Few people in the world are unaware of the largest e-commerce platform (Amazon), these fewer people, however, are also not very familiar with the Amazon gift card. Even hardly anyone knows the answer to the following question: can I transfer Amazon gift card balance to PayPal?
When I realized how many people were asking this question, I immediately told myself that I should research more about the subject and put up the answer in a post without knowing how to find an answer. You can transfer Amazon gift card balance to PayPal. It is important to use few words explaining what an Amazon gift card is in a matter of seconds.
Well, to tell the truth, this is easily understood. In fact, as the name suggests, an Amazon gift card is a card that gives you the opportunity to buy all the products you intend to buy on the Amazon platform.
Being a gift card, it is meant to be given as a gift and it can be purchased in almost any amount, from $0.50 to $2,000. Your recipient can spend their gift card right away or deposit it into their Amazon account and wait for that sale of a lifetime.
But let’s get to the point.
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So, is it possible to transfer Amazon gift card balance to PayPal?
Well, there is good news and bad news. The bad thing is that the harsh and crude answer to this question is: No, unfortunately.
At the time of writing this post, is not possible to transfer Amazon gift card balance to PayPal wallet. But… Well yes, there is a but. The good news is that you can seamlessly add your gift card to your PayPal account.
Otherwise, clearly, the option left is to load the money into your Amazon account and wait for the moment when you need to shop on the e-commerce giant.
Or, you can try to check if your favorite stores accept the Amazon gift card. Do not doubt, many offline and online stores are starting to accept gift cards, especially those from Amazon.
Step-by-step procedure to add a gift card to PayPal
Here is the most illuminating part of this post. As I’ve already written, Amazon gift cardholders have the option to add their gift cards to their PayPal wallet.
The steps you see below are the simple steps to follow to add a gift card to your PayPal account, whether it’s from Amazon, MasterCard, American Express, etc.
- The first thing to do is to log into PayPal.
- Now, you need to go to the “wallet” tab on the home screen.
- At this point, you will need to choose the option to “link a debit or credit card”.
- Once you have landed on this page, select “Link a card manually”.
- Right here on this page, you will need to enter information related to your gift cards such as card number, expiration date, and CVV number.
- Follow the simple step-by-step on-screen instructions and complete the procedure.
- Once the procedure is complete, you will be able to use your gift card on PayPal.
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How to transfer my Amazon gift card to my bank account?
Here is another of the most common questions on the subject that can be found on the internet. Unfortunately, however, I will have to answer that whatever amount you have in your Amazon gift card balance, you cannot send it to your bank account.
Plus, the odds are next to zero that your bank supports the Amazon gift card as a payment method. So, ignore the idea of transferring your Amazon balance to your bank account. It is best to redeem it on Amazon itself.
As we have seen, the best and most convenient way to redeem an Amazon gift card is to use it to purchase any product directly from Amazon. Also, it’s not a bad idea if you are thinking of giving it to someone else in your family or friends.
Don’t forget to check out many other offline stores as many stores also accept gift card payments. But ultimately, even if you can’t transfer Amazon gift card balance to PayPal, you can link the same gift card to your PayPal account.