How to Get Free Gems in Clash of Clans?

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Finding gems can be frustrating. Don’t worry. It’s time to get some free gems in Clash of Clans. You need gems for many reasons in the game – finishing upgrades, getting builders, boosting your collectors and your barracks.

I’m going to tell you how you can get thousands of gems for free. Now, I’m going to reveal two methods. First, by earning gift cards, and second, by doing little hacks within the game.

Most of us don’t have money to spend on buying gems. But you can certainly buy them using gift cards. How? It’s simple. Just keep reading.

How Can You Get Free Gems?

As I said, I’m going to show you two easy methods. It’s simple and easy. You can either buy gems using gift cards or you can just earn free gems.

There are achievements you can complete to receive rewards. Wait. Let me just tell you the methods.

Let’s get into it.

Method 1: Earn Gift Cards









One of the simplest ways of getting thousands of gems is buying them. Now, we don’t want to use our own money to purchase them. This is where reward apps come into place.

There are tons of apps for both iPhone and Android users such as AppBounty and a few more. These apps are very handy for getting $5, $10, up to $50 gift cards.

Now, you might think… How do I get them for free?

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Well, in those reward apps, you need to earn points which can be redeemed in various ways. You have to redeem your Google Play Store gift card or your App Store gift cards. Now, how many points do you need? Well, this depends on the app you’re using.

How to earn points?

I understand you earn points which you convert to gift cards. But how do you earn enough points to redeem? It’s simple.

You can complete offers such as installing and trying different apps, completing surveys, watching short video ads, doing small offers, etc. These are the common types of task you will have to do to earn points.

Another great way is through the referral program of the app you’re using. This means, if someone joins the app using your referral link or ID, you will receive free points. Most apps give you as well as your referral free points!

Here are my favorite reward apps:

  • CheckPoints
  • AppBounty
  • FreeMyApps
  • FeaturePoints
  • RewardBox
  • AppNana
  • AppTrailers

How to redeem the gift cards?

Here’s how you can redeem your Play Store and iTunes gift cards so that you can do the in-app purchase.

For Google Play Store users:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Menu Redeem.
  3. Enter your code.
  4. Tap Redeem.

For App Store users:

  1. App Store app on your device:
  2. Select the Featured tab on the bottom menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the features apps and you will see a Redeem icon.
  4. Click on Redeem.
  5. Type in the promo code or iTunes gift card number in the text field and click redeem in the top right corner.

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Method 2: The “Gem” Strategy








Now, comes the easy-peasy gem strategy which you might be using. You don’t need to download another reward app, complete offers or do anything of that sort.

You can earn thousands of free COC gems from the game itself. In fact, our friend at Clashroid has used this tactic to get his 5th builder for free. This means, he just earned over 3500 gems, without buying a single gem.

If you do certain things in the game, you will receive gems and other rewards. Here’s how you can get free-free gems!

Complete Achievements

There are lots of achievements you can complete in the game which gives you XP points and gems as reward. For instance, if you get 3000 trophies in your Builder Base, you will literally get 1000 free gems!

Sounds too good to be true? Haha.

Remove Obstacles

You can remove trees, bushes, trunks to get up to 5 gems at a time. For instance, if you remove all your obstacles, you will have enough gems for your third builder.

All you have to do is remove all the obstacles from both your village and Builder Base. You will get another 250-500 gems for free!

You also get weekly gem boxes which contain 25 gems. But make sure there’s space for the gem box to spawn.

Play Clan Games

Every two weeks, there are Clan Games which mean “reward season”! If you join an active clan and they play Clan Games regularly, you can earn a lot of rewards.

The thing is you have the choice on which reward you want. You can choose from 4 different rewards, and every Clan Games, you can get up to 60 free gems, which is good enough.

I don’t take gems because that’s not a clever thing to do. I’ll rather take Dark Elixir if needed.


These are the two easy methods to get free gems in Clash of Clans. Remember, you won’t receive as many offers if you’re in Asia. So, here’s a pro tip for you – use a US VPN. You will be able to earn more points this way.

Once you have enough points, you can get your gift card which you can redeem. You know? I even sold some, easy money.

If you don’t need thousands of gems, you can use method 2 which is earning gems in the game, such as completing achievements, removing obstacles and so on.

That’s all about free gems! Let me know in the comments if you have any other way of getting free COC gems.