24 Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards in Canada
Online shopping has never been more popular. While one could make the argument about the value of buying certain items on Amazon – their prices aren’t always the lowest – there’s no denying just how popular the online retail giant is. One way to get a great deal on Amazon is by snagging a free Amazon gift card. In this article, I’ll show you 24 different ways you can.
New Bank Account Offers
Banks are famous for enticing new customers with introductory offers when they open a new chequing account. In the past, the reward was often cashback or a hot new device, like the latest iPad.
Currently, TD Bank is offering Amazon gift cards of up to $500 to students who open a new student chequing account or student line of credit. Credit card companies have also been known to give out free Amazon gift cards to new cardholders. These offers come and go, and are available for a limited time, so it’s always a good idea to check around to see what you can find. Here are the details of the current TD offering:
1. TD Bank Student Chequing Account Offer:
$75 Amazon.ca Gift card: Open a TD Unlimited Chequing Account with a student discount, or a TD Student Chequing Account, and you could get a $75 Amazon.ca gift card. To qualify, you will need to complete any 3 of the following prior to December 27, 2021. Contact TD Bank for more details:
- Set up a recurring government or payroll direct deposit
- Make an online bill payment
- Complete an e-Transfer (min. $50)
- Set up a pre-authorized transfer service or Simply Save to a TD Savings account
- Make an online purchase using your TD Visa Debit card
- Apply for and be approved for overdraft protection
2. TD Bank Student Line of Credit Offer:
Post-secondary students can get a $50, $150, or $500 Amazon.ca gift card when they sign up for a TD Student Line of Credit. The gift card amount is dependent on the program they are registered for: college and undergraduate, graduate and professional, medicine and dentistry. The deadline to apply and be approved is October 31, 2021.
Redeem Your Bank Rewards Points
All 5 of Canada’s big banks have their loyalty rewards programs. If you’re collecting rewards points from a bank program, one of the options is to redeem your points for an Amazon Gift Card. I’ve listed a few of these programs below, so you can see what’s available.
3. TD Rewards
TD Rewards is a credit-card-only rewards program. Several TD credit cards will allow you to accumulate TD Rewards points when you spend. Points can be redeemed for anything from travel and merchandise to cash credits and gift cards. Travel rewards offer the highest value, but you can get a $25 Amazon gift card by redeeming 10,000 rewards points.
4. BMO Rewards
BMO Rewards is another credit card rewards program that lets you redeem points towards travel, merchandise, investment contributions, and gift cards. You’ll need to use the BMO Rewards Mastercard or the BMO World Elite Mastercard to earn rewards points. Like most other rewards programs, you’ll get the most bang for your buck when you use your points towards travel, but if shopping is your thing, Amazon cards are available.
5. Scotia Rewards
With Scotia Rewards, there are no fewer than eight credit cards with which you can earn rewards points. These points can be redeemed for various rewards, including, you guessed it, Amazon gift cards. As with the other bank rewards programs, gift cards will cost you more points than travel rewards.
For example, $100 of travel will set you back 10,000 points, but a $100 Amazon gift card requires 13,400 points. If you can snag some bonus points by signing up for a premium Scotia Rewards credit card, it will get you to your Amazon gift card goal that much sooner.
6. RBC Rewards
With RBC Rewards, you can choose from 6 credit cards that earn rewards points to redeem in numerous ways. According to the RBC website, you’ll find the best value for your points when you use them for travel, investment, or pay bills online. But gift cards, including Amazon cards, are available.
Join Paid Survey Websites
Paid survey websites let you earn points for completing a wide variety of tasks, the primary one being online surveys. That’s right. You get paid to share your opinion online. While these survey sites will never make you rich, it’s a great way to make a few extra bucks each month.
Payment can be in the form of PayPal cash, merchandise, and gift cards. Not surprisingly, Amazon gift cards are among the most popular prizes available. The following sites allow you to redeem your earnings for free Amazon gift cards. If you’re interested in joining a survey site, check out our list of Canada’s 22 best-paid survey sites.
7. Pinecone Research
Pinecone Research stands out for its low payout threshold. You can redeem points for a free Amazon gift card as soon as you earn $3. Other survey sites have much higher payout thresholds, so you have to wait longer to get paid. Check out our full review of Pinecone Research here.
8. Survey Junkie
You can redeem your Survey Junkie points for a free Amazon gift card as soon as you accumulate 1,000 points. That’s the equivalent of a $10 value, which is Survey Junkie’s minimum payout amount. If you’re wondering how long it will take to earn 1,000 points, it depends on how many surveys you complete. On average, surveys pay around 100 points.
9. Daily Rewards
You can redeem Daily Rewards points for Amazon gift cards, as well as PayPal cash, but with a minimum payment threshold of $30, it will take a while to get paid. On the positive side, Daily Rewards gives you lots of ways to earn points – completing surveys, playing games, watching video ads, online shopping, referring friends, and more.
