Where can I buy a US Amazon Gift card abroad?

Are you in the mood for surprising someone with a gift card that can be redeemed and used at Amazon.com? Is there an easy way to buy an Amazon gift card for the USA without owning an Amazon.com account, and without any sort of American payment card available?

A gift-card is one of the nicest gifts you can give. It might not feel very personal, but it is still a practical and nice gift to give. Once a person has a gift card, they can use it on whatever they want to. And even better, sometimes a gift card can be used to pay for services you cannot pay for in the United States. For example, if you want to subscribe to CBS All Access, you need to have an American PayPal account or an American payment card. So, what can those living in Europe and on other continents do? They can buy a gift card and redeem it, and thus they can sign up and create a CBS All Access account.

Now, you can actually create an Amazon Prime account without an American payment card, but there are times when you still want to buy a gift card from Amazon.com without actually visiting the site. So, where can you easily buy a US Amazon Gift Card online?

Buy a US Amazon Gift Card online

Buy a US Amazon Gift Card online easily

If you visit the website of the Gift Card Store, you will be able to buy such a gift card. You do not need any kind of American payment card, in fact, you can pay with all sorts of cards. If you want to, you can even pay for your Amazon gift card using Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash!

Once you have visited the Gift Card Store, select the Amazon gift card and the value you are interested in. You can then go ahead and pay, and the gift card will be sent to your email address quickly afterward.

Now it is up to you… will you spend the value of the US Amazon Gift Card yourself, or will you give it to someone else? I would have no problem spending a 100 USD gift card on Amazon to buy some books, making a computer game, or some electronic device. But, I guess I have many friends who would love to get such a gift card as well. In other words, make up your mind… and once you are at it, maybe you should buy two gift cards instead?

Can I use the gift card to pay for Amazon Instant videos?

If you want to watch Amazon Prime abroad and if you want to watch Amazon Instant videos abroad, you will need to use a VPN. But, while you can pay for most goods on Amazon.com using your gift card balance, you CANNOT pay for the Amazon Instant Videos (based on my experience). For this, you actually need an American payment card, and a gift card balance with money on it will not help you get the job done.

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I just tried to buy an Amazon Instant Video without an American payment card, using my Gift Card balance and it worked. That looks promising! Give it a try yourself, it might actually work by now!


Enjoy buying your US Amazon Gift Card online. If you have any further comments or questions, use the comment field and share what’s on your mind.

Now you can buy Amazon Gift Card with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more!

Have you been eager to spend your cryptocurrencies at Amazon.com for a long time? Are you tired of not being able to pay with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum or some other cryptocurrencies on Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it, or in some other Amazon store? The waiting is over!

Just recently I discovered the site named bitrefill.com. This is a site on which you can buy gift cards in more than 500 stores and other companies online, which can be used in their respective stores. For example, you can buy an Ebay gift card on Bitrefill which can be used to purchase products at Ebay in the USA. This requires you to live in the USA and to have an American Ebay account, but if that is something you have, you can easily spend your crypto-money to buy Ebay gift cards, which you later spend on Ebay.

In the same way, you can now buy Amazon gift cards on Bitrefill, which you then add to your Amazon account, which again can be used to purchase all the products you are interested in on Amazon.com, or in your own Amazon country.

It is important that you have to set the country on Bitrefill to the country in which you plan on buying the gift card. If you live in the USA and have an Amazon account on Amazon.com, make sure to select the USA as your country and buy an Amazon Gift Card by clicking the Amazon logo in the eCommerce menu option.

How to buy an Amazon Gift Card on BitRefill – Step by Step

The first thing you need to do is to visit BitRefill. It is recommended to create an account, so register with your email address and you are ready to go.

I want to buy an Amazon Gift Card with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more...
I want to buy an Amazon Gift Card with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and more…

After selecting Amazon.com (or your local Amazon store), select the size of the Amazon Gift card that you would like to purchase!

