According to Made Man, it is possible to check the balance on a Vanilla Visa gift card by calling the Visa customer service number at 800-571-1376. The balance can also be checked at the Vanilla Visa website.
Vanilla Visa offers an easy way to check a gift card balance on its website. Simply enter the gift card number, expiration date and CVV number, and click the arrow to get the gift card balance. As Made Man explains, it is important to know the balance on the card before presenting it for payment. If the total due on a purchase is greater than the card's balance, the store clerk must enter the exact balance on the card to make payment possible.