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Prime Day — here's how to get $260 in free Amazon credits

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Prime Day 2022 begins on July 12. The 48-hour deals bonanza will ring in discounts on everything from Echo speakers to household appliances. To get shoppers ready for Prime Day, Amazon is offering up to $260 in free credits. 

Although there are less opportunities to earn credits this year versus last year, these promos are a no-brainer for anyone who plans to buy something during Prime Day. Keep in mind you must be a Prime member to get these credits. (If you're not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) or free 6-month trial if you're a student (opens in new tab)). Additionally, some of these credits can be used during Prime Day only, whereas others can be used anytime.

Also, be sure to check out the early Prime Day deals live now and the 30 free games Amazon is giving away  

Elvis: get $5 Amazon credit (opens in new tab)
Prime members who purchase a movie ticket to see Elvis via Atom will receive a $5 Amazon credit for Prime Day. You must enter coupon code "ELVIS" during checkout to get this deal. Your $5 credit can then be applied during checkout on Prime Day. 

Disney Lightyear: get up to $10 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Prime members who purchase a movie ticket to see Disney Pixar's Lightyear will get a $5 Prime Day credit. Alternatively, if you purchase Lightyear merch on Amazon you'll receive a  $5 Prime Day credit. Customers who buy a ticket and merch will get a $10 Amazon credit for Prime Day. 

Spend $75: get $20 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is offering a free $20 credit when you spend $75 or more on select P&G home and personal care items. The deal includes Bounty. Charmin, Tide Pods, Gain, Gillette razors, Pampers, and more. You must sign into your Prime account to see this offer. The $20 credit must be spent on Prime Day.

Collect 4 stamps: get a $10 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon is offering a free $10 credit if you collect four "digital stamps." The first stamp requires you to make at least a $5 purchase on a Prime-eligible item, the second stamp requires that you stream a show on Prime Video, the third stamp requires that you stream a song on Prime Music, and the last stamp asks you to borrow an eBook on Prime Reading. The credit can be used on Prime Day or on any future Amazon purchase. 

Amazon Photos: $15 credit @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For first time users only, upload a photo to Amazon Photos and you'll get a free $15 Amazon credit off your next $30 Amazon purchase. The photo must be uploaded via the Amazon Photos app. The credit will expire on July 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa: free $200 gift card @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's biggest reward comes courtesy of its credit card. From July 1 through July 29, Prime members will get a $200 Amazon gift card upon approval for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card. You'll earn 6% back at Amazon and Whole Foods during Prime Day and 5% back year-round. Plus, you'll get 2% back at restaurants, gas stations, drugstores, and 1% back everywhere else Visa is accepted. 

Once you're done here, check out the 5 essential Prime Day shopping tips everyone needs to know as we get ready for the biggest shopping event of the summer. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.