Visa gift cards can be purchased online from a number of different outlets. Gift Cards.com, GiftCardLab.com, and GiftCardMall.com are three websites where customers can purchase a Visa Gift Card and have it shipped to them.
Walmart, Target and Staples all provide Visa gift cards for sale in their online websites. These locations also offer Visa gift cards for sale at their local stores throughout the United States.
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 is exhausted, according to Golden 1 Credit Union in California.
A prepaid Visa Gift card can be used at the millions of places where Visa Debit cards are accepted, according to Visa's website. If the gift card states "Valid only in the United States" on the front, the card is not accepted at locations outside of the United States.
Many Visa gift cards, such as the Wal-Mart Visa gift card and Wells Fargo Visa gift card, enable cardholders to manage their card accounts online. Cardholders can go to the card's website, such as WellsFargo.com/Gift-Card for the Wells Fargo Visa Gift Card, and log in with their card information.
Visa gift cards are available for purchase online from trusted vendors through Visa's official website. When purchasing a Visa gift card from a vendor, put the recipient's address as the shipping address.
The security of an online Visa e-gift card is dependent upon the level of security provided by the recipient's email service. E-gift cards are sent via email, and the sender receives an email verification upon delivery from the gift card company.
The method of activation for Visa gift cards differs depending on the supplier, according to Visa. Usually a Visa gift card is automatically activated after purchase.
Cardholders of Visa gift cards can check their balances at GiftCards.com and GiftCardMall.com. Gift Cards asks for the card's 16-digit number plus the security code. The site also allows users to check balances for gift cards from Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and other retailers, ac
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, according to Visa. All credit cards, however, have a preset spending limit that c