Gift cards are a boon for many of us who cannot withhold shopping on Amazon. However, not all of the gift cards can cover the cost of the products we want to buy. In such cases, how does one use gift cards for products on Amazon that cost more than the balance in the gift card? The solution to this is using partial payments.
Partial payments are when you pay the amount in installments or using two modes. In the case of a gift card, you pay using the gift card and your own debit or credit card money. But a hurdle you will always come across is that Amazon does not allow to pay through two different modes for a transaction if the gift card is not an Amazon one and is of a different company.
This is an article that tells you how to use Visa Giftcards on Amazon for partial payments.
HOW TO USE VISA GIFT CARDS ON AMAZON TO MAKE PARTIAL PAYMENTS?
If the balance in your Visa gift card in not sufficient to buy a product that you want. What you can do is buy an Amazon gift card with your Visa gift card for the same amount as the balance in your Visa gift card. You then apply this new Amazon gift card to your transaction when you pay. This will help as if the gift card amount is lesser than the cost of the product that you have, Amazon takes the remaining amount from your default payment mode. Sounds complicated? Here is a step-by-step solution for you.
Check if the balance on your gift card is sufficient to use pay for the product you want. If yes, you can directly make the payment using the Visa gift card. If not, follow the next steps.
Hop on to Amazon and buy an Amazon gift card, worth the same amount as the Visa gift card you have.
Click on “buy now” for the product you want. This will take you to the page with various modes of payment. Apply the Amazon gift card, when the cost exceeds the balance of the gift card, the remainder cost will be paid through your default payment mode.
Doesn’t this sound easy? This is how you use Visa gift cards on Amazon to make partial payments.
The reason you need to buy a different Amazon gift card is that Amazon does not allow splitting costs across gift cards that are from different companies. However, it does allow splitting costs between an Amazon gift card and your debit or credit card. This is a process that is sneaky, yet simple and useful. So go on, buy all the things you need using the gift cards you have.
Are Visa gift cards new to you? Here is an article about how to use Visa gift cards on Steam, which will give you a gist of how you can use them on other websites as well.