How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Gift Card

How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Gift Card

What is Prepaid Visa Gift Card?

Your Visa® Gift Card is a prepaid Visa card that can be used for purchases at merchants worldwide that accept Visa Debit Cards. The value of the card is loaded at the time of purchase and your spending is limited to the amount of money placed on the card by the purchaser.

How To Activate a Prepaid Visa Gift Card

Call the phone number on the front sticker or on the back of the card to activate it by phone. Provide the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and 3-digit security code. Visit the link on the front sticker or on the back of the card to activate it online.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my Visa prepaid card?

You can activate your card by calling the phone number on the activation label, 24 hours a day 7 days a week through the automated system. You can also activate your card by visiting, registering the card, and creating an account.

Do Visa gift cards need to be activated?

Many Visa Gift cards are activated upon purchase and ready to use. However, if yours requires activation, you’ll typically see a sticker with instructions and a toll-free phone number.

Do you need a PIN for a prepaid Visa gift card?

How does my Visa Gift Card work? To make a purchase, make sure you know the amount remaining on the card then select credit and sign for the purchase. The debit option requires a PIN to work. The card does not come with a preset PIN, so you will need to set one prior to making the purchase for the debit option to work.

How do I activate my Visa reward card?

You may register the Card by activating the Card on or at anytime by calling (866)691-4768. You must activate the Card prior to use by calling the number or going to the website indicated on the Card.

How do I know if my Visa card is activated?

Call customer service: You can call the phone number on the back of your credit card to reach customer service. You’ll be able to check the status of your card and, if it is deactivated, you can ask about reactivation. Make a purchase: Another way to check if a card is active is to try and use it to make a purchase.

How much does it cost to activate prepaid Visa?

Prepaid Visa Activation Fees

It occurs when you first purchase the card. At grocery stores, it is typically a $4.95 fee on top of the amount on the gift cards. An example would be $25 + $4.95 activation fee. It’s a one-time fee and once it is paid you never need to do it again.

What number do I call to activate my Visa gift card?

How do I activate my Visa gift card? You can activate your Visa gift card one of two ways: Call 866.543. 9161 (you can also find this on the activation sticker of your Visa gift card). There is no charge for using the voice response system.

How does a prepaid Visa card work?

A prepaid card is not linked to a checking account. Instead, it is pre-loaded with a balance of funds. Then each purchase you make is deducted from that balance. In most cases, you can’t spend more money than you have already loaded onto your prepaid card.

What is the difference between a prepaid Visa and a Visa gift card?

The main difference between a gift card and prepaid debit card is that a gift card is a one-time spending card, and a prepaid debit card is a reloadable payment option that has most features and fees that a checking account and a linked debit card have.

Do prepaid Visa cards expire?

Yes, Visa gift cards do have an expiration date. Typically, the expiration date is noted on the back or front of the card itself. After the expiration date has passed, the card will no longer be valid and the remaining balance will be forfeited.