Here’s How to Get $5 Off Your Next Amazon Purchase

Amazon is giving you a $5 credit just for downloading their mobile shopping app. Don't miss out!

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Are you still only shopping on Amazon from your web browser and not from the Amazon mobile app on your phone? Now’s the time to change that.

Not only has Amazon launched a bunch of features that make shopping from their app much easier, but they’re also giving you a $5 credit just for downloading the Amazon app to your phone.

Here’s everything you need to know about scoring a free five bucks and shopping smarter on Amazon. Don’t miss these other money-saving Amazon tricks.

Who qualifies to get the $5 Amazon credit?

First things first, if you already have the Amazon app downloaded on your phone, you won’t qualify for this credit. Sorry! Everyone else with a smartphone and Amazon account can cash in.

What’s new with the Amazon app?

The old Amazon app wasn’t always an ideal shopping experience. But Amazon has changed all that with a slew of smart features.

Use your camera to shop

On the Amazon app, it really is as simple as snapping a quick picture of something you want to buy to find out if it’s for sale on Amazon. You can also upload photos to check their Amazon status. For instance, if you see a gorgeous jacket on Facebook and want to find something similar for sale on Amazon, just upload the photo to the app. Amazon will show you similar items.

Ask Alexa

Use your virtual assistant, Alexa, to find out where your order is, track shipments, or simply search for items you want to buy on Amazon. Find out more things Alexa can do.

Track orders in real-time

The Amazon app delivers updated tracking notifications straight to your phone. No more logging into your account to see when your Amazon order left the warehouse.

Chat with Amazon

The Amazon app has a dedicated customer service feature so you can get all your questions answered without logging into your desktop.

How do I get my $5 Amazon credit?

It’s easy. Follow this link, and enter your phone number or email address. Amazon will send you another link where you’ll download the mobile app straight to your phone. Then, sign in to your Amazon account and make a purchase of at least $10. The $5 credit will automatically apply to your account when you checkout.

Some fine print: the offer only works on the mobile app, and can’t be applied to gift cards. The $5 offer expires at 11:59 p.m. on March 31st, so don’t delay!

What should I buy?

Need some Amazon shopping inspiration? Five dollars might not seem like a huge amount of money, but some of our favorite Amazon purchases are under ten bucks. The $5 offer will get you a free tube of Essence mascara, half-off our favorite anti-fog glasses spray, and a free tube of NYX photogenic concealer. Happy mobile shopping!

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Megan Wood
As Deputy Affiliate eCommerce Editor, Megan Wood helps Reader's Digest readers find the best products to make their lives better, easier, and more joyful. She has 10 years of service journalism and product review experience across a variety of national websites. When she’s not tracking down the best sales and deals, you can probably find her walking her dog.