Can You Use Amazon Gift Card for Audible?

It is currently not possible to use the Amazon gift card to buy an Audible subscription, audiobooks from Audible, or Audible gift cards.

The good news is, that there are several ways to buy audiobooks from other stores using an Amazon gift card.

This article focuses on where to use your Amazon gift card, accepted payment methods on Audible how to buy Audible gift cards.

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Where can you use your Amazon Gift Card?

Amazon Gift Cards can be used for most Amazon products. You can use the gift cards to

  • Purchase items from Amazon.com and physical Amazon stores
  • Purchase food through Amazon Fresh and AmazonWhole Foods Market
  • Pay for a Prime subscription
  • Rent movies and buy Kindle books

You cannot use Amazon Gift Card for Audible payments but you can use it to purchase audiobooks.

Here are some of the ways to use Amazon Gift Card to buy audiobooks.

Know more about Amazon Gift Card

Accepted Payment Methods on Audible

Audible accepts payments from all major card companies, including.

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Discover Network
  • Branded Debit Cards (Visa/MasterCard etc)
  • Prepaid Debit Cards
  • Amazon Branded cards (including Amazon Store Card & Amazon Secure Private Label Credit Card)

You need to provide your card information directly into your account as Audible does not accept third-party payment systems including PayPal, ApplePay, Stripe, etc.

Know more about managing Audible payment method

Where to Buy Audible Gift Card

If you are wondering, can you give Audible as a gift? The answer is yes. You can celebrate any occasion with an Audible membership gift or even a specific title as a gift.

How to Gift an Audible Subscription

Here is the complete procedure to gift an Audible membership to your loved ones.

  • Go to Audible Gift Center and click on Select gift under a membership plan that you want to gift [Note: you can gift the membership plan to existing Audible members as well]
Gift Audible membership

  • On the next screen provide gift details including the receiver’s name, email, delivery date, and personal message. Click Continue
Gift Audible membership via email

  • Next, customize your gift. You can choose a card for birthdays, Father’s Day, holidays, and other occasions by clicking on options from Choose a card. Click Continue
Gift Audible membership (customize gift)

  • Next, review all the information and preview the gift card. You can change the membership plan here if you want. Click the Buy for $XX.XX option to make the payment and finalize the gift.
Gift membership payment

The receiver will get the gift in the email with the selected card and the custom message that you wrote.

The gift membership includes

  • 1 Monthly Credit: The receiver will get 1 monthly credit to purchase any title from the premium selection to keep forever.
  • Plus Catalog: Access to Plus Catalog unlimited streaming including thousands of originals, audiobooks, and podcasts.

The current Audible members will receive all credits from redeemed gift membership at once, without interrupting their current plan.

Here are steps to redeem an Audible membership that you received as a gift

  • Open the email with the subject “You’ve received a gift on Audible from…”
  • Click the Redeem your Gift button, followed by Redeem on Audible
Redeem Audible membership

  • Enter your Amazon account [or create a new one for free]
  • Once signed in, you will get a welcome message showing your gift membership has begun. The first monthly credit will also be included.

The gift recipient can now access Audible’s Plus Catalog for unlimited streaming. If you are already an Audible member, you will receive the total credits of the membership plan at once.

You can also redeem your gift using promo code.

How to Gift an Audible Book

One of the best ways to share an audiobook with your loved ones is to give them the book as a gift.

Follow these steps to gift someone special the gift of a great listen.

  • Go to the Audible website and sign in your account
  • Search to find your favorite audiobook to gift. Click on More Options
Gift Audible book

  • Next, click on Give as a gift from the options
Audible book gift

  • You have the option to send the gift by email or print (and hand deliver). I selected the email option. Provide the gift detail here including recipient’s name, email, your name, gift delivery date, and a custom message. Click Continue
Audible book gift via email

  • Next, review all the details and take a look at the preview of the email. To finalize the gift, purchase the book via available credit or using your bank card.
Audible book gift (Review)

Click Confirm Purchase to finalize the purchasing process. After the purchase is done, you will be taken to the Thank You page and you receive an email confirming the order.

If you choose the print option, you will get instructions to print the gift and fold the card.

There are a few things you need to know before purchasing a book as a gift for others.

  1. Gift audiobooks cannot be purchased in the Audible app. You have to go to the Audible website to buy a book as a gift.
  2. Some Audible credits cannot be used to buy gift books, including
    • Credits from book returns
    • Bonus/ Promotional credits that you got from offers (that were not purchased)
    • Credits received as a gift membership
  3. Coupons cannot be used to purchase a gift book
  4. You can purchase Audible books as gift without Audible membership
  5. If the recipient already has the book that you have given as a gift, they will receive a credit if you purchased it through credit. In the case of purchase through a bank card, they will receive a coupon for the book’s value for the purchase.
  6. The gift recipient doesn’t have to be an Audible member to receive the gift. They can make a free Audible account to listen to the audiobook.

Audible books make a great gift for holidays, birthdays, Father’s Day, and other occasions. It’s the best way to share your favorite titles with your loved ones.

Audible has the largest collection of audiobooks which makes it easy to find titles for your loved ones according to their taste and preferences.

Sohail Ahmed

I love Audiobooks and this blog features my first-hand experience with all major audiobook apps and services … Know More

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