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How To Get Free $20 Amazon Credit To Spend On Prime Day

Amazon's basically throwing money at subscribers to spend during the upcoming sale.


Amazon Prime Day is one of the biggest deals events of the year for Prime subscribers, and though the annual sale always brings hefty discounts on practically anything you'd want to buy, the company is also throwing free Amazon credit at shoppers to help sweeten the deals even further. There are two main ways to claim free Amazon credit ahead of Prime Day, each of which will get you $10 to spend during the sale (so $20 total)--and neither involves signing up for Amazon's credit card. Let's get into it: Here's how you can claim free Amazon credit ahead of Prime Day 2021.

Shop small businesses on Amazon

Just like last year, Amazon is highlighting small businesses ahead of Prime Day and urging users to "shop local" (despite the fact that you're still buying on Amazon and benefiting a massive corporation, of course). Between June 7 and June 20, when you spend at least $10 on products from small businesses on Amazon, you will receive $10 back. You'll know you've qualified when you receive a confirmation email notifying you that credit has been added to your account. You can then spend that $10 credit on Prime Day from June 21 to 22. This deal is exclusive to Prime members.

The qualifying small business offers span several major categories, including electronics, pet supplies, home & kitchen, and even handmade items. You can also shop by region--so if you live in the Northeast United States and want to support "local" sellers, you can browse products specifically made in that region.

Install Amazon Assistant Chrome extension

The second main way to earn free Amazon credit for Prime Day is to install the Amazon Assistant Chrome extension and simply click on it five times before Prime Day. The catch is that you can only do this once a day for it to count, so you will need to click on the extension once a day for five days between now and June 21--that means you will have to start this process no later than June 17 to get the $10 credit in time for Prime Day. Once you've clicked the extension once a day on five separate days, you'll receive the free $10 credit in your account. The extension displays your progress very clearly, showing how many days are left and how many check-ins you've done out of five.

The Amazon Assistant Chrome extension lets you compare prices with a 30-day price tracker tool, offers personal product recommendations, gives order updates, lets you easily compare items, and more. Of course, you can always just delete the extension after getting your free credit if you don't find it useful. If the price tracker tool interests you the most, we recommend using CamelCamelCamel as it has longer-term tracking.

Take advantage of those two pre-Prime Day offers, and you'll get $20 credit added to your account to spend during the big sale. For even more bonuses and savings, you can check out the exclusive deals and cash-back offers available to Amazon Prime credit card owners during Prime Day, including 10% back on LG and Sony TVs, and the best Prime Day deals available right now. Plus, you can get a Prime membership without paying a dime by signing up for a free 30-day trial--you'll be able to take advantage of all the Prime Day deals and cancel the membership afterward if you want to (though there are plenty of perks for staying subscribed year-round). Check out more of our tips on how to get Amazon Prime for free and how to snag the best Prime Day deals. Plus, we're tracking the best Prime Day tech deals, PS5 deals, Switch deals, TV deals, and more in our Prime Day 2021 hub.

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