Quick Answer: Do I Need A Pin For My Vanilla Visa Gift Card?

The Vanilla Visa Gift Card is a prepaid gift card that can be used anywhere Visa cards are accepted, including retail stores, online, by phone and mail order.

Making a purchase is easy: Know your Card balance before you shop.

No PIN is required to use the Card.

How do I find my vanilla visa gift card PIN?

Follow these steps to add a PIN to your gift card:

  • Call 1-866-952-5653.
  • Press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.
  • Press 2 for all other inquires.
  • Enter the 16 digit card number followed by the # sign.
  • Enter the last 3 digits printed on the signature panel followed by the # sign.
  • Press 3 to change (or create) your PIN.

Do you need a pin for a visa gift card?

Your Visa® Gift Card is a prepaid Visa card that can be used for purchases at merchants worldwide that accept Visa Debit Cards. The debit option requires a PIN to work. The card does not come with a preset PIN, so you will need to set one prior to making the purchase for the debit option to work.

How can I use a Visa gift card without a PIN?

To use a Visa gift card as a “debit” transaction, you’ll need to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at the Point of Sale (POS) terminal. Without a PIN, the gift card should be run as a “credit” transaction.

Do you need to activate a vanilla visa gift card?

Vanilla also offers prepaid gift cards, which you or people you buy them for can use anywhere that Visa cards are accepted. Vanilla gift cards don’t expire and aren’t credit cards, so no credit check is required. The gift cards don’t need to be activated once they’re purchased. The funds will be loaded onto your card.

How do I activate my vanilla visa gift card?

You can also activate your Gift Card and check the balance at VanillaGift.com/balance/ or by calling the toll-free number listed on the back of your Card. You will need to provide your Card number, valid thru date, and security code located on the back of your Card.

How do I activate my Vanilla Visa card?

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Why do gift cards have PIN numbers?

Although the PIN can’t be used to retrieve money from a gift card at an ATM like a debit card, cardholders must present the PIN to check the card balance or get a replacement card.

What is the PIN number on a gift card?

You can find the gift card number on the back of your gift card underneath the barcode. The PIN is also on the back of your card, but it is hidden under a scratch-off panel. Just scratch off the protective covering with a coin and you can read the four-digit PIN.

How do you use a card without PIN?

Debit cards can be used without entering a personal identification number or PIN, in what is known as an “off-line” transaction. Unlike a credit card, however, if you lose your debit card, a thief can drain your entire bank account (and even your line of credit) — without knowing your PIN.