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Often one of the highest offers to cashout on a few sites such as Swagbucks and TopCashBack is to take a Visa Gift Card (VGC). This leaves the question, what can I do with a VGC?

One of my favorite uses for VGC is to add them to my personal Prime account. Amazon Prime has an offer that if you load your Amazon balance with a debit card they will give you an extra 2% on the balance you load. This adds a nice little boost here and there. 

How to add a VGC to Amazon:

  1. Log into your Amazon account
  2. In the top right corner click “Your Account” and “Your Account” from the drop down menu
  1. On the next screen click “Your Payments”
  1. Scroll down to the bottom and click “Add a credit or debit card”
  1. Add your VGC information and use your name and address as you would for credit cards
  2. Go back to “Your Account” > “Your Account” from the drop down menu
  3. Click “Gift Cards”
  1. At the top of the page click “Reload your balance”
  2. At the top in small print it says “Select Visa Ending in XXXX to earn 2% gift card balance. Edit Prime Reload” 
  3. Click “Edit Prime Reload”
  4. Find the debit card you just added (your VGC) in the list and click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page
  5. On the next page click “Continue to Reload your balance”
  6. Change the custom load amount to the total amount on the gift card
  1. Scroll to the bottom and the button should now say “Reload $X.XX with 2% Back”
  2. If it doesn’t say that try steps 8-11 again and make sure you’ve got the right card selected

Congratulations, you just stretched that VGC a little further. I know 2% isn’t a lot but this is a fantastic way to liquidate VGC if you’re a frequent shopper. I personally have monthly subscriptions on Amazon so this will automatically be applied next time my order comes up or when we order something.

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