A common gift in the US is gift cards, unfortunately they are a big pain to spend the exact amount. This trick allows you to combine and consolidate small balances left on your AMEX gift cards (it works for Visa and Mastercard too). It also requires you to have an Amazon account and spend the remainder of your balance on Amazon. The upside is it's quick and easy. Note that there is no way to combine AMEX gift cards directly and it’s difficult to split payment and usually not possible to use the exact amount on a retail purchase.
You’ll want to cleanup by removing the cards which is noted at the bottom of this article.
Below is slightly longer but you can send to anyone (or yourself). This trick again requires you to have an Amazon account. In this example I have $33.04 left remaining on an AMEX gift card. Note that any AMEX, Visa or Mastercard gift card should work
First head to the Amazon e-Gift Card webpage.
Enter the EXACT amount of the AMEX gift card balance as well as the email address (of yourself or the person you want to send to). You can check your AMEX gift card balance here.
If you already have an Amazon Gift Card balance, there will be a note that Your gift card balance can’t be applied to orders that contain Amazon.com or Visa or Mastercard gift cards, or collectible coins.
You may need to wait 5 minutes, but when you see the email appear, you can simply click the email link. Alternatively you can find the Claim Code in the and enter it here.
Once you follow the email, and apply the Amazon Gift Card to your account, you should be all set.
After the order is completed you’ll want to head to your Amazon Payment Options area and remove the original gift card from your payment options. This will avoid future issues so you don’t accidentally select it and have your Amazon order denied.
Click “Your Account”.
Click the “Payment options” link.
Select the Gift Card payment method you want to delete.
Click Remove to start the removal process.
Click Confirm remove to fully remove the card.
For more details see: https://pay.amazon.com/help/201754700
Repeat the process with other gift cards that you have to combine and consolidate them all to your Amazon Gift Balance.
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