Cash In Those Old Visa Debit Cards for an Amazon Gift Card

Do you have old Visa Debit cards laying around with a few dollars on them? They’re usually not worth taking out to use so they lay in a drawer until they expire and then you throw them away.

Did you know that you can add them to your Amazon account and then use them to buy Amazon gift cards or reload your own gift card balance?

You’ll need to know the balance left on the card but you can usually find that by calling the number on the back of the card or going to the website listed on the back of the card. Once you have that balance you’ll need to add that card to your Amazon Wallet.

1 – Simply log-in to “Your Account” on

2 – On your account page, click on “Payment Option”which will take you to your “Amazon Wallet”.

3 – Scroll down to the “Add a New Payment Method” and add your Visa gift card to your Amazon account like you would with any debit or credit card.

Your next step is to go to the Amazon Gift Card area. You should see “Gift Card” on the option bar towards the top of the Amazon site.

If you have the option to “Reload your balance”, click on that link and you can add money to your personal gift card balance by entering the amount using the newly added Visa card as payment.

You can also choose to send an eCard to yourself or to someone else by selecting that option and following the steps on the page to add the eGift Card to your shopping cart and then you can use the newly added Visa card as payment for that eGift card:


Once these new balances are in your account as gift cards, you can use them as part of your purchase and you no longer have those cards laying around with nothing to do.