Sitting On Gift Cards with Small Balances? Convert them to Amazon Credit which NEVER EXPIRES!
Editor’s Note: This money-saving tip is from my best-selling book The 15 Habits of Highly Frugal Genealogists now available at Amazon for just $2.99 USD! Click HERE for more information.
Are you sitting on several Visa or MasterCard gift cards with small balances? Did you know that you could purchase an Amazon Gift Card for an exact amount, like $7.54 and then use it to purchase genealogy books or other items on Amazon? A great way to make sure you do not lose money on those pre-paid debit/gift cards!
To convert a credit card gift card:
- determine the balance of the gift card
- go to the Amazon Gift Card section
- select email as the gift card type and enter the amount (based on the balance you just looked up)
- enter your name and email as the recipient
- payment method is “credit card” and select Add Credit Card – this is where you enter the number of the credit card gift card
- purchase and then check your email to redeem your new Amazon credit!
Watch the brief video below to see this conversion process in action, based on two Visa gift cards that I received:
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