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Amazon Prime Day's Best Deal Is Basically Getting Free Money

You get a free $10 credit when buying $40 in Amazon gift cards, making it a must-buy if you're spending that much on Amazon during Prime Day.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is finally underway, and it can be overwhelming to sort through all of the many deals that are available--because it's not just Amazon that's slashing prices. Numerous other retailers are throwing their own anti-Prime Day sales right now, too. We're be keeping track of all the best deals here on GameSpot throughout the sale. Whether you feel like wading through all of the options out there or not, there's one particular deal that you should absolutely take advantage of, because if you shop on Amazon, it's effectively free money.

For the duration of Prime Day, buying $40 in Amazon gift cards will net you a $10 promotional credit. These can be digital gift cards you buy for others or physical gift cards you can hand someone for an upcoming holiday. Either way, you'll get the $10 added to your account, but you'll need to either use the promo code GC20PRIME when checking out or "clip" the coupon on this page. If you're buying the gift card for yourself, you can skip the process of emailing it to yourself. That page allows you to reload your balance--you just need to ensure the amount you reload is at least $40.

The process for getting the $10 credit takes up to two days (after you buy a digital gift card or after a physical card is shipped), so you may not be able to use it during Prime Day itself. But given that it's free money, you can almost think of it as getting 20% off any future $50 purchase. It's also a nice way to make your own deal on a PS5 or Xbox Series X/Series S launch game or accessory that otherwise might not go on sale this year. If you are stocking up on a lot of games this holiday, as is often the case during console launch windows, that it a very nice bonus.

The $40 gift card amount can be spent immediately, so if you're planning to spend that much on Amazon, there's no reason not to take advantage of this offer. You have until 11:59 PM PT on October 14 (or while supplies last) to do so, and you're only eligible for one credit per Prime account. Sorry if you were planning on spending your fortune to make the most of this one.

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