If you own any of Amazon's Android-powered devices, and you buy new apps or in-app purchases regularly, you might want to take advantage of the latest Coins promotion. Amazon is selling 10,000 of its self-branded credits (equivalent to $100 USD when buying apps) for just $75 today. If you spend at least some money every week in the Amazon Appstore, this should be a good deal that will cover you for quite a while.


Smaller increments can be had at smaller discounts, but these are the usual bulk discounts for Coin purchases: 500 coins ($5) can be had for $4.80, 1000 ($10) for $9.50, 2500 ($25) for $23, and 5000 ($50) for $45. The 25% off promotion is "for a limited time only," but we don't know when it will end. At present it doesn't look like this discount is available outside of the US.

Remember, Amazon Coins can only be used in the Appstore - they're not good for other digital goods, like books or movies, and you can't apply them towards physical Amazon purchases. On the other hand, you don't have to be a Kindle Fire or Fire Phone owner to use them: anyone with the Appstore installed on their Android device can use the coins in their account to buy apps or in-app purchases. 

Amazon - 10,000 Amazon Coins for $75

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Godspoken

    I still haven't found a way to dump those 20k+ coins I got from those promos earlier this year.

    • amazon blows

      Exactly, I think those free coins are too expensive!

      • Kevin

        Even if all the apps in the Amazon Appstore were free I still wouldn't download it. Their app store is trash.

        • Funem

          Never had a problem with it, Have a number of AAA titles all for free from there, they give apps away every day, a lot of them are quality titles. They give away stuff all the time. You don't have to use the app store, just have it installed on your device (the same way the play store already is on your device with all the associated background services ) You can buy apps from your web browser. If you want to pay extra so you only have to install from the play store whilst I get it for nothing, that's up to you, my money goes further so I'm happy.

          • bettymthompson

            just as
            Leonard answered I am taken by surprise that a single mom can make $7907 in a
            few weeks on the internet . check my source >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        • Nathan J

          They basically are once you have enough free coins.

          Their app store isn't bad but they don't update as often. They have stricter approval processes, and a lot of devs have given up on them. Not really their fault for trying to be better. Also consider that Google has suspended a lot of developers' accounts for no reason at all. You don't hear about it because others don't talk about it, for fear of repercussions, but you'll hear about it on Google+ or Reddit sometimes. And they'll post the correspondence with Google and it's clear Google is making mistakes. So, don't be so quick to judge someone for trying to do better.

          Only issue with Amazon Appstore now is that a lot of apps and games are now Kindle exclusive, so they won't work on regular Android stuff. I think if that continues, Google should take action to make them stop using the Android name. And that goes for nVidia as well. If it's Shield (or Kindle) exclusive, it isn't an Android app, it's a Shield or Kindle app.

    • jerbax

      hi can you give me some coins?

  • Kostas

    Anyone knows how to stop an app from downloading in the Amazon Appstore? It drives me insane :D

    • Nathan J

      Don't buy it in the app. Buy it on your PC via Amazon.com. It won't push to any of your devices, on which you can find it with the rest of your purchases.

      I got Sonic CD that way (buying it via the app—even though it was free). Really didn't want it on my phone but there it was.

  • firesoul453

    Only problem I have with dumping real money into their app store is apps are often abandoned but the playtstore versions are updated regularly.

  • Histirea

    If we could buy music, movies and books with Amazon Coins, they would actually be worth something.

  • loken ramji

    It amazing for kindle user like me, really a good information, and friend i also want to use this https://www.clippings.io/ for manage my kindle notes, thanks you again for this information, good job.

  • James Dwer

    Great! what next for Amazon coin? I like the Kindle but wish they had an inbuilt mechanism for managing the highlights I've made. For now am using Clippings.io which is great but wish I didn't have to go to a third party site.