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Photo: KnowInsiders

Amazon gift cards are always a good gift idea. Whether you’re participating in a Secret Santa exchange or you’re searching for a last-minute present for grandma, you’ll quickly realize that an Amazon gift card is the way to go during the holiday season. Because shopping on Amazon is full of endless possibilities, and the fact that the site offers free, two day-shipping for Prime members, you really can't go wrong with an Amazon gift card.

How do Amazon Gift Cards work?

An Amazon gift card is a card pre-loaded with a set amount of money and then sent out via email, post, or another method to a set recipient.

The recipient can redeem their gift card on Amazon for anything on Amazon. You can purchase gift cards for up to $10,000 in a single day.

What can you buy?

There is almost no limit on what you can buy or not buy through an Amazon gift card. You can buy electronics, beauty, fitness, animal products, gaming, sports, luggage & backpack, books, and so much more. Along with all these, you can also redeem the gift card during Amazon's everyday sales day, festival sales, and Prime Sale days.

There are numerous categories of products on which the Amazon Gift Cards are redeemable.

Here is the list of some of the most popular categories:

TV & Home Entertainment

Mobile & Computers

Audio Equipment

Smart Technology


Musical Instruments

Stationery and office supplies

Sports, Fitness, Bags & Luggage

Men's & Women's Fashion

Health & Personal care:

Beauty & Grooming

Groceries & Staples

And several other categories.

Best features of Amazon Gift Cards

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Photo: Best Buy

Amazon offers a variety of customization options for their gift cards as well as other great features:

You can add a custom message to your Amazon gift card. ;

You can choose from hundreds of designs available on Amazon.

You can customize the day you want the card delivered to the recipient.

Amazon gift cards never expire and have no fees attached.

The gift cards are redeemable for over a million items available on Amazonas well as some affiliated websites.

You can use Amazon gift cards to set aside funds to pay for shopping later on for gifts or other items.

Where can you buy Amazon Gift Cards?

When it comes to Amazon gift cards, the most natural place to grab one is... Amazon.

If you go to the online retailer's gift cards section, you can choose what style of card you want - as well as whether you want it delivered with a teddy, card or any other optional extra.

First up, decide whether you want to go for an eGift Card, Gift Box, Gift Bag, Print at Home or any other kind of Amazon voucher.

Then, decide how much credit you want on the card, between £1 and £1,000, pick any add-ons, and you're good to go.

From Amazon's website, you can choose to order three different types of gift card:

eGift cards: These are delivered right to the recipient via email and can be redeemed directly through their Amazon account.

Print at home gift cards: As the name suggests, these can be printed and tucked into an envelope for a slightly more personal touch.

Mail gift cards: You can order an Amazon gift card online and have a physical card delivered the very next day, with no extra charges and no cost for shipping.

Which shops sell Amazon gift cards?

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Photo: Kim Komando

You don't have to get your gift cards from Amazon directly, although that's likely to be where you'll find the greatest range of options.

If you want, you can also shop classic Amazon gift cards in-store. Here are some stores that carry Amazon gift cards. For a full list of participating stores, click here:

♦ 7-Eleven

♦ A&A Market

♦ AAA Club Alliance

♦ Balducci's

♦ Best Buy

♦ BreadBox

♦ Corner Market

♦ CVS Pharmacy

♦ Dash In

♦ Dollar General

♦ EZ Mart

♦ Fairway Market

♦ Family Dollar

♦ Food City

♦ FoodTown

♦ GameStop

♦ Hallmark Gold Crown (participating locations)

♦ Harmons

♦ Hy-Vee

♦ JC Penney

♦ Kmart

♦ Kohl's

♦ Kroger


♦ Lowes

♦ Martin's

♦ Midway Market

♦ Next Door Store

♦ Office Depot

♦ One Stop

♦ Pavillons

♦ P.C. Richard & Son

♦ Publix

♦ Quality Market

♦ QuickChek

♦ RadioShack

♦ Rite Aid

♦ Royal Farms

♦ Safeway

♦ Sears

♦ Staples

♦ Sunoco

♦ Todds

♦ Thortons

♦ Three Forks Market


♦ Village Market

♦ Walgreens

♦ Wawa

♦ Wegmans

♦ Whole Foods Market

♦ Winn Dixie

Gift cards from shops can be found in denominations of £5, £10, £20 & £25. They expire 10 years after the date of issue.

How to Use and Redeem Amazon Gift Cards?

To redeem an Amazon Py Gift card via the website:

1. Visit this website link:

2. Log in to the account using your credentials. You can also create a new account if you want.

3. In the Add Gift Card / Voucher Code to Amazon Pay, the balance column adds the type in the gift card voucher code as made available to you by Amazon.

4. Press the add to your balance button and the balance will instantly add to your Amazon pay balance

Use the procedure mentioned above if you are logging in to the Amazon website through your phone’s browser. You may also choose to use the Amazon mobile app:

1. Download the Amazon App if not already downloaded and click on the Amazon pay option in the menu section

2. Enter the gift card code as provided to you by Amazon and click add to your balance button

3. Amazon will take a few seconds to verify the coupon and then the balance will be added to your Amazon Pay account.

Other FAQs

1. Can someone else also use my Amazon gift card code?

Yes, you can share the Amazon gift card code with anyone and they would be able to take the benefits of the discounted rates.

2. Can I use Amazon gift cards on festive sales and Amazon special sales?

Amazon gift cards are also valid on Amazon's festive sales and special sales such as Prime Day. All you have to do is redeem the card and continue shopping.

3. Can I gift my Amazon gift cards?

Yes, you can gift your Amazon cards to anyone you like. You may also choose to buy and gift products through the card.

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