Amazon Gift Card Warning

So for Christmas two of my daughters bought me Amazon gift cards as I enjoy reading on Kindle Unlimited but when I try to use them I am told they cannot be used for this subscription!
Nothing in the terms and conditions about this!


  • HampshireH
    HampshireH Posts: 4,395
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    It's a weird one. They dont allow it as its a subscription but they do apparently allow gift cards for prime. Doesntbreally make sense
  • GrubbyGirl_2
    GrubbyGirl_2 Posts: 663
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    Have you tried simply redeeming the card and adding it to your balance then spend it at checkout from your balance?
  • Grumpy_chap
    Grumpy_chap Posts: 14,361
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    It's a weird one. They dont allow it as its a subscription but they do apparently allow gift cards for prime. Doesntbreally make sense
    I don't know about the Kindle subscription, but the Prime is often given away for free so allowing payment from gift cards is better (for Amazon) than giving it away for nothing.
  • libra10
    libra10 Posts: 18,550
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    edited 14 January at 1:32PM
    I have giftcards in my Amazon account, and buy e-books for my kindle app.

    Never had any problems.

    I would add the giftcard codes to your balance, then order the books.
  • knightstyle
    knightstyle Posts: 6,969
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    It is OK if you want to buy the books, but I use Kindle unlimited to rent them and that is what the gift cards were bought for.  No warning when buying that they cannot be used for this.
  • JES_F1
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    The terms of use for Kindle Unlimited say that Amazon "accept credit and debit cards for payment of your membership fees" so giftcards aren't an accepted form of payment.

    They go on to say that if your designated payment method fails, they'll try an alternative payment method so maybe giftcards would be used in that situation.  It's a bit of a faff, and probably something I couldn't be bothered to do, but you could try removing your credit/debit card(s) and see what happens when your next payment is due.
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  • sheramber
    sheramber Posts: 18,608
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    As it is a subscription ( the reason gift cards are not accpeted for payment) that may result in the subscription being cancelled.
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