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Amazon wants to PAY YOU to shop today

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Amazon Prime Day is in full swing. We've been tracking down the best Amazon Prime Day deals for you – but we also have great news... 

Not only are there some fantastic deals where you can save huge amounts of cash on everything from headphones to instant pots, Amazon is also offering you the chance to get some money back, which you can spend on Prime day and beyond. The retailer is effectively paying you to shop. 

What's the catch? Nothing, is the short answer. Amazon wants to encourage you to try out its array of services – such as its polished mobile app – and is offering you credit to spend online to tempt you in. 

We're not talking a couple of dollars either. For example, sign-up and use the mobile app (opens in new tab) for the first time and you'll get a $10 credit you can put towards one of the amazing deals currently on offer.  

Even better is the Amazon Photo offer (opens in new tab). Upload a photo for the first time and get a $15 credit. It's easy money for a couple of minutes' work.

Other offers require you to spend some cash (but not much) before you get your credit, but they're still worthwhile, considering the money you get back. Check out the offers below.

$10 credit for using the Amazon App for the first time (opens in new tab)
Get $10 credit from Amazon - Amazon is offering Prime members a $10 credit when you download the Amazon App and sign in for the first time. Better yet, you can earn another $10 credit after you purchase an Amazon product through the app. Credits expire on August 2, 2019.

$10 credit if you install the Amazon Assistant browser extension (opens in new tab)
Get $10 credit from Amazon -
Download the Amazon Assistant browser extension on your laptop or desktop and get $10 off your first order of $50 or more. More good news – the credit lasts beyond Prime Day, with users having until August 2, 2019 to use their credit on any order over $50 on

Buy a $25 Amazon Gift card, get $5 credit (opens in new tab)
Get $5 credit from Amazon - Here's a no-brainer deal from Amazon. Buy a $25 (or more) gift card and use coupon "GCPRIME19" at checkout to get a $5 credit for yourself. 

$10 Prime Day credit for spending $10 (opens in new tab)
Get $10 credit from Amazon -
How's this sound? Spend $10 at Whole Foods or via Amazon Prime Now (recommended) (opens in new tab) with your linked Prime account by the end of Prime Day, and you'll get a $10 credit to use by July 17.

Amazon Photos: Upload a photo, get a $15 credit (opens in new tab) 
Get $15 credit from Amazon - This offer applies to first-time Amazon Photos users only. Upload one photo and you'll get a $15 credit. Offer ends August 1 at 2:59am ET and credit expires September 1 at 2:59am ET. 

$15 off your first Prime Now order (opens in new tab)  
Save $15 - If you're impatient to get your order, Prime Now is your answer. This is Amazon's speedy delivery service that delivers in hours rather than days and is giving first-time Prime Now users $15 off orders of $35 or more. 

UK: Get £10 credit towards next Amazon purchase | Sign-up to Audible trial (opens in new tab)
As if the discounts on Prime Day weren't good enough already, Amazon is offering the chance to get £10 free credit towards your next purchase. Just sign-up for an Audible subscription to get the credit applied to your account, ready for your next purchase. Deal ends 23:59 July 16, 2019

Phil is a photography and auto enthusiast who currently works as Editor of HeyCar. He has worked as Photography Editor on our sister site, TechRadar, and was briefly on the Top Ten Reviews team from 2019 to 2020 where he was responsible for commissioning, managing some members of the team, and writing news about cars and cameras.