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Gift Certificates and Gift Cards -- Frequently Asked Questions
Buying a Gift Certificate (or Gift Card):
Using Your Gift Certificate (or Gift Card):
What is an Amazon gift certificate?
Amazon.co.uk gift certificates and gift cards can be used to buy almost any item sold on Amazon.co.uk and our affiliate website, Javari.co.uk.
How do I order a gift certificate?
Amazon.co.uk offers you multiple ordering options and gift card types so you can choose the one that's best for you.
When will the gift certificate arrive?
How do I print a gift certificate at home?
When you choose the "Print at home" option for your Amazon.co.uk gift certificate at www.amazon.co.uk/giftcertificates, we create a PDF gift certificate specific to your order that you can access and print from the Order Summary in Your Account. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open and print PDF files.
To view your gift certificate Order Summary in Your Account:
Select one of the three ways listed below to access your gift certificate Order Summary where the Print gift certificate(s) button appears.
To print your gift certificate:
Note on Payment Verification: When you enter a payment method at the time of order, the name and card number you enter should exactly match the information on the card you are using, including spaces and stops for initials. Then, when you are asked to verify the payment method used for the printable gift certificate, the name and card number must exactly match the information you entered at the time of purchase (which should also exactly match the information on the physical card). If you enter variations of the name anywhere during the process, you may encounter problems verifying your payment and printing your gift certificate. If you are uncertain about how the name appears, you can view the cardholder name as you entered it by clicking on the "manage your payment methods" in the Payment & GC section of Your Account at www.amazon.co.uk/youraccount.
You can print your gift certificate as many times as needed, but the code it contains can only be redeemed once. When the gift certificate has been redeemed to an Amazon.co.uk account, the Print gift certificate(s) button will no longer be available in the Order Summary.Back to top
Are you getting an error message when you try to print your Print Gift Certificate from Your Account?
If so, please try to print the Gift Certificate via the link you received in 'Your gift certificate order is ready to print' e-mail.
If you still experience issues, please contact us.Back to top
What do Amazon gift certificates look like?
You can see samples of e-mail, print at home, and card gift certificates on our gift certifcates detail page.
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Do I have a choice of designs?
Yes! If you buy a print-at-home certificate from our gift certificate page, we'll present you with a selection of available designs. If you buy an e-mail gift certificate, you can choose from a selection of available designs or you can add a photo that you've uploaded from your computer to the gift certificate design. During the purchase process, click the "click to select a design" link directly below the gift certificate image. You'll see a list of available design categories. When you find one you like, click the Select button and resume placing your order.
How do I order multiple gift certificates?
You can create up to 400 gift certificates on the same order. There are a few different options for you to choose from.
E-Mail, Print-at-Home and Card Gift CertificatesFor each option below, you'll want to start from the gift certificates ordering page.
How do I include a personal photo on an e-mail or print gift certificate?
If you want to send an Amazon.co.uk gift certificate by e-mail or print a gift certificate, you can add a photo that you've uploaded from your computer to the gift certificate design. Just follow these simple steps:
Help! The Amazon.co.uk e-mail gift certificate I ordered didn't arrive.
Some e-mail providers give users the option of blocking all e-mail messages that originate outside of their domain. You may want to check with your recipient first to make sure their e-mail is configured to accept e-mails from Amazon.co.uk.
To reissue a gift certificate you purchased:
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How do I view or cancel a scheduled e-mail gift certificate?
How do I delete a gift certificate from the gift certificate order box?
If you add a gift certificate to your order and realise you no longer want it, you can delete it from your order by clicking on the 'Delete' button to the right of the gift certificate.
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How do I use my gift certificate?
If you're not ready to make a purchase: You can redeem the gift certificate to your account.
If you're placing an order with 1-Click: Click the "Review or edit your 1-Click orders" link that you'll see after clicking the Buy now with 1-Click button:
Then, enter the code in the Payment section on the next page:
Please note that you will need to apply your gift certificate to your 1-click order manually or your default payment card will be charged. Read more about Ordering with 1-Click.Back to top
Can I use my Amazon gift certificate or gift card on other websites?
Javari.co.uk has joined forces to operate an online store powered by Amazon.co.uk's e-commerce platform. The site features the full selection of shoes and accessories available at Amazon.co.uk.
For your convenience, Javari.co.uk will recognise when you have an existing account with Amazon.co.uk. You can also use Amazon gift certificatesor an existing gift certificate balance for purchases on Javari.co.uk - your Amazon gift certificate balance is shared between both websites. As long as you use the same e-mail address and password to log into your accounts, you'll see the same balance available for purchases.Back to top
Can I resend a gift certificate if the recipient has lost it or if it has been sent to the wrong address?
Yes, you can resend any unredeemed gift certificates through Your Account. Locate the gift certificate order in your order summary - the resend option will be available in the order details. You will be able to send the gift certificate again to the same e-mail or postal address or enter alternatives. Once you have reviewed the details of your new gift certificate, we will send a new claim code to the address provided. The original gift certificate claim code will be rendered invalid.
I'm having trouble using my gift certificate to place an order. What is happening?
If you have a plastic gift card and are receiving an error message that says "We're sorry, but we didn't recognise the promotional claim code or gift certificate code you entered", please contact us.
Are you receiving an error message that says the gift certificate has already been redeemed?
Once you've entered the claim code on our site, we'll keep the balance in your account for use on future purchases, and you don't need to enter the claim code again. To confirm that the funds are already on your account, check your current gift certificate balance through Your Account. If the funds don't show up there, you might have more than one Amazon.co.uk account; please contact us.
If the above doesn't seem to be the issue, check the Terms and Conditions to make sure your order meets the rules and restrictions for paying with a gift certificate.
What happens to the rest of my gift certificate or gift card if I don't use it all at once?
Once you've entered the claim code on our site, we'll keep the balance in your account for use on future purchases, so you don't need to enter the claim code again when you place your next order. Please be aware that the original expiration date applies to any unused funds.
When you place your next order, make sure the box on the order form that says "Use your gift and promotional balance?" is checked. If your order total is more than your gift certificate funds, you'll need to pay for the rest with a payment card.
You should see the gift certificate funds reflected in the cost summary. If the funds don't show up there and your gift certificate hasn't expired, you might have more than one Amazon.co.uk account; please contact us.Back to top
What are the restrictions for using an Amazon.co.uk gift certificate or gift card?
Please read our Terms and Conditions for a full list of rules and restrictions.Back to top
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