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How to use your Amazon gift card

How to use your Amazon gift card

Find out where to buy a gift card for any Amazon shop in the world. And more: how to use it, check your gift card balance, and make sure it doesn’t expire.

An Amazon gift card is great to give and receive. However, if it’s your first time, you may have some questions about using it. Here’s a quick guide to all you need to know about your card.

Can you use your Amazon gift card internationally?


Unfortunately not. This means that if you buy an Amazon UK voucher, you can only spend it on Amazon.co.uk. This isn’t a problem if you’re based in the UK yourself. However, if you want to make a gift to someone elsewhere, it’s more practical to buy them an Amazon gift card for their local Amazon shop – e.g. you can easily buy Amazon.es, Amazon.de, Amazon.com, or Amazon.fr gift cards online.


How to redeem your gift card


In order to redeem your gift card, you need to have an account in the Amazon shop it’s for. Have one? Then follow these steps:
  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on ‘Account & Lists’ at the top of the page, and then select ‘Your Account’.
  3. Click on ‘Gift Cards’ and choose ‘Redeem a Gift Card’.
  4. Enter your gift card code, and click on ‘Apply to your balance’.


Done! Now your gift card is added to your account. Its balance will be used first when making a purchase. You don’t have to use up your gift card balance in one go. It’s valid for 10 years and you can use it multiple times until it runs out. After that, you’ll need to use your usual payment method.

Can I use my card to pay for Prime?


Unfortunately, not in Europe. In the United States, it’s possible by gifting yourself a Prime gift card and paying for it with your Amazon gift card balance. In case you already have a Prime membership, you’d have to stop your auto-renew, wait for your membership to expire, and then restart it again by using your gift card balance. When and if this option will be available on other Amazon shops worldwide, remains unclear.

How to send an Amazon gift card

If you’re ready to make someone happy with access to great Flash sales, Prime offers, or a Prime subscription (for the US), start by selecting the relevant Amazon gift card for them from Recharge.com.


Buying takes seconds and you’ll have the gift card code in your inbox immediately. You can forward it directly to the recipient, or for an extra personal touch, add it to a digital or physical greeting card, along with your personal message.

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Kristina Kalpaklieva