Wondering if you can combine and add your Gift Card to Cash App. Basically to combine the balances on your various Visa gift cards onto one and pay with one funding source as Cash App.
No, you cannot add a Gift Card to Cash App as it doesn’t support Gift based cards. It only supports cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. Gift Cards are currently not available as payment options for your Cash App account.
For instance, if you know your Visa gift card balance of $9, it may be hard to use that balance to complete a purchase entirely on that card balance alone.
Alternatively and even worse, you may be left with a dollar or a few cents left on the card, and tempted to just throw it away.
Before going that route, we will also show you an alternative option to solve the issue as Cash App is not gonna do that for you (at least for now).
Currently, Cash App doesn’t support Gift Card. However, if it is available in the future,
Here’s how to add a Gift Card to Cash App:
- Open your Cash App.
- Go to the “My Cash” tab by tapping the icon of a building in the lower-left corner.
- Click on “+ Add Credit Card” under the name of your bank.
- Enter your Gift card information
- Tap “Add Card” to add the Gift card to your Cash App account.
Read: Can You Use Vanilla Gift Cards on Cash App?
Can you add a Gift Card to Cash App?
Currently, you cannot add any types of Gift Cards to Cash App apart from a few Government-Enabled Prepaid Cards. Basically, a prepaid card that you just bought in-store or online will not be allowed and work on Cash App.
However, the Prepaid or so Gift Cards that are mailed to you from the government are compatible with Cash App.
Can you Link a Gift Card to Cash App?
You currently cannot link a Gift Card to Cash App and use a prepaid card on Cash App to add a balance to your account. Cash App currently only accepts linked bank accounts and credit or debit cards that are backed by the following brands – Visa, American Express, Discover, or MasterCard.
Although there is no direct option to link a Gift Card to your Cash App account, you can do so indirectly using the methods below.
READ: How to Transfer Walmart Gift Card to Cash App?
How to Transfer Money from Gift Card to Cash App?
How to transfer money from Gift Card to Cash App:
- Visit the CardCash website.
- Fill in the merchant’s name and the balance amount on your gift card, Click on GET OFFER. If an offer is available for your card, you’ll see the amount of PayPal balance that you will get after exchanging with this gift card. Ex: $60.00
- If you accept the amount, click on “Get $60.00 Cash”
- From the pop-up window select PayPal Express as the payment method.
- Enter your gift card number and the PIN and connect with your PayPal account
- Click “Get my PayPal Balance”
- Once the balance reaches your PayPal Wallet, you can transfer the money to your bank account.
- After reaching your Bank account, you can add it to your Cash App wallet.
It’s a multi-step process, but when there’s no better alternative, it’s the only method we got for now.
Summary: You can indirectly add a Gift Card to Cash App by adding your gift card to your PayPal wallet and then transfer that money to your bank account which you will have access to that cash via your debit card.
Once credited, you can add cash to your Cash App and transfer the funds from your Bank account to your Cash App wallet.
Alternative Ways to Add a Gift Card to Cash App:
Here are a few alternative options:
Spend it on Amazon
Another option is to spend your Visa gift card balance to purchase an Amazon e-gift card, which can be redeemed on Amazon.com.
You will be able to use your prepaid Visa gift card to make purchases on Amazon, but Amazon doesn’t allow split payments. So, you will need to line up the price of your purchases along with your gift card balance.
Opportunities With Merchants
When shopping in stores, many merchants will allow you to split your payment between two sources in case if one of them needs reimbursement.
If you have an available balance of $4.00 on your card, and your total purchase amount is $5.00, you can ask the cashier if they allow split payments. In most cases, there are no problems, and pay the remainder of the bill with cash or another method of payment.
I know that most of these methods are not exactly smooth as typing in the Card number to redeem, however, it might be one of your only options to get the last bit of money off your gift card.
Can you add a Visa Gift card to Cash App?
No, You cannot add and deposit a Visa gift card to your Cash App account, although not directly. Gift cards are treated like Credit cards, which means the balance isn’t transferable to an account,
So, I would suggest it be used directly to pay for bills or purchase items online and in-store.
Can You Send Money from a Gift card to Cash App?
You cannot send or transfer money from most prepaid gift cards to your Cash App account, However, if you are to send money to a bank, you can do so by using a service called CardCash.
You can use mobile payment services such as CardCash (by PayPal) to transfer your balances from your card or prepaid to your bank account and then from your bank to your Cash account.
What gift cards does the cash App accept?
No Gift Cards and Prepaid cards are supported on Cash App at the moment. The only Supported Cards with Cash App are the debit and credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
ATM cards, Paypal, and business debit cards are also currently not supported with Cash App.
Cash App currently straight out has no option to add or link Gift and prepaid card to your Cash App. It will also depend on the type of cards to send funds to your bank account.
Usually, a Visa gift card is a “non-reloadable prepaid” card and can be used like any regular debit card. Every time you make a purchase with the Card, that amount is automatically deducted from the Gift card balance.
When you use them to pay for your purchase, you’re spending your own money and not the banks.
Since there is no direct option to add your Gift Card to Cash App, you can try the alternative methods listed above such as using a money transfer service from PayPal to move your money.
Did any of these options work for you? Let us know in the comments below!