The card was electronic only - they were better when they were actual cards. My wife gave to me several gifts for Father's Day, one of which was an Amazon Gift Card. Instead, I was on the computer and received an e-mail from Amazon saying Lydia had sent a gift card to me. The e-mail came in before Father's Day, so I knew what she was getting for me. When I tried to redeem it, I used the numbers I was instructed to use on the card. The computer kept saying that it did not recognize the card, so, I had to call Customer Service at Amazon and they helped me redeem it. It just worked better all the way round when the cards were actual cards, and, not electronic cards.