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Amazon is offering $175 for FREE in Prime Day credits — here's how to get them

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Amazon really, really wants you to buy something from it this Prime Day. In fact, the company is handing out free money in the form of Amazon credits if you make a few cheap Amazon purchases right now.

The best part is that many of these can be simple, everyday purchases you would probably make anyway. 

It's not uncommon for Amazon to offer freebies, but this is the first time we're seeing so many of them. In total, members can score up to $175 in Amazon credits. So if you're planning on buying at least one item on Prime Day — make sure you take advantage of these freebies below. There's just one catch — most of these credits must be used before Prime Day deals end. So get these credits while you still can! 

As a reminder, these deals are for Prime members only. (You can check on the status of your credits via this Amazon link). 

Prime Day deals with free credits

Amazon small biz: spend $10, get $10
Amazon wants to highlight small businesses during Prime Day 2020, so it's encouraging consumers to shop at its small business storefront. Through October 12, spend $10 or more at Amazon's small business store and you'll get a free $10 credit that you can use on Prime Day. What you get: $10 Prime Day creditView Deal

Amazon gift cards: buy $40, get $10 free @ Amazon
We love it when Amazon gives away freebies. Through October 14, when you purchase $40 or more in Amazon gift cards, you'll get a free $10 Amazon credit via coupon code "GC20PRIME". With the holidays fast approaching, you can buy gift cards for your friends and family or — if you're like us — for yourself. Either way, you'll get that free $10 credit within two days of your purchase. What you get: $10 Amazon credit.View Deal

Whole Foods: spend $10, get $10 credit
One of our favorite Prime Day promos is back! Spend $10 at Whole Foods from now through October 14, and you'll get a free $10 Amazon credit which you can use during Prime Day. Delivery/pickup orders sold by Whole Foods Market and delivered or picked up by October 14th at 11:59 pm (PST) qualify for this offer. After your order, you'll get an e-mail instructing you how to load the $10 credit to your Amazon account. What you get: $10 Prime Day creditView Deal

Kindle: spend $20 on eBooks, get $5 eBook credit
Through October 12, spend $20 on any eBook purchase and get a $5 eBooks credit in return. This offer is for Prime members only. What you get: $5 eBooks creditView Deal

Amazon Books: spend $10, get $10
Believe it or not, but Amazon has physical stores throughout the country. Currently, when you spend $10 or more at Amazon Books or Amazon Pop-Up, you'll get a free $10 credit. Plus, spend $10 at Amazon 4-Star and you'll get an additional $10 credit. You can find store locations via this link. What you get: up to $20 Prime Day creditView Deal

Amazon Fresh: spend $10, get $10
Amazon Fresh stores offer a mix of fresh produce, deli/prepared food, household items, and meat/seafood. Spend $10 or more at Amazon Fresh and you'll earn a $10 Amazon credit. What you get: $10 Prime Day creditView Deal

Amazon Go: spend $10, get $10
Amazon Go stores offer an assortment of breakfast, lunch, and snacks. They're located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. Currently, when you spend $10 at any Amazon Go store, you'll get a $10 credit. What you get: $10 Prime Day creditView Deal

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature: get $100 gift card
Amazon's biggest reward comes courtesy of its credit cards. Sign up for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card and you'll get an instant $50 Amazon gift card upon approval. Alternatively, sign up for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card and you'll get a generous $100 Amazon gift card. The former gives you 3% cashback when you shop at Amazon or Whole Foods, whereas the latter gets you 5% cashback (for Prime members only). What you get: up to $100 Amazon gift cardView Deal

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching 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.