[DEAD] How To Check the Balance of an Amazon Gift Card

Update: This method no longer works. (link)

It’s now possible to check Amazon gift card balances online while logged into your Amazon account, without having the balance applied to your Amazon account.

One of the quirks of Amazon gift cards and a few other gift card brands (iTunes comes to mind) is that it was never possible to check the balance of a gift card – all you could do was apply it to your account. This isn’t a big deal since the Amazon system is set up that gift cards are redeemed and combined into your Amazon balance; you don’t have to apply it to each purchase separately. It was still an inconvenience in some circumstances, particularly, if you want to resell the Amazon gift card, it’s more difficult without being able to verify the balance.

Amazon has now updated their system so that you can check the balance without applying it to your account.

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As part of the regular ‘Redeem Gift Card’ system, it now gives us the option to applying the gift card or just to check its balance without applying it.

HT: Jake from Giftcardmart

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Jeff
Jeff

Stale article – bad info – option removed 2 years ago.

Mary

Just need the balance
Great

Person
Person

it doesn’t work

Dish
Dish

This DOES NOT WORK, it took the whole balance from a card i was going to gift!!!!

Tamika
Tamika

This option is no longer available. Only the apply option is there now.

hichm

How can get code from balance gift card?
How can i convert my balance to a code clime ?

Rich
Rich

Thank you DOC for all you do. This is my favorite site.

Evan
Evan

Was about time. iTunes should be next. I wanted to resell a multipack and they wanted me to take pictures of the back of the cards for them to check the balance.

Jos
Jos

I’ve been able to do this since I got my 1st GC last year – just looked at “Manage Payment Options”. Maybe it’s been a slow roll-out?