Amazon Sells Gift Cards to Lots of Other Stores!

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You can buy just about anything on Amazon, including gift cards to other sites.

This is very helpful if you’re trying to max out the $1,500 category bonus on the Chase Freedom for shopping at Amazon this quarter.  You get 5X points for up to $1,500 in purchases or 7,500 Ultimate Rewards Points or $75 in cash back for using your Chase Freedom at Amazon this quarter.

It is also useful if you registered your American Express cards to get $25 back when you spend $75 or more at Amazon. 

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Gift Cards to Other Stores!

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Link:   Amazon Gift Cards

Link:  Gift Cards From Amazon to Other Stores

It can be difficult to spend $1,500 in a quarter at Amazon.  But you can buy an electronic or physical gift card for any amount from Amazon.

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Buy Amazon Gift Cards & add Them to Your Amazon Account!

You can then add the gift card balance to your Amazon account and use it whenever you want because the balance in your Amazon account never expires.

Note that you CANNOT use your gift card balance to buy more Amazon gift cards to OTHER gift cards.  So you’re out of luck if you later decide that you want to use your Amazon gift card balance to buy a gift card to, say, Applebees’s.

Amazon sells Gift Cards to Other Stores!

Buying gift cards to other stores from Amazon is an easy way to maximize the Chase Freedom 4th quarter bonus.  You can give these as gifts or keep them for yourself.  And you don’t pay shipping when you order them on Amazon.

You can also buy other gift cards from Amazon to get $25 back when you spend $75 with your registered American Express card!

Note that you may be able to buy gift cards to stores for less by visiting sites which trade gift cards such as Gift Card Granny.

Here’s a link to a complete list of all gift cards sold on Amazon.

1.  Restaurants

A.  Applebees

Emily’s dad loves Applebee’s, so we usually eat there when we visit him.  There are over 2,000 Applebee’s restaurants in the US.  So finding a nearby Applebee’s shouldn’t be that difficult.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Applebee’s Gift Cards on Amazon

B.  Buca di Beppo

You can use Buca di Beppo gift cards at any of the 92 Buca di Beppo locations worldwide.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Buca di Beppo Gift Cards Are Sold on Amazon

C.  Buffalo Wild Wings

You can grab a plate of buffalo wings and watch the game, at 652 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants throughout the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Cards on Amazon

D.  California Pizza Kitchen

You can use the California Pizza Kitchen gift cards at any of the 230 California Pizza Kitchen restaurants, including at airports!.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

California Pizza Kitchen has lots of Locations at Airports!

E.  Chili’s

There are over 1,500 Chili’s restaurants.  Emily’s dad also likes Chili’s, so perhaps I should stock up on these!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Chili’s Gift Cards on Amazon

F.  Claim Jumper

Although there are only 40 Claim Jumper restaurants in the US, portions are huge!  You can easily split an entree between 2 people at Claim Jumper.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Claim Jumper Gift Cards

G.  Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel has 620 restaurants in the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Purchase Cracker Barrel Gift Cards on Amazon

 H.  Dave and Buster’s

There are only 61 Dave and Buster’s in the US.  But it’s a fun place to eat because there are arcade games.  Too bad I’ve only visited a handful of Dave and Buster’s.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Dave And Buster’s Gift Cards Are Available on Amazon

I.  IHOP

You can use IHOP gift cards bought from Amazon at any of the 1,500 IHOP restaurants in the Americas.  Emily loves the Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity breakfast at IHOP.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy IHOP Gift Cards on Amazon

J.  Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse has over 1,200 restaurants worldwide.  And it’s the only restaurant that serves a true Bloomin’ Onion.  My dad likes eating at Outback!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Outback Steakshouse Gift Cards

K.  PF Chang’s

You can buy PF Chang’s gift cards on Amazon to use at any of their 204 restaurants.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy PF Chang’s Gift Cards on Amazon

L.  Red Robin

There are 450 Red Robin restaurants in the US.  I love the Peppercorn burger at Red Robin!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Red Robin Gift Cards

