There’s going to be a lot of app sales running in the coming days as developers get in the holiday spirit and try to get owners of newly-gifted hardware to download their wares. Amazon wants to help Android users fill up their existing and new devices, announcing that it will give a $5 credit for its Amazon Appstore to anyone that downloads an app or game using the latest version of the Appstore from now through Dec. 28. The credit can be used for an app, game or in-app purchase.
If you’re interested in snagging that $5 credit (and really, why wouldn’t you be?) but don’t have your eyes on any particular app, it’s worth noting that several devs have slashed the prices of their apps in celebration of the season. EA, Sega and Gameloft have all discounted their apps in Amazon’s Appstore, and the online retailer says that on Dec. 26, it will knock the price of the Office Suite Pro 7 from $14.99 down to just $0.99.
So what happens after you’ve used up your $5 credit? Well, I can tell you that that doesn’t mean that you have to stop downloading. On Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, Amazon will offer two Free App of the Day bundles that pack in several different apps that offer savings of over $50. That’s in addition to the usual Free App of the Day deal that Amazon typically offers. Here’s what the online retailer will be giving away in the coming days:
- December 23 — Draw a Stickman: EPIC
- December 24 — Piano Master Christmas Special
- December 25 — Angry Birds Star Wars II
- December 26 — Where’s my Perry?
- December 27 — Quell Memento
- December 28 — Doodle Farm
With the free app bundles and the free daily apps, there should be plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained without dropping a penny. And hey, with that free $5 Amazon Appstore credit, you can even treat yourself to a nice paid app for being so awesome this year. If you’re done with reading and ready to start shopping, hit up the Amazon Appstore link below and get to downloading.