You can check the balance of a McDonald's gift card by calling the number on the back of the card. You can also find out balance information on the official company website.
To check the balance by phone, call the number indicated, and follow the prompts to enter your card number. Callers hear a computerized response stating the exact card balance available. The maximum balance that can be put on a McDonald's gift card is $110.
To check the balance of the card online, first navigate to the McDonald's website. Find Services in the sidebar menu, and hover over it with your cursor to bring up a sub-menu. Click on Gift Cards. When the page pulls up, select Check Your Balance, and follow the instructions.
You can also use this page to load a gift card. First, fill out the required information to register an account. Watch for the confirmation link in your email. Once your account is confirmed, you can log in and use your credit card or debit card to add funds to a gift card. You can also sign up for automatic reloads. Additionally, cards can be purchased at McDonald's locations and at participating retailers, such as Safeway, Kroger and SuperValu.