How to transfer Visa gift card balance to PayPal?

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Gift Cards or Prepaid Cards are issued by various merchants as all-purpose gift cards. Users can avail of the balance from these cards to pay bills, withdraw cash or make money transactions. Moreover, Users can also add this balance to their PayPal account.

Adding prepaid gift cards on PayPal is one of the most preferred payment setups. Users can transfer visa gift card balance to PayPal only If they have one issued by the merchants mentioned below:

a) Visa

b) Mastercard

c) American Express (AMEX)

d) Discover

If a User has an eligible gift card issued by Visa, they can transfer visa gift card to PayPal using the following steps: 

  • Login to the PayPal account

  • Open your PayPal wallet

  • Choose the option “Link a Debit or Credit Card” 

  • Type in your gift card details

  • Select “Link Card

While Linking your gift card to PayPal, you must ensure that the card is issued in your name so that PayPal doesn't fail to verify its ownership. In case, it doesn't have your name, you can simply reach out to the merchant and provide them with your details so that they can activate the card for you. Once it's activated, you can link it to the PayPal account and access the balance. 

Users can spend the balance on any service that accepts PayPal. By conserving its network only with big merchants, it ensures the security and privacy of users. Hence, transferring a Visa gift balance to PayPal isn't just easy but safe as well.

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