What is the process for adding a zip code to my Vanilla Gift Card?

Log in to your Vanilla gift card account and select manage card to add a zip code.

You can assign a zip code here.

When making an online purchase, an address is required.

Make sure to use the address associated with the zip code you added.

How can I find the zip code on a Visa gift card?

A zip code is necessary if you manually enter a gift card. Gift cards often must be activated with the customer's address, so you may want to ask for the zip code of the customer.

What is the best way to put money on my vanilla card?

You can bring your funds to a participating retailer.
In the reloadable prepaid card section of the display, purchase a Vanilla Reload PIN Load*.
You can load your prepaid card or online account by calling 1-877-429-8140 or visiting VanillaReload.com using the secure pin on the back of the Vanilla Reload.

What is the process for adding a vanilla gift card to my Amazon account?

Using a Visa gift card on Amazon

Click the 'Reload Your Balance' link on Amazon's website.
You need to enter the amount on your Visa gift card.
Sign in to your Amazon account; this step is required even if you are already logged in.
After clicking on 'Edit' in the payment method box, you'll be redirected to a new page where you can add a credit card.

The vanilla gift card I purchased was declined. Why?

In order to use a Visa gift card, you must set up a bank account that has been activated. When an inactive card is used to make a payment, the associated bank account cannot be used. When the gift card is loaded with value (purchased), the gift card is automatically activated.

Is it possible to use a vanilla gift card online?

The Vanilla Gift Virtual Account can be used with any United States-based online, phone, or mail-order merchant that accepts Visa debit cards. Vanilla Gift Virtual Accounts are for online, phone, and mail order transactions only.

What is the activation process for gift cards?

It's really simple, though. If you buy a gift card in the store (whether it is a retailer gift card, a restaurant gift card, or a Visa or Mastercard gift card), the cashier will load money onto the card. Cashiers load the dollar amount requested onto the card by activating the card.

What is the zip code on a Visa card?

If your ZIP code is prompted, enter the three digits of your postal code plus two zeros. Therefore, if your postal code is A2B 3C4, you would enter 23400 as your five-digit number. If you have any questions, contact your card issuer.

How does a vanilla card work?

A plain vanilla credit card is a credit card with no special features or benefits and no annual or monthly fees. Plain vanilla cards offer similar benefits from one financial institution to another, but the credit limit is determined by the cardholder's creditworthiness.

What is the cost of a vanilla card?

Vanilla Reloads are prepaid cards that you can purchase for amounts up to $500 for a fee of $3.95 each.

What is a vanilla card?

At the Register, you can load the prepaid card

Bring your Vanilla Reload prepaid card and money to a participating retailer.
*Fund your prepaid card by presenting the card to the cashier.
Your funds will be loaded directly onto your prepaid card after the cashier rings up the sale.

Is it necessary to activate a vanilla gift card?


Vanilla gift cards do not expire and are not credit cards, so no credit check is required. Once the gift cards are purchased, they do not need to be activated. Additionally, you may see signs advertising Vanilla Reload, which enables you to add funds to your MyVanilla card at various retailers.

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