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The convenience and versatility of gift cards make them an appealing gift for any occasion. In fact, the increase of retail sales by 2. But you must first activate your gift card before you can begin contributing to any retail boost. Fortunately for consumers, the gift card activation process is streamlined and takes less than 10 minutes. Look on the back of your gift card.
Most major vendors print an activation phone number on the large white sticker over the scanning strip.
Before using your card, you must activate the gift card account and remove the white sticker. Provide your gift card account number and security code over the phone to the answering automated service. The account number is the digit number on the front of the card, and the security code indicates the three numbers on the back of the card, next to the signature box. Do not hang up until you hear confirmation that your gift card is now activated. To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question.
When I enter my code on my iPad,it says that the code is correct but my gift card has not been activated properly. Posted on Jan 9, 4: Feb 5, Jan 9, 7: What you normally should do is go back the retailer from whom you purchased the card and discuss the problem with them. They should either correctly activate the card or give you a new one. If they refuse to help, as some retailers do, or this was a gift so you cannot contact the retailer, go here:.
Beagrie In response to Anthea. You cannot activate a card yourself.
The Visa Gift Card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the US. No cash or ATM access. The Visa Gift Virtual Account can be redeemed at every internet, mail order, and telephone merchant everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the US. No cash or ATM access. Use American Express Gift Card only at US merchants that accept American Express ® Cards, except cruise lines and recurring payment. No ATM use. Funds do not expire. Not redeemable for cash, except where required by law. Additional limitations apply. Gift card activation is the process of making the account number associated with the gift card ready to receive withdrawal and, in some cases, deposit transaction commands. An inactive gift card will be declined if used for payment because it is simply a piece of plastic linked to a bank account that is not ready to be used.