Consumers can usually check the balance on their gift cards on the website of the retailer that issued the card, or in store. Alternatively, they can use a website such as giftcards.com to find the balance of almost any major retail gift card.
Giftcards.com offers consumers a large number of merchants for which they can check gift card balances, all in one place. Some of the popular brands covered by the website include Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Subway, Target, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, Sears, Lowes, Toys R Us and more. To see the gift balance, visitors have to select the merchant of their choice and then follow the instructions to check the balance.