Prime Members Get $3 Amazon Credit to Borrow First Prime eBook


Here’s an unusual promotion. If you’re an Amazon Prime member you can get a $3 Amazon credit just for borrowing an ebook or magazine through Prime Reading, which takes about 5 seconds and doesn’t cost extra so it’s an easy way to make $3.

More specifically, the promotion states that you have to “Borrow your first book” from Prime Reading so it’s unclear if it will work if you’ve already borrowed ebooks through Prime in the past. The terms don’t mention anything about it specifically.

Here’s the landing page for the deal: Borrow your first book, get a $3 Amazon Credit.

Note that you have to click the “Borrow your first book” link to activate the promotion, and the offer will not work if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

For those that don’t know, one of the perks of Amazon Prime is members have unlimited access to a catalog of a few thousand ebooks, along with some magazines and comics.

You can borrow Prime Reading books and magazines at any time and they don’t have a return date.

The main stipulation is you can only borrow a maximum of 10 titles at one time before you have to return one to get another.

I saw this mentioned over at SlickDeals yesterday and it’s kind of an odd promotion but it’s relevant to ebooks so I thought I’d pass it along.

The deal expires on April 19th, 2019. See the linked page below for the full list of terms and conditions.

$3 Amazon Credit Promo

2 Responses to “Prime Members Get $3 Amazon Credit to Borrow First Prime eBook”

  1. Thanks for the heads up. Don’t really care about borrowing books (I prefer to buy them if I am interested in them), but for a free $3 credit I just grabbed a magazine to browse through on my iPad. Will probably be the first, and last, time I use the service, but hey, free money!

  2. I have a Prime account and I borrowed a couple of books in the past, both of which I ended up buying. When I got my new Kindle it came with 6 months free Kindle Unlimited, which I signed up for to try out.

    Anyway I clicked the thing to get the $3 for borrowing a Prime book but since I have Kindle Unlimited that seems to override the Prime borrowing on all the books I tried it on. I was unable to borrow a Prime book.

    I’m guessing that if I found one that was Prime but not KU it would work but a quick look didn’t turn up one of those so I decided it wasn’t worth further looking.

    I don’t feel a great sense of loss. I guess I don’t care that much about freebies. 🙂