Most bank-issued gift cards, such as those that carry the Visa, Mastercard®, Discover® or American Express® brand logos cannot be used internationally, but there are some store and restaurant gift cards that can be used across the border and overseas.
Which gift cards can be used internationally?
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.
Can you send gift cards internationally?
Yes, it is possible to send international gift cards online. The important thing is to make sure the gift cards you send are accepted in the countries where the recipient intends to use them. For example, Starbucks gift cards are accepted only in the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia.
Can you send Amazon gift cards to other countries?
Yes, it is possible. You can go to the specific regional Amazon and create an order which would include a gift card. Regularly, Amazon fulfilled products could be bought from another country. You might face problems if you are going to use this card in another country because of the payment origin.
Do Netflix gift cards work internationally?
Yes. You can use a gift card purchased in a different country as long as the gift card is for the same currency as your Netflix bill.
Can I use a gift card in another country?
While many gift cards are only redeemable in the United States, some cards can be used internationally. You could buy a closed-loop gift card, meaning one that is only redeemable at the issuing store or restaurant. Or you could buy an international prepaid card instead of a domestic Visa gift card.
What gift cards can be used anywhere?
Without question, the MOST flexible gift card you can buy is a bank-issued gift card such as our Visa gift cards and Mastercard gift cards. These cards are redeemable wherever Visa and Mastercard are accepted, which means they can be used in stores, in restaurants, online and over the phone at merchants big and small.