The Amazon Appstore may not be the first place many of us head when it's time to grab a new app, but it's quite the spot for free stuff. Today only, Amazon is offering up nine photography apps for free or at discounted prices. To make things better, you get 100 Amazon coins for each download. By hitting up each app, you can get up to $9 in Amazon coins that you can spend on apps or in-app purchases.


You don't need to actually download the apps to receive the coins, as the benefit kicks in once you click "buy." It may take a while for the balance to update, but you can see it just buy visiting any paid app.

Amazon's free photography apps (and their original prices):

The deal is even sweeter if you combine it with the Grand Theft Auto San Andreas offer we shared earlier today. What's better than nine free apps and $9 in Amazon coins? Having nine apps, getting a game for free (playable on Kindle Fire/Fire TV only), and walking away with $22 in Amazon coins. Think about it.

Free photography apps from Amazon

Thanks, Roshan.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • CB

    This deal is amazing! One question for all of you out there. How can one spoof their rooted device so the amazon app store thinks you are running a Kindle Fire? I really want to try San Andreas out but I haven't had any luck modifying the build.prop file. Any suggestions other than get a Kindle Fire? :p

    • Sruly J

      Did you try market unlocker?

      • CB

        I tried this but it is so out of date that the newest Amazon device they have is the Kindle HD...

    • Alex Coldstone Simon

      if you use a computer, you should be able to download them no problem. some apps, like GTA, wasn't even available for my phone/tablet to download and wasn't compatible with any devices I have on amazon. but i still was able to download everything.

      • CB

        I was able to "Buy" the game I just don't have any devices to download the apk. When you say you were able to download the Kindle Fire specific ones do you mean purchase them?

        • Alex Coldstone Simon

          yeah, sorry. i just purchased them, didn't care to download any. sorry about that

    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      Cant you just edit build.prop and change device name/id.

  • dogulas

    Can this be used to pay for content like prime videos?

    • Sruly J


  • Swaginator

    Use a PC to download the apps that aren't compatible with your devices.
    Easy $20

    • Matt

      How did you do this?

      • Christian Wagner Jr

        log into your amazon account on your pc,, and search for the GTA game there..then use the coins to purchase..You will get a prompt saying you dont have any compatible devices but go right past that

    • Stani

      how ?

      • CB

        I believe he means buy not download...

  • Corey Watford

    Still dont understand the $22 of coins?

    • atlouiedog

      Coins are a currency specifically used for Android apps on Amazon. Each free photography app will give you 100 Amazon Coins for a total of 900. You then use 700 (well, 699) of them to buy GTA: San Andreas. You have 200 coins leftover and GTA will give you another 2000 for a total of 2200. You can then use those 2200 Coins to buy apps from Amazon.

      • Corey Watford

        Got it, 2000coin bonus for GTA download, thanks

  • CB

    There is also tax on this in my area (Midwest US) in case anyone is wondering why they don't have exactly 2201 coins after everything.

    • Abs

      Taxed 56 coins in NY, too. But still well worth it!

      • Freak4Dell

        Because I bought 2 of the photo apps during earlier free promotions, I only have 700 coins. That tax is keeping me from being able to buy GTA. Lame.

  • Kenny Erwin

    Nice, got the whole shebang and bought monument valley. any recommendations?

  • WinDroidGuy

    Also if you buy Minecraft for $6.99 you get $3.50 back in Amazon Coins wndrdgy.co/amznmncrft

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    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      Yes we can buy tons of games with $22. Most of these games/apps offer Amazon coins back. :)

      But, you have 1 year to spend these coins or they will vanish.

      lol, just noticed my name in article. feeling great. :) Thanks AP.

  • Si Fudge

    Awesome, thanks for the heads, nabbed em all on pc on wifes account, she hasn't a clue about the coins and what they are for anyhow hehe ;)

  • Mitchell Bouley

    Great deal. Installed the app, and tried to download GTA: SA; however, I am not able to download the app. I am prompted with a message which states that I cannot buy the app due to regional restriction, but I use a VPN server to circumvent the blockage. It is a pity. Anyone has a workaround for this problem?

