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You probably know that Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer.
You’re also probably aware that you can often save money on your purchases due to Amazon’s low prices and free shipping on many items.
It’s true that Amazon is a great place to shop for the items you need, but many folks think they can’t shop there because they don’t have a credit card or debit card and they don’t want to use their bank account online.
But truth be told, you actually can shop at Amazon without having to give them any credit/debit card or bank account information whatsoever!
And best of all, it’s really easy. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Visit www.amazon.com in your browser or open the Amazon Shopping app and log in to your account.
2 – Shop for the item(s) you want and place it/them in your shopping cart, then make a note of the total amount you’ll need to pay for the purchase.
3 – Visit a local retailer that sells Amazon gift cards and purchase enough gift cards to pay for the item(s) you’re planning to buy.
Amazon gift cards are available in various set amounts so you can simply purchase enough gift cards to cover the cost of the items in your Amazon cart and then keep whatever gift card balance is left on reserve for a future purchase.
Alternatively you can purchase one of the gift cards that allow you to set your own amount and buy it with just enough cash to cover the amount of your purchase (including the tax and shipping charges).
Note: Prices change frequently on Amazon, which means buying a gift card for the exact amount could cause headaches if the price(s) of the item(s) in your cart go up before you have a chance to complete the purchase.
That’s why it’s best to purchase a gift card with a balance that’s a little higher than the amount of the items in the cart. Just sayin’.
4 – Return to the Amazon website and redeem the Amazon Gift Card(s) you purchased.
5 – Open the Shopping cart and complete your purchase.
That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to shop for the item(s) you wish to buy from Amazon and use your gift card balance to pay for them at checkout – no credit card or bank account required!
Bonus tip #1: When you buy your Amazon gifts cards (or ANY gift cards for that matter), you DO NOT have to pay sales tax on the purchase of the cards! This post explains why.
Bonus tip #2: You also have the option of paying for your Amazon purchases with cash.