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5 Facts about Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon gift cards are like every other gift card. They serve as an alternative means of payment for shoppers and a promotional campaign for the Amazon brand. However, while Amazon gift cards might share several similarities with other gift cards, it has some peculiarities.

An Amazon gift card

One of the most apparent peculiarities is that Amazon gift cards can only be used in Amazon physical stores and nowhere else. It is why they are called closed-loop gift cards. There are other gift cards like American Express (Amex) gift cards that can be used to make purchases in any store.

There are other peculiar facts about amazon gift cards that you should know, which are discussed in the latter part of this article.

Five unknown facts about Amazon gift cards

Here are five facts about your Amazon gift cards that you didn’t know.

Types of Amazon gift cards

Did you know that there are three main types of Amazon cards? Other gift cards have two or even fewer, but Amazon cards have three distinct types, and they are;

  • Digital Amazon gift cards: Digital Amazon cards are ecode gift cards. Instead of receiving a plastic card, a 15-digit code will be sent to your email, and that code can be presented for payment in any Amazon store. Digital Amazon gift cards are the most popular type because they can be ordered and received online. So, if you received your Amazon gift cards through the mail, you have a digital Amazon gift card.
  • Physical Amazon gift cards: This type is sent to your mailing address. It is usually plastic and four-cornered like ATM cards.
  • DIY Amazon gift cards: DIY is an acronym for do it yourself. The DIY Amazon gift card is a relatively new type. As the name implies, you can make this gift card yourself in the comfort of your home. This type is sent to you as a PDF after you make it then you can print it if you want. DIY Amazon cards are not available in Nigeria.

No expiration date

Yes! Your Amazon cards do not expire. No matter the type you possess, you can keep it for as long as you want until you’re ready to make purchases. However, inactivation fees may be deducted monthly from your card’s value.

Zero redemption fee

Other gift cards charge their customers redemption fees but not Amazon. This means you can redeem your card at any amazon store and get all your card values added to you.

Check Amazon gift card balance

Before now, you could check your Amazon card balance online, but the feature on the Amazon website has been removed. Now, you can only know your Amazon gift card balance by using it until it is maxed out.

Amazon gift cards can be exchanged for cash and cryptocurrency

Did you know that your Amazon gift card can be exchanged for money and cryptocurrency? The answer to this question is yes! This is a significant feature, especially in countries like Nigeria and Ghana, where gift cards are not accepted as payment.

All you need to do to exchange your Amazon cards is register on a reliable exchange platform. Selling Amazon gift cards is very profitable if the sales are made on a legit platform. You are sure to get over 80% of the gift card’s value on a legit platform.

Where to sell Amazon gift cards in Nigeria and Ghana?

As mentioned in the previous section, your Amazon cards can be sold on any reliable trading platform. In this vein, it is essential that you find an exchange platform that sells gift cards at the best rates to get your money’s worth.

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The best gift card trading platform in Nigeria and Ghana is Astro Africa. Astro Africa sells Amazon cards at the best rates. For example, the current $100 Amazon gift card rate is 38,160 naira, which is way above what you will find on other exchange platforms. Apart from good rates, Astro Africa is home to other features like high-tech security, responsive customer service, a rates calculator, an intuitive user interface, and referral bonuses.

To sell your Amazon gift cards, follow the steps below.

  1. Create an account on Astro Africa mobile app or website.
  2. Log into your account with the email and password you used in creating the account. 
  3. Add an account by clicking add account/momo.
  4. Click on sell gift cards, and a list of gift cards will be displayed.
  5. Select the Amazon gift card as the gift card you want to sell.
  6. Select wallet to credit (Nigerian or Ghanaian wallet).
  7. Select the Amazon gift card category.
  8. Enter the value of the gift card.
  9. Upload an image of the card.
  10. Add an optional note.
  11. Click on submit on the upper screen to confirm your transaction. Astro Africa can credit your account immediately.

How to redeem Amazon cards

To redeem your Amazon gift cards, follow the steps below.

  • Find the claim code.
  • Go to Redeem a Gift Card.
  • Enter your claim code and select Apply to Your Balance.

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