Can You  Add Money To A Visa Gift Card? No! See Alternative

Can You  Add Money To A Visa Gift Card? This is a pressing question that we are going to be addressing in this article. Ordinarily, it is not possible to add money or reload a Visa Gift Card using conventional methods. But there is still a way out.

If you have an old gift card that you really cherish but there is no money in it again, and you wish to reload, you may be wondering whether it is possible to reload a Visa gift card? Well! The answer to the question will be no if you opt for conventional methods but yes if you search for alternative means.

Meanwhile, there are alternative ways to reload a Visa gift card – in person, via your customer account, or better still via online methods or set up auto-reload of the Visa gift card. We shall be taking a look at them one after the other. Stay tuned!

Can You  Add Money To A Visa Gift Card?

 

Normally, it is not possible to add money to a Visa Gift Card. But there are some alternative ways through which you can indirectly achieve this. However, we shall be highlighting some of these ways, you may try them out to know which works for you.

How To Add Money To A Visa Gift Card

 

Here are the alternative methods to add money to your Visa gift card;

  • Visit The Visa Gift Card Issuer’s Business

If your gift card issuer has a physical location (like a restaurant, store etc), in most instances you will have to add money to the card by revisiting the issuer’s business.

However, it is possible for you to know if you can reload the gift card by checking the back of the card because it will indicate if it is reloadable or not. Better still, you can still contact the business to know if they can reload it.

Some Of The Likely Procedures You May Follow When Visiting The Visa Gift Card Issuer’s Business

  • Take The Gift Card To A Cashier  Or The Equivalent

If you have some Payment to make using cash or credit, get the exact amount that you want to reload to the gift card and give it to the cashier, then inform him or her that you want to reload the card and they will definitely reload it for you.

  • Login To The Official Website Of The Gift Card Issuer

Interestingly, most of the businesses that give gift cards offer online reloading options, so it won’t be a big task reloading it online. But it is recommended that you check the back of your gift card to know if it is possible to reload it online or not. 

If the card is reloadable, all you need to do is to visit the website of the card issuer and search for Gift Card,  once you see the gift card option, follow the onscreen instructions for reloading the card via wire transfer, a credit or debit card

However, ensure that you keep the card with you when you visit the website to reload it, this is important because you may be required to fill in the gift card number (which is always found on the back of the card) and sometimes, you will be required to also enter the PIN number.

Meanwhile, in some instances, the options for reloading the gift card online may be limited. For example, some websites will allow you to reload the card via bank transfer.

Also, in some circumstances, you may need to create an account to be able to reload the gift card using this procedure.

  • Reloading Your Gift Card Using A Customer Account

Check if you can reload your gift card using a customer account. Sometimes, it is also possible to reload your Visa gift card via a customer account. This can be possible if you have an online account or a feasible existing relationship with the gift card issuer.

However, if you are given the option to reload the gift card, you have to login to the website using a web browser. Ensuring that your customer account login details are handy when you visit the website because you will be prompted to enter your account number, username or password before you can access your account. 

But if you are not really sure about the customer account login website, don’t rush to fill in incorrect information but try checking the back of your gift card because it may be listed there.

Now that you have logged in to your account, you would be required to select your gift card which will prompt you to fill in your card number and (PIN number, if required). With some gift card vendors, it will be possible to store one or more gift cards on your customer account, if you are given this option, select the gift cards you want to reload, when you have logged into your customer account.

Finally, fill in your payment details. This involves transferring money from your payment account like credit card, checking account etc to the gift card. You will be promoted to enter the exact amount you want to add to the gift card and that’s all.

  • Setting Up A Recurring Reload On A Gift Card

Check if you can set recurring reloads on your gift card. Some gift card vendors permit their customers to automatically reload their gift card on a periodic basis. It is one of the best ways to ensure that your gift card balance is in good shape when using it.

Meanwhile, you just need to check the back of your gift card because it is usually stated at the back if you can set up an auto reload option, hence, you would be directed on the website to visit in order to do so. Alternatively, you can also call the gift card issuer to see if an auto reload option is available for you.

However, since the reload is done automatically, it is recommended that you keep enough funds in the linked bank account to enable the auto reload when the schedule is due.

In order to set up a recurring reload on a gift card, ensure that you set up an account with the gift card issuer when setting up the account, make sure you fill your payment information through the website.

After that, fix the exact date you want the money to be automatically reloaded to your gift card. You will be notified anytime that your card is auto-reloaded if your recurring auto reload is successful.

Even if you don’t get notification, you can also check your gift card balance to confirm if it has been reloaded or not by checking your account online or contacting the customer support number on the card.

N/B; 

  • Some preloaded gift cards are not reloadable, hence it is recommended to contact your gift card issuer to know if yours is reloadable or not.
  • Most times, some gift cards have a limit on the exact amount you may load on it while some can only be reloaded with certain increments (like multiples of $5 or $10). But it is better to contact your card issuer for more information.
  • Sometimes, you may be charged some fees for reloading your gift card. Some understand the terms and conditions before opting for it.

FAQ’s

How Can I Add Money To My Gift Card Online?

 

Adding money to your gift card online is not a big deal, just visit your card issuer website and search for Gift Card and follow the onscreen instructions on how to reload your gift card using wire transfer, debit or credit card. You can check the back of your gift card to know if you are eligible to reload it online or not.

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How Much Money Can You Put On A Visa Gift Card?

 

For the first time that you buy the Visa gift card, you would be able to load a maximum of $3,000 on the card. And the card can be used for transaction anywhere that Visa is accepted as a payment option

Summary

 

Adding money to the Visa gift card is not possible with conventional methods but there are still alternative means to do that. Sometimes, Visa gift cards always have a limit on the exact amount you may load on it while some can only be reloaded with certain increments.

Finally, you may be charged some fees for reloading your gift card. Some understand the terms and conditions before opting for a particular method to reload your Visa gift card.