Does Amazon Accept Gift Cards From Walmart?
Does Amazon Allow Gift Cards From Walmart?
Many stores in the U.S. sell gift cards—they are always a great option if your inspiration runs low when thinking about a perfect gift for someone. Besides letting the recipient choose what they want, gift cards are a convenient option also because the person you buy them for can redeem them in stores or use them online.
The only problem with gift cards is that they are restrictive in terms of where you can use them. Some gift cards are exclusive to certain stores, while others can be used in several places. In this respect, if you have a Walmart gift card lying around, you may wonder—does Amazon accept gift cards from Walmart?
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Can You Use Walmart Gift Cards on Amazon?
The answer to this question is no. Amazon and Walmart are direct competitors. It's only natural that Amazon would try to discourage its customers from going to another retailer to do their shopping.
For the same reason, Walmart removed all Amazon and Amazon-related products from its shelves and its online store. As Walmart sees it, every Amazon product purchased from its shelves is an opportunity to lose a customer, which especially made sense at the time when Walmart didn't have an online store. The fear of losing customers to a retailer that offered the convenience of shopping from the comfort of their home turned out to be quite realistic.
Where Can You Use a Walmart Gift Card?
Below is a list of all places that accept Walmart gift cards:
- Walmart stores
- Walmart’s website
- Walmart Marketplace
- Walmart Neighborhood Market
- Sam's Club stores and website
You can also use a Walmart gift card to pay for gas on all Walmart gas stations and select Murphy USA fuel stations. Note that you can't use these gift cards at Murphy Express.
It is also important to remember that gift cards purchased in the U.S. can only be used within the States. They will not be valid in any affiliate company overseas.
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Can You Buy a Walmart Gift Card on Amazon?
Amazon and Walmart target the same customers, so they don't want to sell their biggest rival’s gift cards. You can't buy an Amazon gift card at Walmart, and there’s no option for purchasing a Walmart gift card on Amazon.
You can buy many other gift cards on Amazon, though. Besides a wide selection of its own gift cards that come in various formats and styles, you can also buy:
- Uber gift cards
- Nordstrom gift cards
- Cracker Barrel gift cards
- Google Play gift cards
- Starbucks gift cards
Where Can You Buy Walmart Gift Cards?
Walmart offers both physical and eGift cards. You can buy them at Walmart stores and on the retailer’s website. You can also get them from Sam's Club, both online and in stores, since this chain is owned by Walmart. Besides these locations, PayPal is the only third-party website authorized to sell Walmart gift cards.
No other retailers sell Walmart gift cards. If you see that third-party sellers offer Walmart gift cards on websites such as eBay, Amazon, or Gyft, it's advisable not to buy from them. You can't be sure that these gift cards are valid.
Although Walmart gift cards are not available at unaffiliated stores, you will have no problem acquiring them as there are over 4,700 Walmart locations all over the United States. There are also ways to get Walmart and Amazon gift cards for free.
How Can You Get Gift Cards for Free?
There are several ways to get Walmart and Amazon gift cards for free:
- Participate in giveaways
- Sign up for reward programs
- Take advantage of trade-in programs
- Use reward-based platforms
Gift Card Giveaways
Walmart has two gift card giveaway options. It organizes Walmart gift card sweepstakes quarterly, and you can participate even without making a purchase. The Green Dot corporation that issues the Walmart MoneyCard also sponsors Walmart MoneyCard Prize Saving Sweepstakes, where you have a chance to win gift cards every month. You don't even have to own a Walmart MoneyCard.
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Amazon doesn't organize any official gift card giveaways, but another option is taking part in giveaways organized by influencers on various social media platforms. Alternatively, you can try some of the sweepstakes websites that list countless contests and sweepstakes in one place. Here are some of the most popular sweepstakes portals:
Walmart and Amazon Reward Programs
Both Amazon and Walmart have reward programs that you can take advantage of if you own one of their credit or debit cards.
Walmart offers two cards that let you get some of your spent cash back:
- Walmart MoneyCard—Visa or Mastercard debit card
- Capital One Walmart Rewards Card—Mastercard credit card
In the table below, you can see the benefits of both options:
Capital One Walmart Rewards Card
If you own a Walmart MoneyCard, you can earn up to $75 in cashback that will be credited to your account at the end of the reward year. With a Capital One Walmart Rewards Card, you can choose how you want to use the cashback you collect:
- Get a Walmart gift card
- Cover your next purchase
- Get cash
- Use the rewards for traveling
Amazon offers two reward credit cards:
- Amazon Rewards Visa Card
- Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card
The table below shows the benefits of both options:
Amazon Rewards Visa Card
Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card
Walmart and Amazon Trade-In Programs
Both retailers have electronics trade-in programs, and they work the same way. Walmart's trade-in program and Amazon's trade-in program let you trade your used electronics for gift cards. You can exchange items such as:
- Mobile phones and tablets
- Game consoles
- MP3 players and smartwatches
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The devices don't have to be functional, but their condition will affect how much you can get for them. Here is how it works:
- Send your old device (shipping is free in both cases)
- Receive an offer
- Get a Walmart eGift card or updated balance in your Amazon account for the corresponding amount
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- Doing surveys
- Scanning barcodes
- Downloading partner apps
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- Numerous positive reviews
- High ratings on Google Play
- Many partners
The more partners the app has, the more options you will have to collect points and make more money.
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