As of 2015, to determine the balance of a Wal-Mart gift card, access the check card balance page on Walmart.com and fill out the form with all of the required information. Card balances are also available by phone and at any Wal-Mart retail store.
New Wal-Mart gift cards may feature a silver scratch-off surface that the cardholder must remove with a coin to reveal the card number. Additionally, Wal-Mart gift cards generally include a personal identification number. These security measures make Wal-Mart gift cards difficult to copy or steal and ensure that the correct value remains on the card for use by the legitimate owner.