In an effort to promote a few apps while also rewarding its users for downloading them, Amazon is giving away 1000 Amazon coins to download five free apps. For those that don’t know, this equates to about $10 worth of credit which you can use to pick up the premium apps and/or games of your choice.

So what are the games? Nothing special: Food Network in the Kitchen, iHeart Radio, Strawberry Shortcake Bake Shop, Don’t step the white tile, and Dr. Panda’s Restaurant.

Now you might be thinking that only one or two of these apps (or none) seem remotely interesting. Honestly, that’s fine. You can still get all 1000 Amazon coins and yet never actually download anything. How’s that work? To put it simply, you head to Amazon and log-in. You then choose these five apps and “purchase” them (they are all free). You’ll instantly be awarded the coins, whether you actually decide to install them onto your device or not.

Pretty sweet deal really. The only catch here is that the promotion runs only until 5/31, so you’ll need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of this offer.

Update: While this was already an epic deal, it seems there might be a way to double your earning so to speak. After ‘purchasing’ the five free apps and getting your 1000 coins, a tipster by the name IO585 suggests that you should head over and buy Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas using your coins. Not only do you get an amazing premium game, downloading San Andreas brings you a bonus 2000 coins, and takes your total up to 2245 Amazon coins — a bit over $22 worth for free. Have you tried this out? Did it work for you? Let us know in the comments!

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