It is not possible to transfer your Amazon Gift Card balance to PayPal. However, there are some options for combining these gift cards with PayPal. We show you how to do this, in which cases it is possible and in which situations it is not.
What is Amazon Gift Card?
Amazon gift cards are a way of accessing the products on sale on the platform. They are cards that can be used to purchase from the different sales categories that this commercial giant offers to its customers.
As well as being, as the name suggests, a gift that the beneficiary can use to buy whatever they want, they allow a certain degree of personalization, choosing the color of the card and its design.
It is, therefore, a gift that you can give to other people and that allows them to buy whatever they want, always within Amazon’s platform or in shops that accept payment with this gift card.
Bear in mind that many online merchants will accept payment with gift cards, including Amazon. Therefore, if you have been given one of these cards as a gift, check the payment conditions of the merchants you are interested in to see if they accept it for your purchases.
How to transfer your Amazon card balance to PayPal?
It’s not possible. There is no way for you to make a balance transfer between an Amazon Gift Card and your PayPal wallet. Therefore, you cannot pass the available balance back and forth.
However, this does not mean that you cannot use this Amazon Gift Card from PayPal. You can add the gift card to your PayPal account to use it for purchases.
How to add your gift card to PayPal?
While you could not add the balance of the Amazon Gift Card to your PayPal wallet, as mentioned above, it is possible to add the Amazon Gift Card to your PayPal account.
It is important to understand the difference between transferring the balance, which would mean passing money back and forth, and adding the card, which allows you to use it as a payment method until your balance is depleted.
The steps to add the Amazon gift card are the same as when you add a MasterCard or American Express card:
- Log in to PayPal
- Select the wallet section
- Choose the option to link a debit or credit card
- Choose the manual card linking option
- Enter the information you will be asked to enter about the card, including the card number, expiry date, and CVV code
- Complete the process and accept
When you make payments, link the Amazon gift card to your PayPal account. You can then choose this card as a payment method for your purchases.
Could you transfer the balance of the Amazon gift card?
No. Just like transferring the balance of your Amazon gift card to your PayPal wallet, it is not possible to transfer the balance of your Amazon gift card to your bank account. On the other hand, financial institutions will not accept your gift card as a payment method either.
The most straightforward options would be either to use the card as a direct payment at the platform or merchants that accept it or to link it as a payment method to PayPal.