Amazon’s handing out $10 when you buy a $40 gift card

Free money alert! Well, free money, when you spend money. But you were already shopping anyway, so might as well collect $10 while you’re at it.

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Amazon’s handing out free money, get $10 when you buy a $40 gift card

Free money alert! Well, free money, when you spend money. But you were already shopping anyway, so might as well collect $10 while you’re at it.

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Amazon’s Black Friday-like sale is kicking off season


Make sure to check off this list to get the best deals for Amazon Prime Day.


For years, Amazon Prime Day’s nickname was “Black Friday in July.”

Now, Amazon is helping to kick off the holiday shopping season in earnest after delaying its annual sale from July until October amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As they do when Prime Day is held in July, other retailers including Target, Walmart and Best Buy are holding big sales of their own to compete with Amazon’s members-only shopping event.

But after Prime Day and the competing sales end, be prepared for round after round of early sales through Thanksgiving and beyond.

With consumers encountering a very different experience during the coming holiday shopping season with restrictions on how many can be in a store at a time and concerns about online orders not arriving on time, experts say it’s critical for

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Retailers hope Amazon’s Prime Day on Tuesday kicks off early holiday shopping season

An Amazon Prime package.

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Contributor

A late Amazon Prime Day means an early start to the holiday shopping season this week. 

The annual shopping event has become a holiday in its own right, with July 15 — one of last year’s Prime Days — trailing behind only Cyber Monday and Black Friday for online shopping last year, according to retail research firm NPD Group. It will span two days this year, starting at 3 a.m. ET Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday. 

Retailers are gearing up for an early start to holiday shopping by picking products to promote, using tech tools to manage their supply chain and getting employees ready. By dangling good deals, they hope to excite early holiday shoppers and stretch out an all-important season for their bottom line.

Analysts predict the e-commerce event will be the biggest in Amazon’s history this year, as

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Will Amazon’s “Climate Pledge Friendly” Label Transform Online Shopping?

Amazon recently announced a new climate initiative which allows customers to “see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.”

We were pleased to learn of this announcement because we had called for a third-party certified climate label from Amazon about a year ago in  But for the label to become a gamer changer, Amazon needs to make the climate-friendly option visible on its website.

Three Prongs of Decarbonization

How does Amazon’s new initiative fit the big picture on climate action? Think of three pillars

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Amazon’s newest gift guide features lots of car-related toys

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is still several days away (October 13th and 14th) so the best deals are yet to come but in preparation for the two-day main event the e-tailer has launched gift guides to pique our interest – the Home Holiday Guide, Holiday Electronics Gift Guide, Holiday Toys List, Fashion Gift Guide, and Beauty Gift Guide. We searched all of Amazon’s gift guides (spoiler alert – we didn’t find anything auto-related in the beauty guide so we’ll just defer to the experts for that one) to curate an automotive-themed list of our favorite gift ideas and some of the best pre-Prime Day deals. 

Within Amazon’s Holiday Toy list you can search for gift ideas by age group or you can shop by

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Amazon’s Beauty Advent Calendar is available for pre-order

Amazon's Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 is available to pre-order now. (Amazon)
Amazon’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 is available to pre-order now. (Amazon)

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The countdown to Christmas is on, and there is no better way to mark the run up to December 25 than with an advent calendar.

Beauty advent calendars have grown in popularity over the year, as beauty buffs swap chocolate for coveted skincare and make-up products.

Slowly but surely big brands have released their 2020 beauty advent calendars, including Rituals, ASOS, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis & Partners and Jo Malone.

Now Amazon has followed suit and launched its epic Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, which is filled with over £215 worth of make-up and skincare products and has been a huge seller over the last

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Amazon’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guides Are Out But That’s Not Why Analysts Are Bullish

Amazon has released their holiday gift guides a lot earlier this year thanks to the coronavirus impact and a different big technology announcement calendar schedule that’s competing with election cycles and virus updates.

Head over to to see what’s on offer before Prime Day, which is now officially confirmed October 13-14th, 2020. Amazon’s gift guides have exclusive storefronts, and exclusive deals for Prime members. Any member with Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card will get 10% back on selected products.

Amazon has guides dedicated to Small Creator Businesses (featuring hand-pick items they like including Jessica Alba, Ayesha Curry, Earvin “Magic”

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Amazon’s New Hand Payment Technology Could Change In-Store Shopping Forever

New Amazon technology, introduced at two Amazon Go stores this week, lets shoppers pay for purchases by holding their hands over a scanner. The system, called Amazon One, may herald a new way of identifying yourself and paying for things that could change the way people shop, enter concerts, use public transportation, and many other things.

You’ve probably used a fingerprint scanner or facial recognition to unlock your smartphone. You already know that your voice and your retinas can be used to positively identify you and give you access to your various devices, and possibly to secure government or corporate facilities. Amazon’s new Amazon One technology takes biometrics a step further by allowing shoppers to pay for purchases with a simple scan of their palms.

To stave off privacy concerns, the company says it is encrypting biometric data before storing it in the cloud, and that the data will be

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Get a $100 Amazon gift card when you sign up for Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa


This is a pretty hard offer to pass up, especially with Prime Day just around the corner.


There are Prime Day deals you can get right now and Prime Day credits you can earn by shopping in Amazon stores. But this may be the biggest news yet: For a limited time, if you sign up for an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, you’ll get a $100 Amazon gift card. And not in 4-6 weeks or anything like that; it’s awarded as soon as you’re approved. That means you can have it at the ready for Prime Day on Oct. 13 and 14.

Previously $70, that $100 gift card is a pretty serious perk. However, this is not a one-and-done proposition: The no-annual-fee Visa also pays you 5% back on just about everything you buy from Amazon and Whole Foods. You get 2% back at restaurants, drug stores

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