Amazon Split Payment: How to Make It Happen in a Few Steps

February 3, 2023 by Kyle
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Whether you’re looking to buy a toy for your pet, your favorite makeup product, or a doormat for your house, Amazon truly has it all. With so many things to buy on Amazon, this can make racking up a large order balance quite easy. However, Amazon gift cards in conjunction with your credit or debit card can be a great way to split up the payment. Discover exactly how to make an Amazon split payment, and what you’re unable to do with Amazon’s split payment method below.

Amazon Split Payment: How to Make It Happen in a Few Steps

How to Split a Payment on Amazon?

You can split a payment on Amazon between an accepted credit or debit card and an gift card.

However, you cannot split a payment between multiple debit and/or credit cards.

What Are The Steps?

Here are the simple steps on how to split a payment on Amazon if you want to use a gift card and a credit card at checkout.

1. On your PC or Mac computer, ensure all the items you want to buy are added to your cart on Amazon.

2. Go to your cart and click the “Proceed to checkout” button (should be in the upper-right corner of your screen).

3. Then, in the “Add a gift card, promotion code, or voucher”, you’ll want to enter your Amazon gift card information and click “Apply”.

4. You may already have an outstanding gift card balance previously applied. If so, click the “Use your $X gift card balance” to use the rest of your gift card balance.

5. Select the debit or credit card you’d like to use to pay the rest of your order balance.

6. Review the page to ensure the correct gift card and payment method were selected, and then click “Place your order”.

See Also: The Easy Steps to Hide Your Amazon Orders

Any Minimum Order Size Requirements?


There are NOT any minimum order size requirements to split payments on Amazon between a gift card and a credit, debit, or prepaid credit card.

Therefore, this is a great way to use up the rest of your Amazon gift card balance (even if it’s just a small amount!).

Do I Have to Be a Prime Member to Split a Payment?


You don’t have to be a Prime member to split the payment between a gift card and a credit, debit, or prepaid card.

Any Amazon customer can split a payment on Amazon.

Can I Use 2 Separate Credit or Debit Cards to Pay?


You cannot use 2 separate credit or debit cards to pay on Amazon.

You can only use a gift card along with 1 credit or debit card to pay.

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How About Using 3 Credit Cards?


Again, you can only split payments between a single credit card and a gift card.

Hack Alert: Consider splitting the order up into different transactions and use a different credit card for each transaction if you want to use 3 credit cards, and have at least 3 plus items to make different transactions.

Can I Use a Gift Card and a Credit Card to Pay?


Amazon’s split payment method encourages customers to use a gift card with a credit or debit card to pay for their order.

This way, if you have a gift card that doesn’t pay for your full order, you can still use it to deduct your total balance and then use your credit card to pay off the remaining balance.

Can I Use a “Prepaid” Credit Card and a Gift Card to Split a Payment?


You can use a prepaid credit card along with an Amazon gift card to split your Amazon payment.

Therefore, if you have a Visa, MasterCard, or America Express prepaid credit card lying around, consider using it next time you shop on Amazon.

See Also: Here’s What To Do If Amazon Delivers to the Wrong Address

Ask the Reader: Do you split your Amazon payments often? If so, have you ever ran into any issues?

By Kyle James

What Is a UPS Access Point and Reasons Why You Should Care

February 2, 2023 by Kyle
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UPS Access Points are a convenient, safe way to pick up and drop off your UPS packages. Stop driving out of your way to return your UPS package to a UPS Store that seems few and far between in your town. And, don’t risk delivering your expensive UPS package to your apartment complex, just to have the building’s notorious package thief swipe it up before you have a chance to pick it up yourself. Find out more about UPS Access Point locations below.

What Is a UPS Access Point and Reasons Why You Should Care

So…What’s a UPS Access Point?

A UPS Access Point is a location that offers individuals the ability to drop off OR receive UPS packages.

For instance, some CVS Pharmacy locations are UPS Access Point locations and thus offer customers the chance to drop off or pick up their UPS packages.

This is great for both UPS and the partnering business for the following two reasons:

1. Bring more foot traffic and potential customers into the business.

2. Help UPS have more convenient locations for customers to use their services.

Besides CVS, other UPS Access Points include the following stores:

– Michaels – Starting back in 2019, over 1,100 Michaels stores became UPS Access Points. This also allowed all UPS My Choice members to set their delivery preference to their local Michaels store and packages will automatically be rerouted to Michaels.

– MailBiz – This is a store in my town that deals with packing, shipping, and mailing. They are also a notary public and sell Verizon products. Most towns have at least one store like this and they are almost always a UPS Access Point as well.

– CarQuestMany CarQuest auto parts stores also accept UPS packages.

– Cell Phone Stores – Many independently owned cell phone stores often serve as a UPS Access Point as well.

How Do Access Points Work?

If the closest UPS Store is far away, you may decide to pick up your UPS package instead at a UPS Access point location to save you time.

To do so, when you place your order, you can select what UPS Access Point location you’d want to pick up your order.

Then, once your order is shipped to the UPS Access Point location you selected, you’ll receive a notification once your order has arrived at the UPS Access Point location.

From there, you can go pick up the order. Be sure to provide proof of identity (i.e. driver’s license).

For UPS Access Point lockers, use the kiosk’s touchscreen to search for your package by typing in your tracking number.

You have 5 business days to collect your package once delivered to the Access Point location before it is returned back to the merchant.

For returning items with UPS Access Point, simply drop off the item, ensuring that the UPS prepaid label is secured onto the package.

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Why Would Someone Use an Access Point?

Convenience is the main reason someone would use a UPS Access Point.

If the nearest UPS location is far away from you, this could make picking up and returning via a UPS store a hassle.

