Amazon is the largest internet retailer in the world. They stock just about every single product you can imagine. As a result, the ‘default’ option for many people searching for a gift for a friend or family member is an Amazon gift card. As you may well know, Amazon operates a number of different ‘international websites’. You can purchase gift cards from each of them which begs the question; are Amazon gift cards the same for every country?
The truth is, they are not the same. You can’t purchase a gift card from the American website and expect to spend it on the British website. The voucher can only be spent on the website that it was purchased from. Therefore, if you are purchasing an Amazon voucher as a gift for somebody overseas then you should make sure that you are purchasing it from their local Amazon website.
It is worth noting that if you do purchase the Amazon voucher from the wrong website, the recipient will still be able to use the voucher but only on the website that the code was purchased from. So, a resident of Germany will be able to shop on the American website with a voucher code. They will need to deal with the large shipping costs, however.
In all other regards, when it comes to are free Amazon gift cards the same for every country, they are. They function the same. You get a code delivered to your email or a physical code delivered in the mail. The recipient just enters this code during the ‘checkout’ process and the discount will be automatically applied. They are some of the easiest voucher codes to use.