Using Mastercard, American Express Gift Card, Or Visa On Amazon: How To Do It?

Attempting to use a MastercardAmerican Express Gift Card, or Visa on Amazon might result in a number of complications. To register a credit card as a payment method, Amazon requires a name and a billing address. Because many gift cards aren’t personalized for you, there will be no way to submit your name or zip code, and Amazon won’t be able to confirm the card.

Even if you get beyond the initial obstacle, gift cards like Mastercard, Visa, or American Express aren’t well-suited to online purchases. Because Amazon does not allow you to split a purchase across several cards, if your gift card is for $50 and your order is for $70, there is no way to make up the balance.

There are, however, a few tips that could make utilizing a gift card on Amazon a snap. Here’s what you should know.

How to Use the Gift Card On Amazon?


  1. If your name and zip code aren’t already connected with your card, you’ll need to do so through the banking institution that issued it. On the backside of the card, there might be a registration URL. If not, check for the name of the institution on the card and then Google the institution name and “gift card registration.” It should take you to the correct website. Use this link if you have an American Express gift card. After there, you’ll be prompted to verify the card information before you can register the card with your name and address. This is also an excellent moment to check the available balance.


  1. Next, go to Amazon.com and pick Account from the Account & Lists drop-down (in the drop-down, select Account). 


  1. Select the “Your payments” section and, afterward, “Add a payment method” to add your card as a new source.


  1. You may now begin using your Mastercard, Visa, or American Express to make Amazon purchases. The issue is that Amazon does not allow you to split purchases over numerous cards. Thus, if you have a $30 gift card, you can’t spend it on anything else. And if you buy anything for less, you’ll be left with a little balance that’s much more difficult to spend.


  1. To get around this, use your Mastercard, Visa, or American Express gift card to purchase an Amazon gift card. The full price of your purchase can be applied to your Amazon gift card, and any additional money necessary can be paid with your normal credit card.


  1. On Your Account, click the Gift Cards box, then the “Reload Your Balance” option.


  1. On the following screen, input the balance on your Mastercard, Visa, or American Express gift card in the “Other” box and press the “Buy Now” button. Under the Payment method, select the gift card you have added.


You’re all set now, and whenever you buy something, your gift card balance will be automatically applied until it’s depleted.

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