Security is another reason someone would use a UPS Access Point location.

You can deliver UPS packages to your home address; however, if you live in an apartment building or neighborhood with a history of packages being stolen, it’s safer to securely ship your package to an Access Point location to pick up yourself.

This is especially true if you are shipping an expensive item to your home.

Are They Free to Use?


UPS Access Point locations are completely free.

There’s no additional charge to you if you use an Access Point location or go to a UPS store.

How Do I Find One Near Me?

To find an Access Point location near you, simply navigate UPS locations to find a location nearest you.

When dropping off a package, you can also use this user-friendly location search on UPS’s website to find an Access Point location nearest you.

Plus, when you are shipping a package to you, normally when checking out to purchase the order, the nearest UPS locations, including Access Point locations, will appear so you can find the closest one to where you want your package delivered.

See Also: How Late Does USPS Deliver? Here’s the Dealio

Can I Mail Stuff From One?


You can drop off and mail UPS packages at any Access Point location.

Can I Return Items From an Access Point?


You can drop off and return items via a UPS Access Point.

Just be sure you’ve attached a prepaid shipping label when making the return.

Any Shipping Discounts for Using an Access Point?


There is the potential to save on shipping rates when you ship your package to an Access Point location.

What Do I Have to Show to Use One?

To use an Access Point location, you’ll need to show proof of identity such as your driver’s license or another valid form of photo ID.

To pick up your package, you’ll need to have the package details to successfully retrieve your package.

You can search for your package with the following details:

– The tracking number of the order.

–  UPS InfoNotice that was left by the delivery driver.

UPS MY Choice delivery notification in tracking information.

Ask the Reader: Do you regularly use a UPS Access Point? Do you use it out of convenience or does it save you money?

By Kyle James

Photo credit to Mike Mozart.

AutoZone Return Policy: 8 Important Questions Finally Answered

January 31, 2023 by Kyle
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AutoZone is one of the largest automotive parts and accessories retailers in the United States. From car parts, to custom accessories to add a personal touch to your vehicle, AutoZone has endless products for your automotive needs. However, sometimes shopping for car parts, especially if you aren’t a self-proclaimed “car person”, can be tricky. If you recently bought something from AutoZone and are looking to return it, read on to learn exactly what AutoZone’s return policy is so you can make the most of their refund policy.

AutoZone Return Policy: 8 Important Questions Finally Answered

1. How Many Return Days Does Auto Zone Allow?

90 days.

AutoZone’s current return policy gives you the ability to return eligible products within 90 days of the purchase date.

You must also provide the product in its original packaging, with the receipt and your government-issued ID to receive a refund.

2. What’s the Return Policy with NO Receipt?

If you lost your receipt you still have some hope.

You just need to contact AutoZone’s Customer Support number (800-288-6966) and ask for the transaction information of the order you want to return.

You’ll need to somehow show proof of purchase and this is your best option.

See Also: Best Buy Return Policy: 8 Facts That’ll Make Your Return Easy

3. What if a Product is Opened?

Depending on the product, you can return an opened product that’s defective during the warranty period.

You can also return an opened product that has NOT been used as long as the item is still in new condition.

Be sure to have the original product packaging with you.

4. What if a Product is Opened AND Used?

If you are trying to return a product that’s been opened AND used, you’re less likely to receive a refund.

AutoZone reserves the right to deny requests for refunds if a product has been used or installed.

That being said, again, if you receive a defective product and return the item within the warranty time frame, you can receive a refund, even if the product has been used.

However, if you used the product and were responsible for the damage/ the product not working, you will not receive a refund.

See Also: Here’s Exactly How the Tractor Supply Return Policy Works

5. Any Product Exempt from Their Return Policy?

AutoZone doesn’t automatically accept all returns within their 90-day return window.

Some exceptions to AutoZone’s return policy include:

– Gift Cards: Gift cards are final sale.

– Final Sale Items: If you buy a product labeled “final sale”, this means AutoZone is giving customers the last opportunity to buy a product (likely at a discount), so you cannot receive a refund.

– Customized Products: You cannot return customized products so be sure all your details and spelling are accurate before ordering the item.

6. Is There a Return Policy on Car Batteries?


You can return unused car batteries within AutoZone’s 90-day return policy time window.

And, be sure to have the original product packaging as well as the receipt of the purchase.

If you have used the car battery, your return options are limited at AutoZone.

Unless you can prove that the used battery is defective and wasn’t your responsibility for why it’s not working, you can exchange the defective item for another replacement battery, free of charge.

7. Can I Return Stuff Bought Online to an AutoZone Store?


If you purchased a product online from, you can return it to any AutoZone store within the 90-day time frame.

Make sure you have the original product packaging and the receipt for proof of purchase.

Also, note that the same in-store return policies apply for online purchases returned in-store (i.e. no refund for used products unless defective upon delivery).

You will not receive a refund for the shipping costs of the online purchase unless there was a shipping error or the product was defective when received.

See Also: No Receipt? No Problem With These Retailers

8. How Does an Online Return Work?

If you want to return an AutoZone product online, follow these simple steps:

1. Drain all fluids from the product (if applicable).

2. Fill out the Return Form (Section B of the shipping invoice) and place this form with the product in its original packaging.

3. If AutoZone made a shipping error or if the product was defective upon delivery, call AutoZone’s customer support (800-288-6966) to receive a return shipping label.

4. Then, attach the shipping label and ship the item back to the AutoZone Fulfillment Center.

5. If your product wasn’t defective upon delivery, and no shipping error occurred, simply pick a carrier to return your item for a refund of the product.

Ask the Reader: Let me know in the comments if you’ve had any issues with the AutoZone return policy.

By Kyle James

Photo credit to Gene Bisbee.