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25/05/2021 - 

How to use your Amazon gift card

An Amazon gift card is great to give and receive. However, if it’s your first time, you may have some questions about using it. Here’s a quick guide to all you need to know about your Amazon UK gift card.

Can you use your Amazon UK gift card internationally?

Amazon gift cards are region-specific. This means that if you buy an Amazon UK voucher, you can only spend it on Amazon.co.uk.

This isn’t a problem if you’re based in the UK yourself. However, if you want to make a gift to someone elsewhere, it’s more practical to buy them an Amazon gift card for their local Amazon shop - e.g. you can easily buy Amazon.es, Amazon.de, Amazon.com or Amazon.fr gift cards online.

How to redeem your Amazon gift card

How to use Amazon gift card
In order to redeem your Amazon gift card, you need to have an account in the Amazon shop it’s for. Have one? Then follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on ‘Account & Lists’ at the top of the page, and then select ‘Your Account’.
  3. Click on ‘Gift Cards’ and choose ‘Redeem a Gift Card’.
  4. Enter your gift card code, and click on ‘Apply to your balance’.

Done! Now your gift card is added to your account. Its balance will be used first when making a purchase. You don’t have to use up your gift card balance in one go. It’s valid for 10 years and you can use it multiple times until it runs out. After that, you’ll need to use your usual payment method.

How to check your Amazon gift card balance

To check your remaining balance on desktop, log in to your Amazon account and go to ‘Accounts & Lists’ >> ‘Your Account’ >> ‘Gift Cards’. Your current balance will be displayed on the screen.

On mobile, tap ‘Account’ >> ‘Your Account’ >> ‘Manage gift card balance’. You’ll directly see how much you have left to spend on your local Amazon shop.

Can I use a gift card to pay for Amazon Prime?

Unfortunately, not in Europe. On Amazon.com in the United States, it’s possible by gifting yourself a Prime gift card, and paying for it with your Amazon gift card balance. In case you already have a Prime membership, you’d have to stop your auto-renew, wait for your membership to expire, and then restart it again by using your gift card balance. When and if this option will be available on other Amazon shops worldwide, remains unclear.

How to send an Amazon gift card

If you’re ready to make someone happy with access to great Flash sales, Prime offers, or an Amazon Prime subscription (for the US), start by selecting the relevant Amazon gift card for them:

Buying takes seconds and you’ll have the gift card code in your inbox immediately. You can forward it directly to the recipient, or for an extra personal touch, add it to a digital or physical greeting card, along with your personal message.

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