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Give an Amazon Allowance

Give a recurring or one-time allowance to easily fund shopping on Amazon. Allowances automatically add funds to your recipient's Gift Card Balance that can be used to shop for millions of products. You can also give Amazon Allowances to yourself as a way to set aside a budget or save up for shopping on Those under 18 may use only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Note: Amazon Allowance will be discontinued on July 30, 2020. You can no longer create or request an Amazon Allowance as of June 30, 2020. For information on previously scheduled Allowances please refer to the FAQ page. Please visit our Buying & Sending Gift Cards Help page for alternate Gift Card options.

To give an Amazon Allowance:

  1. Go to Give an Amazon Allowance.
  2. Choose a title for your allowance so you can easily manage it later.
  3. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient of the allowance.
    • The allowance will be automatically linked to the Amazon account associated with the recipient's e-mail address provided during allowance creation.
    • If we're unable to identify an Amazon account associated with the e-mail address provided, we'll send a notification to the e-mail address provided asking the recipient to manually 'Accept Allowance' by visiting
  4. Select the amount, frequency, and start-date of the allowance.
  5. Provide payment information for the allowance.
  6. Click Create Allowance. After clicking Create Allowance, you'll receive an e-mail notification confirming the allowance creation. The allowance recipient will also receive an e-mail notification with the allowance details.

Allowances will be delivered on the scheduled date (Pacific Time). Typically, allowances are delivered by 10 a.m. Pacific time on the scheduled delivery date, but in rare cases may be delayed up to 24 hours.

The payment instrument selected will be charged on each successful delivery of an allowance. You and the recipient will receive e-mail notifications each time an allowance is successfully delivered. If we have difficulty processing a payment for an allowance, we'll turn off the allowance and notify you by e-mail. You can create a new allowance by returning to the Give an Amazon Allowance page.

To view, modify, or turn off an Amazon Allowance, go to Your Allowances.

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