How to Check a Balance on a MasterCard Gift Card

Checking the balance on your MasterCard gift card is simple and takes only about a minute to complete.

Checking the balance on your MasterCard gift card before making a purchase can prevent delay and embarrassment when you are ready to complete a payment transaction. Checking the balance is simple and takes only about a minute to complete. It can be done from anywhere you have access to a cell phone, land line or a computer with Internet access.

Step 1

Turn your MasterCard gift card over and locate the toll-free customer service number. It is usually under the signature space or at the very top of the card.

Step 2

Dial the number listed and follow the automated prompts.

Step 3

Write down or memorize your balance.

Step 4

Use the website address on the back of the card, usually listed just after the toll-free number.

Step 5

Click on the Gift Card tab and enter your card number as well as the three-digit security number on the back of the card.

Step 6

Write down or memorize your balance.

Tip

You can keep track of your balance by saving your purchase receipts.

Warning

Know the expiration date of your card.

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