Where to Buy Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon gift cards make the perfect present. Why take the risk in your present “missing the mark” when it’s possible to choose your own? In today’s Know More Stuff article, we explain how and where to buy Amazon gift cards.

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Where can I buy Amazon gift cards?
How to check balances on Amazon gift cards
How to use Amazon gift card balances
How to transfer Amazon gift card balances

What’s an Amazon Gift Card?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 20 years, you’ll be well aware of It’s one of the world’s largest online retailers, and sells everything from books to sports cars. In fact, Amazon is so massive that in 2017 it accounted for nearly half of all online sales in the U.S.


An Amazon gift card is effectively Amazon currency. It can be redeemed on the Amazon store and used towards buying anything you wish.

Gift cards can take a physical form or be sent electronically by e-mail.

They can be bought online from or at one of many participating stores near you. We’ve got a full list of these stores below.

How to use Amazon gift card balances

Redeeming these gift cards is really simple. You can either apply the code during the checkout process when paying for goods, or claim your gift card beforehand, and have the value credited to your account.

Here’s how to add the gift card balance to your account:

  • Using the App
  1. Find the claim code
    1. On physical cards you need to scratch off the silver covering on the back of the card to reveal your code.
  2. In the Amazon app select the menu > Gift Cards & Registry > Gift Cards > Redeem or Check Value
  3. Next, you’ll be prompted to use the camera on your tablet/phone to scan the claim code. It’s also possible to simply type in the code.
  4. Finally, confirm the transaction by pressing ‘Apply to Your Balance’.
  • Using the Website
  1. Like step 1 for the app (see above) you need to find your claim code.
  2. After signing in to your Amazon account, select ‘Your Account’ from the menu on the right.
  3. Select ‘Apply a Gift Card to Your Account’.
  4. Input your code and select ‘Apply to Your Balance’.

How to Check Balance on Amazon Gift Cards

Checking how much money you have left still to use is really simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Log-in to your Amazon account.
  2. Select ‘Your Account’
  3. Select ‘View Gift Card Balance’

If you receive a gift card that doesn’t have the value printed on it, there’s an easy way to check what it’s worth without scratching off the claim code on the back. In your Amazon account select > Your Account > Your Orders. You can then compare the 16 digit codes (not the claim code) to see the value on-screen.

How to transfer Amazon Gift Card Balance

I’m afraid this one isn’t possible. Once the gift card value has been claimed and credited to an account, it can’t then be transferred to another account.

However, I’ve heard of exceptions being made. Your best bet is to contact customer services and plead your case. You never know…

Where can I buy Amazon gift cards?

Amazon gift cards are most easily purchased straight from the Amazon website. In this form they can be sent by e-mail to the person in question.

However, if you seek a more personal approach you can purchase an actual physical gift card.  This can be placed inside an envelope for example, and offers a more meaningful interaction.

You can buy these gift cards from one of many drug, grocery or convenience stores nationwide.

They’re available in denominations of $15, $25, $50, and $100. There is no extra fee and a $50 card will cost you $50 exactly.

They’re available in all kinds of different designs and colors to suit the occasion.

Here’s a list of where to buy Amazon gift cards:

