Today I'm going to show you how to redeem
an Amazon gift card on your account and to use it to order things
from Amazon. Let's unbox that. Now, there are three types of amazon gift cards:
the regular physical cards, print at home cards, and e-gift cards. Physical gift cards and print
at home gift cards are redeemed the same way, you have to manually redeem them on your account,
while e-gift cards are sent to your email or phone and you redeem them simply by clicking the link
in the email or text. So let me show you how to redeem a physical gift card. Step one. If
you didn't already know Amazon gift cards look like plastic credit cards and you can buy
them on Amazon and ship them to someone, or you can buy them from various physical stores. So if
you've got one of those store-bought cards that looks like this, just remember to open this paper
packaging to find the actual gift card inside. Some people mistake this packaging for the card.
Step two. The front of the card will usually show the value of the card, but to redeem it
what you're looking for is the claim code on the back of the card.
So look for where it says
something like "to redeem enter this claim code". The code may be hidden by either a peel away or
scratch off covering, so gently peel off or use a coin to scratch off this covering to reveal the
code. The claim code will be a 14 or 15 character long combination of numbers and letters. Step 3.
Now you'll need to go to the gift card balance page on your Amazon account. I'll put a link that
takes you to this page in the description below, or watch until the end if you want me to show
you how to get to go there yourself. Anyway, before you get to this page you might be asked
to sign in to your amazon account if you're not signed in already.
Before you do that here are two
important things to keep in mind. First, Amazon gift cards are site specific. In other words an
Amazon.com gift card only works on Amazon.com, while an Amazon.ca card only works on Amazon.ca
etc. So if you've got an Amazon.co.uk card, for example, then don't try to redeem it on
Amazon.com. It won't work. You can only redeem it on Amazon.com. So make sure you go to the right
Amazon website and sign in there to redeem your card.
The second thing to keep in mind is if you
have more than one Amazon account make sure you sign in to the right account and redeem your gift
card on that account. For example, you might have one account for your regular physical shopping and
another account for your Kindle devices, ebooks, movies and other digital orders. So if you intend
to use the gift card to buy Kindle books then make sure you sign into that account where your Kindle
devices are registered and not the other one. Remember, once you redeem a card onto the wrong
account it can't be unredeemed.
Step four. When you get to the gift card balance page click on
"redeem a gift card" here or here. Now on the next page simply enter your claim code in the space
provided. You just need to type in the numbers and letters, so leave out the dashes or spaces.
When you're done click on "apply to your balance". You should then get a confirmation message
saying that the gift card amount has been added to your gift card balance, and below that
you'll see what your new gift card balance is. You're now ready to go shopping. Now when it
comes to using your gift card when placing an order you actually don't have to do anything more.
It's already added to your gift card balance. So if you go through the checkout and
get to the "select payment method page" you might notice a section about gift cards. Don't
worry about this, you don't have to add your gift card again.
You only need to click on "enter a
gift card" if you didn't already redeem your card like i just showed you, and by the way, if you
don't want to use your gift card balance for this particular order then there'll be an option to
unselect it as a payment method. Anyway, on this page just select your credit card or debit card
and proceed through the checkout until you get to the last page where you review your order. You'll
notice there's an option again to add a gift card or voucher. Once again you can ignore this. If you
look at the order summary on the right hand side you should see your gift card balance
automatically subtracted from the order total to give you a reduced payment total. That is the
amount that will be charged to your credit card. In other words, if the order total is a hundred
dollars and you have a thirty dollar gift card balance then the payment total will be seventy
dollars, which will be charged to your credit card, or to give you another example, if the
order total is twenty dollars and you have a thirty dollar gift card balance then twenty
dollars will come off your gift card balance and the payment total will be zero.
words, your credit card won't be charged. Then once you complete the order your new gift
card balance will be ten dollars: that is, thirty dollars minus twenty dollars. Just remember
Amazon automatically takes the order amount from your gift card balance first and then they take
any remaining balance from your credit card. Okay, so as promised let me show you how to
get to the "your gift card balance" page. On the Amazon website hover your mouse over "hello,
accounts and lists" and then from the drop down menu click on "account" or just click directly
on "hello, accounts and lists". On the next page simply click on "gift cards" and that takes you
to the "gift card balance" page. If you have any questions about redeeming your gift card or any
problems doing that then leave a comment below so we can try to help. And if you'd like to see more
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