Got a physical or digital Amazon gift card? Great. To use the card, you will have to redeem it in your Amazon account. You can perform the redemption process on both your desktop and mobile devices. We’ll show you how.
How Gift Card Redemption Works
When you redeem a gift card, Amazon adds the full value of your card to your account. You can then use these funds to buy eligible items on the site, according to HowtoGeek.
You can’t buy other Amazon gift cards with your gift card money, though you are allowed to purchase some third-party gift cards for other stores.
You won’t be able to transfer the gift card funds to other Amazon accounts, and these funds can’t be exchanged for cash, either. However, there are third-party markets for gift cards if you’re serious about not shopping on Amazon.
Ways to Redeem an Amazon Gift Card
There are two ways to redeem a gift card in your Amazon account, according to Business Insider.
The first way is to add your gift card’s balance to your account, and then use that balance to buy items. With this method, if you are not ready to buy anything right away, you can keep the gift card funds in your account.
The second way is to add the items you want to buy to your Amazon cart, reach the checkout page, and redeem your gift card on that page.
If your item total is higher than the gift card amount, the remaining amount will be charged to your default payment method.
We’ll show you the first way of redeeming an Amazon gift card. Also, note that both physical and digital gift cards are redeemed the same way; there are no differences, according to iPhoneLife.
Find the Amazon Gift Card Claim Code
To redeem an Amazon gift card, you will need your gift card’s claim code. This code is clearly visible on your physical or digital gift card. You will enter this code on the Amazon website or the Amazon mobile app to add the card’s value to your account.
A claim code usually looks something like this: ABCD-1234-MAAP-8998.
Redeem the Amazon Gift Card
Once you find the claim code, use either the Amazon website or the Amazon mobile app to redeem the card. You only have to use one of these two methods, according to Amazon.
If you use a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, access the Amazon website to add your gift card to your account. To get started, first, open a web browser on your computer and launch the Amazon site. Sign in to your account on the site.
In Amazon’s top-right corner, hover your cursor over the “Account & Lists” menu. This will display a submenu. From the submenu, select “Account.”
A “Your Account” page will open. Here, click “Gift Cards.” You will see your current gift card balance. To add your new card’s value to this balance, click the “Redeem a Gift Card” button.
Amazon will open a “Redeem a Gift Card” page. Here, click the text field and type your gift card’s claim code. Then click “Apply to Your Balance.” Amazon will validate your card and add its value to your total gift card balance.
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