How do I use a Visa debit gift card?
To use a Visa gift card as a “debit” transaction, you’ll need to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at the Point of Sale (POS) terminal.
Without a PIN, the gift card should be run as a “credit” transaction.
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. Once you’ve loaded up your Wallet Balance with your gift cards, you can proceed to any ATM and withdraw your money to purchase “cash friendly” items with the card.
How does a gift card work?
Once the card is approved, it is produced and mailed to the intended recipient. The recipient will activate the card, typically either by phone or online. Then, they can begin to spend the card’s balance. Whenever the card is swiped, the processor confirms the card has a high enough balance to cover the transaction.
Can I buy a gift card online and use it right away?
It’s that simple! As soon as payment clears, your digital Visa gift card or other egift card will be on its way to the recipient. Please remember, the recipient must use Visa egift cards online or over the phone. If you send a merchant brand gift card, then it can likely be used in stores.