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Where and how to buy Amazon gift cards online

The ultimate easy gift — with millions of items at their fingertips.

Buying an Amazon e-gift card online lets your recipient instantly redeem on millions of items. Or print at home, deliver by mail or find Amazon gift cards at local participating grocery, convenience and drugstores.

If you buy online, Amazon gift cards can be purchased for as little as $1 up to $2,000. In-store cards come in denominations up to $500 — and only at select stores.

Unlike most traditional gift cards, Amazon cards never expire. Free two-day shipping on thousands of items gets your gift to their doorstep lickety-split.

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How does an Amazon gift card work?

Amazon gift cards work by simply inputting the gift card ‘code’ during the checkout process. There are no fees when you purchase using the gift card, and you can use the credit over several purchases. For instance, if you have a $50 Amazon gift card and you make a $30 purchase, the remaining gift card balance of $20 will stay in your account for future use.

When buying Amazon gift cards, you can purchase one card on its own, or a number of cards in a multi-pack.


How to buy an Amazon gift card online

Follow these steps to purchase an Amazon gift card via Amazon.

  1. Visit Amazon and sign into your account.
  2. Click Gift Card from the top of the menu list to access the gift card store.
  3. Select the format you want to purchase. Amazon gift cards are available in three formats: electronic by email or text message, printable, and mailable. But physical gift cards and gift boxes can only be sent to US addresses. Alternatively, all electronic versions can be sent to any email address worldwide. Select your delivery method to proceed.
  4. Now, select your type of gift card. On the next screen, select your design and occasion. You can personalize your gift card by adding a photo and/or a personalized message. You can also customize it to reflect the celebration, such as a birthday or wedding.
  5. Enter your gift card value (it can be any amount between $1 and $2,000) and fill in the rest of the required information, such as recipient’s name, email addresses, or mailing address. When you’ve filled out all the required fields, click Purchase.
  6. Select a payment method, enter your payment details and authorize the transaction.

Where to buy Amazon gift cards in person

If your heart’s set on giving your recipient a gift they can hold in their own two hands, you should be able to pick up an Amazon gift card at your local grocery store, drug store or department store. Use Amazon’s locator tool to find a participating retailer near you.

Here are a few national chains that sell Amazon gift cards:

  • 7-Eleven
  • Best Buy
  • Family Dollar
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Kwik Trip
  • Love’s
  • Office Depot
  • Publix
  • Ralphs
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Target
  • USPS
  • Walgreens
  • Winn Dixie

Things to consider when buying Amazon gift cards

Amazon gift cards are one of the most flexible gifts you can purchase online. Regardless of where you are and your recipient is in the world, an Amazon gift card can be purchased and redeemed with ease using a credit card in virtually any currency.

When the only information you have of your recipient’s information is an email address, consider choosing an electronic format for your gift card. Emailing your Amazon gift card, or delivering it via Facebook, ensures speedy delivery and reduces the risk of the card getting lost.

Both the Amazon gift card purchaser and the gift card recipient will need to register an account with Amazon. Registration is free and takes only a few minutes.

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    JulieAugust 3, 2021

    I live in uk my sister lives in Spain how do I send her an Amazon e-gift card for her birthday that she can redeem?

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      rheatriasAugust 4, 2021Staff

      Hi Julie,

      Amazon gift cards must be purchased at the Amazon country store where they’re going to be used. If you buy them on Amazon UK they have to be used on amazon.uk. The best workaround for this is if your sister will use them in Amazon Spain then you can go directly to amazon.es, log in and search for an e-gift card that you want to buy for her.

      Here are the steps on how to buy the e-gift card in amazon.es
      Go to Gift Cards.
      Choose the type of gift card you want to purchase.
      Select or enter the desired amount for your gift card.
      Select Add to Cart, and then select Proceed to Checkout.
      Provide payment information for your purchase and select Continue.
      Select Place your order.

      Do not forget to read through the T&C’s for the gift card before purchasing.

      Cheers,
      Rhea

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    janetDecember 24, 2018

    Hi – I would like to send an e-voucher as a christmas present to a friend in Spain. I am in the UK. Will they be able to use it in Spain?

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      JoshuaDecember 24, 2018Staff

      Hi Janet,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Amazon e-vouchers purchased in Amazon.com.uk can only be used in Amazon.com.uk. For this reason, yes, you can still send the e-voucher to your friend in Spain but they can only use it on Amazon.com.uk.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    LoopyDecember 20, 2018

    My sister lives in Hong Kong, I’m in the UK, I want to send her an Amazon voucher, how do I do that?

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      ValDecember 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Loopy,

      Thank you for leaving a question.
      If you are checking on a voucher – vouchers can be used only in the region where it was purchased but if you want to send or give your sister a gift card here are the steps to re-create

      You can purchase an Amazon gift card via Amazon.
      Visit Amazon and sign into your account. If you do not have an Amazon account yet, registration is free and only takes a few minutes to set up.
      Once inside your account, click the ‘Gift Card’ link from the top of the menu list to access the gift card store.
      Decide on the format of gift card you want to purchase. Amazon gift cards are available in three formats: electronic, printable, and mailable. They can therefore be delivered via email or Facebook, for printing at home, or via post to your recipient in a card or gift box. Note: Physical gift cards and gift boxes can only be sent to US addresses. Alternatively, all electronic versions can be sent to any email address worldwide. Select your delivery method to proceed.
      Now, select your type of gift card. On the next screen, select your design and occasion. You can personalize your gift card by adding a photo and/or a personalized message. You can also customize it to reflect the celebration, such as a birthday or wedding.
      Enter your gift card value (it can be any amount between $0.15 and $2,000) and fill in the rest of the required information, such as recipient’s name, email addresses, or mailing address. When you’ve filled out all the required fields, click ‘purchase’.
      Select a payment method, enter your payment details and authorize the transaction. That’s it, you have now purchased an Amazon gift card.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Val

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    StephanieDecember 5, 2018

    Can I purchase a Kindle voucher from UK Amazon to be redeemed in Australia Amazon?

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      AnndyDecember 11, 2018Staff

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Amazon vouchers are tied to a specific region. This means that if you purchase the voucher in UK Amazon, you cannot use it outside the UK Amazon website.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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