American express gift cards are also called Amex gift cards. Amex gift cards are closed-loop gift cards and that means they can be used in any business place that accepts them. You can use your Amex gift card in retail stores, gas stations, restaurants, and even on Amazon.
A lot of Amazon users do not know that their Amex gift card can be added to their Amazon account. To add your American Express gift card to your Amazon account can be done in two ways. It is either you reload your Amex gift card or add an Amex gift card as a payment option. Follow the steps below.
Register your Amex gift card
The first step is to activate your Amex gift card by registering it. After activation, you can use your Amex gift card to do whatever you like. To register your Amex gift card online, follow the steps below.
- Visit the American express official website.
- Enter in your 15-digit card number without spaces
- Enter in the Expiration Date
- There is a four-digit security code on the front of the card. Enter in the four-digit security code.
- Optional: Enter in your email address. Your email will be linked to the card, but you’ll also receive promotional content from Amex.
- Perform the Captcha.
- Click ‘sign in’ and you’ll be able to check your gift card balance. Your gift card is now registered and activated.
- Alternatively, call American express customer service and have them activate it for you.
Reload your Amazon balance with the Amex gift card balance
To reload your Amazon balance with your Amex gift card, follow the steps below. This process transfers funds from your Amex gift card to your Amazon account. Also, in case your Amex gift card is reaching its expiry date, this process will help you to transfer the funds before it expires.
- Log into your Amazon account or create an amazon account if you don’t have one.
- Locate the ‘Reload Your Balance’ page
- Input the amount that you would like to spend from your Amex gift card. You can enter the entire balance if you want to spend the whole amount on Amazon.
- Sign in to your account again. You have to do this even if you had signed in at the start for security reasons
- Click ‘Add a credit or debit card.”
- Input your Amex gift card information in the spaces provided.
- Click Next.
- Select the new gift card as the payment method you want to use.
- Click Done.
- You will be redirected back to the Reload Your Balance page. Confirm all your info and verify the amount you want to reload from the gift card.
- Click ‘Reload.’
Adding Amex gift card as a payment method on Amazon
In this process, you will not need to transfer funds. All you will have to do is add your Amex gift card as a payment method. So, if you have been wondering how to add your Amex gift card as a payment option on Amazon, follow the steps below.
- Visit the Amazon website.
- Select Account & Lists then choose Your Account
- Click Payment Options
- Add your gift card as a new payment option in the box that appears
- If no box appears, you will find this option under Ordering and Shopping Preferences below it
- You can now use your Amex gift card for purchases. This process applies to every other open loop gift card like Visa gift card.
How to sell Amex gift cards in Nigeria
In Nigeria, you can exchange your Amex gift card for cash or cryptocurrency. To do so, follow the steps below.
- If you are a new user, create an account on Astro Africa before proceeding to the next step.
- Log into your account with the email and password you used in creating the account.
- Add a local bank account or Bitcoin wallet by clicking add accounts/momo.
- Click on sell gift cards, and a list of gift cards will be displayed.
- Select Amex gift card as the gift card you want to sell.
- Select wallet to credit (Which is a Nigerian, Ghanaian, or Bitcoin wallet at this point).
- Select the gift card category.
- Choose the category best suits the gift card you have
- Input the amount of the gift card.
- Upload an image of the card and a note (optional).
- Click on the red submit button, and Astro Africa will credit your account immediately.
Bonus tip: Astro Africa has an affiliate platform called Dart Africa, on which you can convert your bitcoin to cash. So, after converting your gift cards to bitcoin, you can convert it to cash on Dart Africa afterward.