questionsdid you get amazon coins?

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Why can't they just give you $5? It's like Microsoft's points. It makes nonsense to me, although I understand that people are more likely to spend them, as it's not "real money."

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yup. Just used them to buy Minecraft PE for my boys. Little somethin' is better than nuthin'.

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@okham: I kinda liked JW's $5 coupons a lot more than I'd have enjoyed getting $5 from him.

Same same?

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@magic cave: I see/saw that as real money. My confusion stems from points that equal money, but aren't.

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Indeed I did. It was a surprise -- a pleasant one at that.

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@okham: Okay. I just think of it as "store credit."

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Seems like they are rolling out a new way to give money to Amazon. Pretty interesting set of rules and I have only skimmed a few things. I will spend the gift but I am unlikely to buy into the program as I see it now.

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Yes, I did. If I give them back will they stop messing around with !?

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Belated yes. If you buy coins in bulk, get effectively get a 2‰ - 10‰ discount on your Amz currency before you go shopping - and Amz controls where you spend the money. Like buying a discounted iTunes card or whatever.

Don't know the answer to this: can I just spend the coins in the Appstore, on on any Amazon media offering, or in any Amazon item?