An Amazon gift card is the ideal present to give to a friend or loved one, offering them the chance to treat themselves to something they’ve had their eye on.

If you’re looking to buy a gift card, you can find a broad selection of gift cards from Amazon and other brands on the gift card store. If you’re the recipient of an Amazon gift card, redeeming it to use at checkout is simple. Here’s how.

Redeeming a physical gift card

If you’ve got a physical gift card to use, follow these steps:

  1. Find the claim code on the back of the card.
  2. Go to ‘Redeem a Gift Card’.
  3. Enter your claim code and select ‘Apply to your balance’.

Redeeming an electronic gift card

If you’ve received an electronic gift card, follow these steps to redeem it:

  1. Select the link provided via email or text to claim the balance.
  2. Sign into your account or select Apply to Your Balance.
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Spending your gift card

Once you’ve redeemed your gift card, the funds are stored in ‘Your Account’ and will automatically apply to your next eligible order. Visit our Gift Card Redemption Issues help page if you are having issues redeeming your gift card.

If your order total is more than your gift card balance, you’ll be charged the remaining amount to your default payment method. Conversely, if the order total is less than the gift card balance, the remaining funds will be saved for your next purchase.

If you’d rather save your gift card balance to spend on another occasion, simply uncheck the box next to ‘Use your £X.XX gift card balance’ at checkout.

The funds from your gift card will be valid for ten years from the date the card was issued. You can check your gift card balance at any time by visiting ‘Your Account’ and clicking on ‘Gift Cards & Top Up’.

You can also spend your Amazon gift card in our Angel, Chingford, East Croydon and Monument Amazon Fresh stores, where you must redeem it using the in-store checkout.

Looking for help with another query about shopping on Amazon? Find out how to contact Amazon UK Customer Service.