M.  Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday has 850 restaurants.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Ruby Tuesday Gift Cards on Amazon

N.  Texas Roadhouse

You can use Texas Roadhouse gift cards at any of the 400 Texas Roadhouse restaurants in the US.  I like the buckets of free peanuts and being able to throw the shells on the floor without Emily getting mad.  I do feel strange when I throw them on the floor, though!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards Are Sold on Amazon

O.  The Cheesecake Factory

You can choose from lots of different types of cheesecake from one of the 175 Cheesecake Factory restaurants in the US.  And the portions are huge at The Cheesecake Factory!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Gift Cards From The Cheesecake Factory

2.  Fast Food

A.  Boston Market

There are 530 Boston Market restaurants in the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Boston Market Gift Cards on Amazon

B.  Domino’s

You can find a Domino’s Pizza in almost every city in the US.  There are over 10,000 Domino’s Pizza locations in the world.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Domino’s Gift Cards on Amazon

C.  Einstein Bros

There are 773 Einstein Bros bagel shops, but I can never find one when I want one!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Einstein Bros Gift Cards on Amazon

D.  Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box has the funniest commercials, but I didn’t really like their burgers.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Jack In The Box Gift Cards

E.  Panda Express

There are 1,600 Panda Express restaurants in the US, including airport locations.  American Chinese food may not be popular among the food snobs, but I like it!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Panda Express Gift Cards From Amazon

F.  Panera Bread

Panera has over 1,700 restaurants in the US.  When Emily wants to eat a light meal, she has a “You Pick Two” combination half sandwich and salad.  My light mean is a full sandwich!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Panera Bread Gift Cards Can be Bought on Amazon

G.  Qdoba

Qdoba has 600 restaurants in the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Qdoba Gift Cards on Amazon

H.  Starbucks

There are 20,891 Starbucks stores worldwide, including airport locations.  I have a confession – I don’t really drink tea or coffee!  I prefer to get my caffeine from soda.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Starbucks Gift Cards Are Sold on Amazon

I.  Subway

Subway has 40,735 restaurants worldwide, including airport locations.  Subway sandwiches make great picnic meals when traveling.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Use Subway Gift Cards Bought From Amazon At All Subway Restaurants

3.  Movies

A.  AMC Theaters

There are over 379 AMC Theaters in the US and Canada.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy AMC Theatres Gift Cards on Amazon

B.  Fandango

Fandango is a ticketing service that lets you buy movie tickets online.  You pay a service fee when you use Fandango.  But it could be worth it to get tickets to the movie you want to see instead of potentially missing it by arriving after tickets are sold out.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Fandango Gift Cards on Amazon

C.  Regal Entertainment

There are 575 Regal locations in the US.  Regal Entertainment Group owns Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artist Theatres.  Gift cards can be used at any of the 3 theatre chains.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Regal Entertainment Gift Cards on Amazon

4.  Department Stores

A.  Kohls

There are 1,158 Kohl’s stores in the US.

You can also buy Kohl’s gift cards at office supply stores.

But if you’ve already maxed out your annual 5X Ultimate Rewards points at office supply stores when using your Chase Ink Plus or Chase Ink Bold , you can buy Kohl’s gift cards on Amazon when you get 5X points with the Chase Freedom.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Kohl’s Gift Cards on Amazon

B.  Nordstrom

You can use Nordstrom gift cards to shop online or in any of the 252 stores in the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Nordstrom Gift Cards on Amazon

5.  Grocery Stores

Whole Foods

You can buy Whole Foods gift cards on Amazon.  I don’t shop here often because it is too expensive, but the stores sure look nice!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Whole Foods Gift Cards on Amazon

6.  Pet supplies

Petco

Being able to buy Petco gift cards on Amazon when it’s a bonus category for the Chase Freedom means I can earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points when shopping for Joelle (our cat who thinks she’s a dog).

