Amazon gift card: how it works

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What is an Amazon Gift Card

To begin with, let's try to understand in detail what a Amazon gift certificate. It is essentially a sort of gift card associated with a code consisting of 16 alphanumeric characters which, once redeemed, allows you to increase the balance available on your account and use it to pay for your purchases on the famous shopping site, without having to use additional payment methods.

Furthermore, it is not mandatory to spend all the voucher in a single order: if the balance remains from the expense made, it can be used later and, if insufficient to completely cover the costs of further purchases, it can possibly be added to that of the payment method set. as default.



Amazon gift cards are available in both physical and digital format in denominations of 0,15 € to 5.000 € (depending on the gift voucher chosen). They have a validity of 10 years from the date of issue and, once redeemed, their balance cannot be transferred to other accounts, used to purchase other vouchers or to activate or renew your Amazon Prime membership.

Finally, I would like to point out that an Amazon gift voucher can only be used to pay for products purchased on Amazon.it and not on other localized versions of Amazon (eg. Amazon.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.es etc.).

Where to buy Amazon gift card

If you are wondering where to buy an Amazon gift card, you should know that it is possible to buy one of these gift cards directly on the famous shopping site, both in physical and digital format.

To buy one, connected to the main page of Amazon and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account: then pause with the mouse pointer on the item Account e listclick on your button Log in, inseerisci i tuoi dati nei campi Email address or mobile number e Password and firstly your pulse Log in.



At this point, click on the option Account e list, tap on the item Gift vouchers and top-ups, select the option Purchase a gift certificate located in the sidebar on the left and choose the type of gift voucher you wish to purchase.

  • digital: by choosing this option you can purchase a gift voucher and send it to the person of interest via email or SMS. There are numerous templates to choose from, including some solutions that allow you to personalize the voucher with your own photos. As for the available denominations, it is possible to choose either one of the standard amounts (e.g. 20 euros, 40 euros etc.) or enter a customized amount from a minimum of 0,15 euros to a maximum of 5.000 euros.
  • To print: it is the ideal solution for those who want to give an Amazon voucher and need to deliver it in person in a short time. This option, in fact, allows you to choose between dozens and dozens of greeting cards of various kinds, with the possibility of inserting a personalized greeting message, to be printed and delivered to the birthday boy. In addition to some standard denominations, it is possible to specify the amount of the voucher of interest (minimum 1 euro, maximum 5.000 euro).
  • In a birthday card: they are greeting cards in physical format which, once purchased, are sent free of charge to the address of interest (to be specified during payment). Also in this case, it is possible to specify the amount of the voucher which must be between 10 and 100 euros.
  • In a slipcase and other options: they are gift vouchers in physical format that consist of a gift card contained within nice boxes available in different versions and suitable for any occasion. The available cuts vary according to the chosen box. As well as greeting cards in physical format, the boxes can also be sent free of charge to the address of interest.

After choosing the type of voucher you wish to purchase, choose the one you prefer and, if necessary for the selected voucher, indicate it style, design type of delivery and date of shipment (these last two options are only available for Amazon vouchers in digital format).



Then click on the button Buy it now, make sure that the data shown on the screen Order Summary are correct (in the case of a greeting card or box, you can also send it to the recipient of the gift by adding his address in the section Delivery address) and the first button Buy it now, to place the order and complete the payment.

Likewise, you can proceed too from smartphones and tablets using the Amazon app for Android devices (also available on alternative stores) or iPhone / iPad. After starting the app in question and logging into your account, tap the ☰ button, locate the item Choose by category from the opened menu and select the option Gift Vouchers.

Now, choose the type of gift voucher you want to buy from digital, To print, In a birthday card e In a slipcase and other options (you can also select one of the categories visible at the top, such as Per email, To print, Men, Women, Birthday, Christmas, Sweet waiting etc.) and choose the voucher you prefer.

At this point, specify all the required data (eg. style, amount e delivery date), enter yours message in the appropriate field (if the voucher you have chosen provides for it) and tap the button Buy it now. Make sure, then, that the data reported in the sections Shipping Address, Payment information e Shipping details are correct and press the button again Buy it now, to confirm the order and proceed with the payment.


How do you say? You would like to know if it is possible buy a gift voucher at a tobacconist's? In this case, in the tobacconists that offer the service Top-up at Amazon's cashier, you can both make an Amazon top-up that allows you to automatically increase the balance available on your account and request a Amazon gift code Top up at the cashier in cuts from 10, 25, 50 e 100 €. In the latter case, a receipt is provided with an alphanumeric code that can be redeemed from any Amazon account.


Finally, I point out that Amazon gift vouchers are also available in the form of gift cards in some physical stores, such as supermarkets, libraries And in the electronics stores. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to buy Amazon coupons.

