Published on April 3rd, 2017 | by Chuck16
Use ‘Amazon Cash’ to Reload your Amazon Balance In Stores Nationwide
Update 4/3/17: Now added CVS and Sheetz as eligible stores to load Amazon Cash.
Amazon now advertises a new way of reloading an Amazon balance with Amazon Cash which allows direct reloads at drug stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores nationwide.
Each person has a unique bar code associated with their Amazon account (find your bar code here), and it can be used to add funds to your Amazon account at the register of participating retailers.
Funds in the amount of $15-$500 can be added to your Amazon account in a single transaction, and funds are available immediately. There aren’t any fees to do the reload.
It’s really the same thing as buying an Amazon gift card and applying it to your account, just a bit more direct and saves a minute of your time. Online we have the option of buying a gift card or doing a direct reload, and now those two options are available in-store.
Currently, Amazon Cash is available at CVS, Sheetz, Speedway, Kum & Go, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, and VG’s, and more retailers are supposed to be coming soon.
These stores will probably accept credit cards for for Amazon Cash purchases, similar to buying an Amazon gift card with a credit card. At CVS it’s confirmed to work with credit.
So what’s interesting about all this? Not much, but you’ll probably be seeing it around so it’s useful to know what it its. Maybe this will mean the ability to buy Amazon credit at more retailers and rack up category bonus points. In all likelihood, however, these will be sold by the same retailers who sell Amazon gift cards, so not too exciting.
If anyone wants to know what my bar code is, feel free to ask. 😉