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Petco Gift Cards on Amazon

7.  Clothes

A.  American Eagle Outfitters

You can buy American Eagle Outfitters gift cards on Amazon to use at any of the 928 stores worldwide.  It’s where I buy all my polo shirts.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Gift Cards From American Eagle Outfitters Are Sold on Amazon

B.  Express

There are over 600 Express stores in the US.  I have a hard time buying clothes for Emily so I thought an Express gift card would make shopping easier (for me)!  It turns out that Emily doesn’t like shopping at Express!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Express Gift Cards on Amazon

8.  Electronics

Game Stop

There are 6,700 Game Stop stores worldwide.  I’ve never bought anything from GameStop, but I’ve seen the store in a lot of places!

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Amazon Sells Game Stop Gift Cards

8.  Miscellaneous

A.  Container Store

The Container Store sells packing cubes to keep clothes organized.  Emily uses them, but I don’t.  Gift cards can be used online or at one of the 60 stores in the US.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

Container Store Gift Cards Are Sold on Amazon

B.  Sephora

There are over 1,700 Sephora stores worldwide.  Which makes it convenient since Emily buys some of her makeup from Sephora.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

I Can Buy Sephora Gift Cards For Emily on Amazon

C.  Spafinder

You can buy Spafinder gift cards on Amazon.  Gift cards can be used at any of the 20,000 participating spas.  We sometimes get a massage when Emily and I go on vacation.

Amazon Sells Gift Cards To Other Stores

You Can Buy Spafinder Gift Cards on Amazon

Bottom Line

You can buy gift cards for lots of restaurants, department stores, and other businesses on Amazon.

You can use this to get 5X points on your Chase Freedom because Amazon is included in the 5X category bonus until December 31, 2013.  But don’t forget that you may be able to buy gift cards to stores for less by visiting sites which trade gift cards such as Gift Card Granny.

This could also be a good way to make use of the $25 statement credit for spending $75 or more on Amazon with your registered American Express card!

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17 responses to “Amazon Sells Gift Cards to Lots of Other Stores!

  1. During the Amex Sync promotion, buy $75 get $25 credit, we accumulated multiple $75 gc’s. With every 75gc, we get a 50GC for Petco and a 25 GC for entertainment. This for restaurant and movies. We like to think of it as going out each week with Amex paying for it!

  2. So what you’re saying is that we can use the $75 credit to buy Amazon gift cards (or other retail gift cards), but these gift cards can NOT be used to buy other gift cards, like Kohls or Starbucks. Right?

    Thank you for pointing that out! American Express is wonderful!!!

  3. I would like to point out that P.F.Change gift cards can be used at Peiwei, they belong to the same restaurant chain.

  4. Be realistic about all of this. True spending $1,500 in 3 months will get you back $75 in cash because of the Freedom Bonus. But do you honestly trust yourself enough NOT to spend $75 more than you would have had you not got the gift cards in the first place? Once you get that gift card(s), very few of us instinctively still consider it cash. Case in point. We go to California Pizza Kitchen maybe once every couple of months when paying with cash. When we buy gift cards to save say 5%, we do not go to CPK twice a month. We’ll see that GC in our wallet, and go, oh yeah, let’s go to CPK again even though it’s been only a week or two. There goes another $50 down the drain. And I would never give my wife 3 or 4 gift cards, tell her, “only use these when you would have used cash instead in those stores” and then expect her to follow suit. It’s human nature to use gift cards faster than you would have if you used cash. You’ll spend more, the $75 bonus is wasted way before you finish using those $1,500 in gift cards. I buy Amazon gift cards only because I’m less likely to overspend than say using a restaurant gift card, but it still is way too easy when you see $600 sitting in your Amazon account saying “you can afford it!”. Anyway be careful unless you are a God of Discipline. It’s way to easy to spend $1.01 to save $1.00. Sorry for the downer.

  5. I was just wondering how else to maximize the 5% quarter cashback. Is there any other way we can buy prepaid gift cards this quarter? Department stores do not carry them at all……and collecting restaurant and gas cards are not useful for me. Please advise.

    • @JohnnieD – LOL! AMEX has been good to us with the Small Business Saturday and sync promotions.

