Posted by William Charles on April 8, 2016
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Published on April 8th, 2016 | by William Charles

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Amazon Allowing You To Purchase Giftcards With A Giftcard

Amazon didn’t use to allow you to purchase giftcards on their website when using an Amazon gift card (or a gift card balance on your account) but several readers (and this thread on /r/churning) have reported that they are now able to do so. I’m not sure if this is a mistake by Amazon, as this help page clearly states that they cannot be used to purchase giftcards:

There are certain restrictions with Amazon.com Gift Cards, such as not being able to purchase gift cards using a gift card and not being able to transfer them to another account once the claim code has been redeemed

This is another improvement to Amazon gift cards as they now also let you check the balance of a card. If this is a permanent change, it’s pretty huge as a number of cards earn at a high rate at Amazon (although no portal payout sadly) and they are also frequently given out as a gift/reward. Amazon stocks a huge range of third party gift cards, so fingers crossed this is a permanent change and not an oversight.



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Badao
Badao

Tried lot of time and different way this morning but still didn’t work for me

Max
Max

Tried on mobile app, no option to use gift card balance.

Owen

No portal payout for Amazon, but you can get 2x miles on the MPX app (+25% for MPE holders).

dan
dan

does chase amazon cc still earn 3% cb for any purchase on amazon?

dan
dan

nvm, the amazon cb is earned as amazon credits but not UR pts

Rene
Rene

Tried it this morning. Still doesn’t work for me.

P
P

Doesn’t work, sadly.

DanV
DanV

Worked for me just now, buying a $200 Whole Foods gift card with Amazon gift cards that had been loaded into my account

Mj
Mj

I was able to buy subway gift card with amazon gift card

Amy
Amy

I saw the option to use my gift card balance when I placed a Subway gift card in my cart, but sadly it wasn’t available for the purchase of an Amazon gift card (which would have been nice).

Barry

It worked for me Friday evening. Ordered two outback gc with my Amazon gc balance

CJS415
CJS415

I just turned $300 Southwest GC into Amazon GC, then into Safeway GC, then into Disney GC. We are headed to Disney in January, so trying to stock up on Disney GC’s for spending money while there.

MontyFC
MontyFC

How did you purchase Amazon GC using Southwest GC?

ann
ann

I read the comments here about the amazon gift card balance and went and used it on a whole food gift card for my self even though it said you couldn’t do it.
It deducted the amount I asked for from the balance, and I received an email saying it is on its way.
🙂
it made up for not being able to renew my prime membership with my gift card balance

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