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About Restrictions on Pre-Paid Cards

Amazon.com lets you use pre-paid cards for the majority of purchases, but certain restrictions apply.

The following restrictions apply to pre-paid Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards:

  • Can't be combined with credit cards on a single order.
  • Can't be used to sign-up for Amazon Prime membership.
  • Amazon.com doesn't support entering the three-digit CVV code normally found on the back of some cards. If the code is required by the issuing bank, payments may not process successfully.

Note:

  • Some banks may require registration of pre-paid gift cards by name and billing address.
  • There's a $1 authorization at the time of order to make sure the payment method is valid. This authorization is not a charge, but banks may hold the authorized funds as unavailable until the authorization expires.

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