      @Nancy – You can’t buy store gift cards from Amazon using an Amazon gift card. So if you eventually want to buy a store gift card from Amazon, you’re better off buying it directly from Amazon, and not buying an Amazon branded gift card in the hopes of using it to buy a store gif card later on.

      @Amy – Thanks! I’ve never been to a Peiwei yet.

      @Kent C – That’s a very valid point. Research shows that folks tend to spend more with a credit card than with cash. But you shouldn’t be in this hobby if you spend more on a credit card than you would with cash. The same applies with gift cards – you shouldn’t spend more just because you have the gift card.

      @goodtoknow – I haven’t investigated each store for which Amazon sells gift cards. But there could be a store which sells prepaid Visa or MasterCard cards in their physical store and which accepts a gift card as payment.

  6. While we’re using the Chase for some of our shopping, and the cash back goes toward our next vacation, I’ve really been maximizing the use of the American Airline shopping portal. For just $250 in purchases through the portal, I have gotten an extra 3,000 miles. And, if you take care where to shop, the underlying miles/$ can be significant. DIL wanted a subscription to Bon Apetit, and magazines.com, which has competitive prices for subscriptions, is offering 20 miles/$, making the subscription alone worth an extra 600 miles.

    Of course, we have the $25 for $75 at amazon on our Amexes!

    But I really am not a fan of feeding the amazon juggernaut, if I can get an equivalent deal, elsewhere.

  7. Was wondering how the Freedom card works, do you have a choice as to receive Ultimate rewards points, or Cash back. I have not been signing up for this card because I thought it was just a cash back card and I am looking to fly. It says at the beginning of your article about the 7500 UR points? Thanks

  8. Did you forget that Discover is 5% cash back on ALL online purchases? So the same strategy can be used with them.

  9. You don’t drink coffee, D? How the heck do you burn the midnight oil and keep us informed and the haters at bay, haha.

  10. What are the fees for these merchant gift cards on Amazon.com? It seems like one great way to take advantage of this is to buy Staples gift cards on Amazon.com, using either a Chase Freedom or an Amex card. Then when the Staples gift cards arrive in the mail, go through Shop Discover or Upromise and use the Staples gift cards to buy Visa gift cards. Assuming the merchant gift cards on Amazon.com have no fee, and you buy $1500 worth of Staples gift cards this way, you would earn 7500 Ultimate Rewards points, pay $105 in fees, and get $75 cash back for a net cost of $30. If using an Amex gift card (and assuming no fee for these merchant gift cards), then for each offer of $25 off $75 on Amazon purchases, you would earn 100 miles or points, pay $7 in fees, and get $25 back for $18 in profit.

  11. You can get better deals for some of these restaurants (Panera, Einstein, Pei Wei / PF Changs, etc.) by buying GCs directly from them during the holiday bonus period. Panera offers a 10% bonus gift card, Pei Wei gives you a free small entree with $25 (~20% bonus), PF Chang’s gives you a 20% bonus on $100 GC. Some of the bonus cards have time limits, but they are all reasonable if these are restaurants you go to on a regular basis. Definitely better than 5% back from Chase — save that for the stores that don’t offer a holiday bonus.

  12. You can also get a 20% bonus gift card with Outback through Dec 31. And there are several other restaurants in the Outback chain where you can use the gift and bonus cards. (Bonus cards must be used by Feb. 10.)

  13. I looked on Amazon and noticed Southwest Airlines gift cards are available…unless they don’t count for some reason(?) THANKS again for all the valuable information!

  14. Some of the links in this post take to wrong gift card, e.g., Spafinder (last one) takes to Ruby Tuesday Gift Card on Amazon.

    >> Subway has 40,735 restaurants worldwide, including airport locations.

    Are you hinting that a Subway gift card bought in US / Amazon.com can be used outside US? like UK or Dubai? or just singing praises for Subway 🙂

  15. Some of these gift cards you can buy at Costco & Sam’s Club – $80 for $100 gift card (20% off) – Spa Finder and California Pizza Kitchen, for sure I remember seeing those.