For some time now, in the mobile app of AliExpress there has been a section called “coins and coupons” and another one called “freebies” on which there is usually not much information. After receiving several questions about them, we have decided to create this definitive guide where we will explain how they work and if they are worth using.
Coins and coupons
To enter the coins section, you will have to access the AliExpress application and search for the section called “coins and coupons”. This section is only available in the AliExpress mobile app, and within it we will find everything related to coins: how to get them and how to exchange them for coupons or products. It's quite interesting if we know how it works.
How to get coins
When you log in, you will see a coin-shaped icon at the top. If we click on it, we will get coins. On the first day they will only give us 1 coin but they will increase until the eighth day and later they give us 16 coins. But there are also other ways to get coins, as we tell you below.
How do I get more chances to win freebies? Daily Missions
If you want to have more chances to win freebies you will need more coins, and we can get them through daily tasks. They are very simple missions, currently there are these 3:
- Leave a comment on the rating of a freebie, we will get 2 coins.
- Share a purchase made, we will get 3 coins.
- Exchange the coins for coupons or products, we will get 3 coins.
As you can see they are simple tasks. It is possible that in a few weeks they will change them, but, for now, all you have to do is click on the icon of each mission and the application itself will explain how to complete them.
Plant a coin tree
This is one of the games that we will find inside the section of coins and coupons. It's about planting a tree and watering it every day. We can water it with the free drops of water they give us every day and also paying extra coins for the tree to grow faster. As it grows it will bear fruit, which in this case are rewards: coins and coupons.
The truth is that it is a rather slow game because at best we can get about thirty points each day, and the tree dies at a thousand points, but it is quite entertaining and prizes are assured.
Although this is one of the games that AliExpress usually puts on during sales and promotions like the 11.11, it looks like this game is going to stay a little longer in the app. All you have to do is shake the mobile and make the character get the right look, that is, ensure all the pieces are the same color. If we get it right, we'll win some coins that can vary depending on the animal it is.
What are the coins for?
Coins can be exchanged for a variety of interesting gifts that will help us save when buying in AliExpress. Gifts are basically coupons and items (free or with a certain discount thanks to the coins).
Canjear las monedas por cupones
For me the best thing about getting coins is being able to exchange them for coupons. We can get two types of coupons: AliExpress coupons, which apply to any purchase of AliExpress from a certain amount, or seller coupons, which will only are useful in certain AliExpress stores.
The first, the AliExpress coupons, are the most difficult to obtain, as they are highly sought after by the buyers of the site, although they are renewed every hour. We will be able to get coupons of 1, 3 or 8 dollars, and we will be able to be apply them in any purchase of AliExpress (of one or several sellers) when we reach a certain minimum amount. In this summary table below you can see the conditions.
The second coupons, the seller coupons, are much easier to get, and are a good way to save, as the minimum purchase amount is usually very low. In the section on coins and coupons you can see all the shops that offer coupons and the amount of coins you need to get the coupon.
Exchanging coins for items
Another option is to exchange coins for items, paying $0.01 or getting a small discount when spending coins. Free items are almost impossible to get, and are renewed daily at 00.00h PST. However, discounted items are much easier to get, although the variety of items is very limited. Like almost free products, they are also renewed daily.
Freebies and reviews
The freebies section, quite recent in AliExpress, is another one that we received quite a lot of queries. It’s quite simple, we just have to access and select the products we would like to receive for $0.01 instead of its original price. We will only be able to choose 2 products per day. Then, we only have to wait and if we have been selected, then pay $0.01, and review the product when it arrives.
Undoubtedly, it is quite difficult to get the freebies because a lot of people ask for them, but you don’t lose anything by trying, as it is completely free and very fast.
Other tips to continue saving on AliExpress
Finally, remember that in our blog you will find a section called “How to”, where you can find many tips to buy safely in AliExpress, as well as our definitive guide on AliExpress, a highly recommended article if you are starting to buy on this Chinese online shopping page.
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