How to Transfer and Use a Visa Gift Card on Cash App 2023 Tutorials ✅

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Did you get a Visa Gift Card for your birthday as a present? Whatever the case may be, If you have a Visa gift card and looking to cash out via Cash App, you may struggle to figure out what to do with it.

Cash App has no straightforward method to cash out and add to your account balance.

To transfer Visa gift card to cash app: Open Cash App on your phone and Click on the profile icon. Click on Add Debit Card and Enter the required information including the 16-digit card number, expiration date, security code, and billing zip code. Register a Zip Code and Click Submit.

Continue reading as we will show you a way to transfer your Gift Card funds over to your Cash account and alternative ways to convert your VISA gift Card to Cash.

How to Add/ Link a Visa Gift Card on Cash App: Step-By-Step

How to Add/ Link a Visa Gift Card on Cash App

In this step-by-step guide, we will guide you use of a Visa gift card on Cash App and walk you through the process:

Total Time: 4 minutes

Step 1: Open Cash App

open cash app

Open the Cash App on your device.

Step 2: Go to Profile

Go to Profile

Click on the profile icon at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Click on Add Debit Card

Click on Add Debit Card

Select the option to add a debit card to Cash App.

Step 4: Enter Visa Gift Card Details

Enter Visa Gift Card Details

Enter the required information from the Vanilla Visa gift card. This includes the full 16-digit card number, expiration date, security code, and billing zip code.

Step 5: Register a Zip Code (If Applicable)

If your Visa gift card does not have a registered zip code, contact customer service to associate a zip code with the card.

Step 6: Click Submit

Click Submit

Visa gift cards are not accepted as mentioned above. But in some cases, users claim to successfully add it as a payment method. In most cases, you will get an error message.

Note: Currently, Cash App doesn’t allow you to add a prepaid card on Cash App to add funds to your account. But you can still try with government Prepaid Gift Cards.

However, most government-enabled prepaid cards are accepted and can only be used to send money to someone using a government-enabled prepaid card — and cannot deposit money from Cash App to your card.

The government-enabled prepaid cards are to be used for unemployment, economic, and other government-issued benefits payments. So, any of the prepaid cards that you buy online or in the mall are not supported and will not work with Cash App.

Read: Can You Use Vanilla Gift Cards on Cash App?

Can You Link All Visa Gift Cards on Cash App?

No, You cannot directly add and use all Visa Gift Card on Cash App to transfer money from Gift Card to Cash App. You can try if you have government-enabled prepaid cards.

Alternatively, add the VISA Gift card to your PayPal and transfer the balance to your Cash App indirectly.

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Can you Add a Prepaid Card to Cash App?

No, Prepaid cards can be added and can’t be used to make Cash App payments. With Cash App, you’re limited to a bank account and a standard debit/ credit card. Currently, only Venmo and PayPal are accepting prepaid cards.

If you are looking to transfer your Cash App funds to your bank, you can do so by free ACH transfers of your balance to a bank account using a routing and account number.

In this case, a prepaid card should work if it is entered as a bank account.

NOTE: Government Enabled Cards are Supported by Cash App.

What Prepaid Cards work with Cash App?

Cash App works with most of government-enabled prepaid cards along with the debit and credit cards as long as they’re from Visa, American Express, Mastercard, or Discover — and registered in your name.

However, it is best suited to use a traditional bank-issued debit or credit card.

Do Visa Gift Cards Work on Cash App?

Cash App does not allow VISA gift cards as a payment option since Cash App does not accept Prepaid and Gift cards. Gift Card Credit can only be used to purchase items online – it can’t be used in the Cash App directly but can be transferred indirectly.

When you try to add your gift card to your account, a message will pop up displaying that prepaid cards are not supported by Cash App and cannot be added as a payment method on Cash App.

>> Read: How do I Add Money to My Cash App Card?

So, if you have a $x visa gift card, you can still load the funds from the gift card to your Cash App but in an indirect and multi-step process kinda way.

How to convert Visa gift cards to cash?

There are different methods to convert your Visa gift card into your Cash App balance. The best option here is to add your Visa Gift Card to your PayPal wallet and move the funds to your Cash App from Paypal.

PayPal allows users to add prepaid cards, including the Via gift cards, to your PayPal wallet. So, basically, once you add the card to your Wallet, you can use the available balance from the gift card like cash and purchase things from any merchant accepting PayPal or even send it to other PayPal users.

>> Read: Can You Borrow Money From Cash App?

In this case, we are trying to add the gift card balance to your Cash App. So, Transfer the money to your linked Cash App account.

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How to get money off of a Visa gift card through PayPal?

Here are the steps to get the money off from a Visa gift card to your PayPal wallet.

  • Log in to your PayPal account.
  • Choose the “Wallet” option from the top of the page
  • Select “Link a card or bank”.
  • Add your Visa gift card details. Then click on the “Link Card” tab.

If it shows an error when you add the Gift card, maybe you should have to first register the card with the issuer so an address is linked to the Visa gift card. After that, there should be no problem for PayPal to accept it.

How to Move Money from PayPal Wallet to Cash App?

Every cash app user has their own unique cash app Visa card number and routing number if they already have a Cash Card associated with their Cash App account.

Add your Visa card number to your PayPal account and instantly transfer the balance to it for a small fee and the funds will be immediately credited to your cash app account.

  • Login to the PayPal app
  • Click “Transfer money” and then “Transfer to your bank”.
  • Link your Cash App debit card if you haven’t already, and then press next.
  • Enter the amount to transfer, review the details, and tap the “Transfer” option.

How to Convert Visa Gift Cards to Cash?

If you fail to load your Gift card to your Cash App wallet, there are still tons of other options to cash out.

  • Visit a Gift Card Exchange Kiosk and trade it in – They’re usually yellow and can find them in supermarkets and shopping malls.
  • Sell your Visa gift card – Resell your Gift card and convert your Visa gift card to cash. Note that there might be some fees or commissions for doing this.
  • Use a Visa gift card to buy other merchants’ gift cards – Use your Visa gift card to buy a gift card from other merchants and stores.
  • Add it to your Venmo account – Just like PayPal, add your Visa gift card balance to your Venmo account and transfer the money to your own account.
Can You Use a Visa Gift Card on Cash App

Can you put a Visa gift card on the Cash app Bank Account?

Yes, you can deposit a gift card to your bank account, but indirectly.

Visa gift cards or gift cards, in general, are treated as credit cards, which means that the balance cannot be transferred to an account. However, from the above, you can still go roundabout ways to cash out.

Final Thoughts:

Visa Gift Cards are popular gift cards on the market. You can get them at pretty much most big retailers such as Walmart, Target, or CVS to name a few stores.

The Card can be used to purchase items anywhere a Visa card is accepted. While Cash App provides many bank-like services, it is not a full-fledged bank.

Did you find this article helpful to cash out your Visa Gift Card? Let us know below in the comments!

Laurens Yarpei

Hi! I'm Laurens Yarpei, your go-to fintech expert with a passion for Cash App. Laurens graduated from the Adelphi University and the website has been Featured in Tribune, Republic World, Guardian NG, Zee News, Outlook, reaching financial independence at the age of 20s. He writes about personal finance, P2P Apps, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube , Pinterest. Linkedin

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