Have you always wanted to take advantage of Amazon’s great deals and awesome selection of merchandise but didn’t because you don’t feel comfortable with using your credit or debit card to shop online?
Well, truth be told, there are actually a couple of easy ways to shop at Amazon without having to give them your card info.
In fact, I wrote a post a while back that explains how to buy Amazon gift cards locally and use them to shop at the Amazon website.
Well there’s another way to shop online at Amazon without having to use a credit card: Pay with cash!
Yes, you read that correctly. You can actually shop at the world’s largest online retailer and pay cash for your purchases! Here’s how:
1 – Log into your Amazon account (or open one if you don’t already have one) and then visit the Amazon Cash page.
2 – Click the yellow Get your barcode button.
3 – Choose whether you want to print the barcode with your own printer or scan it with your smartphone by clicking the button that corresponds to your choice.
That’s all there is to it. You should now be in possession of your scanned or printed barcode.
If you clicked Text my barcode you’ll receive the text within a minute or two. Simply take your phone to one of the local retailers listed on the Amazon Cash page and let the cashier scan the barcode.
If you chose to print the barcode instead of scanning it, the cashier can scan the printed barcode.
Either way, after the cashier has scanned your barcode you’ll be asked how much cash you wish to add to your Amazon account. After you give the cashier the money you’ll be given a reciept that shows how much you have to spend on Amazon.
The amount of cash you added to your account will be automatically added to your gift card balance on Amazon, ready for you to spend at any time.
Bottom line: Now you can shop at Amazon and pay with cash thanks to their new Amazon Cash program. Pretty neat, huh?
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