Amazon is giving away $5 in credit — here’s how to get yours

Taylor Bell

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change. 

From fashion to home goods, you can score just about anything you want at affordable prices on Amazon. Now, Amazon’s most faithful shoppers have a chance to receive a reward.

Right now, each customer that tries Amazon Cash for the first time will be given $5 in credit. All you have to do is add $20 or more to your new Amazon Cash account, and an additional $5 credit will automatically be applied to your next purchase at checkout.

So, if you don’t have an Amazon account, now may be the time to sign up.

For those unfamiliar with Amazon Cash, let’s break it down: It’s essentially a way for people to shop for their favorite items without having to use electronic payment.

Credit: Getty Images
Credit: Getty Images

“We created Amazon Cash because we want to serve all customers, including those who prefer not to use debit or credit cards to shop,” Amazon’s FAQ section reads. “At Amazon, we strive to give customers choice, and are proud to allow customers to shop with the payment of their choice.”

Amazon Cash works as a huge gift card that you can use online and at hundreds of stores. Plus, there are no fees or interest, and you can use it anytime you want. So, whether you want to keep your financial information more private or ditch using a debit card online, Amazon Cash is something worth considering.

To add to your Amazon balance, you can visit one of the 45,000 stores listed here. There are participating locations at various retailers, including GameStop, CVS Pharmacy and 7-Eleven.

Once there, use your phone number or the unique barcode tied to your account to show the cashier. But remember, you can only add between $5 to $500 at a time. As a bonus, your funds are readily available to use once your information is verified.

If you enjoyed this story, you may like reading about Vogue x Amazon Fashion launching a second digital storefront with Cushine, Anna Sui and Thakoon.

More from In The Know:

Store faces backlash over use of straight-size models for plus-size clothing

Hatch launches compression socks ⁠— plus 5 other brands we’re loving

Shop our favorite beauty products from In The Know Beauty on TikTok

Subscribe to our daily newsletter to stay In The Know

The post Amazon is giving away $5 in credit — here’s how to get yours appeared first on In The Know.

More From