Amazon vouchers & deals (October 2021)

From Amazon vouchers and free trials of Amazon Prime to flash sales and tricks for free delivery.

Let’s face it, Amazon is probably the one website that most people will use at some point each year, so it helps to have a voucher or discount stored up. Here are the best deals at the moment.

If you’re thinking of reducing how much you use Amazon, then check out my article looking at why it can be good to cut back.

Amazon gift voucher and top-up offers

There are some decent offers throughout the year to watch out for.

£10 off £25 spend for some Prime members

Until 31 October 2021, eligible Amazon Prime members can get £10 free credit. This can be used on a minimum spend of £25 on items sold by Amazon. You won’t get it if you’re on a free trial or a business member.

To get the free credit, you need to follow this link to check eligibility, then upload at least one photo via the Amazon Photos app. You’ll be emailed a promo code within a week and must use it by 15 November 2021.

Money Dashboard: £4 Amazon voucher welcome

If you’re looking for an app to help manage multiple current accounts and credit cards then Money Dashboard is one of the original and best.

New customers can also get a £4 Amazon voucher (I’ll also get one) when they sign up and connect an account (via Open Finance technology).

You’ll be emailed the reward within five to seven days of doing this.

Snoop: £5 Amazon Voucher

Snoop is an app to help you track your spending. It also analyses your bank date to suggest ways you can save money. Right now there’s an offer to get a £5 Amazon voucher.

The offer is currently running until 31 October. You must go via the link below for the offer to track.

Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed up you need to connect a bank or credit card account and stay connected for 14 days. The voucher will be sent within 28 days.

£20 Amazon voucher when you open up an Amazon Platinum credit card

New applicants who are successful in getting one of Amazon’s Platinum credit cards will usually get a £10 gift voucher. It’s sometimes increased to either £20 or £30.

Plus you’ll be able to spend immediately on Amazon while you wait for your card. You’ll earn 1.5% back on Amazon purchases if you have Prime, 0.75% if you don’t. You’ll only get 0.25% elsewhere, so I wouldn’t use it at other shops as there are better options.

Free credit when you buy a gift card

It’s worth trying even if you’ve used a similar promotion. However you can normally only qualify once every couple of years. Check the offer is displayed when you click through. The last offer I saw in September 2021 was £5 off when you buy £60 of gift cards. 

If nothing is displayed, it could mean it’s ended or you’re not eligible. These deals are often extended or return after a short absence.

£5 extra when you top up by £60

Similar to the gift card promotion, here you top up your Amazon account and get some extra credit added. The promo value changes but is normally £5 when you add £60.

If it is running it’s only for any people who haven’t topped up their account in the last 36 months. Again, this deal can come and go, so it’s worth checking.

2% off digital gift cards

There’s a great trick where you can save 2% off on digital Amazon gift vouchers, and there’s no limit to how many you can get.

I’ve been told by a reader this has ended though I don’t have Kids Pass to check. Do let me know if you can still find this on the app or website*

Amazon Prime offers

Amazon Prime is Amazon’s big membership scheme. I’ve got it thanks to the deals listed below and use it a lot for free delivery and to stream film and TV. You can learn more in my comprehensive Amazon Prime review.

30-day free Amazon Prime trial

You know the drill here. You get free next day delivery, Amazon Prime Instant Video, access to Amazon Prime Now and loads of other goodies. It’s normally £79 a year but you can get a free 30-day trial.

You used to be able to do this every 12 months, but it’s unclear if you can still do this. You can always try your luck (you never know), but if you’ve not yet taken out a trial, I’d wait until you’ve got a lot of spending coming up, or a big sale such as Prime Day or Black Friday (more on these below).

99p for one week of Amazon Prime

If you’ve previously had Amazon Prime but aren’t yet eligible again for a second free trial you might be offered a week for 99p. After this you’ll pay full price unless you cancel.

Amazon Student: six months free, then £39 a year

If you have a student card you should also be able to join Amazon Student. This is essentially Amazon Prime. You get six months free, then 12 months half price. It’s possible Amazon might ask for additional proof you are a student.

Free Kindle book every month

There are lots of ways to save on Kindle books, but Prime members can also nab one of six titles every month for free via First Reads. There’s normally a mix of genres and once you pick your book you can send it to your Kindle.

Amazon device deals

There are offers most months, so if it’s at full price you should wait. For the Echo speakers and other key devices I’ve benchmarked a good price based on the deals I often see. I’d aim to pay:

  • under £60 for an Echo (rrp £89.99)
  • under £30 for an Echo Dot (rrp £49.99).
  • under £20 for a Fire TV stick Lite
  • £90 or less for a Kindle Paperwhite

If you’d rather not shop at Amazon then do check other retailers as they often price match the bigger discounts.

Black Friday 2021

The Black Friday week of deals is at the end of November (in 2021 it’ll be 26 November), but the sale starts before this and carries on after.

You need to have a Prime membership to get early access to the best deals, but the 30-day free trial will give you that.

I’ll list the best Black Friday deals in November on my Black Friday deals page.

Amazon Business offers

Every now and then there are offers such as £50 off for new Amazon Business users. I’ll update here as and when.

It can take time to set up the account but you should be approved in around two days.

