher:
Complete online surveys
Check out our full guide to the best paid survey sites, and how to use your time on them most efficiently.
Paid surveys for Amazon vouchers
These are the best survey sites for earning Amazon vouchers:
Use search engines
The popular browser plugin Qmee lets you earn Amazon vouchers simply by searching online as you normally do.
Nothing changes apart from seeing some sponsored ads alongside your search results in Google (plus some other search engines too). Each search will typically have a cash reward of around 15p, depending on the topic. Find out more about Qmee.
But Qmee isn't the only way to earn Amazon vouchers just by searching online. One of the many ways to make money with Swagbucks is to set it as your default search engine. By using it, you can make a few hundred pounds after just six months of regular searching.
Scan your receipts
There are a handful of apps that let you earn Amazon vouchers by simply taking a picture of your receipt(s) after you go shopping. You can upload your receipts to more than one app, but you usually need to do so within two weeks of your purchase.
Remember, though, that what you're doing here is selling your data. Companies use the information from your receipts (and data about yourself such as your gender and age) to see where, when and how you shop, and then tailor their marketing accordingly.
As long as you're ok with that, here are the best apps for it:
Storewards is available on Android and iOS and works on almost all receipts.
For each receipt, you earn 600 coins. You get coins for receipts from supermarkets, pharmacies, health and beauty shops, pet shops, toy shops and bargain or discount stores.
They let you snap any receipt from within the last 14 days. You can send up to five receipts a day, with a maximum of 20 a week.
When you cash out, 50,000 coins will get you a £5 Amazon voucher, while 95,000 points equal £10, so it's worth building them up. You can also cash out to Paypal for slightly more coins (22,000 for £2) if you prefer.
It takes about one to two months to earn one £2 Amazon voucher from Storewards, so don't expect massive earnings.
Use the code tt9os when you sign up for a bonus 250 points
With Shoppix, you get 25 tokens for a receipt from any shop for any amount, and an additional five tokens for submitting it on the same day.
3,200 tokens will get you a £5 Amazon voucher, while 6,000 will get you a £10 one and 11,500 will bag you a £20 voucher.
In seven days, you will only earn tokens on the first 30 receipts you submit. This means you cannot earn more than 900 points in a week. There is also a limit of one receipt per shop per day.
You have to scan around 100 receipts to earn a fiver, give or take. Shoppix is available on iOS and Android.
Amazon Shopper Panel
The Amazon Shopper Panel is another program where participants can earn rewards by uploading receipts.
All you have to do is upload 10 eligible receipts per month using the app and you'll get £5 towards your Amazon balance.
You can also get additional rewards for completing surveys and enabling ad verification.
However, the Amazon Shopper Panel is an opt-in, invitation-only programme. Space is limited, but you can check if you're eligible by tapping on the tab for Receipts, Surveys and Ads in the app.
If you consider yourself a safe driver, you can earn Amazon vouchers by proving it.
With Carrot Insurance, you either install a black box in your car or download their clever app so they can track your driving.
If you maintain a positive (green) Driving Style Score you'll earn weekly rewards in the form of Amazon and other high street vouchers. Exactly what you'll get depends on your level of driving experience and the type of insurance policy you go for.
It's a great way to earn rewards while driving but we'd recommend doing your research first. There's no point in paying through the nose for car insurance just in exchange for Amazon vouchers – our complete car insurance guide has you covered.
Use cashback sites
If you've never done it before, read our guide to cashback 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!
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% extra with Quidco and 2% with TopCashback accounts (compared to if you withdrew your earnings via bank transfer).
Do easy online tasks
Searching the web, watching videos, downloading apps – these are things you're probably doing every day anyway. But with Swagbucks, you can earn Amazon vouchers at the same time.
We briefly mentioned Swagbucks earlier, but there's a lot more to it than just using search engines. It's primarily a survey site, but you can earn Swagbucks (or SBs) for all kinds of things. These include entering competitions, signing up to other products and watching videos.
The SBs you earn can then be exchanged for gift cards or cash.
500 Swagbucks will get you a £5 Amazon voucher, and these will stack up quicker than you think. Installing and playing an app can earn you thousands of SBs, while simply referring a friend to the site will earn you 10% of what they earn.
If you fancy giving it a go, our Swagbucks review will show you the ropes.
Spot derelict properties
This is such a strange idea, but it's a good chance to get your hands on a £20 Amazon voucher.
The site, YouSpotProperty, will pay you for finding derelict or empty properties. If you find an address that hasn't been spotted before, and it meets their criteria, they'll give you a £20 Amazon (or M&S) voucher.
When you spot a property, all you have to do is note down the address, take a few photos and then upload it to the YouSpotProperty website.
The best news is that if the company behind the website buy the property you've found, you'll get 1% of that as well. So if a property sells for £200,000, you'll get £2,000! Real potential for a decent payday for you, and they'll also donate £500 to a charity located in the same borough as the house.
If this sounds like too tricky a task, here are some other ways to make decent earnings when you're walking around for a few hours or so.
Switch bank account or utility supplier
We must have said it a thousand times, but it's worth saying again: loyalty almost never pays when it comes to your finances. It's almost a guarantee that you'll get a better deal by taking your business elsewhere, and sometimes you'll even get a bonus for doing so.
Sometimes, banks offer Amazon vouchers as an incentive for you to sign up. But beware: often the best bank accounts are those with the biggest interest- and fee-free overdrafts. It's best not to make your decision based on who's offering which freebie.
Just subtract the value of the voucher from the total lifetime cost of the contract (the number of months it runs for, multiplied by the monthly cost, plus any extra setup costs). You'll then be able to see whether the voucher actually makes it cheaper than the deals offered by their competitors.
If it is, then great – you've just got your hands on a free Amazon voucher!
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