Amazon gift card has become first option for many people as birthday gifts or Christmas presents. However, it is not a same for someone who is receiving it because maybe they don’t want to buy from Amazon. They will prefer cash because not everything is available on Amazon. Some people may prefer it to spend it on essential stuff rather than shopping and for them we have brought in some options. In this blog, we will discuss, “Where can I use an Amazon gift card besides Amazon?”
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Steps to earn free Amazon Gift cards
You don’t always have to receive these Amazon gift cards from someone. You can also earn them or get lucky by getting them for free. Some of the ways are as follows:
- Before starting a YouTube channel or a blog, sign up for Amazon Associates so that you can share some affiliate links through your posts.
- You can earn Amazon gift cards just by filling out some surveys (Swagbucks, Survey Junkie, MTurk, etc.).
- If you have to exchange some things such as electronics, video games, or other unwanted devices then you should use Amazon’s Trade-In program. It will help in exchanging and letting you earn some gift cards.
Using an Amazon gift card besides amazon
You have the option to use your Amazon gift card at some place else than Amazon. The options are as follows:
1. Sell Amazon Gift Card for Cash
There are many websites that allow the selling of unwanted Amazon gift cards in return for cash directly. For instance, Gameflip, Raise, Gift Card Granny, and various others. However, don’t expect to get a full value as they are listed at 2% to 15% off the card value. So, you may get $90 for your gift card worth $100.
These sites and transactions are reliable and secure because each user is verified manually. The buyer will receive the code of your gift card, redeem it and then rate the transaction. After this procedure, the money will get deposited and you can withdraw it anytime from your wallet.
2. Sell It on eBay
eBay is different from the sites we discussed in the first option. This is because of its popularity and bigger reach. You can use this option by selling on eBay a product that is in high demand (mostly electronics). So, for this, you have to first use your Amazon gift card and buy a product that you think will see nicely on eBay. When you exchange this product on the site then you will get the required cash. If you get lucky then maybe you will get paid more for the product on eBay.
3. Trade It for Bitcoin
When you are not in urgent need of cash then you can use your Amazon gift card for investment purposes. For instance, you can invest in cryptocurrency and Bitcoins. There are various websites that can assist you in buying/selling Bitcoins in exchange for Amazon gift cards. For instance, Paxful, Purse, and LocalBitcoins.
The parties involved in the transaction must agree on the exchange rate and the website will charge its commission. Buying is usually free of cost but the seller may have to pay some fee. After this, you have the options to either trade your Bitcoin for actual money or transfer it to a wallet using peer-to-peer transfer.
4. Sell It via Reddit or Facebook
Other than eBay, you also have social networking sites where you can sell your Amazon gift cards. Reddit includes r/giftcardexchange where people can create a post to trade their unwanted gift cards. The parties who will be interested can make a contact and discuss the details for exchange. In addition to this, you can also use subreddits like r/barter.
Facebook consists of its own peer-to-peer platform called Facebook Marketplace where buyers and sellers can connect. Here you can find a group regarding exchange of gift cards in your area. Alternatively, you can put up a post in your timeline regarding the same.
5. Shop for Someone Else
Well, this is the most simple way in which you can just ask your family or friends if they want to use the gift card. You will get the cash in return and they can buy the required product from Amazon. If they are close to you then you can offer them some discount as that will surely reel them in. Also, this is relatively safer than selling to some unknown person on Facebook, Reddit or eBay.
6. Buy an Online Subscription
This one doesn’t come to the mind of many people when they are buying subscriptions for entertainment services such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Disney+, etc. But you can easily use your Amazon gift card to pay for these subscriptions instead of credit/debit cards. However, Amazon Prime Video is an exception to this that comes as a surprise.
We have mentioned all the possible options above and you can try any of them. If none of them works then you can just buy yourself some grocery from Amazon. As that is something you will always need. So, we hope that this was helpful to you. Thanks for reading our blog!