  • 7 Eleven
  • AAA The Auto Club Group
  • ABC Appliance Inc.
  • Affiliated Foods Inc.
  • Afs
  • Ahold
  • Albertsons Llc.
  • Alex Lee
  • Aloha Petroleum
  • Associated Food Stores Inc.
  • Associated Grocers Inc.
  • AutoZone
  • B & R Stores
  • Bartell
  • Basha’s
  • Bi Lo
  • Big Y
  • Bozzuto’s
  • Brabham Oil
  • BrandsMart USA Inc
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Buehler’s Fresh Foods
  • Butera Market
  • C and K Markets
  • C & S Wholesale Grocers
  • Cardpool
  • Casey’s General Store
  • Certco
  • Champlain Farms
  • Charlie C’s IGA
  • Circle K
  • Clark’s Pump-N-Shop
  • Clipper Oil
  • Clydes Market
  • Coast Guard Exchange
  • Coremark
  • Country Fair
  • Cox Foodarama
  • Crest Discount Foods
  • Cumberland Farms
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dash In
  • Dave’s Supermarkets
  • DeMoulas
  • Discount Drug Mart
  • Dodge Stores
  • Dollar Express
  • Dollar General
  • EPS
  • EZ Mart Stores
  • Fairway Market
  • Family Dollar
  • Family Express
  • Felker
  • Fiesta Mart
  • Food Circus Supermarket
  • Food Lion
  • Foodland Grocery
  • Foodland
  • Foodtown
  • Fred’s
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
  • Fry’s Electronics
  • Future-Com Inc.
  • Gamestop
  • Gelsons
  • General Equities Inc.
  • Giant Eagle
  • Go Mart Inc.
  • Gristedes Foods Inc.
  • Hallmark
  • Hannafood
  • Harmons
  • Harps
  • Harris Teeter
  • HEB
  • Heinen’s
  • Heritages Dairy Stores Inc.
  • High’s of Baltimore
  • Holiday Station Stores
  • Home Depot Fuel Stores
  • Homeland Stores
  • Hucks
  • Hy-Vee
  • ICT Independent Drug
  • IGA Foodliner
  • IPC
  • Ingles Markets
  • JCPenny
  • Jiffy Mart
  • Jiffy Trip
  • Jo-Ann Stores
  • Jordan Oil
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Key Foods
  • King Kullen
  • Kings Food Markets
  • Kinney Drug
  • Kmart
  • Krause Gentle
  • Kroger
  • KVAT
  • Kwik Fill
  • Kwik Trip
  • Lassus Brothers
  • Laurel Grocery
  • Lewis Food Town
  • Little General Stores Inc.
  • Lowes
  • Magic Mart
  • Mapco Express
  • Marcs
  • Marine Corp Exchange
  • Marsh
  • Martin’s
  • Maverik
  • McDonald Oil
  • Mckeevers
  • McKesson Pharmacies
  • Meijer Superstore
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Mirabito
  • Mitchell Grocery Corp
  • Mountain Empire Oil
  • Murphy USA
  • Nash Finch
  • Nebraska Furniture Market
  • Newcomb Oil Five Star
  • Nugget Markets
  • Ocean State
  • Office Depot
  • Olean
  • PAQ Inc.
  • Par Mar Oil Company
  • Parkers
  • Pathmark
  • Pay-o-Matic
  • Payless Foods
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Peapod
  • Pic Quik Stores
  • Price Chopper
  • Publix
  • QuickChek
  • Quicktrip
  • RaceTrac
  • Radioshack
  • Raleys
  • RC Willey
  • Reasor’s
  • Ricker’s
  • Ridley’s Family Markets
  • Riesbeck’s Food Markets
  • Rite Aid
  • Rosauers
  • Roundys
  • Rouses
  • Royal Farms
  • Rutters Farm Stores
  • Safeway
  • Save Mart
  • Schnucks
  • Scolaris
  • Sears
  • Sedano’s
  • Semos
  • Sheetz Inc.
  • Shell Oil
  • Shipley Stores
  • Shopko
  • Smart & Final
  • Smith Drug Company
  • Sodexo
  • Spartan Stores
  • Speedway
  • Spinx Stores
  • Sprint Food Stores
  • Sprint Mart
  • Stage Stores
  • Staples
  • Stater Bros
  • Stew Leonard’s
  • Stripes
  • Sunoco
  • Sunset Foods
  • Super America
  • SuperValu
  • TA Petro
  • The Pantry
  • Thortons
  • Times Supermarkets
  • Top Star Inc.
  • Tops Supermarkets
  • Town and Country
  • Town Pump
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • United Supermarkets
  • URM Stores
  • USPS
  • Valero
  • Variety Wholesale
  • Velasquez
  • Village Pantry
  • W.L. Petrey
  • W Lee Flowers
  • Walgreens
  • Wawa
  • Wegmans
  • Weigels
  • Weis Market
  • Wesco
  • Western Refining Retail
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winkler Wholesale Grocers
  • Winn Dixie
  • Woodman’s
  • W & N Enterprises
  • Yoke’s Fresh Market

List accurate as of 2018/3/12

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