Gift cards have taken the world by storm and are now one of the most popular gift items in the country. The combination of the flexibility in what receiver experiences in their gift and the personalization by picking a general subject that you know the receiver would appreciate, is what makes this idea so popular. As with many commodities, there are many brands of gift cards and most major retailers and credit card companies now carry their own line of them. One of the more popular and flexible providers is Visa. So where can one buy a Visa gift card?
There are many places where one can purchase a Visa gift card online. Locations such as AccountNow, Ace Cash Express, BabyPhat RushCard, Excella, TransCash and UPsideCard sell them at their web sites. If you perform a search for any of these names in the search engines, you will bring up the websites of these providers where you will be able to purchase the card. You must sign up at the provider's website enter some basic information and then they will send you the card in the postal mail. Once you receive the card, you will need to activate it and fund it (add the dollar amount you want to put on the card). Your chosen service provider will tell you the specific directions when you receive it in the mail.
For example, the BabyPhat service provider allows you to add money to the card in a number of different ways from tax refund to bank transfer. This provider will charge a one-time fee when the card is initially activated and money is added to the account, however you can continue to add money to the account and any future deposits will not include a service fee. This is a common practice for most service providers, which has why there is such an interest in free visa gift cards. What is meant by 'free' is that there are no charges that have to be paid by the one opening the account.
If you prefer, you can purchase your Visa gift card at a local retail outlet. Places such as OfficeMax, Walgreens, Safeway, Valero, Kmart and Ace Cash Express are outlets that sell them. You can also go to usa.visa.com to look for a location near to you, for local, regional, and nationwide based providers.
Once you are at the location, all you need is to have your cash ready to put on the card and the local service provider will take care of charging and activating the card. It will either be ready for you there or it will be delivered to you within a few days. There may also be an activation fee for the local outlets as well. Call first if you are looking to buy a Visa gift card without an activation fee. If you need it immediately, call before you go to the location to see if you can get the gift card immediately so you do not waste your time by going to the wrong outlet.
Buying one is very easy and accessible. You can either purchase one online through a number of different websites, or you can buy one in person at several popular retail locations. Whether or not you buy one online or in person, the basic procedure is the same. If you want to do some additional research on other available gift cards, look online to see what other brands are available.