How to Activate Your Walmart Gift Card?

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How to Turn On Gift Cards from Walmart in Canada?

You can purchase Walmart gift cards, Visa cards, or Vanilla prepaid Mastercard at Walmart locations, ranging from $5 to $250. 

However, while you can purchase Walmart gift cards only for $250 or less, you don’t need activation or PIN. But keep note that you can use this gift card only on the Canadian Walmart website and at Walmart locations in Canada. 


If you are planning to activate Walmart gift cards for the first time, you may wonder where gift cards from Walmart can be used. Well, continue reading as we have also tried to answer what you cannot and can do with Walmart gift cards.

Where can You Use Walmart Gift Cards?

Where can You Use Walmart Gift Cards

You can use Walmart gift cards at Walmart stores, Walmart-owned retailers like Sam’s Club stores, and However, no retail stores in America accept these gift cards.

With regular gift cards from Walmart, you can shop for alcohol, firearms, and tobacco. On the contrary, selected gift cards do not allow the purchase of these products.


Some of you may question, “Can I use a gift card from Walmart to get cash?”

The answer would be NO. The Walmart policy clearly states that you cannot use their gift cards to get a cashback amount. Furthermore, you cannot even use a Walmart gift card to purchase another gift card (applicable to the Visa ones).

Keep on reading!

Can I use Walmart Gift Cards to Purchase Items on Amazon?

Of course not. Walmart doesn’t permit to use of its gift cards on Amazon and, more so, discourages users from buying from it. After all, Amazon is its direct competitor. 

However, you can’t also use gift cards from Walmart on any other retailer sites. 

Does Walmart Allow its Gift Cards to be Used at Associate Companies?

Yes. You can use its gift cards at Walmart-owned enterprises like Walmart Neighborhood Market, Walmart Marketplace, some select Murphy USA Fuel Stations, and Sam’s Club. 

However, those who bought gift cards from a Walmart store based in America can use them only there. In addition, these gift cards will be invalid in affiliate companies overseas.

When shopping for products online or in Walmart stores, you have to enter your 16-digit code and the PIN during the payment. 

Where to Find Walmart Gift Cards?

Walmart has more than 4,700 stores across America, and you will get a lot of gift cards in there available.

Nevertheless, the simplest way is to visit, and you will see a complete catalog of digital and plastic gift cards. 

Why Your Walmart Visa Gift Card Stopped Working?

Why Your Walmart Visa Gift Card Stopped Working

Call Walmart at 1-866-633-9096 and check your balance. Otherwise, check online at

You may have insufficient balance for completing your transaction. In that case, you ask to request Walmart to offer you a second payment option to cover the difference. 

However, remember that you cannot use Walmart Gift Card to withdraw cash, gamble, make recurring payments, or pay at the gas pump. 

When can a Walmart Visa Gift Card Read as Invalid?

There can be several instances –

Your card is yet not activated, or the card balance is lesser than the dollar amount charged.

On the other hand, the charged amount that the credit card processing machine might bump up may be held on the card.


Walmart Visa Gift Cards are excellent presents for virtually anyone. You or your gift card recipient can use the card online or in stores that accept Visa debit cards. 

The only fact is that you have to put in a little effort to get your card ready if it is valued at over $250 or it’s a specialty card. However, no need to worry!

Walmart is dedicated to making the activation process of Visa gift cards straightforward, convenient, and hassle-free. You can find the registration options online, in-store, and through the Walmart app. 

Moreover, the best thing is that users can save their unique gift card numbers and the 4-digit PINs in the app for future purchases. Plus, recovering lost or missing eGift cards is also hassle-free. 

We hope that this article can answer nearly all your questions or clear any doubt regarding the activation process of Walmart Gift Card. It’s a piece of cake now! So sit down to refresh your giver’s list if needed and delight them with a surprise on any special event.