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#1 Saix_XIII

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:57 AM

This was mentioned in the Android thread, but I felt it deserves its own thread.

 

If you got in on the $5 and/or $3 or other offers for free amazon android credit/coins this is an awesome deal.

 

None of my devices are compatible with this game, but it was an easy purchase. Use $7 in credit and get $20 back.

 

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#2 kickrockz713

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:03 AM

What is Amazon coins? Lol, I have no idea what that stuff is. I got in on those two deals, so I might jump on this depending on what coins are.

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#3 Saix_XIII

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:04 AM

What is Amazon coins? Lol, I have no idea what that stuff is. I got in on those two deals, so I might jump on this depending on what coins are.

1 coin = .01 for use on amazon apps.

 

So 2000 coins =$20. They expire in one year though. Still a great deal.

 

Basically you are turning $7 in Amazon app "cash" into $20 in Amazon app "coins".


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

1 coin = .01 for use on amazon apps.
 
So 2000 coins =$20. They expire in one year though. Still a great deal.
 
Basically you are turning $7 in Amazon app "cash" into $20 in Amazon app "coins".

Thanks, I'm in for some coins.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:07 AM

None of my devices are compatible with this game, but it was an easy purchase.

Yeah, noticed my device was not compatible either for some reason and it is a nexus 7 which I would expect to work. I think it may be one of those Kindle optimized apps and is not listed as being so.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:07 AM

Yeah, noticed my device was not compatible either for some reason and it is a nexus 7 which I would expect to work. I think it may be one of those Kindle optimized versions and is not listed as being so.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:08 AM

Yeah, noticed my device was not compatible either for some reason and it is a nexus 7 which I would expect to work. I think it may be one of those Kindle optimized apps and is not listed as being so.

Mine is a Moto G and won't work either. So it's a possibility, but I don't care. I bought it to get a free $13...


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:09 AM

Double post sorry>~

#9 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:09 AM

Insanely awesome deal.  If anyone got in on the deals I posted the other day that's even better.

 

Have $35 in free appstore credit now. :whee:

 

See that it works with controllers too so now I need to see if the DS3 can sync up to the HDX.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:14 AM

When I upgrade from this Galaxy Tab 2, I'll have me a game waiting lol. Wasn't compatible, but free money is better especially since I have this on my 360.

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#11 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:18 AM

They expire in one year though. Still a great deal.

 

The Appstore promo credits are often just a month or two though so that's still a win.  Like some of the free credits lately expire pretty soon.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

Thanks. Even though my S4 can't play it, turning 2$ into 20$ is a no brainer (Had 5$ from the other nights promo)


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#13 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:30 AM

Thanks. Even though my S4 can't play it, turning 2$ into 20$ is a no brainer (Had 5$ from the other nights promo)

 

Should have spent that $1 MP3 credit to get the other $3 Appstore credit that night too. ;)


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:32 AM

The Appstore promo credits are often just a month or two though so that's still a win.  Like some of the free credits lately expire pretty soon.

Is there a way to tell when coins expire? Does Amazon notify you ahead of time at all?



#15 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:37 AM

Is there a way to tell when coins expire? Does Amazon notify you ahead of time at all?

 

No on both counts I think.  I really hate that with a lot of their stuff.  Like they do all these promotional credits with various expiration dates and restrictions and then just throw them in your account with no way to tell what anything is.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:54 AM

After looking a bit, the Amazon App Store has a pretty shitty game collection. Would love to get Final Fantasy, but apparently they only have IV. And Crystal Defenders looks like crap on the S4. Guess I'll be sitting on these coins for a while


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:22 AM

argh, I have 800 coins and can not buy this app... stupid incredible 2, why can't you be smarter!!


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#18 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:36 AM

argh, I have 800 coins and can not buy this app... stupid incredible 2, why can't you be smarter!!


Not having a compatible device has never stopped me from buying anything from them.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 11:45 AM

Not having a compatible device has never stopped me from buying anything from them.

Wow, I feel sheepish.  I just assumed I couldn't buy it since I didnt have a compatible device.  Bought, and thanks!  Now time to find the posts you made about the other freebies.

 

On a related note, anyone else have a phone with voice and text only (like me)?  I noticed recently that my amazon apps all require me to have an internet connection or else it will force close.  Anyone notice this lately?


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:48 PM

used the  5 buck amazon app store credit i had  and  2 bucks  in credit i had lying around and  100 coins

 

not bad turning them into 2,000 coins.

 

Thanks  OP

 

was about to waste those 500 coins last night    now got  2200 coins 


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

I can't fathom how playing a GTA game on a cellphone would be fun. With the touchscreen and all it just sounds like it would be annoying. Even on a tablet I just don't see how it wouldn't be annoying.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:31 PM

Ok, I have 250 coins and I have that $5 voucher from Amazon local. How exactly do I spend it though?

It says it will be automatically applied but it doesn't say anywhere in the app that it will be. I'm set up to buy coins in my Amazon App store app on my phone, but it doesn't say anywhere whether it will use the coupon or not.

Edit: I bought the coins and they charged my gift card and did not use my voucher.

Edit again: Ok, I figured it out. The discount was automatically applied to the coin price. I had no idea that would work quite like that, and the option to buy with coins didn't show up until I purchased the extra ones (even though they only charged me 199).



#23 Kitoro

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:37 PM

So if I buy it with coins, will I still get the 2000 coins?

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:30 PM

So if I buy it with coins, will I still get the 2000 coins?

I just did.  So I exchanged coins for more, newer coins.

Win/Win!



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:44 PM

Note that this goes to June 11.


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:45 PM

On a related note, anyone else have a phone with voice and text only (like me)?  I noticed recently that my amazon apps all require me to have an internet connection or else it will force close.  Anyone notice this lately?

I have a Samsung Seek with voice and text only and does not run internet/apps. Does that make me the CAG with the oldest cell phone?

 

I can't fathom how playing a GTA game on a cellphone would be fun. With the touchscreen and all it just sounds like it would be annoying. Even on a tablet I just don't see how it wouldn't be annoying.

Don't know how to improve it for smartphones, but they sell bluetooth controllers so it's easier to play on tablets (even better if you can connect it to the TV via second screen or mini HDMI). Not sure which is a good one though. I heard you can use a PS3 controller on it, but I believe you have to root it which I don't want to do.

 

 

Most of my apps were obtained through Google Play so I don't know what I would use those 2000 coins on - aside from SwiftKey for 300. Suggestions?


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:16 PM

This was mentioned in the Android thread, but I felt it deserves its own thread.

 

If you got in on the $5 and/or $3 or other offers for free amazon android credit/coins this is an awesome deal.

 

None of my devices are compatible with this game, but it was an easy purchase. Use $7 in credit and get $20 back.

 

http://www.amazon.co...andreas android

stupid question how come it shows no devices supported but when I got to google play it shows that my device is compatable with it..



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#28 LordVila

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

For some reason when I bought it I was given an additional 500 coins so now I have 2500 coins and $1.01 in app store credit.


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#29 dreamer131313

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

stupid question how come it shows no devices supported but when I got to google play it shows that my device is compatable with it..

amazon designed some the apps as optimized for kindles and are coded as kindle tablet editions which is what the grand theft auto game might be

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

Seems like Google Play has better apps anyway. Wish there was a similar program to get Google Play funds.

 

Searching through the Amazon app store on my Asus tablet, the only GTA game on there is Vice City. Yet Google Play has GTA 3 and San Andreas with no Vice City. 


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