Conditions for Corporate Gift Certificates

1. Purchases by Invoice

Please take into account that no VAT is included in your gift certificate invoice. Fees or costs with regard to the price list may be subject of value-added tax.

If the amount of the order is less than EUR 5,000 please pay for your gift certificates by direct debit or credit card. You can find the necessary order form here.

2. General Terms and conditions

The following conditions apply to the purchase of gift certificates:

Each gift certificate is identified by an individual code that must not be changed or copied by the purchaser. When giving away the purchaser must communicate clearly that the gift certificates are valid for shopping at Amazon. In each case, the gift certificate code, the expiration date, the value of the gift certificate and the redemption instructions laid out by Amazon.d (as found under ) have to be transferred to the recipient.

All gift certificates are valid until the end of the 3rd year after the purchase. It is possible to extend the expiry date once for one year as long as this has been requested to Amazon in writing three months prior to the expiry date.

The purchaser declares that he will use the gift certificate in a legally permissible form. He exempts Amazon from all detriments in this context. The purchaser will take suitable measures to prevent fraudulent redemption of the gift certificates. The purchaser is not allowed to re-sell the gift certificates. Under no circumstances is the purchaser entitled to use the certificates for the purchase of products via Amazon for its own business purposes. Amazon is not liable for the loss or non-use of the gift certificates after they have been issued and transmitted (in paper or electronic form). In particular, Amazon is not under the obligation to issue replacement gift certificates.

If the purchaser wants to reproduce the logo, typography or Amazon trademark or use any of those for business purposes, he must obtain permission from Amazon in advance. Over and above that, the purchaser is not entitled to use, reproduce, distribute, make accessible or depict company names, trademarks or other characteristics (including all logos used by and, unless Amazon has permitted the precise usage in writing. Should such permission be granted, the purchaser will adhere to the guidelines that Amazon has laid out for the usage of such characteristics. These guidelines will be put at to the disposal of the purchaser at his request. For further questions please write to

Amazon redeems all gift certificates when they are submitted without checking whether the submitter is entitled to do so. Amazon reserves the right to decline to redeem a gift certificate if there is suspicion of deception, fraud or other illegal activities in connection with the redeeming of the gift certificate.

Gift certificates can be redeemed on the websites or They cannot be redeemed at Marketplace and for Magazines (Zeitschriften). Nor can they be used to pay for gift certificates. It is not possible to cash in gift certificates. The value of unredeemed gift certificates will not be refunded. Furthermore the face value of gift certificates can not be changed after the purchase.

Amazon will not provide any information to the purchaser from which conclusions can be drawn about the redemption of the gift certificates, i.e. what products have been bought by what customers at what time or to the volume of the redemption.

Valid from June 2014

3. How to redeem a gift certificate

To redeem your gift certificate, simply follow the steps below.

Select the items you wish to order, using your Shopping Basket ("Einkaufswagen"). (Please note, you cannot use the 1-Click shopping method when redeeming a gift certificate.) In the order form, you'll see a box that says "Do you have a gift certificate?" ("Möchten Sie einen Gutschein einlösen?"). Enter your claim code into the box and click the "Weiter" button.

You will be able to see that the value of your gift certificate has been deducted from the total cost in the order summary. When you have successfully placed your order, the following message will be displayed: "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung erhalten. Vielen Dank für Ihren Einkauf bei" If you click the "Mein Konto" link, located on the top right-hand corner of any page, you'll be able to view your order.

If you you're not ready to make a purchase, but would like to redeem a non-promotional gift certificate to your account, click on "Mein Konto" in the top right-hand corner of any page on our Web site. Under "Zahlungseinstellungen" click on the option to "Geschenkgutscheinguthaben einsehen und Geschenkgutscheine einlösen" and sign in with your e-mail address and password. On the next page, enter your claim code under "Geben Sie hier bitte den Gutscheincode Ihres ein" and press the blue "Weiter" button.

We will automatically use the balance in your gift certificate account against your next purchase if you choose "Ja" on the order form under the option "Sie haben ein Geschenkgutschein-Guthaben über EUR xx.xx. Würden Sie es gerne einlösen?". You don't need to enter your claim code again on the order form, as it has already been redeemed.

Please note that if you received a promotional certificate sent by Amazon, you may only redeem it when you place an order. However, if you received a gift certificate from a friend or relative, you may redeem it either on the order form or via "Mein Konto".

4. Terms and Conditions

This gift certificate is not transferable or assignable.

Any unused balance will be placed in the recipient's gift certificate account.
If the order exceeds the amount of the gift certificate, the balance must be paid by invoice, credit card or direct debit.

Please use our "Einkaufswagen" (Shopping Basket) rather than our 1-Click ordering method when paying for an order with a gift certificate.

Gift certificates and any unused balances are valid until the end of the 3rd year after the purchase.
Normal terms and conditions for using the website apply.