You can buy Amazon Gift Cards with value of 20 USD, 100 USD, 250 USD, 500 USD, and 1000 USD from Amazon.com. The values might be very different in other Amazon stores.
You can buy Amazon Gift Cards with a value of 20 USD, 100 USD, 250 USD, 500 USD, and 1000 USD from Amazon.com. The values might be very different in other Amazon stores.

Once you have decided which amount your Amazon Gift Card should have, you will be taken to the payment site. Here you can select payment using the Lightning Network, you can pay with instant confirmation from Coinbase, or you can do a normal transfer with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, Litecoin from your wallet to Bitrefill. The latter will take some more minutes, but it is still a fast and nice experience.

When the transfer has been made and the crypto-transfer has been confirmed, you will see a message like this on your screen, and you will also receive an email with the information about the Amazon Gift Card..

I have bought a 10 Euro gift card on Amazon.de paying with Litecoin
I have bought a 10 Euro gift card on Amazon.de paying with Litecoin

You can now copy the gift card code and go to your Amazon store where you redeem the gift card and you can use it during your next purchase already!

I have done it, and it is working perfectly. Isn’t this an awesome way of using your cryptocurrencies for buying Amazon products and more?

There are a couple of things you cannot buy with your Gift Card balance on Amazon. One such thing is the actual Amazon Prime subscription. You can only pay for this with a real payment card. Besides that, you can almost buy anything with your Gift Card balance, including an Amazon Kindle, TV-s, DVDs, clothes and so much more!

Are you ready to shop on Amazon with cryptocurrencies?

By now you should be ready to pay for your Amazon goods with cryptocurrencies. It isn’t a direct payment done with cryptocurrencies on Amazon, but instead, you purchase a gift card with cryptos on Bitrefill, and then head over to Amazon and add your gift card, and now you can use exactly the same amount of pay for whatever goods you want to purchase on Amazon. Isn’t that simply great?

Can I pay with other cryptocurrencies as well?

The main currencies supported on Bitrefill are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dash, and you also have the chance to pay directly with Litecoin/Ethereum/Bitcoin stored on Coinbase. But, they also have support for LocalBitcoins, so if that should serve you better – feel free to use the latter as your payment method.

It is worth knowing that if you pay with a normal transfer from your Bitcoin wallet, Ethereum wallet, Litecoin wallet, Dash wallet, Dogecoin wallet and so on, there is a maximum waiting time of 15 minutes from the time you start the order until the funds need to be in place. In other words, be careful with your order if there is congestion on the network. But, the lightning network will help you get a faster transfer if that is needed. If you use the Ethereum network and you are worried, you can also use a higher GWEI to make sure that your transfer is taken care of as quickly as possible.

Again, I have tried it and I am really satisfied.

Do you have any experience paying for an Amazon Gift Card with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, or some other cryptocurrency? I would love to hear more about your experience!

Can I buy US Google Play gift cards on Amazon with a non-American issued card?

A few days ago, I wrote an asking whether it is possible to buy Amazon Instant Videos with your Amazon Gift Card balance. The article was an interesting one, and I have to say, it took an interesting turn if you read through all the content. What was the interesting part? The conclusion!

Maybe you have read it on some blogs out there, or maybe you have even seen it mentioned here at amazonprime.fromabroad.org that you can buy and rent Amazon Instant Videos using your Amazon Gift Card balance. In other words, if you do not have a payment card issued in the USA, simply buy an Amazon Gift Card, and use that balance to pay for your Instant Video purchases… Well, if you have read it here, or maybe elsewhere – it doesn’t work!

So, let’s move on and ask the next question:

Buy a Google Play Gift Code on Netflix USA
Buy a Google Play Gift Code on Netflix USA

Can I buy a Google Play Store gift card on Amazon without an American Issued payment card?

Now, why is that interesting? Because – I’m afraid you might have to give up on buying Instant videos on Amazon.com, but that doesn’t mean it is the end of the story. Instead, create an American Google account, top it up with an American Google Play gift card, and at once, you will be able to purchase and rent videos and watch them online right away. It is way easier than the Amazon procedure, and it works perfectly.

But, can you buy American Google Play Gift Cards on Amazon easily?

