Ah, the humble Amazon gift card. It's the perfect present for the picky eater, the techie friend, or anyone who loves browsing the endless aisles of Amazon.
But what happens after the initial excitement? How do you check your balance to make informed decisions when looking to use it for transactions?
In this article, I'll show you the different ways to check your Amazon gift card balance.
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How To Check Amazon Gift Card Balance
Amazon stores your gift card info to your account each time you place an order with it. In this case, you should be able to look up your balance in your account whenever the need arises.
But that's not the only way to check your Amazon gift card balance. There are a couple of ways to do so.
Checking Your Balance Online
To check your Amazon gift card balance online:
- Log in to your Amazon account.
- Click "Your Account," then select "Gift cards."
- Here, you'll see a list of all your registered gift cards with their current balances.
Checking Balance Through The Mobile App
To check your Amazon gift card balance through the Amazon mobile app:
- Open the Amazon app and log in to your account.
- Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines), and select "Your Account."
- Then, follow the same steps as above to find your gift card balance.
Checking Your Physical Amazon Gift Card Balance
In case you have a physical gift card instead, there's an easy way to check your balance in no time without having to visit a local store.
To do so:
- Locate the 16-digit claim code on the back of your gift card (beneath the scratch-off strip).
- Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=GJDWQ6WX5MKQP3E6 and enter the claim code to reveal your balance.
Amazon Gift Card Balance Phone Number
You can also check your Amazon gift card through Amazon's phone number. All you need to do is call Amazon customer service at 1-888-280-4331 and provide your claim code or gift card number for a balance check.
How To View Amazon Gift Card Balance Without Redeeming
There are ways to view your Amazon gift card balance without redeeming it, but the available options depend on whether you already have the card added to your Amazon account:
If your card is NOT added to your account:
- Physical card: Unfortunately, there's no way to check the balance of a physical Amazon gift card without redeeming it or adding it to your account. The 16-digit claim code on the back is only activated upon adding it.
- Digital card: If you received a digital card via email or other means, you may be able to see the balance directly there. Check the email or message containing the card for any information about viewing the balance.
If your card IS added to your account:
- Website: On Amazon's website, navigate to "Your Account" and then "Gift Cards & Payment Methods." Under "Gift Cards," you'll see the balance of all cards added to your account.
- Mobile app: Open the Amazon app and tap on the "Account" icon (person icon) in the bottom navigation bar. Scroll down to the "Payment Options" section, and you'll see the balance of all your registered gift cards.
- Alexa: If you have an Alexa device, you can say, "Alexa, what's my Amazon gift card balance?" and she will tell you the balance of all cards linked to your account.
Alternative methods (may not work for all cards):
- Contact Amazon customer service: You can try contacting Amazon customer service through chat or phone (1-888-280-4331) and provide them with the gift card details. They may be able to look up the balance for you, but this is not guaranteed.
- Third-party apps/websites: While not recommended, some third-party apps and websites claim to be able to check gift card balances. However, use these at your own risk as they may not be reliable and could compromise your card security.
Remember, it's generally safer to add your gift card to your Amazon account to be able to view and manage the balance easily. This also safeguards it from potential loss or theft.
How To Check Amazon Gift Card Balance With Serial Number
To check your Amazon gift card balance with the serial number, you can follow these steps:
Method 1: Using Your Amazon Account
- Go to the Amazon website and sign in to your account.
- Click on "Your Account" in the top right corner of the page.
- Under the "Gift cards" section, click on "View Gift Card Balance".
- You will be able to see the available balance on your Amazon gift card without redeeming it.
Method 2: Contacting Amazon Customer Service
- Go to the Amazon customer service page.
- Click on "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page.
- Select the option to chat with a customer service representative.
- Once connected, provide the representative with the serial number of your gift card and ask them to help you check the balance.
Keep in mind the specific gift card and your location. It's always a good idea to check with Amazon customer service for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Checking your Amazon gift card balance might seem like a small step, but it unlocks a world of informed choices and mindful spending. Share your own deal-hunting tactics in the comments below, and let's chart a course to savvy shopping together!