Complete simple tasks
If you’re willing to complete simple tasks like image sorting, watching a video, listening to music, or playing a game, you can earn Amazon gift cards for your work. Mechanical Turk is owned by Amazon, and you can choose to be compensated with credits to your gift card account. Perk.com is also a compelling option, rolling up several different task types covered by our list into a single app.
- Mechanical Turk
- mPLUS Rewards
- Earning Station
Trade in your old electronics, movies, books, and games
Old books and movies, video games, and your cell phone from 4 phones ago that you threw in a drawer and forgot about? Trade them for some Amazon gift cards.
- Amazon Trade-In Program
Leverage your Amazon spending through your Prime account
Being a Prime subscriber comes with a ton of perks, but one of my favorites is that I can opt out of free 2-day shipping in exchange for free Amazon credits. They’re usually limited to either digital downloads or Prime Pantry orders, but it’s still a nice discount the next time you rent a movie, buy an ebook, and the Pantry credit can be used towards nonperishable groceries and household goods.
Cash in your credit card rewards
It’s not our favorite use of points, and definitely not the most valuable way to use them, but the option is there. Check with your credit card provider to see if you can cash your points in for Amazon gift cards. Our favorite credit card for Amazon is the Amazon.com Rewards Visa.