And yes, you can! It is so easy. You can just use your existing payment card (no matter where it is issued in the world), or you can use your Amazon Gift Card balance. What does this mean? You can simply purchase it on Amazon, open a US Google account, and start renting and buying movies right away.

I cannot guarantee that you will be able to buy the Google Play Gift Card with all sorts of payment cards (all I know is that it worked with my European issued card), but please write a comment if you should have trouble with your card to let me know about it. But again, if it doesn’t work with your payment card, buy an Amazon Gift Card instead, redeem your gift card, and use that amount to pay for the Google Play Store gift card (I have tried it and it works smoothly).

How does this entire American Google Play Store account thing work?

If you want to know more about how this works and how you can use it to get access to and enjoy a US Google Play account, read the following article in the IP Address Guide.

Can I stream Google Play Movies on US Google abroad?

That is a natural question to ask after all this, and the answer is yes! Imagine buying a DVD in the United States during your holiday. It is now yours, and you can bring it with you and watch it wherever you might be in the world – after all, it is yours. In the same way, you can use your US Google Play Store account all across the world, and you do not even need a VPN.

The only time you need a VPN in this process is when you create your US Google Play account in the first place. To make Google connect your Google account to the USA, you will need to use a VPN to get an American IP address. You should then create a brand new Google account, and at once redeem your US Google Play gift card. Your Google account is then forever and ever connected to the USA, and you can just disconnect the VPN and watch the Google content online without a VPN.

As a result, I have totally given up on buying and renting Instant Videos on Amazon. It is so complicated, and I would actually say almost impossible, unless you have an American issued payment card. You cannot use your Gift Card balance, nor nothing. So, I guess Amazon might lose some customers and some money in this way, but I honestly don’t think Jeff Bezos will worry to much about that!

Which VPN to use in the first place?

If you need a VPN subscription in order to get your American IP address, which again will make you able to create a US Google Account, my recommendation is that you use the VPN services of ExpressVPN.

There is several reasons why I recommend their services, but first of all, they will help you get a local US IP address which will make you able to create a Google account in the USA. Secondly, they will also help you stream Amazon Prime content from abroad, which is very important and decisive if you live outside the USA and want to enjoy your US Amazon Prime subscription.

These are the main reasons, but there are lots of others as well. For example, with ExpressVPN you can purchase safely and enjoy their 30-day money back guarantee. You can also use your existing subscription at three devices simultaneously. This means that you can split the cost in three (if you want to) and let two others use the same subscription and account, and you can all use it at the same time.

You should also notice that if you sign up for ExpressVPN using this link you will get three months for free if you decide to subscribe for 12 months.

If these things doesn’t convince you, visit their website and read more about them. Do not forget that a VPN subscription will come really useful if you ever surf the net and stream online content using open WiFi networks, and with ExpressVPN you can surf safely and unblock several Netflix regions at the same time, for example, UK Netflix, Canadian Netflix, Dutch Netflix, American Netflix, and some more regions. That is really useful!

Buy your Google Play Store gift card on Amazon today

Go ahead and buy your Google Play Store gift card on Amazon, and buy your favorite movies or rent them in the US Google Play store (instead of buying them at Amazon).

If you have any comments or questions, write them down, and I will do my best to answer if you need any help!

Can I pay for Amazon Instant Video’s with a Transfer Wise card?

It can often be hard to pay for American services if you do not have an American issued bank card. Recently, TransferWise launched their first payment cards, but can those be used to pay for American services?

I just got my hands on a TransferWise payment card, meaning that I have tried this in real life and it is based on my very own experience. There is no surprise in this, because the payment card from TransferWise still isn’t available to people in the USA. It can only be ordered in certain countries in the EU, and the MastarCard you receive at the moment is issued in the UK.

TransferWise has promised that an American issued card will be available later, but at the moment, it isn’t.

Can I pay with TransferWise card on Amazon.com?
Can I pay with TransferWise card on Amazon.com?

Can I pay for Amazon.com services with my TransferWise card?

