Get 300 Amazon Coins for browsing Summer Reading for Kids

Get 300 Amazon Coins for browsing Summer Reading for Kids

I think this one is clever, although I certainly expect to encounter some push back to it.

Amazon has a

Summer Reading (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)


It’s further divided into

  • Summer Reading for Kids (2,364) (at time of writing)
  • Summer Reading for Teens & Young Adults (1,114)
  • Summer Reading for Adults (1,878)

and has a lot more discovery options besides those age-based ones.

Well, if you click on a book featured in the Summer Reading for Kids section (you don’t have to buy it…just click on it), you’ll get $3 in AmazonCoins (you can only do this once per customer…in case you had dreams of a clicking frenzy). 😉

My guess is that there may be some criticism from people who think that apps are likely to distract children from reading, so they may see this as hypocritical (since the coins are used to buy apps or make in-app purchases).

However, that is a perhaps…shallow understanding of apps.

That’s like saying that “all books are good for you”. Oh, wait…I do think that one’s true. 😉

It would be like saying all comic books are for children. A medium, while it may influence the content, does not define it.

There are, for example, over 1,500

Children’s Book Apps (at AmazonSmile)

in the Amazon Appstore…some of those might actually encourage someone to do more reading.

Regardless, this is a low cost way to get $3 worth of coins. 🙂

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* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

4 Responses to “Get 300 Amazon Coins for browsing Summer Reading for Kids”

  1. Joe Carriker Says:


    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Joe!

      Certainly, I think that’s likely to have been a contributing factor. There are people who become great readers who weren’t read to as a child, and I’m sure some people who did have that experience do not grow to love reading…but my guess is that it does tend to help. 🙂

  2. Nancy Says:

    It didn’t work for me.

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Nancy!

      It does seem to be over now…maybe it was gone before you go to it?

      It’s interesting, because even the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page is gone…so I can’t find the terms again. I think it said that the Amazon Coins would show up within a few days.

      They still have an ad for it on the Amazon Appstore page…but it goes to a broken link.

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