A gift code or a gift card code is the main number on a gift card, and the style is dependent on the type of gift card. Visa card code, for example, has a 16-digit number on the front of the card, similar to the style of debit or credit card. Also note that you do not need a physical plastic card to redeem a gift code.
For store gift cards such as Starbucks, the gift codes are slightly modified in length (likely 16 to 25 alphanumeric characters) and they are mostly printed on the back of the cards.
Even though it’s quite straightforward to use gift codes online, as all that is required of you is to enter the number into a website’s shopping cart or without showing a physical plastic gift card to anyone, majority do not know gift card codes can be used in stores too.
How Do I Locate My Gift Code?
Just as it is on a credit card, the gift codes on Visa and MasterCard gift cards are on the front. Store gift cards are usually found on the back of the card. For digital gift cards, the gift code is mostly beneath the barcode. Bear in mind that the PINC, CVV and CSC are not part of the gift code.
How Can I Use A Gift Code?
To use a plastic gift card online, enter the gift card number into a website shopping cart to make a purchase. However, if you receive a gift code through email, text message, mobile app or through e-delivery, the cashier may have to type in your card number at the register just like you would enter it on a website. You may also:
Print Code: You may print the gift code information. At the store, present the printout to the cashier, and you can use it to purchase anything at the store.
Have A Picture of the Gift Code:
If you don’t want to print the gift code, you may save it as an image on your phone. At the store, the cashier will type out the numbers and use it for your purchase.
Save code on Mobile Wallet:
Download a mobile wallet and save the gift code into your account. Some wallets convert the gift code to a digital version of a plastic gift card and some show a barcode that scanners can read.