Amazon has announced ‘Amazon Cash‘, a new way to add cash to your Amazon balance at thousands of participating convenience, grocery, and drug stores.
Customers can request a barcode from Amazon that is delivered via text message or print-at-home. Bring that barcode into a participating store and show it to the cashier to add money to your Amazon balance.
The new service is geared towards customers that don’t have a credit card with which to make Amazon purchases.
Does Amazon Cash cost anything to use?
No, there are no fees to use Amazon Cash.
Are there limits to how much I can add to my Amazon Balance in an Amazon Cash transaction?
Yes, you can only add an amount between $15 and $500 in a single Amazon Cash transaction. Daily limits also apply and may vary by retailer.
What is the difference between my Amazon Balance and my Gift Card Balance?
Nothing. These are two different names for the same cumulative stored value balance you have available for use on Amazon.com.
When can I use the funds I’ve added using Amazon Cash? How will I know when they are ready for use?
Funds are available immediately after the cashier hands you a receipt for your transaction. We will send a confirmation notification to the email address or phone number registered to the account. If you have Amazon’s Mobile App notifications enabled, you will receive a push notification confirming your transaction. At any time, you can also view your Amazon Balance activity under Your Account.
Will I have one barcode for all locations?
Yes, you will only need one Amazon Cash barcode linked to your account. This barcode can be used every time you want to use Amazon Cash and there is no need to generate a new code each time.