How to Redeem an Amazon Gift Card

After purchasing or receiving an Amazon voucher as a gift, all you have to do to redeem the relevant amount is to access the section Gift Vouchers and Top-up of your account and enter the code associated with your gift card.

If you have purchased or been given an Amazon voucher in digital format, you should have received an email containing the code in question. If, on the other hand, you have purchased or received an Amazon voucher in physical format and the latter was purchased directly on the Amazon site, the code to redeem the relative amount is visible on the back of the card itself (for gift cards purchased in physical stores, it is first necessary to scratch the silver film). Finally, if you have a paper receipt for an Amazon voucher purchased at a tobacconist's, you can view the code on the receipt itself.

To redeem an Amazon gift card from computer, therefore connected to the main page of the famous shopping site and log in to your account. Then click on the option Account e list, tap on the item Gift Vouchers and Top-up and, on the new page, click on the button Add to my account.

On the screen Add a Gift Certificate, type the characters you see on the screen in the field Type the characters, enter the code of the gift voucher in your possession in the field Enter the gift voucher code and click on the button Add to my account: The gift card amount will be immediately credited to your Amazon account.

Please note that at any time you can check the balance available on your account by clicking on the option Account e list and pressing on the item Gift Vouchers and Top-up. In the newly opened page, you can view the available balance next to the item Your Gift Certificate balance.

If you prefer to proceed da smartphone or tablet, start the Amazon app, tap the ☰ button and press the item My Account. Now, select the option Manage gift card balance, tap on the item Add another gift certificate and insertion il security code displayed on the screen in the appropriate field.

Fatto ciò, first prize Scan your gift card, to add the latter to your account by framing it with the camera of the device in use, otherwise manually enter the voucher code in the field Enter the gift voucher code. Then press the button Add to my account And that's it.

How to use an Amazon gift card

use an Amazon gift card that you have already added to your account, connected to the main page of the famous shopping site, search for the products you want to buy and, by pressing the button Add to Cart, add them to your account cart.

When you are ready to complete your order, click on the option Cart, at the top right, and press the button I proceeded all'ordine. In the new screen displays, verify that the data shown in the section Delivery address are correct and make sure that, in the section Terms of Payment, the option is selected [amount] gift certificate balance.

If, however, you have not previously redeemed your gift card, locate the entry Add a gift certificate or promotional code, enter its code in the field Insertion codice and click on the button Inserisci, to redeem the amount of the gift voucher in your possession. Finally, click on the button Buy it now And that's it.

In the event that the balance available on your Amazon account is not sufficient to cover the cost of the product you intend to purchase, the difference will be "covered" automatically using the payment method set as default for your account. In this regard, my guide on how payment on Amazon works might be useful.

Give smartphone and tabletinstead, start the Amazon app and, after adding the items of your interest to the cart of your account, press the icon of cart, located in the bottom menu. Then press the button I proceeded all'ordine, locate the section Payment information and make sure the option is selected [amount] gift certificate balance, indicating that the payment will be made using the balance available on your account.

Again, if you have other gift cards to redeem, you can enter their code in the field Enter or scan the code or tap on the icon camera, to redeem the amount of the gift card in question by framing it with the camera of your device.

Finally, tap the button Buy it now, to complete the payment and place the order.

In case of dubbi or problem

If you still have any doubts about the functioning of Amazon vouchers or need additional information, I suggest you consult the Gift Vouchers page of the official Amazon website where you can find all the answers you are looking for in complete autonomy.

If, on the other hand, you need assistance with a problem you have encountered while using a gift card in your possession, I suggest you contact Amazon customer service. To do it from computer, connected to the main page of the famous shopping site and log in to your account. Once this is done, click on the item Account e list, select the opzioni Help e Contact us and, in the new open page, click on the button Prime and more.

At this point, select the option Gift vouchers and refills using the drop-down menu located near the item Tell us more about your problem and specify the subject of your request by selecting one of the options available between Use of a gift certificate, Use of gift vouchers and top-up balance e Purchase of gift vouchers and top-ups.

Finally, in the section How would you like to contact us?click on your button Telephone, to have Amazon call you, select the option Chat, to contact Amazon in chat, or choose the option Email, to contact Amazon by email.

If you prefer to proceed da smartphone or tablet, start the Amazon app, press the ☰ button, select the item Costumer Services, fai tap sull'opzione Contact us and, in the new screen displayed, press on the item of your interest between Contact customer service via email, Call customer service e Chat with customer service.

Regardless of the contact solution chosen, tap on the items Account settings and privacy of my data e Gifts and gift certificates, specify the subject of your request (Redeem a gift certificate, Use a gift certificate or your available balance e Purchase gift cards or an Amazon reload code) and tap the button Contact now, to contact Amazon customer service.

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