Activating a Visa gift card requires following the directions on the back of the card. Each card is issued by a different bank and their instructions vary, depending on the issuer, according to Visa. More »

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You can register a Visa gift card by calling the gift card issuer, visiting the issuer's website or following the directions provided with the gift card itself, explains Visa. You should register a gift card if you plan ... More »

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Recipients are able to register their Vanilla Visa gift card by going to the Vanilla Visa Web page and inputting the required information. Registering the card allows individuals to assign a ZIP code for gas station usag... More »

You can register a Visa gift card by calling the gift card issuer, visiting the issuer's website or following the directions provided with the gift card itself, explains Visa. You should register a gift card if you plan ... More »

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A Visa gift card holds a pre-set amount of money that cardholders spend down to buy products and services. The gift card is a debit card, not a credit card. Purchased amounts are subtracted until the balance on the card ... More »

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To check the balance on a Visa gift card, visit the card issuer's website or call its customer service number, Visa explains. Some merchants, including Barnes & Noble, Kmart, Nordstrom and Target, have the ability to che... More »

The main difference between a Visa gift card and a Visa credit card is that the gift card is preloaded with a specific amount of money, and the card cannot have more money added to it once the initial balance is spent, a... More »