The latest offer is £25 off with the code BTW21. There’s a maximum spend of £200 (you can obviously spend more but you won’t get more than £50 back). You must wait until your account is approved (roughly 48 hours) before you can use the code.

It ends 15 October 2021 and it’ll only work on products sold by Amazon (not third party or fulfilled by Amazon).

Amazon Business Amex: £100 gift card and no annual fee

For a limited time Amazon has removed the annual fee of £50 and offered a £100 Amazon gift card when you successfully open up an Amazon Business American Express credit card. There’s no minimum spend to get the gift card. Ends 20 July 2021.

Prime Day 2021

Prime Day is Amazon’s big sale just for Prime members. In 2021 took place earlier than normal on June 21 and 22.

It was delayed in 2020 and took place in October rather than the usual early July.

Most offers are product specific, and I’d encourage you to check for price matching elsewhere, especially on tech like Echo speakers and Ring doorbells. A few broader offers and trials worth checking out.

How good are Prime Day and Black Friday on Amazon?

In 2017, 2018 and 2019 there were some great offers on Amazon tech on Prime Day and Black Friday such as the Amazon Echo (47% off), Amazon Fire TV and Kindles. You could also try additional Prime services such as Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Dash for far less than normal.

There were also decent offers on TVs, stand mixers, booze, DVD, clothes and much much more. There are also hundreds of special Lightning Deals. You can see how my 2018 purchases fared over the next 12 months and whether they really were bargains.

With both sales it’s important to remember that not all the deals are the best price. Some are simply old stock that needs clearing, while other items are often as cheap throughout the year. I’d recommend using to see the price history before making any purchase

My top Amazon money saving tricks

I’ve written a separate article about how to save even more money at Amazon, including the following:

Hundreds of vouchers to use at Amazon

This page lists loads of coupons you can use to save at Amazon. You “collect” the voucher and the discount is automatically added to checkout. When I added this there was a typically random collection of products including chocolate, WD40 and hair straighteners.

26 thoughts on “Amazon vouchers & deals (October 2021)

  1. This info is very helpful thanks. I have a question though. Amazon keep inviting me to take out Amazon Prime Student which is obviously a lot cheaper than the full membership. But I’ve graduated from university and am no longer a student. Is it fraudulent if I take up their Student Prime offer? Maybe it’s best to be honest and go for the full price package…?!

    1. If they are offering you the discount then I’d take it. I had the student price for about six years!

  2. Hi Andy, I have topped up £50 with my Visa card but where do I find the £5?

    1. Hi Ray, the Ts&Cs say it’ll automatically be applied at checkout.

  3. I went to use the £5 off £25 purchase last night and it was finished 2 days before the deadline! How often does it get extended or come back

    1. They come and go so it’s hard to say but if I spot new offers I’ll update them here on this page

  4. Does anyone know if you can get a top up offer again by using a different email address? I assume you can’t but worth asking, though I suspect Amazon track it by address rather than email address so you can’t do this.

    Would be nice to use a new email address to make a new Amazon account to take advantage of the £10 credit with first £40 top-up promotion again.

    1. Yes
      I opened one for my wife in nov as i couldnt get prime as already had the trail twice. Worked for me! Worth a go anyway nothing to lose

  5. I was interested in buying a couple of Echo’s with the deal stacking but I noticed that Amazon Prime and Amazon Student doesn’t apply the same for more than 1

    One Echo
    £89.99 for £51.99 – 42.23% discount

    Two Echo
    £179.98 for £123.98 – 31.11% discount

    It’s still a great deal but unsure how the more than 1 Echo discount applies?

    1. I think you can do it twice as separate transactions

  6. Hi Andy, I can’t work out how to apply the £5 promotion for using Amazon Assistant. I have installed it and a message came up about the code. But when I checkout (with Amazon only items) the £5 desn’t come off. Can you help?

    1. First check there isn’t a box to tick below the payment choices lost. If not, try emptying your basket, closing down amazon and clicking through again. It might work then.

    2. Or get on live chat and see if they’ll help!

  7. Hi Andy, just to let you know that the section on this blog where you tell people about Amazon Prime for 30 days free, you have put the cost as £79 per month instead of per year! Thought you might want to rectify this.

    1. Oh right! Will fix it now

  8. Wow that is so helpful Andy! Thanks for sharing. I tried to avoid it as I don’t want to spend any money at all, but it’s certainly helpful for presents etc.

    1. Yes, the temptation is huge isn’t it. I was quite subdued though ended up with two bottles of vodka, some lint rollers and a Friends box set. Not sure what this says about our life…

  9. If you’ve got kids….when they’re invited to friends birthday parties, buy a CD for the present then your own child has access to the digital content via Amazon Music…..bonus

    1. Right, everyone is getting a CD from me at Christmas then…

  10. Tried to use the £10 off £40 code to buy whisky. Wouldn’t let me. Not valid on alcohol. ☹️

    1. Ah rubbish. I stocked up on loads when I got it.

  11. You didn’t use the code last year to get gin. You can’t use the code on alcohol. Pure lies

    1. Hi Jane, they must have changed the terms of the code. Good for people still to use the code to know! Thanks.

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  14. Andy,

    Thank you so much! I’m glad I caught this just in time for xmas! Will definitely be signing up!


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