Saving money on in-app purchases via Amazon Coins

Saving money on in-app purchases via Amazon Coins

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By Don

2nd May 2023

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Saving money on in-app purchases via Amazon Coins

If you are very impatient and want the shortest possible version of this explanation, click here.

Amazon Coins are a digital currency made for the Amazon Appstore that will make save huge amouts of money. They are an alternative to save money on in-game and app purchases. That is, with them you can buy apps, games and other items presented on the Amazon Appstore. An important fact is that they have a restriction on the countries they are marketed (USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Spain) and any other country you are in will not have access to them in a simple way.

CoinsBuys at a discount!
1000$10,00 $9,70 (Save 3%)
2500$25,00 $23,75 (Save 5%)
10000$100,00 $92,00 (Save 8%)
50000$500,00 $450,00 (Save 10%)
Amazon Coins Discount Rates

How can I save money using amazon coins on games?

Basically every pack you buy in a game has a part that goes to the distributor of that app (Google, Amazon, Huwaii, Apple, etc). Amazon waives part of this fee if you buy the coins directly from their base. These discounts can range from 3% (buying the $10 package) to 10% (buying the $500 package for $450).

You can check the rates and the packages clicking here (https://amzn.to/40MOImq). If you buy from this link it will support me a lot and help me keep this project running.

Let me be clear once again: Amazon Coins can only be used for in-app and in-app purchases made available through the Amazon Appstore. If you have an android device, you can install directly through this link. But if you are an iOS user, you will need to use an emulator on a computer to do the procedure and get all this discounts.

How do I install an emulator?

The first step is to install an emulator. I recommend Bluestacks, which is one of the most traditional and well-known on the market and will meet all our needs in this process. You will be able to download it directly from the official website (https://www.bluestacks.com/).

After downloading and installing Bluestacks, you will be able to run android games directly from your pc, in addition to several other applications. Once installed, open the app and login with your google account. If you don't have one, you can get one for free.

How to buy Amazon Coins?

After logging into your google account, open this link (https://amzn.to/3xeZfcD) in your browser and download the app from the Amazon Appstore. By installing the Amazon Appstore through this link directly from the official website, I receive a small incentive that will help me keep this project going. Note that to install the Amazon Appstore you will probably need to authorize apps from unknown sources, as it is not directly downloadable from google play.

Amazon Appstore icon to spend Amazon Coins
Amazon Appstore Icon

When the installation is finished, the Amazon Appstore icon will appear on your main screen, as shown in the image above. Click on it and log in with your Amazon account details if your account if from one of the authorized countries: USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Spain.

Searching for Rise of Empires on Amazon Appstore

After logging in, search the top bar for Rise of Empires or any other game you are interested in and click to download. If you have previously installed the same game through google play, it will appear duplicated on your home screen, be careful because if you open and make purchases in the google play version, you will not have discounts.

Duplicated icons exemple

Once you have selected the item, you will be taken to the purchase page. On this page, you will see the option to buy the app or in-app item with Amazon Coins. Select this option.

Confirm the purchase by clicking on the "Buy" button. The Amazon Coins will be deducted from your balance and the item will be added to your Bluestacks app library.

To use the app or in-app item, go to the "My apps" section in Bluestacks and click on the app or in-app item you just purchased.

Too long - didn't read (TL;DR)

  • If you dont have an Android Device, download bluestacks
  • Download Amazon Appstore
  • Log in on Amazon Appstore with your credentials if you are from USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, France, Italy and Spain. (If you are not, click here)
  • Search for Rise of Empires and download it from the Amazon Appstore
  • Buy Amazon Coins and set it as a payment method
  • That's it, now all packages you buy will have up to 20% discount.

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