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Right now, each customer that tries Amazon Cash for the first time will be given $5 in credit. All you have to do is add $20 or more to your new Amazon Cash account, and an additional $5 credit will automatically be applied to your next purchase at checkout.
So, if you don’t have an Amazon account, now may be the time to sign up.
For those unfamiliar with Amazon Cash, let’s break it down: It’s essentially a way for people to shop for their favorite items without having to use electronic payment.
“We created Amazon Cash because we want to serve all customers, including those who prefer not to use debit or credit cards to shop,” Amazon’s FAQ section reads. “At Amazon, we strive to give customers choice, and are proud to allow customers to shop with the payment of their choice.”
Amazon Cash works as a huge gift card that you can use online and at hundreds of stores. Plus, there are no fees or interest, and you can use it anytime you want. So, whether you want to keep your financial information more private or ditch using a debit card online, Amazon Cash is something worth considering.
To add to your Amazon balance, you can visit one of the 45,000 stores listed here. There are participating locations at various retailers, including GameStop, CVS Pharmacy and 7-Eleven.
Once there, use your phone number or the unique barcode tied to your account to show the cashier. But remember, you can only add between $5 to $500 at a time. As a bonus, your funds are readily available to use once your information is verified.
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