How to Activate a Walmart Gift Card and Check Balance

Do you know what a gift card is? A gift card is a card in which a specific amount of money has been preloaded. Occasionally, gift cards act as debit cards and can be moved anywhere. Gift cards are provided by certain stores so they can only be used at the store or chain they were purchased from.

In this article, we are going to discuss how to activate a Walmart gift card also different areas of Walmart gift cards to help you understand and use them.

How to Activate a Walmart Gift Card?

If your gift card having a balance of less than $250 then there is no need to activate the Walmart gift card, you can immediately start to use it.

Following is the process to activate a Walmart gift card:

If your gift card having a balance of more than $250 then the buyer set an email address when the gift card was purchased. Then, the buyer will send activation instructions along with a password to activate your gift card.

For more help-

1-800-411-7942 from Monday to Friday

(7:30 am-5:00 pm – Central).

How to Check your Walmart Gift Card Balance?

While checking your Walmart gift card balance, the question arises in your mind that how many ways you can activate your gift card, and the answer is given below:

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Following are the methods in which Steps to check Walmart gift card balance:

Method 1:

         Step1: Visit the “Manage Gift Cards/Check Gift Card balance” page.

         Step2: Enter your card details. (card number and pin)

         Step3: Click on the get card balance

         Step4: Your balance will flash on the screen.


Check your Walmart Gift Card Balance

Method 2:

You can check in the nearest Walmart store. If you’re not sure whether there is a Walmart store in your area, use their store locator page here-

Method 3:

Simply call 1-888-537-5503 and follow the given instructions.

Walmart Gift Card PIN

The PIN is an important thing to use. The PIN is available at the back of the card in the bottom right corner. It will be under the silver scratch-off-area.

If you don’t get a PIN, don’t panic!! You cannot make an online purchase without a pin, and if you would like to use it online, visit any Walmart or Sam’s Club in the US and you will be able to trade in your card for another with the same balance and the addition of a PIN. You can use your card at the store without a pin.

How to Store Walmart Gift Cards in Your Account?

If you don’t want to use your gift card in a sooner time then you can store up to 5 from those in your account.

The process is given below:

         Step1: Sign in to your Walmart account here.

         Step2: Select your Account.

         Step3: Under ‘Manage Account’, click on ‘Gift Cards’.

         Step4: Click on ‘Add a New Gift Card’.

         Step5: Enter the 16-digit gift card number, your PIN, and set a nickname for the card.

         Step6: Click on save.

The gift card will now be securely kept in your account until you wish to use it.

How to Use Your Gift Card to Make Online Purchases?

Given below the process to use your gift card to make an online purchase.

         Step1: select the items you want on the Walmart website.

         Step2: continue as normal until you reach the payment screen.

         Step3: Select the ‘Gift Card’ option.

        Step4: Enter the details of your gift card or select one that has already been saved to your account.

        Step5: Check that the cards have been added, if they have been, they will appear in your purchase summary.

       Step6: Complete your purchase.

If your order comes under the balance available on the gift card then, the remaining balance on the card will stay safe for future use. If your order comes over the balance available on the gift card then, you have to pay the remaining cost by another gift card, debit card, or credit card.

Where Can I Use Walmart Gift Cards?

Walmart gift cards can be used at the following places:

  • Walmart store.
  • On
  • In any Sam’s Club store.
  • At any Walmart.
  • Sam’s Club gas stations.

It’s important to remember that if you are not a Sam’s Club member when you try to use your gift card there, a 10% surcharge will be added to any purchase.

Lost or Stolen Walmart Gift Cards

Unfortunately, neither lost nor stolen gift cards will be replaced. Once the gift card is purchased by the buyer then it’s the buyer’s responsibility to keep it safe. So, to overcome this problem it’s better to store a gift card in your Walmart account, keep it safe and use it whenever u required it.









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