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The best online deals don’t require much effort and have real cash value. If you haven’t previously purchased an Amazon Gift Card, the company is currently offering you an additional $ 15 if the card you purchased is worth $ 50 or more. Of course, you don’t have to send that gift card to anyone to earn the bonus. You can just buy the digital version of the card for $ 50, load it into your own account, and spend $ 65 on yourself. (You deserve it.)

How the deal works

This offer is pretty straightforward provided you open a new Amazon account (which doesn’t stop you, provided you have a free email address) or haven’t bought a gift card on your existing account. To get the $ 15 just go to Amazon gift card page Before June 28 (when the promotion ends), select a card that costs at least $ 50 and apply the coupon code GIFTCARD2021 at checkout. You will know it worked when you see this message at the top of the page:

“Congratulations, your purchase entitles you to Amazon.com credit. A one-time credit of $ 15 will be automatically added to your account and emailed to you within three (3) days of shipping. “

Because the actual balance is separate from the actual gift card, you can pocket that $ 15 and still send a gift card to someone else as a gift. Alternatively, you can deposit the gift card into your own account and keep everything to yourself.

CNET reports however, that the code is a bit fussy and that some people couldn’t redeem the discount even if they didn’t order a gift card beforehand. It can’t hurt to give it a try, though – you’ll know instantly if the credit is applied before you actually need to complete the purchase. Also note that if you purchase a mailed version of the Gift Card, you will still have to pay additional costs for shipping and gift wrapping.

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