Thursday, May 22, 2014

Free $10 in Amazon Coins to spend on nook apps and games plus $10 Appstore credit with purchase of gift cards!

There's a Memorial Day weekend promotion going on now in Amazon Appstore that gives you $10 in Amazon Coins for purchasing of 5 free apps. For those unfamiliar with Amazon Coins, 100 coins is equivalent to $1 to use on paid apps and games. Those are Android applications that can be used on Amazon Kindle, color Nook devices and Android tablets and phones.

In order to be able to purchase and download those apps, you have to install Amazon Appstore on your device. Installation instructions are located here.

The 5 applications that give you 200 Amazon Coins each are as follows. You don't need to install them, you can simply purchase them and keep them in your Android library on Amazon. If you already happen to own any of those apps, you can go to your library, delete the app and repurchase it to get the coins.
Strawberry Shortcake Bake Shop - Dessert Maker Game for Kids in Preschool and Kindergarten
Food Network In the Kitchen
Don't step the white tile
Dr. Panda's Restaurant - FREE - Cooking Game For Kids
iHeartRadio - Free Music & Internet Radio

Amazon Coins may not show up instantly on your account, sometimes it take a minute or 2 for them to be applied. You can verify your coin balance by going to any paid game ( example ) and the coin balance will be shown over "Buy this app" button.

If you'd like to instantly multiply the newly acquired coins, you can still buy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for 699 coins + tax (in coins) to get 2000 coins back, that's almost $14 to spend.

In addition Amazon is running a promotion where they give you $10 Appstore credit with purchase of select gift cards. Looking at variety of the gift cards, I think almost everyone should find a store where they're already shop, why not get $10 credit for it.
Gift cards are listed here: Memorial Day weekend gift card promo

Now that you have all the coins and possibly some credit, there's couple of popular and well-liked games that are currently on promotion:
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 for 299 coins, gives you 150 coins back,
Sonic CD for 299 coins, gives you 150 coins back,
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I for 399 coins, gives you 200 coins back,
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II for 499 coins, gives you 250 coins back.

If you're looking for educational games for your children: Dr. Panda's Daycare for 199 coins, gives you 60 coins back,
Dr. Panda's Toy Cars for 199 coins, gives you 60 coins back,
Dr. Panda's Bus Driver for 299 coins, gives you 90 coins back,
Dr. Panda's Handyman for 199 coins, gives you 60 coins back,
Toca Hair Salon Me for 299 coins, gives you 90 coins back,
Preschool Kids Games for 199 coins, gives you 60 coins back,
The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss for 399 coins, gives you 120 coins back,
Dr. Seuss's ABC for 399 coins, gives you 120 coins back.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Free $20+ in Amazon Coins to use on apps and games!

This deal is done, it was valid on Friday 5/16 only.

This will give you more than $20 in Amazon Coins which can be used to purchase apps and games for Nook color devices (Tablet, HD etc), Amazon Kindle tablets and other android devices in Amazon Appstore for Android.

If you don't already have it, first you'll need to install Amazon Appstore for Android per instructions located here .

Then using your browser "buy" the following 9 applications, all are free. You don't have to install them, they will be added to your amazon library. They will give you 900 Amazon Coins in total, each coin is equivalent to 1 cent, so it will be a total of $9 credit.
TouchRetouch
Paper Camera
PicShop - Photo Editor
Camera ZOOM FX
FireFrame - Digital Picture Frame
Photo Studio PRO (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Rhonna Designs
Perfectly Clear
PicFrame
If you already own any of the above apps, you can still get the 100 coins for it, by deleting it from your Amazon Android Apps library and repurchasing it using the app link above.

Optionally, there's a limited time deal in amazon mp3 store: If you don't mind spending 69c on of the MP3 songs on this list this will give you $3 store credit in Amazon Appstore. If you have credit in Amazon Mp3 Store to cover the purchase the song, then it will not cost you money. Again, you don't have to do that to still get the $20+ credit.

Next, buy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas using the Amazon Coins (you will use those coins, you will not be charged money, but make sure you are using coins, they may take time to show up!). Again, you don't have to install it or play it, it will be just added to your amazon library. This will deduct 699 coins plus tax (also in coins) from your account and add 2000 coins to your account. If you've purchased the mp3 above to get $3 credit, that credit will be used here instead of 300 coins.

Your Amazon Coint balance should now be 1301 minus tax paid to purchase GTA. If you've purchased the mp3, that balance should be 300 coins more. That's $13 or $16 to spend on paid Nook/Kindle/Android apps in Amazon Appstore!

There's another promotion going on right now on Minecraft - Pocket Edition which most of the time sits on top of most purchased apps. If you buy the app, you will get 350 coins back. You can pay for the app with the above earned coins so the app is going to cost you 349 coins (plus tax in coins), but make sure you are using coins before clicking "buy"! Definitely worth it.

There's no simple link to check your Amazon Coin balance. To check it, you'd have to go to any paid game in Amazon Appstore (like Minecraft) and near "buy" button it will tell you your coin balance. To see Amazon credit balance it's best to go to any paid movie page like this one and click on "Redeem a gift card or promotion code" near "buy buttons.

This is a limited time deal, and the photography apps will most likely be gone on May 17th (at midnight Seattle time), so grab it fast.

Good luck!