How to Redeem an Amazon Gift Card – Step By Step

In this guide, I will show you how to redeem an Amazon gift card and what to do if it expires.

There are two ways that you can use your gift card to purchase products on Amazon, both of which require a claim code.

You can find this claim code on the back of the card underneath the protective coating. If you have received a digital gift card, refer to the email from Amazon to find your claim code.

Ok, let’s go through this step by step.

How to Redeem an Amazon Gift Card

You can use your gift card in one of two ways – let’s start with the first, which is transferring the balance to your Amazon account.

Transferring Your Gift Card

If you don’t want to make a purchase right away, you can transfer the balance on your gift card to your Amazon account.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Login to your Amazon account using your preferred browser
  2. Click on Accounts & Lists to get to the Your Account page
  3. Once on the Your Account page, click on Gift Cards
  4. On this page, you will see your current balance and any previous transactions. Click on Redeem a Gift Card to start the transfer process
  5. Enter the claim code and click Apply to Your Balance to transfer the money to your Amazon account. Your balance will now include the transferred funds and you can use the money whenever you make your next purchase

Amazon Gift Card

Redeem Your Gift Card

The second option is to redeem your Amazon gift card during the purchase process.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Login to your Amazon account using your preferred browser
  2. Browse and find the item/s you want to buy before adding them to your cart. If you are done shopping, you can proceed to the checkout
  3. Once you reach the payment method page, you will see a Gift Cards field, which is where you’ll need to enter your claim code
  4. Applying the gift card will adjust your total. If the gift card doesn’t cover the entire purchase, you need to pay the balance

How to Redeem an Amazon Gift Card

You can apply these exact two methods on the Amazon app – all you need to do is download it and login.

No fees apply when you use or receive a gift card.

Amazon Gift Card Redemption Issues

If you run into any problems during the transfer or redemption process, you can start by reviewing Amazon’s Gift Card Terms & Conditions. Your order might not meet the rules and restrictions for paying with a gift card.

Should you see an error message once you enter the claim code, double-check it is 100% correct before you contact Amazon. They will need the 16-digit code on the back of the card to assist you.

If the Amazon gift card was purchased at a local retailer, you will need the original purchase receipt and the physical gift card to proceed.

Any gift cards that are for a retailer other than need to be redeemed with that retailer.

One of the most common reasons that shoppers run into issues with gift cards is because the claim code has already been used.

Do Amazon Gift Cards Expire?

The good news is Amazon gift cards don’t expire.

The only exception is if you received your gift card prior to 1 October 2005.

In this instance, your card may have expired or will expire depending on where you live.

If you do have a gift card purchased prior to October 1st 2005, I’m impressed! Surely that’s got to be a collector’s item!

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So many of us use Amazon to buy nowadays, it really is so convenient!

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