How to Use Multiple Credit Cards for a Single Amazon Purchase
I ran into a problem recently. I was making a new purchase on Amazon.com, and wanted to zero out a Visa gift card that I had received for Christmas. The problem is that Amazon only allows you to use one credit card per purchase, so there was no way to use the Visa gift card, which only covered part of the price, and then use my main credit card for the balance. There might not be a direct way to use two or more credit cards for an Amazon purchase, but there is a workaround.
The trick involves using an Amazon gift card. At the risk of spelling out the obvious, here is what you need to do:
1. Add your second credit card (in my case, a Visa gift card) to your account as a payment source. You can find this in the “Payment Methods” section of your account, under “Add a Credit or Debit Card”;
2. Buy an Amazon gift card for the amount that you want charged to your second credit card (which in my case was the remaining balance on the gift card). The best method to be able to use the gift card right away is to use the “Email” option under the “Digital” section;
3. Check your email, and copy the code;
4. When you make your purchase, add that code to the purchase.
Voila! A bit of a hack, but this works. Since you can use multiple gift codes with a purchase, this is a good way to zero out any credit card gift cards you have sitting around. If anybody has a better solution, let us know in the comments.
Note: the Amazon gift card link, above, is an affiliate link, meaning that 40Tech gets a small kickback if you use that link to make a purchase.