Where is the Claim Code on An Amazon Gift Card? (Answered!)

Allen A. Brake

Amazon Gift cards are prepaid vouchers with instant discounts on products and categories. You can use the gift card as a form of payment at restaurants, gas stations, and retail stores. Before you can use it though, you must redeem the gift card into your Amazon pay balance. So where is the claim code on Amazon gift card?  In this post, we will teach you how to locate the claim code on the code and use the same to redeem the code. Read on for the details……

When it comes to gifting friends and loved ones, Amazon gift cards are a great option. These prepaid vouched offer instant discounts on purchases made on Amazon, both in-store and online. Moreover, you can redeem the gift cards and use them to pay for your bills in restaurants or pay for gas. That being said, where is the claim code on the Amazon gift card? Let’s find out.

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Where is the Claim Code on An Amazon Gift Card?

Do you want to redeem your Amazon Gift Card but cannot locate the claim code? Well, it is very easy and straightforward to locate and redeem. If you have your physical Amazon gift card already, proceed as follows:

Turn the card upside down and locate the removable white strip near the top part of the card. To the right-hand side of the strip, you will see a camera symbol, and on the left, you will see a gift box symbol. At the bottom of the strip, you should be able to see a pair of arrows pointing upwards.

Upon scratching to remove the white strip, you will be able to reveal the 14-digit code. That is the Amazon gift card claim code that you are supposed to redeem. After you have redeemed the claim code, you can go ahead and use the balance to pay for products and services at Amazon or other retail stores and gas stations that accept gift cards as a form of payment.

What Does an Amazon Gift Card Claim Code Look Like?

A gift card claim code comprises 14 digits which are a mixture of letters and numbers. For instance, ARWT-5647-QREW-9887. Keep in mind that a gift card claim code is not the serial number. A serial number is always at the bottom and it consists of 16 digits. Do not confuse the two.

For new gift cards, they have a removable white strip that covers the claim code and is labeled ‘Claim Code.’ On the left side of this code, there is a symbol of a camera (used during scanning of the claim code) while on the right side of it is a symbol of a gift box.

For customers who get digital gift boxes, they will be sent emails that contain the claim code. The process for redeeming the claim code for a physical or digital gift card is almost the same. You may choose to enter the digits manually or simply scan a code to get the job done in seconds.

How Does Gift Redemption Work on Amazon?

The process of redeeming an Amazon gift card is pretty simple and straightforward. First, you need to have a gift card, physical or digital. If physical, head over to the backside and locate the white or silvery strip. That’s where the claim code is concealed. You need to scratch to reveal the code. After that, you will need to redeem the code to add it to your Amazon balance.

Amazon e-gift cards, like physical gift cards, also come with a claim code that you can use to redeem them into your account balance. Note that you can also simply scan the QR code of the card and redeem its value into your Amazon balance.

Remember that you can reload the gift card with the exact amount of money, or even more, as long as it has not expired. The funds in your Amazon gift card cannot be transferred to another Amazon account or even exchanged for cash.

Methods for Redeeming Amazon Gift Cards

There are two main methods for redeeming Amazon gift cards. We have highlighted both methods below:

Here are further details on both methods of redeeming Amazon gift cards.

1. Apply the Gift Card balance to your Amazon Account

You can do this desktop on a desktop via a web browser or via the Amazon mobile app.

You can redeem your Amazon gift card on the desktop if you’re using a Windows, Linux, Mac, or Chromebook device. To redeem your Amazon gift card, follow these steps:

Step 1: On your favorite browser, log in to your account on Amazon.

Step 2: On the top right, click on Accounts and Lists. A drop-down menu will appear.

Step 3: On the submenu, select Gift Card Balance to see your current gift card balance.

Step 4: Click on Redeem a Gift Card and enter the claim code digits to add the gift value to your account. Once that’s done, you can go ahead and make purchases using your Amazon account balance.

Pro Tip! Just as it is easy to redeem the Amazon Gift Card, you can also transfer funds back to the Gift card from your Amazon account.

It’s also possible to apply the gift card balance to your Amazon account via the Amazon mobile app. This applies to Android, iPhone, and iPad users. Note that this option also allows you to simply scan the claim code so you don’t have to enter it manually one digit at a time. To use the Amazon mobile app to redeem the claim code, proceed as follows:

Step 1: Launch the Amazon app on your device and tap on the hamburger menu (three lines).

Step 2: Scroll down and then under Payments, select Manage gift Card Balance.

Step 3: Tap on Redeem another Gift Card and then choose whether you want to type the claim code manually or scan it by touching the camera symbol and then point your phone camera to scan the code. When done successfully, the value of the card will be added to your Amazon account balance.

2. Apply for Amazing Gift Card directly to a purchase

Apart from applying the gift card balance directly to your Amazon account, you also have the option of applying for the gift card directly to a purchase. To do that, proceed as follows:

Step 1: Add all the items you want to purchase to the Amazon shopping cart and then select ‘’

Step 2: Navigate ‘Add a Gift Card or Promotion Code or Voucher’ option under the Payment Methods.

Step 3: Enter the Claim code and click ‘Apply’. Payments shall be made using the gift card balance, and any extras will be left as a gift card balance.


Q. Can I use Amazon Gift Card Multiple Times?

Amazon Gift Cards can be used several times as long as they are valid. The cards can be used until the balance is used up, and even then, you can still reload it.

While in some countries like the United States Amazon considers the Gift Card valid for up to 10 years, in some countries like India, it is valid for only one year.

Therefore, for any customer who may wish to reload their cards, it is advisable for them to check the expiry date before doing so.

Q. Besides Amazon, in which other Stores can I Find Amazon Gift Cards?

Several stores do sell Amazon Gift Cards. They include; 7-Eleven, EZ Mart, Food City, Best Buy, AAA Club Alliance, Safeway, Office Depot, Kmart, and Fairway Market, to name but a few.

To find more stores in different locations where you can purchase those Amazon Gift Cards, you can check them out on Amazon.com.

Q. Does Amazon Fresh accept Amazon Gift Cards?

Amazon Fresh does accept Amazon gift cards for both in-store and online purchases. So if you were considering making some orders and paying with your gift cards, now you know it’s possible.

Q. Can I use Amazon Gift Cards to Split a Purchase?

Yes, if you so wish. Amazon allows customers to split payments using Amazon gift cards. However, that only applies if the other part of the bill is paid with your debit or credit card. This means, you can only split payment between a gift card and a debit or credit card.


Customers with Amazon Gift cards can get the ‘Claim Code’ from the back of the gift card and then add the balance directly to their Amazon account or redeem the code during check out.

However you choose to redeem the claim code, the process is very simple and easy, as outlined above. With that said, we come to the end of this post.

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