There’s no denying that building a formidable Hearthstone collection takes a large amount of either time or money. While, personally, I prefer to take full advantage of the free-to-play nature of the game, I don’t look down my nose at those who wish to spend their money purchasing Hearthstone Card Packs.
When buying Hearthstone card packs, however, it makes sense to maximize the value of your dollar. Utilizing Amazon Coins is a great way to do so. The savings especially begin to add up when purchasing a large amount of packs, such as during an expansion pre-order.
What are Amazon Coins?
Amazon Coins are Amazon’s proprietary currency used to purchase items in the Amazon Appstore. Frequently, Amazon has sales on Amazon Coins making it possible to get Hearthstone Packs at a reduced cost. Even the standard pricing of Amazon Coins boasts up to 25% savings on in-app items, such as Hearthstone card packs.
Amazon Coins Savings
Every 100 Amazon Coins are worth $1.00 that can be used to spend on apps, games, and in-app items. Put another way, each Amazon Coin essentially amounts to $0.01.
However, Amazon Coins do not always COST $1.00 for every 100 Amazon Coins. Because you can only spend Amazon Coins on or in Amazon apps, you get the coins at a discounted rate. Better yet, the more Amazon Coins you purchase at a time, the greater the savings on your dollar.
The table below shows the cost breakdown of the different coins denominations available from the Amazon Store and their cost, along with the savings in terms of US dollars and percent.
|Coins||Cost (USD)||Savings (US)||Savings (%)|
|Packs||Coins||Pack Cost (USD)||Pack Cost w/ Amazon Coins (USD)||Savings (USD)|
How do I Buy Amazon Coins?
Before you’re able to purchase in-game items with Amazon Coins you must first purchase coins to add them to your Amazon account’s balance. In order to do so, you’ll need three things:
- An Amazon account in an available region.
- A valid form of payment (either a credit card or Amazon gift card).
- A device with Hearthstone installed from the Amazon Appstore.
If you’re uncertain about the third point below, there’s no need to worry! This guide has steps to install the Amazon Appstore on the following devices/operating systems:
Where Can I Find My Amazon Coins?
When logged into Amazon.com, accumulated Amazon Coins can be monitored from within the Your Account page.
In the “More ways to pay” section, you’ll find an Amazon Coins link that displays your current Amazon Coin balance.
Additionally, the Transaction History contains a summary of all Spent, Earned, Bought, Claimed, and Expired Amazon Coins.
How Can I Buy Hearthstone Packs with Amazon Coins?
Depending on the device you’re using, the method for buying Hearthstone Packs with Amazon Coins varies. No matter which method you use to purchase the card packs, however, the packs will be added to your Hearthstone account once the sale is complete. This means you’ll be able to open the packs from ANY device, not just the one you use to purchase the packs. Doing so can save you the hassle of ripping through pack after pack on a mobile device of Android emulator.
Buy Hearthstone Packs with Amazon Coins on an Amazon Device
On devices using the Amazon Fire OS, such as the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (which is a cheap way to read and game on the go), spending Amazon Coins is a breeze. Simply make a purchase within the Hearthstone store and you’ll be prompted to determine your form of currency.
Choosing “Spend Amazon Coins” will subtract the cost of the item(s) from your Amazon Coins balance.
Buy Hearthstone Packs with Amazon Coins on an Android Device
If you own a device running the standard Android OS, you can spend your Amazon Coins so long as you download Hearthstone through the Amazon Appstore. To do so, simply go to amazon.com/androidapp on your Android Device and follow the instructions to install the Amazon Appstore application.
Once the Amazon Appstore is on your device, you’ll be able to install Hearthstone through the Amazon App Store. As a result, you’ll have the opportunity to make in-app purchases with your Amazon Coin balance in the Hearthstone store.
As with Fire OS devices, choosing “Spend Amazon Coins” will subtract the cost of the packs from your Amazon Coins balance rather than charging the amount to your credit card.
Please note that installing the Hearthstone application through the Amazon App Store may require you to uninstall the Hearthstone app installed via the standard Google Play Store.
Buy Hearthstone Packs with Amazon Coins on a PC
If you don’t own an Android Device, there’s no need to fret! You can still take advantage of the sweet deals available with Amazon Coins.
From your PC, you can download and install an Android emulator (such as BlueStacks). Once installed, you can open the emulator and go to amazon.com/androidapp to install the Amazon Appstore application.
Open the Amazon Appstore and search for Hearthstone. Installing the Hearthstone application through the Amazon Appstore will allow you to make payment with Amazon Coins.
Simply open the Hearthstone store, choose the item you want to purchase and select “Spend Amazon Coins” to spend Amazon Coins on your purchase.
Pro Tip: Android emulators, especially, run Hearthstone slowly. Once the packs are added to your collection, close out the emulator and open them on your computer.
Amazon Coins Limitations and Requirements
For most Hearthstone players, Amazon Coins are the best means of purchasing card packs. Doing so, however, requires that you are in an available region and have a valid purchase method. Before dropping a large amount of money on Amazon Coins, you’ll also want to pay attention to the conversions between Amazon Coins and Hearthstone Card Packs along with any local taxes on digital items.
Unfortunately, Amazon Coins are only available in certain regions, so be sure to confirm that you’re able to purchase Coins from your region’s Amazon Store.
Pro Tip: The availability of Amazon gift cards as a purchase method is another valuable facet of Amazon Coins. This allows Hearthstone players to take advantage of unused gift card and/or remaining balances to purchase Hearthstone card packs.
Amazon Coin Balance
In most situations, Amazon Coins offer a great deal for those looking to buy Hearthstone Card Packs. However, there are some circumstances in which the conversion from Amazon Coins to Hearthstone Packs and Taxes on Digits Goods leads to inefficient Amazon Coin balances.
Amazon Coin to Pack Conversions
While touted as a form of virtual currency, Amazon Coins, in reality, function more like an Amazon App Store exclusive gift card. As such, some of the purchase denominations combined with Hearthstone’s pack offerings sometimes leave awkward remaining balances. To avoid this, do some quick math to determine what you’re trying to purchase and how many coins you’ll need to do so (the tables above are helpful here). The 5,000 Amazon Coin bundle is the most popular option as it covers the full cost of an expansion pre-order.
Tax on Digital Goods
Additionally, some regions charge a tax on digital goods. This tax is included in the in-app purchase, so you’ll need to be aware of this before attempting to buy packs.
If you live somewhere that charges taxes on digital goods, you may need additional Amazon Coins to complete your purchase. It is always recommended that you do your own research and calculations to ensure that the Amazon Coins are going to save you money before purchasing any amount.