This Is How to Quickly Check the Balance on Your Visa Gift Card

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Once you've activated a Visa gift card, it's yours to spend however you choose — whether it's on practicalities like groceries or a splurgy gift for yourself. However, if the card has been lingering in your wallet for a few weeks or months, you might have forgotten how much is on it, or if there's any amount left on it at all!

Luckily, checking your Visa gift card balance is easy to do, and there are a few different ways you can go about it.

How to check the balance online

You can check your Visa gift card balance online by looking at the back of the card and visiting the card issuer's website that's listed there. You'll need the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and CVV to look up the balance.

If you know the issuing brand of your Visa gift card, you can also visit their site directly below:

How to check the balance over the phone

Another way to check the balance of your Visa gift card is to call the toll-free number that's on the card. You'll be prompted over the phone by an automated voice messaging system to enter the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and CVV, and the automated system will tell you the remaining balance.

What if the card was added to your smartphone's Wallet app?

When you add your Visa gift card to your smartphone's Wallet app, keep in mind that, for security purposes, you won't be able to view or edit the card's information after it's added.

If the Visa gift card was a physical card, you will need that card's number, expiration date, and CVV to check the balance online or over the phone because you cannot access this information through the Wallet app. It's a good idea to copy and store this information in a secure place if you want to get rid of the physical card.

If the Visa gift card was sent to you digitally, check your email for the original link to activate the gift card. You should be able to access the balance from this link as well.

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