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How to use a Visa gift card on Amazon

There are a few ways to do so.
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August 29, 2023
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While gift cards aren’t the most personal thing, if you’re considering one as a present, a Visa prepaid gift card can be excellent choice. It’s more flexible than most, since you can use it anywhere Visa is accepted as long as it isn’t store-branded. Here’s how to use a Visa gift card on Amazon.

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To use a Visa gift card on Amazon, add the card's information as a payment method during checkout. You can also use the card to add funds to your Amazon gift card balance.

How to use a Visa gift card on Amazon

You can use a Visa gift card like any other Visa debit card. If you know the card’s balance will cover something you’re trying to buy, add the card as a payment method.

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The gift card will have a 16-digit number, plus an expiry date and security code. You can use your own name and address. If need be, the card will have a number on the back that you can call to confirm what additional information to use. The image above is blacked out, for obvious privacy reasons.

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You can also add a gift card as a payment method during the checkout process. Once you’ve add items to your cart, click on Proceed to checkout. If you have a preset payment method selected, click on Change. Go to Add a new debit or credit card and enter the Visa gift card information.

Adding a gift card before checkout

If you haven’t decided what to buy, or the card’s balance isn’t enough to cover what you want, you might save it for later. Click on Accounts and Lists and go to Your Payments. Click on Add a payment method and enter the gift card’s information.

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Amazon doesn’t let you split payments using two cards, but there is a way to use your Amazon gift card balance to get around this.

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Use the Amazon Reload option to add funds to your Amazon gift card balance. Choose Other and enter the exact amount remaining on your Visa gift card. Click on Buy Now and add the Visa gift card as the payment method. Don’t forget to delete the credit card as a payment method when it’s entirely spent!


FAQs

Make sure the price of the item you want to buy doesn’t exceed your Visa gift card and that you’ve entered the card number, expiration date, billing address, and phone number correctly. Otherwise, you can resolve a declined payment dispute with Amazon here.

No, you can’t use a retailer-specific gift card with another company. Target Visa gift cards will only work at Target stores.

Amazon doesn’t let you split costs using two cards, but there is a way to use the amount towards your Amazon gift card balance.

To have a chance at being approved for the Amazon.com Credit Card, a credit score of 700 or higher is required. Individuals with at least good credit may qualify.