How to Pay With Two or More Forms of Payment With Amazon

by Andrea Ruiz
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You can pay for your Amazon.com purchases with a credit card, checking account, debit card featuring a credit card logo or an Amazon.com gift card code. Amazon.com only allows you to use multiple payment methods if one of those methods is an Amazon.com gift card code and another is a debit card, credit card or checking account. It doesn't allow you to split your transaction total and pay with multiple credit cards. You can pay for an Amazon.com order with multiple payment methods by using them all to buy Amazon gift card codes, then using the codes to pay for your purchase.

Step 1

Purchase enough Amazon.com gift card codes to cover the price of your planned Amazon.com purchase. Purchase them with cash, checks or credit cards in retail kiosks that sell Amazon.com gift cards; the gift card codes are on the gift cards, and purchasing the card activates the code for use on Amazon.com. You can also purchase gift card codes directly for any value amount on the Amazon.com website. Click on the "Gift Cards" link at the top of the Amazon.com home page and follow the on-screen instructions to purchase the type of electronic gift card you prefer.

Step 2

Use only one payment method per gift card purchase. If you wish to use multiple payment methods, purchase several gift cards and pay for each one with a separate payment method.

Step 3

Apply the gift card codes to your accounts. Click "Gift Cards" at the top of the Amazon.com homepage, then scroll down and click the "Apply to Your Account" button under the "Redeem Your Gift Card" section. Sign in to your Amazon.com account, and enter each gift card code into the field separately, hitting "Apply to Your Account" after each code. The purchase amounts of the gift cards will show up as credits toward future Amazon.com purchases.

Step 4

Add items to your Amazon.com shopping cart and click "Proceed to Checkout" when you're done shopping. In the "Payment Method" screen, follow the instructions to add a payment method if the gift card credits don't fully cover the amount of your purchase. You can only use gift card codes and one other payment method, such as a credit card or checking account.

Complete your purchase. Click "Continue" in the "Payment Methods" screen, then review your order. When you're ready to submit the order, click "Place Your Order." You will receive a confirmation email for your purchase, sent to the email address associated with your Amazon.com account.

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