Can You Transfer an Amazon Gift Card?

We could all agree that a great way to show someone you care is to give them a gift card.

And lucky you, you got a gift card yourself and not any kind of gift card but an Amazon one. But, you just realized that you don’t want to redeem the gift card on any product and you want to know if there is a way you can transfer the balance to your bank balance, or, if possible, to transfer it to another Amazon customer.

Bonus: How to find my Amazon account URL?

In this blog post, you have several options at your disposal, so keep reading to find out more about this.

Important Note: Unfortunately, according to Amazon terms and conditions, transferring Amazon gift card balances between accounts is not allowed.

Since redeeming an Amazon gift card for cash is forbidden, you know that transferring an Amazon gift card balance directly to your bank account is impossible. But, if you have received such a gift card, you should be able to spend that money the way you want, right?

Is there a way to transfer Amazon’s gift card balance to a bank balance?

Usually, people transfer their Amazon gift card balance by using it as a bank payment. This allows you to convert the gift card balance they received into their local currency (US dollars) and pay directly from their checking or savings account.

The process is very straightforward and you don’t need any additional information other than your debit card number or bank account number.

How to transfer Amazon’s gift card to a bank balance

You can choose to transfer the balance to your bank account or your debit card:

To transfer it to a bank account:

  1. Log into your Amazon account.
  2. Click on Accounts & Lists and then on Your Account.
  3. From the options, choose Your Balance.
  4. Choose Redeem a Gift Card.
  5. Choose how much money you want to transfer and click on Apply to your balance and then on Continue.

Apply to you balance - Amazon

If this is your first time doing this, you’ll need to provide some additional information as requested, prior to proceeding with the transfer itself.

To transfer it to a debit card:

  1. Log in to your Amazon account.
  2. Again, click on Account & Lists and then on Your Account.
  3. From the options, click on Manage Your Content and Devices.
  4. This will open a page that lists your Kindle library (left side of the screen).
  5. Under Your Kindle Account, click on Kindle Payment Settings, which will take you to a page with all your payment options.
  6. Click on “Edit”, and from the options, choose “Add a new payment method”.
  7. Enter your bank information and verify it before you continue further.
  8. Choose Amazon Gift Cards as your payment option.
  9. Type in the amount of money you want to be transferred.
  10. Lastly, add the gift card number and a pin code for that particular card for it to be linked to your bank account.

Amazon gift card options

Is it possible to transfer an Amazon gift card balance to another account?

The straightforward answer to this would be no, as stated on Amazon’s terms and conditions. But, there are some ways you might try to transfer your Amazon gift card balance to another account and the first one to try is by calling Amazon’s customer service.

Check out the circumstances under which you can transfer the Amazon gift card balance to another account:

  • You bought the gift card from the wrong account and you have lost the claim code.
  • When the recipient and the buyer are the same for the Amazon gift card and the buyer wants to transfer to another account - then you can transfer the gift card to others.

Another bonus: How to delete an address on Amazon.

Can I return items purchased with my Amazon gift card?

You can definitely do that. All you need to do is contact Amazon’s customer support to assist you with the return.

Apart from this, if you are maybe interested in how to see your archived orders on Amazon, you might as well do it - we have an article on that too.

In addition, did you know that you can share an Amazon cart with other customers?!