[Expired] [YMMV] Amazon: Send $50 Giftcard Via Text & Get $5 Bonus

Deal has ended, view more Amazon deals by clicking here.

Update 1/23/21: Deal is back and good through June 28, 21. Hat tip to reader Mitchell W

The Offer

Direct link to offer (our affiliate link)

  • Amazon is offering a $5 credit when you send a $50 Amazon gift card by text. Follow these directions:
    • Click to add the code to your account (should say ‘coupon clipped’ if successful). Or enter promo code SMSUS2021
    • Select one of the designs
    • Make sure the amount is $50 and delivery is set to text message
    • During check out, make sure it states ‘Now we’re treating you to a $5 promotional credit automatically applied to your account, and good for eligible products sold by Amazon.com.’
    • Pay for your items and enjoy the $5 bonus


The Fine Print

  • In order to qualify for the $5 promotional credit, you must: (1) be the recipient of this offer (either via email or on Amazon.com); (2) purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com eGift Cards in a single order at Amazon.com by December 22, 2018, 11:59 PM (PT); and (3) Choose ‘Text Message’ as your delivery method.
  • To qualify, Amazon.com eGift Card purchases must be purchased in a single order and total at least $50 in combined value on or before December 22, 2018.
  • Offer only valid on Amazon.com eGift Cards purchased at Amazon.com with the delivery method “Text Message” selected. Offer is not valid if delivered by “Email” or “Share via messaging” or if delivered via mail in physical form or Print-at-Home.
    *Amazon.com eGift Cards are subject to Terms and Conditions.
  • Taxes, shipping and handling, and gift wrap charges, if applicable, do not apply when determining the minimum purchase amount.
  • Offer is restricted to the recipient of this offer only and may not be shared or transferred.
  • This limited time offer is good while supplies last and expires at 11:59 PM (PT) December 22, 2018. Any promotional credit remaining unredeemed after February 7, 2019 11:59 PM (PT) will be forfeited.
  • You will receive an email sent to the primary email address associated with the Amazon.com account used to purchase the Amazon.com eGift Card(s) from Amazon that indicates the dollar amount of the promotional credit and that the dollar amount of the promotional credit has been added to your customer account within three (3) days of the qualifying purchase being completed. The email will also provide instructions on how to redeem the promotional credit.
  • Limit one promotional credit per Amazon.com account as designated by the primary email address.
  • The promotional credit can only be applied to products and digital content sold by Amazon.com or Amazon Digital Services LLC (look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product or content detail page) and all eBooks made available through Amazon.com. Products and digital content (except for eBooks) sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • The promotional credit may not be applied towards the purchase of products sold by, or under the brands of third parties, or sold through third-party areas of Amazon.com.
  • Promotional credits may not be redeemed for or applied toward the purchase of any gift cards sold at Amazon.com.
    *Amazon.com Gift Cards and Amazon.com eGift Cards cannot be used to purchase other gift cards.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is one $5 promotional credit.
  • This promotion may not be combined with other credits or offers.
  • This promotion cannot be applied to orders already placed with Amazon.com. https://symphony-na.amazon.com/creatives/06292d5e-ff92-3ee0-9791-60d5ffdd8f03
  • The savings from the promotional credit will be reflected on the final checkout page of eligible orders.
  • If any of the products or content purchased in conjunction with the use of the promotional credit are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. In determining the amount you paid for the product or content, the promotional credit will be proportionately applied to all eligible purchases within the transaction.
  • The promotional credit is non–transferable, non–exchangeable, not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted and free promotional items.
  • If you violate any of these terms and conditions, the promotion will be invalid.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Amazon.com reserves the right to modify or cancel the promotion at any time.
  • Additional restrictions apply, see www.amazon.com/promos for details.

Our Verdict

Deal worked for me, fingers crossed it works for you as well. For more ways to save on Amazon, read this post. As always make sure to use a credit card that earns at a high rate on Amazon purchases.

Post history:

  • Update 12/7/20: Deal is back and valid until 12/22.
  • Update 7/1/20: Extended until 9/30/20
  • Update 4/9/20: More people targeted
  • Update 3/5/20: Deal has been extended until June 28th, 2020.
  • Update 1/25/20: Deal is back with new promo code SMS2020
  • Update 12/22/19: More people targeted.
  • Update 11/24/19: I (chuck) was just targeted; not sure if I’ve done this before. (As an aside, it worked for me when sending an email gift card as well if you prefer that over text message; promo showed at checkout as properly applied.)
  • Update 10/2/19: More people targeted. It’s even working again for some who did it previously.
  • Update 9/4/19: More people targeted
  • Update 7/31/19: More people targeted. hat tip to reader Hari
  • Update 6/27/19: More people now targeted.
  • Update 6/16/19: Deal is back and valid until December 22nd, 2019.
  • Reader Brian C points out that this deal is actually possible to do multiple times. He has now done it three times (I believe you need to wait some time in between for the offer to show up again).

Leave a Reply


newest oldest most voted
Notify of

Chuck William Charles It seems like a new targeted promo (https://www.amazon.com/b?node=21608163011&ref=US_Incent_eGC_MAPLE_DVC_50-5_RF) for sending an amazon GC of $50 via email, NOT text like this deal, while using the code GCOFFER2021.

Terms include: Congratulations! You are eligible for the $5 promotional credit. To qualify, you must:

(1) Enter GCOFFER2021 at checkout or click the button below to qualify.
(2) Send someone at least $50 in Amazon.com eGift Cards in a single order at Amazon.com by May 7, 2021, 11:59 PM (PT).

An email notification will be sent within three (3) days after the gift card is claimed by the recipient, confirming your Amazon.com Promotional Credit.

The promotional credit is restricted to the recipient of this offer only and may not be shared or transferred. Limit one promotional credit per Amazon.com account. Terms and Conditions apply; scroll down to learn more.


24hrs between purchase and credit for me.

Samian Quazi
Samian Quazi

What I did was this. I bought a $50 Amazon gift card (with my Amazon Prime Store Card, which automatically gives 5% off) with this and got the $5 credit today. So total it would automatically deduct $55 from my purchase price on my Amazon account. I bought a Lowe’s eGift Card which I set at $55 and paid nothing.

So $50 Amazon gc for 95% (get 5% back) ends up being $47.50. I got $55 value for $47.50, for a net gain of $7.50. Not too shabby!


Can you buy an Amazon GC with an Amazon GC? Wondering if I can utilize the 5x on UE card @ grocery stores right now.




It looks like it applies also to multiple gift cards sent by text as long as total is at least 50 dollars. I added 25, 10, and 15 and code and this appeared at checkout “Qualifying offers Thank you for treating someone to an Amazon.com Gift Card. Now we’re treating you to a $5 promotional credit automatically applied to your account, and good for eligible products sold by Amazon.com.”


Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

No Name
No Name

Same here, probably because I’ve done it in the past.


Buy GCs at USPS with Cash app debit card(s), if you can.

Zavier Williams
Zavier Williams

Brilliant! I wonder what gift cards are at USPS. 20% off is fantastic.

Guy who buys stuff
Guy who buys stuff

My mileage always varies


Same–the Amazon deals announced here never work for me.

Could it be that Amazon only targets people who haven’t purchased anything in a long time?

Other Kevin
Other Kevin

William Charles extended to 9/30.

itsa me
itsa me

Extended again to 9/30