Posted by Chuck on January 10, 2017
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Published on January 10th, 2017 | by Chuck


Use ‘Amazon Cash’ to Reload your Amazon Balance In Stores Nationwide

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 Speedway, Kum & Go, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, and VG’s, and more retailers are supposed to be coming soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 😉

11 Responses to Use ‘Amazon Cash’ to Reload your Amazon Balance In Stores Nationwide

  1. Jake says:

    One nice benefit of this is that you don’t have to worry about credit being stolen off of gift cards since you’re loading the credit instantly onto your Amazon account. I always worry about that when I’m using Amex Offers to buy Amazon GCs, although fortunately it’s never actually been a problem for me.

  2. paul says:

    There’s a store called Kum and Go?

  3. Glenn Connery says:

    Really? Speedway, Kum & Go, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare AND VG’s?

  4. avi says:

    I can see a lot of potential for abuse.

    “Take this barcode, go to xyz store, and pay your taxes.”

    Seems somewhat more legit than scratch off the back of an Amazon or iTunes giftcard and read the numbers over the phone.

  5. Jay says:

    If they do sufficiently expand the list of participating retailers, I can see this working really well for Amex Offer redemptions.

    No more OOS variable denom GCs or having to do split payments 🙂

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