Thursday, December 26, 2013

Shopping Tip: How To Use A Bank Issued Gift Card Online

First Things First ... Register It!

One of the most asked gift card questions after the holidays is whether you can use a Visa or any other bank issued gift card (American Express, Discover, or MasterCard) to shop at or any other online retailer. The answer is yes!

However, there are additional steps you have to take to prevent your card from being rejected by the online retailer. The problem with using Visa (or any other bank issued) gift card online is that there is no verifiable name and address associated with the card. When buying things online, most merchants like require that your name and billing address to match the name and address you have on file with your card (credit, debit, or bank gift card) issuer.

Therefore, before you use your bank issued gift card, call the financial institution that issued the card or go to their website and register your name and address to the card. This will ensure that when you use the card online, the name and address you provide to the merchant for billing will match the name and address on file for the card. Once you have registered your card, you can use it online just like you would use a regular credit card. Plus, if you loose the card you're covered because once it's registered to you, nobody else can use it. This is a good rule of thumb anytime you receive a gift card.

If your information (name and address) has changed since you registered your Visa gift card, call the card issuer or go online and update your information before you use the card online. 

Using your bank issued gift card is similar to using a credit card. When you are ready to pay, enter the credit card number, expiration and CVV2 code as you would a regular bank issued credit card.

If you are using your Golf4Her gift card:
1. Log into your account (or create one if this is your first time shopping at
2. Click MyAccount
3. Click 'Apply Gift Card' to your account
4. Enter 13-digit code
5. The balance will be added to your account and be deducted from your order the next time you shop.

If you have any questions about how to use a bank issued or Golf4Her gift card, email us at info@golf4her and our team will be happy to assist you.

Happy Shopping!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, had no idea. Thought you couldn't use them to make online purchases. Every time I tried in the past, it would decline. Now I know why.

    This is GREAT info!!