Did you know that American Express Gift Cards can be used for most Amazon purchases? Be sure to take advantage of your American Express Gift Card on Amazon. With the holiday season approaching, there’s a time crunch to do your holiday shopping!
Luckily for you, Amazon has got you covered with everything from home supplies to electronics to toys. If you had gotten this gift card from a friend or simply earned it from a store deal, you can use that to purchase products on Amazon too!
Don’t have an American Express Gift Card? Guess what? We got you covered!
Steps for Using an Amex Gift Card on Amazon
There are a couple ways you can make your experience using a gift card on Amazon a breeze. Here’s what you need to know:
- Register your Mastercard, Visa or Amex gift card with the issuing bank. If your card was gifted to you, then there is probably a low chance that it has your name and zip code associated with it. The easiest way to register your card is to look it up on google by typing in “[institution name] gift card registration”. From there you will need to verify the card info, and then you will have the option to register the card with your name and address.
- Add your gift card as a payment method on Amazon. Head to Amazon and lick on the “Account & Lists” dropdown. Then, select payment options to add your gift card as a new payment source.
- Swap your Mastercard, Visa or Amex gift card for an Amazon gift card. Once the registration is done, you can now start using your gift card to make purchases through Amazon. The only downside is that Amazon doesn’t allow you to divide your purchases up between multiple payment options. To get around this, just your use your Mastercard, Visa or Amex gift card to purchase Amazon gift cards.
- Additionally, you have the ability to reload these gift cards by heading into your Amazon account. All you have to do is enter your current balance on the gift card section. If you don’t know your current balance then head to your banking institution’s website (see step 1 above).
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How to Purchase Amex Gift Cards
- Pick a Amex Gift Card to purchase
- Enter quantity and amount of dollars you want for the gift card
- Our exclusive promo should already be applied but if not enter CYBFEE16
Amazon Purchases with Amex Gift Cards
Editor’s Note: In order to purchase a item that’s priced higher than the value on your Amex Gift Card, you must use the following steps. If you’re purchasing an item that is equal or lower value than your Amex Gift Card, don’t worry about the steps below and just purchase the item.
- Go to the Amazon Gift Cards Tab
- Click on eGift
- Select a design and enter the amount on your Amex Gift Card
- Set your own email address as the recipient
- Pay with your Amex Card
- You have now transferred your Amex gift card amount into an Amazon eGift card that you can use to spend
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Right now is the perfect time to take advantage of your Amex Gift Card for the holiday season. Almost all of the products on Amazon can be purchased using your Gift Card.
The prices for these gift cards at the moment are super cheap especially with our exclusive promo codes. Take a look at which one suits you for a gift and follow the instructions to get your gifts! Feel free to take a look at more of our other gift card deals and Amazon Promotions!
D Burton says
Amazon does NOT accept AMEX gift cards, no matter what you have read on a website. I just got that confirmed through an Amazon associate (Jan. 2022). And you don’t have the option to convert it to an Amazon gift card either. I’m inclined to agree with Donald Ernst – AMEX rewards cards are a scam.
Ardent Defender says
I had several Gift Cards I had gotten from my company over the last year that I realize i had yet to use. I mostly shop at Amazon so i figure best to redeem and use them there. I ran into the same problem the earlier commenter’s had issue with in using the Gift Gard received for its full value at Amazon trying to purchase and equivalent same valued Gift Card. The fast that Amazon applies a initial $1 Hold/Test to the gift card to make sure its valid sku’s anyone trying to purchase anything for the complete full value of the Gift Card they want to use. So it will always appear as if your just $1 over the value of the Gift Card. So this blog post actually helped me out.
To simply keep it short to the point in hopes it can help someone else. Here is what i did and used up all 6 AMEX BUSINESS Gift Cards gift Cards I had of value up to $200 each.
1. Add the Card as a Payment to your Amazon Account. You can use “Gift Card” or AMEX GIFT Card as name for Card. All my Gift Cards were AMEX Business Gift Cards.
2. Find a Amazon e-Gift Card for the value thats on your Gift Card minus $1.00. So if your Gift Card had a $200 value find a Amazon e-Gift Card and enter for value of $199.00. Don’t select for any other easy select value.
3. Purchase the Amazon Gift Card using the Gift Card you had as Payment. Easier as well if its the only thing you purchased at checkout so not to complicate anything. Use Email as an easy option when it’s being sent to the recipient. You have to enter an email for the “Send To” person.
4. You should get an email from amazon withing 5 mins for the order as well another with the Gift Card sent that include a 14-15 digit number claim code.
5. When you go back to Amazon to purchase anything after in your Cart, make sure at the top of page under payment you enter the Claim Code in the box that will apply the amount of the e-Gift Card to the end purchase. The rest is applied to your normal Credit Card.
I don’t know about being able to enter multiple claim code on same order. With that I was able to redeem 6 AMEX Business Gift Card today one by one and applied it each to a single order to completely use up all the cards with the Claim Codes. Hopefully this all helps someone.
Diane R says
Thank you!! Although Amazon applied .10 as pending this would only work with the even $99. Received Amazon e-gift card as explained above!!
Joshua Ridenour says
Just got this to work but there’s a few things that I’ve learned through this process:
1. You have to activate the card online using the amexrewardcard.com.
2. The name on the card is then the email address you used when activating. You’ll need this for when you add the card to your account to use for a purchase.
3. Amazon holds $1 so when you use the card to either reload your Amazon gift card or make a purchase, easiest to remove the dollar from the purchase so it will go through (i.e. with a $100 card, only use $99 when purchasing anything on Amazon.
Kenton W Van Natten says
I went to amexrewards.com and was not asked to provide an email address for my Amex gc. I was instructed to activate via phone.
This method does not work for my gift cards.
Go to the Amazon Gift Cards Tab
Click on eGift
Select a design and enter the amount on your Amex Gift Card
Set your own email address as the recipient
Pay with your Amex Card
You have now transferred your Amex gift card amount into an Amazon eGift card that you can use to spend
I just got email from Amazon “We’re sorry to let you know that your gift card order was canceled because we were unable to process your payment.” When I called AmEx they told me that Amazon charges (as a test) $1 which changes the amount from $25 to $24 and when I called Amazon they told that you cannot buy a gift card with an AmEx gift card.
Thomas Gray says
I ran into the same issue and it seems like Amazon cannot resolve the problem. They keep telling me to contact AmEx. Any update on a resolution for this?
I noticed in some cases Amazon place a $1 on hold on the AmEx gift card. Then the balance is not the original balance because $1 was deducted. In the meantime I tried the eGiftCard and still waiting for email.
Matt Sartori says
Thanks Anthony. This actually got me what I wanted. I couldn’t get this AMEX gift card to work in Amazon but converting it to an Amazon e-card worked.
Lisa A Fisher says
Yeah if you don’t mind waiting for 12 to 24 hours for your gift card to clear
Donald Ernst says
Rewards cards from Amex are a scam. Monthly fees leave you with shite.