Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to understand what you can and cannot do with a Visa gift card when ordering on Amazon. For example, can you use a Visa gift card as a partial payment? Or does Amazon not allow this? Below, we answer this very common question!
Amazon does not allow customers to split payments or use more than one payment option on orders. Therefore, you cannot use a Visa gift card for a partial payment on Amazon. However, you can add your Visa gift card to your Amazon gift card balance instead.
Keep reading to learn even more about how you could potentially use a Visa gift card for a partial payment!
You cannot use a Visa gift card for a partial payment at Amazon. While you can do this when using your Visa gift card at other stores and locations, Amazon does not offer customers the option to split payments when checking out.
Therefore, you cannot use multiple Visa gift cards when checking out. You also cannot split your Visa gift card with a credit card. You can only use one payment method per order.
Obviously, this can become very frustrating if you only have a small amount left on your Visa gift card and are looking to add it to your Amazon order. Unfortunately, you will only be able to buy products that are less than the maximum balance on your gift card!
Of course, it does seem like there are always a few loopholes on Amazon. If you have a Visa gift card that you know will not cover your order total, there is only one way you can use this Visa gift card as a partial payment.
To use your Visa gift card on Amazon as a partial payment, you should:
- Go to Amazon
- Go to Your Account
- Click the Gift Cards section
- Either click Reload Your Balance or Purchase a Gift Card
- Enter the exact balance of your Visa gift card when adding to your Amazon gift card balance
Once you have done this, your Visa gift card has now, in a way, been converted into an Amazon gift card — or added to your Amazon gift card balance. You will now be able to use this balance on any and all of your orders.
Amazon only ever allows you to split payment methods on orders when your Amazon gift card balance is involved. So now, with your Visa gift cards added to your Amazon balance, you can use your balance and then another credit/debit card to complete your order!
As you cannot use a Visa gift card for partial payments on Amazon, there is no limit to how many times you can do this. You can only use one Visa gift card per Amazon transaction.
Of course, by using the steps above and by converting your Visa gift card into an Amazon gift card balance, you can then use your Amazon balance to buy anything on the site. You can also use your Amazon balance to split payment methods, if needed!
When it comes to using Visa gift cards on other online stores, this can differ. Some online stores may offer a way to use Visa gift cards as partial payments. They could offer some way to split your order. It really just depends on what the individual online store offers.
Often, online stores do not allow you to split payment methods when ordering. So, be aware of this — and of what your balance is on your Visa gift card — before ordering from any store online!
Much like a Visa gift card, a Mastercard gift card cannot be used as a partial payment on Amazon. Amazon only ever allows split payments on orders if your Amazon gift card balance does not pay for the order total. Therefore, you cannot use a Mastercard gift card to split payments.
However, you could also try to add to your Amazon gift card balance by sending the remaining Mastercard gift card balance to your Amazon account, as we discussed above with Visa gift cards!
You cannot use a Visa gift card as a split or partial payment on Amazon, as Amazon does not allow split payments. However, you can convert your Visa gift card to an Amazon gift card and then Amazon will allow you to split your payment with another card!
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