Free Credit for Amazon MP3 Downloads

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Updated. Here’s another $2 in free Amazon MP3 credit up for grabs. Visit this link for the details – you’ll need a Facebook account for this one (real or spam account, you decide).

It should increase your gift card balance for music purchases only. Limit one promotional credit per customer, so my wife and I both jump on these to fill up the iPod. We download the files manually and combine them onto a shared iTunes library. Must be redeemed by 11:59 p.m. PST on January 10, 2013.

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  1. Thanks for this. I’ve been buying two songs from the same album each time you post these. By next Thanksgiving, I should have the whole album! 🙂

  2. Money Beagle says

    I already got my two songs yesterday 🙂

    My wife told me to order the Fire but I haven’t been able to pull the trigger on it yet. I have some birthday money that would cover the cost, but I’m just not sure yet 🙂

  3. Haha, I try to keep a “wanted” list of tunes when these types of deals turn up. Pandora and Spotify help keep me from paying for music. Shh.

  4. I was all excited about Fire….until i saw there is no HD video out. That just killed the deal for me. If I’m going to order Amazon movies to watch, I want to be able to hook up to my TV like I can with the iPad.

  5. It seems like the past few times Amazon has done promotions like this, the credit expired if it was not used before a certain date. Does this credit have an expiration date?

  6. NM,

    one main idea of the fire is that none of the media is actually stored on the device (unless you want), it is all stored with amazon. your books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream (or download) for free.

    the fire uses the same “whispersync” technology that the kindle uses for books. with books, if you use your kindle and stop at page 100, then move to the web to access the book it picks up where you left off, then if you access the book via your phone, it does the same thing.

    “if” you have one of the 300 compatible tv’s, blu-ray players or other devices, you can use this same tech to watch them on your tv and switch in between as you like. here is the list:

    hopefully this information is useful for you

  7. Matthew,

    yes, the credit must be used by sept 30 by midnight…i believe. when you go through the process, it states it towards the top left of the screen,

  8. Will you let us know if you hear any more about the Kindle Fire? I hate to buy something new like that before it’s been user tested. I can’t bring myself to get an iPad at the price, so would love to get something like the Kindle Fire for less.

  9. skylog –

    Problem is only videos bought from Amazon stored in the cloud – if you want to do it for anything else – good luck. I bought my Kindle Fire and was not impressed at all. The Kindle’s 7-inch screen is still too small for any semblance of an immersive reading experience — even if that reading experience mostly involves looking at pictures… Fire’s processor appears ill-prepared to quickly redraw pages. Swiping from page to page occurs in disorienting stutter-steps, making any semblance of ‘reading’ a chore. Fire lacks a camera, 3G data connectivity, and a slot for removable storage, microphone and sound speakers.

    Besides poor load times, the Fire’s browser lurches in fits and starts when swiping through already loaded web pages. And sometimes the browser doesn’t react to touch gestures at all, requiring that oh-so-annoying second tap or swipe instead. Pinching in and out of magnified views is a test of one’s loyalty — this action looks like choppy stop-motion video on the Fire, whereas on the iPad 2, it’s fluid and seamless… Clearly something is amiss in Amazon’s tablet. It could be a shortcoming intrinsic to the core architecture of the Fire’s chip. It could be a software optimization issue. Regardless, the Fire’s web browsing experience is emotionally draining. It makes you work for your page view, and that’s a user-experience fail.


  10. We got the Fire with all our Amazon gift cards from credit card rewards. I am pretty impressed with it. (Before actually using a tablet, I really didn’t see the point, but I could see it replacing my netbook on some levels. Well, down the road when it has cameras, etc.). Anyway, it has gotten some heavy usage in our household – from age 6 to 86.

  11. P.S. It was a “free” toy and we were going to try it out – sell it if we didn’t like it. Um, it is definitely staying.

  12. I’ve got a free copy of the Kindle Fire on Wed. My verdict is the Fire does not have anything like the polish or speed of an iPad or RIM’s Playbook. You feel that $200 price tag with every swipe of your finger. Animations are sluggish and jerky — even the page turns. Taps often don’t register. There are no progress or ‘wait’ indicators, so you frequently don’t know if the machine has even registered your touch commands. The momentum of the animations hasn’t been calculated right, so the whole thing feels ornery and incredibly slow… It needs a lot more polish; if you’re used to an iPad… Kindle Fire’s experience will drive you nuts.

  13. Updated again with new code.

  14. Thanks. I also found the Amazon rewards credit card promo. $50 giftcard upon approval and 3% back on all purchases at Amazon. Good deal?

  15. I appreciate you posting these amazon music promo codes.

  16. Pssttt, this is actually a $3 credit instead of the normal $2! Woho!

  17. Pssttt, this offer is actually for $3 instead of the normal $2 ;).

  18. Woohoo – I now own the entire album! 🙂 Thanks again Jonathan

  19. Bummer, it was actually $2 yesterday! Being late paid off for you guys. 🙂

  20. The $3 offer is different – it’s for AmazonLocal (LivingSocial) users. You get a coupon code for that too, but put it in on the same page, hence the confusion. It says you can’t do both offers, but I had already done the $3 the day before Jonathan posted this new $2 offer, and I got a total of $5 worth of mp3s. 🙂

  21. Gave me $2 though the page said $3

  22. You may also be able to get three free songs every week from your public library if it subscribes to the Freegal Music Service. If your library subscribes, they should have a link and directions on their web page. Freegal doesn’t have everything, but the selection seems to get better all the time. I belong to 3 libraries, so at the rate of 9 songs a week, I’ve been able to download a ton of wonderful music over the last few months.

  23. More free music as of 7/23/12.

  24. thanks. Worked like a charm


  26. Disappointed in Amazon… For the first time, one of these $2 offers from Amazon isn’t worth it. I’d have to either grant Amazon full access to my Facebook info (worth a lot more to me than $2) or else create a fake Facebook account as you suggested.

  27. @Dan – Or grant them full access and then revoke that access immediately afterward. 😉 I agree, some of these apps ask for way too much in the way of privacy.

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