EDIT: It seems deal bucks are no longer working. You can still get $80 worth of Amazon Gift Cards for $30 by using these steps. Not all steps are necessary now.
Here's my detailed instructions on how to obtain $80 worth of Amazon Gift Cards for only $15. That's $3.75 per $20 Amazon Gift Card!
Let me first summarize the process. When you join Living Social you're given two completely different referral links. If you use the first referral link, anyone that joins under you will receive $5 in deal bucks instantly. The second referral link requires you to refer 3 additional users who must purchase this deal as well. If the 3 users purchase this deal YOUR deal is free. So in other words, you will only have to pay for the 3 additional accounts and not your first account. The goal is to now combine both of the referral links to allow you to purchase 4 $20 gift cards for $5 a piece and only pay for the last 3.
(1) Sign up to Living Social to create a dummy account. Don't worry about being refereed as you won't be making a purchase on this account. (2) Click "My Account > "deal bucks" > "Invite more Friends" > Scroll down and copy the referral link (3) Log out of your account. (4) Paste the referral link into your browser > Enter your eMail > Click Sign Up (Your account should have $5 in Deal bucks. I'll refer to this account as your main account.) (5) Make your first purchase on your main account for a total cost of $5 (6) Repeat step 2 and save your referral link somewhere such as notepad. I'll refer to this referral link as referral link 1. (7) Click "My Account > "buy more" > Scroll down and copy the referral link located in the bottom/middle of the page. I'll refer to this referral link as referral link 2. Save this link as well. (8) Log out of your account. (9) Paste referral link 1 into your browser. Enter your new eMail and press submit. (DO NOT SIGN UP YET) (10) Paste referral link 2 into your browser. Sign up now using the email entered in step 9. (11) Make a purchase for again just $5.
(12) Repeat step 8-11 two more times. (13) Log out of your account.
(14) Log into your main account and click "My Account > "buy more". To the left of your referral link you should see 4 little men in green that spell out FREE. This means your main account will receive the gift card for free and you will not be charged.
Congratulations... You now have purchased 4 $20 Amazon Gift Cards for only $15. You can repeat this process multiple times to purchase even more gift cards. This took a while to create! Please say thanks if it helped!
NOTE: (1) If you decide to purchase more than $80 worth of gift cards, you can use one of your 3 additional accounts as your new main account. (2) If you're using Gmail, there's a trick to using your 1 email address over and over again. Gmail ignores "periods" in your email. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org is the same as email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. (3) If you haven't already realized it, you're making a new account for each purchase. This bypasses the 1 purchase per account rule. (4) Living Social will place a pending charge of $10 on your bank account, but it will expire to only $5 before completely processing.
got stuck after step 5. it doesn't say sign up it says "send me daily deals" I clicked that but haven't received any email yet to the secondary accounts. suggestions?
Which is hardly their problem, if they mentioned "1 per account" from the get-go
You make a good point. If a site updates their terms, the wording on the previous term would have to be honored. So, if it went from one per account vs one per person, I could see it being okay to create multiple accounts to buy one Amazon GC per LivingSocial account. One per person is more clear.
Whether someone saved a screenshot with a time they can verify is another matter...
Because we adore you so very much, whenever you purchase a deal, we'll provide you with a referral link that you can send to your friends, telling them about the great deal you just purchased. If three of your friends purchase the deal by using your referral link… wait for it… your deal is free!
Here's how it works:
Purchase one of our stellar deals and become the envy of all.
Then, take the referral link we provide to you via email (or from logging into your LivingSocial account) and forward it to your friends
Now, if three of your pals purchase the deal by using your referral link, your deal is FREE! (You’re welcome.)
Too good to be true? Nope, there’s no catch, really! But you must buy the deal first, and then get three separate individuals to 'each' purchase the deal through your referral link. If that happens, yours is free! Just remember, your friends must purchase their deal through the referral link that you send them. Otherwise, their purchases won’t count towards your free deal.
P.S. Purchasing three deals yourself will not give you an additional deal free. Don’t try and be sneaky, we’ll know!
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