Here's One Way to Get Free Money From Amazon

Here's One Way to Get Free Money From Amazon

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Megan Johnson
Nov 9, 2018
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If you want to ditch the credit card, Amazon has a way you can still shop online—and get free cash while you're at it.

We're all about free money, and here's one opportunity to get some: First time customers get $10 in Amazon Cash when they add $40 to their account. This will come in handy particularly during the holiday season, when we're making purchases on the reg.

The program is one way you can ditch your credit or debit card for Amazon purchases. Here's how it works: You can add cash to your Amazon balance at over 30,000 stores, ranging from 7-Eleven and Cumberland Farms to Wegmans and CVS. Using your app barcode or cell phone number, you can add between $5 to $500 to your Amazon Cash account. It's then immediately available for you to use to make purchases from the website, without any fees like other sites. And if you have something you're gunning to buy on Amazon, that free $10 will come in handy.

The Amazon Cash program was created two years ago. It's a good means of buying things for those who get paid in cash. According to TechCrunch, the FDIC said in 2015 that the "cash customer" accounts for around 27 percent of consumers.

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