When a catchy song pops up on the radio, during a television commercial, or over the speakers of a general department store, and you don't know who is singing, it's time to whip out Shazam. Now if you live in the US and take the time to Shazam a song - allow your phone to listen to and figure out what is playing - it will reward you with $1.29 in Amazon MP3 credit. This is enough money to turn around and download the song in question.

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The process is pretty straightforward, and it shouldn't take much effort to walk away with your free $1.29. I know, it's not much money, but didn't I just say it doesn't cost you much time or effort?

Here's what you need to do:

  1. Shazam a song using the latest version of the Shazam Android app
  2. Tap the '$1.29 Credit' button and then the 'Get Free Credit' button
  3. Sign in to your Amazon account and you will be credited with $1.29
  4. Choose your Amazon MP3 download!

The process will only work once per account, and the credit will expire at the end of July 31st.

Thanks, Mike L.

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.

  • Julio M

    Amazon is working hard on collecting user information.

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      Riley got an almost new red GMC Canyon just by some parttime working online
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  • Mattia

    Damn, US only XD

  • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

    I wouldn't need shazam if Google had an easy way for me to look at the "what song is this" history...

    • dudeidontcare

      Seriously, this is the only thing that's keeping Shazam installed.

      • james kendall

        well you could dig though your Google web history manually but it can be a pain to manually sort your queries fro your web searches. https://history.google.com/history/ then agin looking through 30000 plus items trying to find what your looking for is like a needle in a haystack.

        • mbcls

          i use SoundHound, much better this shazam crap!

          let say you got a new phone, or un-installed the app and re-install the app, your search history will still be there after you log on to your account on SoundHound. on shazam crap, when you uninstall the app and reinstall the app, your search history are gone even after log on to your account!

          • james kendall

            well you could use adb to make a backup of the app data before you uninstall the app.

    • snsethy

      The clock on the side of the widget?

      • valapsp

        he probably forgot the /s.

      • http://www.geordienorman.com/ George Byers

        It seems rather poorly designed, still uses the blue design from atleast the Jellybean days....

        • snsethy

          It's functional. And check your white privilege, things can be other colors you know.

          • snsethy


            I've been reading too much Jezebel.

    • http://www.scienceprousa.com/ dcarr622

      Not sure if this works only with the Sound Search widget, but my entire history shows up here:


  • Anthony Yonko

    Didn't work. Not US only. Maybe it works better for people with the free Shazam app because I have Shazam ultra and I got nothing

    • Chris

      Yeah I have Shazam Encore (which I assume is what you mean by ultra) and got nothing. Going to try installing regular shazam as well.

      EDIT: Yup, it only works on regular shazam.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Not true. I have Encore, and it worked for me.

        • Chris

          Very odd. Didn't show up at all on Encore, then when I installed regular Shazam it showed up on the first try, so it can't be location or anything...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I have Encore, not regular Shazam, and it worked.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    I'm not seeing this on the paid Amazon app store version of the app.

  • Anthony Yonko

    Yeah, encore. But apparently auto correct thought ultra was a better word

  • Aaron Petersen

    Just downloaded newest Shazam, didn't have the Amazon credits button for me.

  • Shubham

    If you want a android paid games and apps for free plz visit my site


  • afurger

    Had the Amazon version installed back from the Free app of the Day. It didn't show up for me. Uninstalled and installed from the Play store, it then showed up.

  • http://www.gazo4.org/ gazo

    a good application, but must provide too much information