The Secret Trick to Get Money From Amazon You Need to Know

Doing this quick, simple thing could get you hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards.

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If you're a big online shopper, you've likely given a good portion of your paychecks to Amazon. What if we told you there was a way that you could get money back from the site? There is actually a simple trick to getting your hands on an Amazon gift card that is detailed on the website but not widely publicized. If you have old electronics at home, you could quickly turn those into brand new items from Amazon using their Trade-In program.

Many people have been decluttering during quarantine. If you've found yourself flush with unnecessary or outdated items, why not get some money for them from Amazon? To participate in the Amazon Trade-In program, you'll first want to check the trade-in store to see which kind of items they're currently accepting. At any given time, Amazon is open to various products, including DVDs, tablets, video games, wireless routers, and Apple products. The process is free, Amazon provides a pre-paid shipping label, and there are no fees associated with the trade-in.

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Once Amazon receives your item, they will appraise its value. Following the appraisal, you'll receive an e-mail within two business days letting you know if the item has been accepted or not. If your item is not accepted by Amazon, it will be shipped back to you at no additional cost. If your item is accepted, you'll receive instant payment via an Amazon.com gift card for the amount the trade-in was valued at.

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Once you have your gift card, you could purchase a newer version of the item you traded in—or go in a whole different direction and try something new. This simple trick is quick, easy, and can be done any time you're looking to clear up some space in your home or update your electronics. And for more Amazon secrets, There's a Secret Store on Amazon With Tons of Popular Items on Sale.

Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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