Checking a gift card balance on the phone is easy with links offered by Gift Card Granny. This online service lists a host of retailer websites that include instructions for how to inquire about a card.
Many retailers and stores such as Starbucks don't actually show a phone number on their respective websites, but do list one at Gift Card Granny; the number for Starbucks is 1-800-782-7282. A similar example is JCPenney; a Google search for checking gift card balances sends a user right to the retailer's listing on Gift Card Granny, where the store's customer inquiry number is shown as 1-800-294-8804.
Gift Card Granny not only offers listings for retail stores and restaurants, but for a number of other useful places, too. Gas stations listed include Mobil and Speedway SuperAmerica; other stores include AutoZone and David's Bridal.
Not every listing on Gift Card Granny provides a phone number, but in that case, listings give users at least a starting point to make inquiries with store locator links.
Other retail businesses may provide their phone numbers directly on their own websites. Apple informs customers to make inquiries at 1-800-MY-APPLE, while Walmart's site offers a contact number at 1-888-537-5503. Dell's website offers the toll-free number 1-800-242-5353 for balance checking.