You can now get a Kindle Gift Card for yourself (to set a monthly budget) or for the Kindle owners in your life. The Kindle Store lets you buy Kindle Gift Certificates.
The Kindle Gift Card seems to operate exactly like a normal gift card. Also I notice that when you try to buy Kindle Books you get the option to enter the gift card claim code alongside credit cards.
One important point is that you can still not buy a Kindle Gift Card using a credit card that does not have a US address and then use the gift card to buy Kindle Books. I tried and it did not work. It shows up in my account – however I can’t use it to buy Kindle Books.
If you do get a normal Amazon gift certificate –
Using an Amazon Gift Certificate to Buy Kindle Books
There’s a pretty helpful page that lets you easily add a gift certificate to your account, and then use it to buy Kindle Books.
It’s 3 steps –
- Navigate to this page that lets you redeem gift certificates for Kindle Books.
- Click on the link with the little $ icon and You get a convenient pop-up that lets you add a gift certificate to your account.
- You can then browse for Kindle Books and buy them.
Getting a Kindle Gift Card is a good, much-needed addition and helps both with budgeting and gifting.