eGift Cards

Can you use gift cards online?

A happy young family – mom, dad and a little girl – smile as they sit on the sofa together looking at a tablet.

Want to spend your gift card from the comfort of your couch? Most gift cards let you spend your credit online and get your stuff delivered directly to your door. Not sure how to use gift cards online? We’ve created this easy-to-follow guide to help make online shopping with a gift card super simple.

How to use a gift card online

Using gift cards online is so easy – just like using your regular payment card. Whether someone’s sent you a plastic gift card in the mail or a digital gift card to your email, it’s really simple to use it to buy online.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. First, decide what you want to buy and click ‘add to cart’ or ‘buy now’. Here’s when online shopping is great as you can clearly see your total while you shop
  2. When you’re ready to pay, click ‘checkout’ and go through to the payment screen
  3. Choose your payment option. If you’re using a Visa or Mastercard gift card, just enter the card number like you would for a regular payment card. If you’re using a brand-specific card, enter the details from your card or egift card email in the gift card box
  4. Then just checkout and wait for your purchase to arrive!

Some retailers will let you use a gift card for part of the purchase, while others will only let you complete the transaction if you can cover the full cost (including postage) with your gift card, so it’s worth checking out their terms and conditions before you fill your shopping cart!

How to use a Visa or Mastercard gift card online

If you have a Mastercard or Visa gift card, you can use it just like you would a regular payment card. When you get to the checkout, just type the gift card number, expiration date and Card Verification Number (CVN) into the debit and credit card section of the payment screen.

Remember, even though it’s technically a gift card, you can’t enter the details in the gift card field – that’s where you’d add details from a specific branded gift card. Just treat it like a credit or debit card and it should go through no problem. Take a look at the Visa gift cards and Mastercard gift cards available through the Kroger Family of Stores.

Where to buy online gift cards

Plenty of stores sell online gift cards, and if you know that special someone’s favorite store, you can probably get them some credit to spend online. If you want a range of digital cards, available to buy in minutes, try a big-name retailer like the Kroger Family of Stores.

With more than 200 gift cards available to buy online, from clothing stores to restaurant chains, you can buy one specific card or cards for multiple brands in just a few clicks of a button. You can also buy gift cards in store while you’re picking up groceries, which can be used both in person or online.

Online shopping is so easy, and so is spending your gift cards online. Now all you need to do is fill up your cart and click ‘buy’!

The Kroger Family of Stores has a huge range of online gift cards. Browse our full gift card range online and treat someone special today.