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Get $12 Amazon Credit for Backing Up Your Photos [YMMV]

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Sep 18, 2020
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[Amazon.ca] Get $12 Amazon Credit for Backing Up Your Photos [YMMV]

1. Download the app (Windows/iOS/Android)
2. Turn on Auto-save to automatically back up photos
3. Within 7 days, you'll receive an email with the $12 Amazon credit.

4. (Optional) Disable auto-save if you don't care to use it

*Terms to note*
  • YMMV: only for those who actually received this email
  • Offer applies on orders $30 or more, sold by Amazon.ca
  • Not available to trial members
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Oct 1, 2020
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out of all the mega corps, I feel the least need to give my photos to bald head space cowboy wannabe man child sore loser
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May 13, 2005
1791 posts
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Toronto
I love the Amazon Photos backup. True unlimited and you can add family members for them to upload unlimited,

I wish their paid upgraded video storage was sharable though.
Newbie
Mar 29, 2010
17 posts
8 upvotes
Toronto
Seems they want everyone to upload all their personal photos to their cloud to help them analyze the data and sell it again. No thanks. I’ll keep it in physical backup or my own local network.
Newbie
Oct 17, 2018
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if we delete the pics after uploading, will they be deleted forever or will it be stored in some cloud storage?
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Feb 24, 2018
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EmpressLisaSu wrote: out of all the mega corps, I feel the least need to give my photos to bald head space cowboy wannabe man child sore loser
I agree, but I find Bezos and Musk both hilarious, amusing, and strangely motivating.

I don't do cloud picture backup, unless it's inventory pictures for work.

I also don't take many pictures generally.
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Sep 28, 2010
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puthiawan wrote: Seems they want everyone to upload all their personal photos to their cloud to help them analyze the data and sell it again. No thanks. I’ll keep it in physical backup or my own local network.
Yup. When trying to train their AI, they need data inputs. The more the better. They might have to pay to acquire so much data or they can ask people to just give them them all of their data for free and convince them they are doing them the favour.

Google and Facebook do the same. No reason to expect Amazon to be different.
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Jr. Member
Sep 18, 2020
143 posts
319 upvotes
I'm surprised this wasn't as popular as I expected. People have issues with Amazon having their data, but isn't this also how Rakuten and other cashback services make money? Don't they use your spending history and habits to create a profile of you as a spender to improve targeted ads?

I don't mean this to be a criticism for those who choose not to partake in this deal. To each their own. I just have never understood people's desire to protect this kind of data when a lot of services we often use probably already do so.
Sr. Member
Jun 18, 2017
546 posts
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I backed up all my photos to a USB drive. Took a picture of a tree. Activated the service, uploaded the tree, got credit next day. Spent the credit, got my package and disabled auto upload and deleted app.
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Dec 31, 2013
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Homer001 wrote: I backed up all my photos to a USB drive. Took a picture of a tree. Activated the service, uploaded the tree, got credit next day. Spent the credit, got my package and disabled auto upload and deleted app.
Was thinking the same thing, haha! They don't specify how many photos and which device etc
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Feb 19, 2010
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YYC
Just wondering with cloud photo backup.. Can Amazon, google etc have access to your pictures and can view them anytime or it’s complete privacy?
Member
Oct 18, 2017
378 posts
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New Brunswick
Homer001 wrote: I backed up all my photos to a USB drive. Took a picture of a tree. Activated the service, uploaded the tree, got credit next day. Spent the credit, got my package and disabled auto upload and deleted app.
Was it a nice tree?
Sr. Member
Jun 18, 2017
546 posts
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tmonies wrote: Was thinking the same thing, haha! They don't specify how many photos and which device etc
My email said atleast 1. So I have them one. Haha
Deal Addict
Feb 22, 2009
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Whitby
Bye bye privacy. Trusting Amazon with your personal photos.
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Feb 17, 2011
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Toronto
So they're straight up paying people for their data? not even hiding it anymore eh...

Do yourself a favor, buy a couple external drives. or even better create your own nas, setup a vpn and boom you have your own cloud.
Newbie
May 8, 2017
63 posts
25 upvotes
JustinK29893 wrote: I'm surprised this wasn't as popular as I expected. People have issues with Amazon having their data, but isn't this also how Rakuten and other cashback services make money? Don't they use your spending history and habits to create a profile of you as a spender to improve targeted ads?

I don't mean this to be a criticism for those who choose not to partake in this deal. To each their own. I just have never understood people's desire to protect this kind of data when a lot of services we often use probably already do so.
Assumptions based on preconceived notions (to indeterminate degree of accuracy). Privacy and big tech hate is all the rage now.

Realistically cloud is reliable and accessible since Amazon is probably not going anywhere, but if you don't want your photos to be online so be it. Yes there is hypocrisy as you've pointed out, nothing new though as reputation preceeds itself.

If I get such email, I'd just upload something lying around for convenience since I'm not paying for lots of storage.
Sr. Member
Apr 1, 2013
830 posts
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Fredericton
nuwan32 wrote: So they're straight up paying people for their data? not even hiding it anymore eh...

Do yourself a favor, buy a couple external drives. or even better create your own nas, setup a vpn and boom you have your own cloud.
The average person doesn't have time to do that.

And it's not going to be redundant. If your house burns down you've lost all your pictures.

I work in IT. I'm an AWS cloud architect. I run a NAS with a VPN. I still use Amazon Photos.
Jr. Member
May 9, 2020
129 posts
386 upvotes
If I create a dummy profile on my computer with the only pictures being Evil Bezos memes, I would still get the $12 no?
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Apr 8, 2021
106 posts
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Montreal
PurpleRecess wrote: if we delete the pics after uploading, will they be deleted forever or will it be stored in some cloud storage?
When files are deleted, they are deleted* forever.


* deleted is defined as “unattributed to your public profile”. Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes
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