The answer to that question is both yes and no. You can easily use it to pay for services for which you could also use any other VISA or MasterCard, issued wherever in the world. As a result, you can buy books, clothes, jewellery, and similar products with your TransferWise card issued in the UK on Amazon.com.

What you cannot purchase on Amazon.com with your TransferWise card is products that require you to have an American issued payment card. This is first of all true about movies and TV series, and also with some other products. In the same way, you cannot pay for your Hulu subscription with the TransferWise card, you cannot pay for CBS All Access, and neither can you pay for HBO Now.

This will for sure change when the American card will be issued, but since TransferWise requires you to have proof-of-address and so much more to actually get the card, we will probably not be able to get an American issued TransferWise card in the future (as long as we do not live in the USA), so we can probably forget about that.

How can I give an Amazon Prime subscription as a gift?

I would like to give an Amazon Prime subscription as a gift to a family member. Can it be done? Can I have it delivered on his birthday by email?

That is a brilliant question and a really nice present to someone you care for. A Prime subscription gives the person you want to give it to access to thousands of films and TV series, unlimited storage of photos, access to free music with Amazon Music and even a free Kindle book every month. That is a really thoughtful and fantastic present.

Amazon Prime subscription as a gift
This is how you can give an Amazon Prime subscription as a gift

How to give an Amazon Prime subscription as a gift?

If you want to give an Amazon Prime subscription as a gift you need to visit the link beneath:

At that site you will be able to purchase an Amazon Prime Gift Card which will be delivered to the lucky recipient on the date of your request. In that email they will also find instructions on how to actually redeem the gift card and how to get started using and enjoying the Amazon Prime subscription. If for some reason the person you are buying to already have an Amazon Prime subscription then the value of the gift can be redeemed as a gift card instead, but hopefully the person does not have a subscription and it will be a 100% match and joy in the home!

Do not forget to follow this site for information on new films and TV series added to Amazon Prime regularly, and if the person should be abroad for some time (or maybe you will travel abroad) you can also find instructions here on how you can watch Amazon Prime overseas.

Happy birthday from me as well to the lucky upcoming owner of an Amazon Prime subscription.

If you should have any comments or questions, just write them down in the comment field beneath.

Purchase Error while purchasing HD Movie

Do you get the following error message as you try to buy or rent movies on Amazon.com?

We’re unable to complete your order. Your credit card wasn’t charged. Your credit card must be issued from a bank in the United States. If you have any questions, please contact Amazon Customer Service.

The message from Amazon.com is quite clear and it tells you and me that we need a credit card, a payment card, issued by a bank in the United States for this to work. So, if you are living somewhere else and do not have a credit card issued in the United States, you will not be able to pay for your Instant Videos, no matter if you want to buy it or rent it, or if you want to watch it in HD quality or in SD quality. But, what can be done?

I have already written some instructions related to paying for Instant Videos without an American Card, but I will repeat myself in this article, since it is such a common problem that lots of people face.

Purchase error buying instant movies
Do you see a similar message? This is what you need to do to get rid of it!

Rent or buy Instant Videos on Amazon.com from abroad

To rent or to buy Instant Videos on Amazon.com without a US issued bank card, this is what you will need to do!

  • First of all you need to have an Amazon.com account registered with an address in the United States (my advice is that you create a new account for this purpose).
  • Secondly you will need to have an American IP address.
  • Now you buy an Amazon Gift Card with the amount of money you want to have on your American Amazon.com account.
  • After buying it use the Gift Card code and redeem it on your American Amazon.com account.
  • Now you have money on your account and you can start buying Amazon Instant Videos, without a US issued payment card.
  • For this to work it is very important that you do not have any other payment cards registered to your Amazon.com account, because if you do you will still get the error message quoted in the start of the article. The only payment method available on your account needs to be the Amazon Gift Card amount.

If you want to use a method that is even more sure to work, get yourself a real American issued payment card and use that. You can read more about how it is done in this article.

It is really easy and it works perfectly. I recently used this myself to buy Instant Videos, so based on personal experience I can guarantee you that it works. Should you still have questions or comments, just use the comment field beneath.

For more information in general about watching Instant Videos from abroad, read this article.