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A:One of the nice things about giving or receiving Amazon gift cards is that they do not expire. However, in the likely rare case that you have an Amazon gift card issued before October 1, 2005, your card may have expired or will expire depending on which state you live in.
Amazon’s term and conditions state the following regarding gift card expiration:
The portion of your Amazon.com Balance made up of Gift Cards issued after October 1, 2005 does not expire and may be applied to your Amazon.com account and applied to eligible purchases despite any stated expiration date. Expiration dates also do not apply for the portion of your Amazon.com Balance made up of any Gift Cards issued prior to October 1, 2005 in CA, CT, LA, ME, MD, MA, MT, NH, ND, OK, RI, VT, WA, or in any other jurisdiction solely to the extent prohibited or limited by law. All other Gift Cards issued prior to October 1, 2005 and the portion of your Amazon.com Balance made up of those Gift Cards expire in accordance with their stated terms.
Based on the above, any gift card issued after October 1, 2005 does not expire. You are free to use the card any time you wish without the worry of expiration. Additionally, no fees apply when you purchase, use, or receive a gift card. Note that the above information is in reference to United States gift cards only. Gift cards outside of the U.S. may fall under different terms and conditions.
Please visit our article titled Where to Buy Amazon Gift Cards for additional information on where to purchase Amazon gift cards.
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