The holidays are coming up and often times people give gift cards such as Visa Prepaid or American Express Prepaid gift cards. If you are like me, you often are left with a few dollars on the gift card. Sometimes you may have issues redeeming the card at certain stores if you don’t know the balance on the card. I have a solution for Amazon.com fans that is easy and will make sure you don’t waste any of your gift card.
What I do with those small balances is purchase a Amazon.com virtual gift card and apply it to my Amazon.com account. I’m always finding great deals on Amazon or purchasing a book for Kindle here and there so these can really add up.
- Find the balance on your prepaid Visa or American Express gift card. You can check the back of the card to see what url to visit to find your balance.
- Purchase a gift card from Amazon in that exact amount and sent to yourself. Simply enter in your own email. Use that prepaid gift card to purchase the gift card.
- In a few minutes you will receive a email containing the gift card code. Simply click on the button that says “Redeem Now.” You will then be sent back to Amazon and click on “Apply to My Account.”
- Shop Amazon and get a great deal plus use up those small balances!