Steam gift cards are most definitely one of the top gift cards to own currently. These are credits used to purchase games, videos, and other downloadable content on the Steam platform.
Asides from their various functions, these cards have proven to be part of the top choices when considering resale in 2021.
Just like every other classic story, there is also kryptonite to this Super gift card. With this article, I would be showing you how you can jump this hurdle.
What Causes the Steam Card “Invalid” Error, And How Can I Fix It?
This message is kind of disappointing to see. It occurs very rarely when you are trying to redeem your gift card. If you want to convert your Steam gift card to cash, by the time you submit your trade, you are most likely thinking about your money if you are like me. I probably spend half in my head even before the money enters my wallet. Or when you are already playing that new game in your mind but this comes up instead.
They are a list of possible things that trigger this, which are:
- You mistyped an Alphabet: This usually occurs when you have to type the numbers and alphabets of your cards out on the platform, either because it is an E gift card or the Images of the card are not clear. A mistyped alphabet i.e. “I” for “1” or V instead of “Y” would result in this message.
- If the currency of the code you are trying to redeem is different from the region you are currently located in. For example, you would not be able to redeem a UK steam gift card on the Steam platform in the United States.
- The Card is yet to be activated: Probably the biggest cause of this error, after purchasing this card, all Steam gift cards need to be scanned and activated before they can be redeemed. You would need to take the card back to the store of purchase for proper activation, so you can redeem it.
It is important to note that this error is very different from “Your Card has already been redeemed” meaning there is still a chance to enjoy your steam gift card. It was probably an honest omission from the cashier on duty that day.
Nevertheless, this should not stop you from purchasing these cards. There are definitely more Pros than Cons with this gift card.