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Get $15 Credit for Trying Amazon’s Photo App (free)

Amazon is trying to get people to start using their photo storage and app, so they are offering a $15 incentive for downloading the app and uploading your photos.

The credit applies to Prime customers who are using the app for the first time and go through a link advertising the $15 credit.

This is one link you can go through.

The credit isn’t a straight-up gift card and can only be used during a single purchase of $25 or more.  But if you use Amazon for basically everything like I do, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Here are the instructions for receiving the promotion:

  1. Download and sign in to the free Amazon Photos app.
  2. Upload your photos. Turn on Auto-Save to automatically back up your photos and free up space on your phone.
  3. Turn on Auto-Save to back up your photos automatically
  4. Claim your reward. Within 14 days you will receive an email with your $15 Amazon credit.

It doesn’t appear that you *must* turn auto-save on in order to receive the promotion.  The terms and conditions say it is for new customers who “upload a photo for the first time”.

The offer expires July 31, 2019.

And here are the terms and conditions, taken from the website:

Eligible Amazon Prime customers who upload a photo for the first time to the Amazon Photos app are eligible for a $15 promotional code.

• This is a limited time offer.

• Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) July 31, 2019.

• Offer only applies to Amazon Prime customers who upload at least one photo through the Amazon Photos app for the first time.

• To be eligible, customers must receive this offer directly from Amazon through the Amazon website or email.

• Customers who were forwarded this offer from parties other than Amazon may not be eligible for this offer.

• You will receive an e-mail from Amazon within 14 days that indicates the dollar amount of the promotional code. The e-mail will also provide instructions on how to redeem the promotional code.

• Promotional code expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) August 31, 2019.

• Offer only applies to an order over $25 of products sold by Amazon.com (look for “sold by Amazon.com” on product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible.”

• Offer does not apply to digital content or Amazon Gift Cards.

• Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.

• Offer may not be combined with other offers.

• Offer limited to one per customer and account. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $15.

• This offer is available to Prime members only.

• Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.

• Shipping charges and taxes may apply to discounted and free promotional items.

• Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.

• If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to Amazon’s refund policies.

• Offer good while supplies last.

• Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.

• If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Please note, if you buy anything from my Amazon links, I get referral credit.  Since this is free, I get bubkis.  Bubkis!

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

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One comment

  1. Keep in mind you could be selling photos of your face (as well as others’ faces and whatever is in your photos) to Amazon for $15. Given their recent experiments with their Amazon Go stores, there’s no telling what Bezos really wants from your data; $15 is nothing to them.

    Per their privacy policy (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201376540): “…you agree that the Services may use image recognition technology to group together photos containing people with similar facial characteristics, and to organize and tag your photos. We retain image recognition data, including data about the faces, in the photos you store using the Services until you disable the image recognition features or your account’s access to the Services is terminated.”

    If you do decide to go through with this offer, know that you can opt out of the image recognition service here: http://amazon.com/photos/settings

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