Swagbucks is one of the top online survey sites, offering seven different ways to earn points, aka Swagbucks. According to the Swagbucks website, they give out more than 7,000 gift cards every day. Get free Amazon gift cards when you exchange your Swagbucks.
11. Harris Poll Online
Harris Poll Online members can get gift cards from Amazon with the points they earn for completing surveys. Cash prizes are also available in the form of a bi-monthly draw for $10,000. You can use your points to enter the draw.
PrizeRebel is a flexible online rewards platform. They offer five different ways to earn points, which you can redeem for various products. Earn Paypal cash, video game codes, and gift card codes, which you can use to download virtual Amazon gift cards. The best part is that you can get paid quickly – you only need 200 points before you can redeem.
13. Ipsos i-Say
Ipsos i-Say differs from the other survey websites on this list in that they only pay you for taking surveys. There are no other activities to earn points from, except a referral program. You can, however, get free Amazon gift cards as soon as you earn $5. For an online shopper, that’s all that matters. For more information on how to become an Ipsos i-Say member, check out our full review here.
14. Opinion Outpost
With Opinion Outpost, you can earn an Amazon gift card to take surveys, test upcoming product prototypes, watch video ads, and go outside into your neighbourhood. Opinion Outpost sends the feedback you provide to companies that are looking for feedback.
15. Maru Voice
Maru Voice is a Canadian-based survey site. They are smaller than some of the other sites on this list, though they paid more than $58,000 in rewards to their members in a recent month (July 2021). You can receive cash prizes or cash in your points for Prepaid Visa cards and Amazon gift cards. I like that the site has a distinctly Canadian flavour.
Sign Up for Cashback Websites and Apps
If you’re a fan of earning cash back when you shop, you’ll love the following cashback websites and apps. Not only can you earn free gift cards when you redeem your points, but you can also get significant discounts when you shop online. Here are a few of the top cashback apps and sites.
16. Rakuten (Formerly Ebates)
Rakuten is one of the largest cashback rewards sites. To earn cashback, simply shop at your favourite online retailers from the Rakuten website. The cash goes into your Rakuten account until it’s time to get paid. When you’re ready to collect your cashback, you have a choice of PayPal cash, Amazon gift cards, or a cheque in the mail. If you choose the Amazon gift card, you can turn around and spend it on your next Amazon purchase.
17. Drop App
Drop works a bit differently than Rakuten. You sync the app to your favourite debit or credit card and choose 5 Drop retail partner stores to collect rewards. Drop will keep track of the cashback and credit your account whenever you make a purchase at one of the five retail stores you’ve chosen. Everything is automatic – you don’t need to scan your app or discount card at the register; it’s that simple. Of course, you can redeem Drop points for Amazon gift cards, among other things.
18. Fetch Rewards
With Fetch Rewards, you earn points when you make purchases from Fetch’s partner retail stores. Upload your receipts to Fetch, and they’ll credit you with points in your Fetch account. As soon as you meet the minimum payment threshold, you can cash your points in for a free Amazon gift card.
19. Great Canadian Rebates
Great Canadian Rebates is similar to Rakuten in that you earn cashback for shopping at retail stores directly from the GCR website. The discounts can be a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of the purchase price. Convert the cashback you’ve earned for a massive selection of gift cards, including from Amazon.
20. Receipt Hog
Receipt Hog lets you upload your shopping receipts in exchange for points that you can redeem for PayPal cash, a prepaid Visa, or a gift card from Amazon. Receipts can be uploaded using your iPhone or Android device.
Other Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards
We’ve covered bank offers and rewards programs, paid survey sites, cashback websites, and apps. Here are a few more unexpected ways to earn free amazon gift cards.
21. Pay Your Bills Online – Paytm
Paytm is a Canadian fintech company with an app that allows you to pay all of your bills in one place. In return, you earn points for paying your bills, which can be converted into rewards. For example, 10,000 points will get you a $10 gift card. In addition to gift cards, you can earn cash which you can put towards bill payment credits. You can earn maximum points for different bills, but Paytm hits the reset button at the beginning of each month.
22. Trade-In Your Used Stuff
Amazon has a program that lets you trade in unwanted products, like books and video games, in exchange for gift cards from Amazon.
23. Surf the Web
You can earn points from Microsoft Rewards for browsing the web using Microsoft’s Bing search engine. You can redeem points for a variety of gift cards, including Amazon.
24. Directly from Amazon
Amazon gift cards are reloadable. Sometimes, when you reload your card through Amazon, you’ll receive a discount, which adds to the value. This appears to be at random, so consider it a pleasant surprise if it happens to you.
Final Thoughts on Getting Free Amazon Gift Cards
I’ll admit that when I set out to write this article, I had no idea there were so many ways to earn gift cards from Amazon. In most cases, you earn rewards in various ways and redeem your points for a gift card. Currently, the most lucrative offers are for the TD promotions, but you need to be a student to qualify. Otherwise, If you don’t mind putting in the effort, you could cash in by signing up for multiple rewards programs. The beauty of all of these programs is that they’re free to join.