Get a $20 Amazon gift card for $10

With a quick sign-up for the free LivingSocial deal-of-the-day service, you can score 20 bucks' worth of Amazon merchandise for just $10. Today only!

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Here's a rare chance to score a $20 Amazon gift card for just $10.
Here's a rare chance to score a $20 Amazon gift card for just $10. LivingSocial

Planning to buy something from Amazon, either now or in the future? Here's a deal you shouldn't pass up.

Today only, local-deal site LivingSocial is offering a $20 Amazon gift card for just $10. (Nepotism alert: that's my referral link. If you'd rather not use it for some reason, just head to the LivingSocial home page.)

If you're new to LivingSocial, signing up requires only an e-mail address and your choice of the closest local city. Although the default city is Washington, D.C., don't worry: the Amazon gift card is available to anyone living anywhere (within the U.S., that is).

So here's how it works: you pay your $10, then you receive a code via e-mail that's good for $20 at Amazon. You can use it for anything Amazon sells, and the gift card never expires. The only real catch is that you're limited to one. (And that's definitely a catch, because I'd probably buy 10!)

Like Groupon, one of my new favorite sites, LivingSocial offers just one deal per day. This particular deal has already been purchased nearly 450,000 times (as of noon, ET). I'm not sure if Amazon has limited the number of gift cards LivingSocial can sell, but I would definitely advise you to grab this fast if you're interested. Either the clock will get you or a "limited supply" will.

Bonus deal: If you're willing to take a risk on an unknown (to me, anyway) company, Ice Monkey has a refurbished 4GB SanDisk Sansa Clip Plus MP3 player for just $21.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've seen on the 4GB model.