Kindle users:  How to earn Kindle Rewards

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Amazon has a special program that gives you points for buying books, which is exactly why many people love using their Kindle. It is called the Kindle Rewards Beta, and it is pretty straightforward: you get three points for every dollar you spend on Kindle books. 

If you prefer physical books, you still earn one point per dollar, but this does not apply to textbooks, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, or digital subscriptions. Once you collect 300 points, you can exchange them for $3 to spend on more Kindle books.

At first, gathering 300 points might seem like a lot, but it is actually not that hard. Typically, buying a Kindle book will get you between 40 to 50 points. Choosing a printed book is not too shabby either; you will earn 20 to 30 points and get a lovely book to display on your coffee table. If you are an avid reader, you will hit the 300-point mark after purchasing about six or seven books. 

Keep an eye out for special promotions that can help you earn points faster, like days when you can earn double or even triple points. So, not only do you get to enjoy your favorite books, but you also get rewarded for it! It is a win-win situation for book lovers.

How to start using Kindle Rewards

Amazon’s Kindle Rewards program is a hassle-free way to earn perks for book lovers. There’s no need to sign up or even own a Kindle device; you can enjoy your purchased books on any smartphone or tablet. 

Every Amazon customer can take part in this program, and it does not matter if you’re subscribed to Kindle Unlimited or not. The moment you purchase your first book that qualifies for the program, you will start accumulating points.

To see how many points you’ve gathered, visit the Kindle Rewards section on Amazon’s website. Remember, you can’t purchase Kindle books through the Kindle or Amazon apps directly.

Are you curious about how many points a particular book will get you? Just look at the book’s page on Amazon. Make sure you are signed in, and you will see the points next to the book’s price. Take Britney Spears’ autobiography, for example: as a digital Kindle book, it nets you 51 points, but if you prefer the hardcover, you will earn 21 points.

Keep in mind, the points you earn have a shelf life of three months, a rule implemented in June 2023. So, points from a book you bought a few months ago might still be valid. It’s worth taking a moment to check your balance you might have points ready to use for your next read.

How do I redeem my points for more Kindle books?

Earning and Using Kindle Rewards Points:

  • Go to the Kindle Rewards page on Amazon’s website. You’ll see how many points you have and any special offers.
  • When you get 300 Kindle Points, you can swap them for a $3 credit on amazon.com/kindlerewards. It might take a day to get your credit after you swap your points.
  • You can use the credit you get to buy digital books that are part of the offer.

If you are using a Kindle device, you can also swap your points on the device:

  1. Open the Kindle Store app on your Kindle.
  2. Tap on Menu > Your Account > Kindle Rewards > Redeem.
  3. Choose how many points you want to swap and tap on the “Redeem” button.
  4. Check the details of your swap and tap on the “Confirm” button.

FAQs

What is Kindle Rewards? 

Kindle Rewards is a program by Amazon that rewards customers with points for buying books. You get three points for every dollar spent on Kindle books and one point for every dollar spent on print books.

How do I earn Kindle Rewards points? 

You automatically start earning points when you buy your first Kindle book or eligible print book. You do not need to sign up or even own a Kindle.

How many points do I earn per book? 

Most Kindle book purchases give you 40 to 50 points. If you buy a print book, you’ll get 20 to 30 points.

How do I check my Kindle Rewards points? 

You can check your points on the rewards page on the web version of Amazon.

How do I redeem my Kindle Rewards points? 

Once you have earned 300 points, you can redeem them for a $3 credit on Kindle books.

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