How To Activate a Public Gift Card

How To Activate a Public Gift Card

What is Gift Card?

A gift card, also known as a gift certificate in North America, or gift voucher or gift token in the UK, is a prepaid stored-value money card, usually issued by a retailer or bank, to be used as an alternative to cash for purchases within a particular store or related businesses. 

How To Activate a Public Gift Card

But it’s really simple. When you buy a gift card at the store (whether it is a retailer, restaurant, Visa or Mastercard gift card), you take the gift card to the cash register and ask the cashier to load money onto the card. The cashier takes the card, activates it and loads the dollar amount requested onto the card.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I turn my Publix gift card into cash?

You cannot receive cash back for your gift card. It can only be used to purchase merchandise at Publix.

How do I use a Publix gift card in-store?

At the register, tell the cashier how you would like to pay. For pre-paid online in-store pickup orders, you may pay with gift cards and a debit/credit card or Apple Pay (in the Publix app, for select items). Physical gift cards: The required PIN is located to the right of the gift card number.

How do I activate my gift card without a register?

Things You Should Know

If the card was emailed, use that activation code instead. Activate the gift card by phone instead. Find the activation sticker on the front, call the number provided, and follow automated prompts to complete the process.

How do you know if gift card is activated?

To check if the gift card was activated, contact the retailer where you purchased the card or the company who issued the code. If the store confirms the card is activated and you still get an error message, contact us for help.

Do gift cards activate immediately?

If you’re wondering how to activate a Visa gift card, the good news is they are already activated and ready to use after they’ve been bought. So once you’ve been gifted a card, almost all of the work has been done for you — just make sure you sign the back of your card before using it!

Is Publix a gift card?

Yes. You may order eGift cards through Gift cards with no available balance are hidden while selecting them for payment. To see that card, access your wallet in your Club Publix account.

What payment methods does Publix accept?

Publix gladly accepts Publix gift cards, cash, checks with proper identification, debit cards, pay in the Publix app, NFC payments, and four types of credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Where can I sell my Publix gift card for cash?

Sell Publix gift cards on the Raise gift card marketplace. Publix gift cards sell the fastest when discounted between 2% and 20%, but the asking price is up to you. When you sell unwanted gift cards, we’ll send you cash back to use at other stores.

Where is the code on a Publix gift card?

The Pin is the 4 digit number also provided on the back of the gift card adjacent to the gift card number. You will have to scratch off the PIN Area to reveal your card’s PIN number.

What happens if your gift card is not activated?

A gift card that is not activated will definitely not be accepted at the cash register.