Valuable share: How To Use a Prepaid Visa Card to Shop On Amazon. You know those Prepaid Visa Cards that might only have $4.56 left on them? THOSE! And larger amounts too of course. And bonus: it’s a way to split payment on Amazon so that you can deplete that prepaid Visa card entirely. This is a little life hack which will make life easier…
The bonus (and drawbacks) of Prepaid Visa Cards
Prepaid Visa cards are easy to give for birthdays, teacher gifts, etc… You can buy them at the drug store, grocery store, heck even online and send it as an e-card! And practical too (when you just aren’t sure what to gift). However, they can be a bit of a pain to use.
Say you have a $50 card. You either buy something for $40 and have a bit leftover on your card. Or you find a store which will split payment and put $50 towards your buy + use another method of payment to top up the amount paid. It can be tricky.
But I found a way to use the card on Amazon – in it’s entirety – without even having to spend the total amount in one go!
Here is how to use a Prepaid Visa Card To Shop on Amazon
Short story: buy an amazon gift card with the Prepaid Visa Card. It saves in your account and will be used towards any future purchases. It’s that easy.
How to add a Prepaid Visa Card to your Amazon account
- Log into your Amazon Account (amazon.com or amazon.ca – works for both).
- In the search box choose: e-gift card.
- Then, (as shown below) enter your card amount (yes, even $4.76 works).
- Add it to your cart.
- Check out.
- Use your Prepaid Visa Card as payment.
- Gift card will be emailed to your email address. Click the link in that email and it will be added to your Amazon account.
Note: emailing the card to yourself is the quickest way to get it sent immediately.
The amount shows up in your account as an Amazon Gift Card balance.
Then, in future, anytime you shop this Amazon gift card balance will be used towards any check outs. And you can split the payment on Amazon should your purchases exceed the gift card balance.
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For the longest time, I tried to track the remaining balance on prepaid cards to figure how much was left. Plus, finding a store who could spit a payment and use them! This life hack solves all that!