I was pretty excited when I visited Amazon today to get this notice:
Since I have a Kindle Fire, I have 500 coins, equilivent to $5 to spend on apps and games! YAY! I was looking to see how to use them and looks like when you are on the app that you want, you’ll see this box to spend your coins:
Amazon Coins is a new virtual currency for U.S. customers to purchase Kindle Fire-compatible apps, games, and in-app items.
Amazon Coins are supported on Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7″, Kindle Fire HD 8.9″, and on the Amazon Appstore on Amazon.com. If you own a Kindle Fire 1st Generation, you can use your Coins on the Amazon Appstore on Amazon.com, and then download your purchase using the Cloud tab on your Kindle Fire.
You can buy an Amazon Coins bundle at a discount from the Appstore on your compatible Kindle Fire, from the Amazon Appstore on Amazon.com, or from the How do I use coins? link on the detail age of any eligible item. For more information, go to Buy Amazon Coins.