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Romanaka Jun 19, 2017 @ 7:40am
How do i use a VISA gift card to make a steam purchase?
i have a Vanilla Prepaid Visa Gift Card and i want to use it to make a steam purchase.

the purchase page only allows the following options:

Visa
Mastercard
AmEx
PaySafeCard (or soemthing like that)
Bitcoin
Paypal
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wuddih Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:02am 
Visa.
Supafly Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:09am 
Really shouldn't need to ask. The answer is in the cards name...Visa
Romanaka Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:11am 
Originally posted by Supafly:
Really shouldn't need to ask. The answer is in the cards name...Visa

its a gift card. there is no address or name registered to it. its not a card that has an account or name to it... THATS why im asking...
Supafly Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:17am 
I have a Visa Debit Card and a Visa Credit Card. Both work when selecting Visa. Yes, yours is neither of those but its a Visa card so out of all of the options provided that is the only one that may work. If it doesn't then Steam doesn't accept them.
Romanaka Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:54am 
Originally posted by Supafly:
I have a Visa Debit Card and a Visa Credit Card. Both work when selecting Visa. Yes, yours is neither of those but its a Visa card so out of all of the options provided that is the only one that may work. If it doesn't then Steam doesn't accept them.

yeah so i tried visa b4 i made this post but it requires the address and names fields to be filled. i guess ill try contacting steam. coz i know theres such thing as steam cards, maybe they work the same way and theres a specific way to use them.

anyway thanks for the help guys!
Ħ Є ❤ Ʀ Ƭ Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:01am 
You can register the card on the website of the bank that issued the prepaid VISA then use that information. Look on the back of the card for their associated website.
fastboyslim Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:01am 
never used a visa gift card before!
but did you purchace the card yourself? or was it a gift? if it was a gift maybe you have to register the name and address of the person who purchaced the card! and also note from experience from the playstaion store if the card details are not entered exactly as they are registered with the bank it will refuse the card payment! i.e make sure that you use address line 1 and 2 and all spaces and capital letters are filled in correctly
Supafly Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:02am 
Originally posted by ᕏidkWa2Plehᕏ:
Originally posted by Supafly:
I have a Visa Debit Card and a Visa Credit Card. Both work when selecting Visa. Yes, yours is neither of those but its a Visa card so out of all of the options provided that is the only one that may work. If it doesn't then Steam doesn't accept them.

yeah so i tried visa b4 i made this post but it requires the address and names fields to be filled. i guess ill try contacting steam. coz i know theres such thing as steam cards, maybe they work the same way and theres a specific way to use them.

anyway thanks for the help guys!

You should be able to buy Steam Wallet Cards with it if there's a shop near you that sells them. Not sure about using it with online Stores as they may not accept it like Steam doesn't.
Romanaka Jun 19, 2017 @ 10:25am 
it was a gift. actually it was a gift from a friend from like 2 years ago, i just forgot i had it. luckily for me it expires in another few years :D

it isnt issued by a bank.

and i've tried the website already, there is no registration involved and no names or accounts associated with either the card or the login process. it just shows the balance of the card (apperantly i used up $2.70 from it 2 years ago and i just dont remember, most likely junk food :D).

ill contact steam. but im surprised im the only one who has run into this issue...
Last edited by Romanaka; Jun 19, 2017 @ 10:26am
wuddih Jun 19, 2017 @ 10:28am 
you can use the card. there is no need for a name to be associated with a card. the number is important. you enter you information for billing and legal purposes.

Originally posted by ᕏidkWa2Plehᕏ:
but im surprised im the only one who has run into this issue...
because there is none. you are just projecting stuff into a process that should be intuitive and make it overly complicated. the card account holds funds that were already paid for, that is the normal procedure how creditcard based gift cards work.
Last edited by wuddih; Jun 19, 2017 @ 10:31am
Meesht_ Aug 27, 2017 @ 9:21pm 
If you figure it out please message me I have no clue how
Romanaka Aug 28, 2017 @ 7:41am 
Originally posted by Big ChompzZ:
If you figure it out please message me I have no clue how

yes just enter the info that is required just as u would with any other card. like someone else said, the name u provide is not associated with the card, just that address is required for billing and legal purposes. in this case, since the gift card is not registed under or with a specific name and therefore can be used by anyone, the address and other such info u provide will not be used for billing, but for legal purposes only.... i suspect a little RnD is involved as well.
RandumbR0b Aug 29, 2018 @ 9:12am 
Originally posted by ~MAD~MiSOKA:
You can register the card on the website of the bank that issued the prepaid VISA then use that information. Look on the back of the card for their associated website.

Worked like a champ! Registered the Zip and all good to go! Thanks
Sena Aug 29, 2018 @ 11:00am 
A real set of personal information is not compulsory in credit card payments, especially when you use a debit/gift card, there's not much to worry about.

A VISA gift card is a VISA card, go ahead and do what you do with real credit cards.
Now you can register your home address online with a VISA gift card before you do an online purchase, so that part is taken care of.

For myself, when I tried to add $50.00 to my wallet from a $50.00 VISA gift card, I found out that Steam had subtracted $1 from the VISA gift card. Instead of trying to get $45 worth of wallet funds, I just went to BestBuy and paid the $1 difference to get a Steam card. Thank goodness there is a BB nearby. /Sarcasm_on Thank you Steam for this great experience! /Sarcasm_off

I don't care if they need to do that to protect themselves, I'm peeved that I had to go through this experience to get my wallet funds. Plus, who knows if I'll ever be able to spend the now in limbo $1. Damn first world problems...
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