    • Christian Wagner Jr

      yes...buy it from your pc

  • Josh P.

    Eff Amazon. Get Coins. FYI: San Andreas is not compatible with every device.

    • Eduardo

      Who cares, you're trading $7 for $20 I don't care if i never get to play San Andreas

  • Kevin Aaronson

    Are there any worthwhile exclusives on amazon app store?

  • rasik

    Use pc to get $20 for gta game: 1) log in to your amazon account , 2) search fro gta san Andreas on amazon, 3) click spend 699 coins on the right. 4) You got free $20 (2000 coins).

    • Christian Wagner Jr

      yep thats what I did since I dont own a Fire or FireTV!

  • Enterprise_One

    I bought GTA SA about 2 hours ago using 699 coins, but I still didn't receive the 2000 amazon coins :/

  • kpjimmy

    Photography apps "clicked to buy"-done
    Used the 699 coins to buy GTA SA and that netted 2201 coins.

  • http://thekonietzkystrain.tumblr.com/ NeuroMan42

    Amazing deal!!! Until the "Audio App" deal rolled around I never used the Amazon store, but with this deal I grabbed all the "Photo Apps", grabbed GTA for free(which I cannot even use on my device) and got my $20 credit. I instantly bought a ton of games from my wishlist in GooglePlay.

  • Nathan S.

    Nice! Got mine!

  • MaroonRaccoon

    Great deal, but keep in mind that some apps might not update as quickly as it does on the Google Play Store. I still use Amazon occasionally, this time getting Tweetcaster Pro through this deal, but my Tweetcaster app for example is two updates behind what's available in the Play Store.

    I even deleted Avia a few weeks ago because of how buggy the app was getting, then I realized that the Play Store was both ahead in updates and addressed the bugs that I was experiencing. Thankfully I "paid" for Avia via Amazon coins so it was never any money out of my pocket, but it can still get annoying to know that you're not getting updates at the same time as the Play Store.

  • Steve

    how long does this normally take to get teh points? it's bee na few hours and still no points...?

    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      You can coins within a min.

  • http://www.djsmobiles.com/ DJRipster

    Smart tip guys... Thank you for this :)

  • El_Pianista

    Excellent, the future is amazon!!!

  • Firejohn

    I'm in the UK and San Andreas was only 500 coins hehehe :D

  • mateor

    Awesome work, AP. I just got the 2200 coins, and I can't even play San Andreas because it is Kindle only. $22.00 of app credit with nothing down!

  • Nathan J

    This is cute and I've done so (also Plex, Sonic 2, and Minecraft hand out coins) but is there any word on whether Amazon will get the actual San Andreas for Android, or are they only carrying the Amazon-exclusive version? Because it seems like theirs will only install on Amazon devices. Galaxy S3, Moto X, and Nexus 7 (2013) are all incompatible. Still, got the 2,000 coins, but it would be nice to actually play GTA:SA without an additional hardware purchase.

    Side note: You don't get the coins if you already own the app. I own Paper Camera and Camera Zoom FX already so I only got 700 coins. It was enough to get in, though!

    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      If you already purchased or downloaded a app then you can not get coins by purchasing again. What you need to do is go to your account and delete that app from purchase history and then buy again. You will get coins.

      But you can only redeem coins for a particular app once. You will not get coins again if you got coins for that app in past.

  • Yashwin

    It's not available in India !!!!

    • http://mwinter.in/ Yan Gabriel Minário

      Neither is in Brazil. D'oh.

  • DidIMissIt

    Is this deal over? I don't see them for free on Amazon anymore! :(

    • Kostas

      its over

      • IDidMissIt

        Gah, how many hours did I miss it by? This is so sad. :(

        • Kostas

          I missed it too and I noticed it 1.5 hours ago

  • FrillArtist

    The GTA:SA is ONLY playable on Kindle Fire and Kindle TV. Worthless deal to most Android users.

  • Christian Cebrian

    I didn't get any coins from these apps on the 16th, but I did with today's promotio a week after, and used that to get GTA and basically 22,USD free :)