How Do I Request a Refund to a Gift Card from Amazon?

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If you need to return something you bought with an Amazon gift card, you need to know how to get your gift card refunded. Keep reading to learn about Amazon's policies and procedures regarding refunds and gift card purchases.

Amazon's Return Policy

For the most part, you can return any Amazon item for a full refund if the return is made within 30 days of delivery. However, pharmacy items, grocery items, downloaded software, apps, videos, music, gift cards, flammable liquids, live plants, pet food, tickets, and Amazon Luna items are not eligible for return. You can return Amazon Renewed items, baby products, and items purchased from your Amazon Birthday Gift List or Custom Gift List for a refund within 90 days. You have 100 days for mattress returns. You have 180 days to return wedding registry items. You have 365 days to return Amazon Elements, Wickedly Prime, Mama Bear, Happy Belly, and Presto purchases. The normal return window is usually extended during the holidays. Items that are covered by warranties have their own return windows spelled out in those warranties.

All items must be in their original condition to qualify for a refund. Certain items, such as video games, DVDs, and CDs, must be in their original, unopened packages.

If you return your purchase outside the return window in its original condition, you can still get a refund of 80% of the original price. If you return a DVD, CD, VHS tape, record, or cassette after opening the package, you can only get a 50% refund. If your return is damaged or used, your refund will be 50% of the original price or less.

Amazon will issue refunds to whatever qualifying method you choose. You will get the chance to choose to have your gift card refunded when you make the return. You should receive your refund just a few hours after Amazon receives the return.

How to Return Something to Amazon

To return something to Amazon, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Amazon's home page.
  2. Sign into your Amazon account.
  3. Go to Your Orders.
  4. Click on Return or Replace Items.
  5. Click on the item you want to return.
  6. Select the Refund option.
  7. Choose the gift card option.
  8. Print out your return authorization and return shipping label.
  9. Pack up the item you are returning.
  10. Attach the shipping label.
  11. Ship the item back to Amazon.

If you return something to an Amazon third-party seller, the seller will review your refund request before issuing a refund.

Contacting Amazon

If you have any questions about your return, contact Amazon customer service. You can contact them by email, help forum, chat, or phone.

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If you bought something with your Amazon gift card and need to return it
you can easily get your gift card refunded. You can choose it as an option during the refund process. To qualify for a refund
returned items must be in their original condition
and sometimes in unopened packages
mostly within 30 days of delivery. Returns that violate any of these conditions will only receive partial refunds.

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