Amazon has rolled out a Kindle Challenge that runs through January where you can earn a $5 ebook credit for completing a series of challenges and earning badges.
Head over to the Kindle Challenge page at Amazon for the terms and conditions and to see the list of quests, as Amazon calls them. Apparently not all accounts are eligible but it’s worth checking if you want the free ebook credit.
The way it works is you get a $5 ebook credit after earning at least four diamond badges.
I like the idea of a reading challenge but they made this one way too easy. You can literally complete the challenge in 5 minutes without reading a single page in a book.
An easy way to get the credit is to follow an author, activate dark mode on a Kindle e-reader, set a reading goal using a Kindle app, and borrow an ebook from Prime Reading. Piece of cake. No reading required. Update: Apparently only the diamond-shaped quests are good for the $5 credit, so using dark mode doesn’t apply—Amazon sure made things confusing with this promotion.
Other things you can do to earn the credit is purchase any Kindle ebook during January, start reading a book in a series, and you can also signup for a free Kindle Unlimited trial to earn a badge.
It would’ve been cool if they offered a second credit for earning all of the badges. Now that would’ve been a real challenge…