Can I Use A Visa Gift Card For Online Purchases?

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Why is my Visa gift card being declined?

Visa gift cards are linked to bank accounts that generally must be activated in order to receive transactions. Inactive cards will be declined if used for payment because the associated bank accounts are not ready to be used. When the gift card is loaded with value (purchased), the gift card is automatically activated.

What prepaid cards can you use online?

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  • Pink Netspend® Visa® Prepaid: Best for Direct Deposit.
  • Brink’s Prepaid Mastercard®: Best for Everday Use.
  • NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card: Best for Flexibility.
  • Chase Liquid® Prepaid Visa®
  • BlueBird® by American Express®: Best for Budgeting.
  • American Express® Serve®: Best for Onsite Shopping.

Can I use a Visa gift card on Amazon?

You can use a prepaid Visa gift card to make purchases on Amazon, but you have to work around the system to make it happen. Amazon will not allow split payments between gift cards loaded onto an account and other payment methods, so you have to line up the price of your purchases with your gift card balance.

Can I use a Visa gift card for international purchases?

Visa and Mastercard giftcards

Most Visa cards that you purchase are US-bound. However, Visa does offer some gifts cards that can be used abroad through banks, such as the PNC Bank Visa Gift card. You can find a variety of prepaid cards online that can be used internationally.

What happens if a gift card is not activated?

Make Sure the Gift Card is Activated

Check the back of the gift card (or any gift card packaging you have) to see if activation steps are required. If so, take care of it before using the card. A gift card that is not activated will definitely not be accepted at the cash register.

Can you buy things online with a Visa gift card?

Yes. Your Visa Gift card is intended for use anywhere Visa cards are accepted. To make an online or phone purchase, you will need to register your card. You can do this by either calling the provider, or by visiting their website.

Can you buy things online with a prepaid card?

Prepaid cards look like credit cards and spend like credit cards but there’s no credit behind them. Because prepaid cards are associated with major card networks – Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover – they can be used anywhere debit cards can: to buy groceries, gas up your car, even pay bills online.

Are Visa gift cards traceable?

Alone a visa gift card cannot be traced. However if you bought the visa gift card with a debit card or wired funds and not cash it can be traced that way. Alone a visa gift card cannot be traced. However if you bought the visa gift card with a debit card or wired funds and not cash it can be traced that way.

Is there a prepaid card with no fees?

NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card

With Netspend Direct Deposit, you can get paid faster than a paper check. No late fees or interest charges because this is not a credit card. Card may be used everywhere Visa Debit cards are accepted.

How do I pay with a Visa gift card online?

When you get to the online payment processing portion of checkout, enter the gift card number, expiration date and Card Verification Number (CVN) into the fields you typically use for debit and credit card payments. Do not enter a Visa gift card number into the “gift card” field.

Where are Visa gift cards accepted?

Visa gift cards are sold at major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and other stores with gift card displays — grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, etc. Some banks, including U.S. Bank and TD Bank also sell Visa gift cards to their customers.

How can I get cash from a Visa gift card?

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How much is on my gift card visa?

Check Card Balance

Please enter in your 16-digit Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Reward Card number followed by the 3-digit CVV code located on the back of your card. There is no fee to check your balance. On the back of your gift card there is a 3-digit number on the far right of the signature box.

What is the billing address for a visa gift card?

You have to know the billing address assigned to the card. If a charity gifted you the card, it likely is the billing address given in the letter that came with your card. If someone bought the card for you, it’s in the papers that came with the card. Call Customer Service for the card for help.

Can I find out who used my gift card?

Once you have the gift card number (or as much information as you can find), call customer service for the merchant that issued the gift card. The objective of the phone call is not to “find” the gift card, but to find out if the gift card has been used.

How do I know if my gift card is activated?

Locate the URL by checking the sticker on the front of the card.

  1. Your card is probably ready to use and doesn’t need activation if you don’t see a sticker or other indicators.
  2. Check the back of the card for specific instructions if you don’t see an activation sticker.

Can you steal gift cards?

Gift cards have no value until activated, so they aren’t usually under lock and key at the store. This makes them very easy to steal. Thieves steal the worthless gift cards, record card numbers and PINs, and then return the cards to the shelves at the store.

Can you put a Visa gift card in your bank account?

Fee-Free Options

It may require a few extra steps, but you can save on fees by adding your gift card balance to your PayPal wallet. You can then transfer the money to your connected bank account when you’re ready. Once the funds are in your account, simply choose “Transfer to Bank” from the account menu.

Can you transfer money from a gift card to a debit card?

Thanks to Redditor ABZR, we see that you can transfer gift card balances onto you Google Wallet account just like a debit card. You can then add your gift card balances to your account just like you would a regular deposit. The card balance is transferred into your account and can now be used like regular money.

Why can’t I use my Visa gift card online?

Visa gift cards are linked to bank accounts that generally must be activated in order to receive transactions. Inactive cards will be declined if used for payment because the associated bank accounts are not ready to be used. The same is true for Visa gift cards, whether you buy them online or at the store.