You probably try to avoid the banner ads on Fire TV devices, but there’s one right now that will instantly earn you a $5 Prime Video credit for simply watching a 15-second video ad. The banner ad is for a Lincoln SUV and it is being shown to select Fire TV customers. Here is how to find the ad and earn your free credit.
The banner ad you’re looking for will appear on the first or second row below the navigation menu on your Fire TV’s home screen. If you don’t see it immediately, which you likely won’t, you can navigate away from the home screen for about 2 seconds and then return to the home screen for a new banner ad to load. Keep navigating away, such as to the Live tab, for a couple of seconds and returning home over and over until you see the Lincoln banner ad shown above. If the banner ad isn’t changing, or if you’re not seeing a banner ad at all, it’s probably because you’re returning to the home screen too quickly. You have to leave for at least 2 seconds for the banner ad to change. Restarting your Fire TV once might also help the banner ads start to show up.
There is also an ad for the movie Interstellar presented by Lincoln that can appear at the top of the home screen and a screensaver ad for Lincoln that appears while your screensaver is active. Both of these additional ads will also take you to the reward screen mentioned below.
Once the Lincoln banner ad appears, scroll down and select it.
Once you select the ad, a full-screen Lincoln ad will load. On that new screen, press up to navigate to the “Prime Video & Rewards” tab along the top of the screen. Once on the reward screen, select the first video that says “Watch video to receive $5…” on the thumbnail image.
A 15-second video ad will play and you’ll be taken to a screen congratulating you for earning $5 in Prime Video credit. An email with a link to claim your reward should arrive instantly after seeing the congratulations screen. The $5 credit you earn must be spent by October 1, 2022 11:59 p.m. PT. A good place to start spending your $5 video credit is the Prime Video Deals page and the list of movies on sale for $4.99 or less.