Where can I use my Vanilla gift card?: If you have been gifted with a vanilla card, you purchased one, or by some other means, you have yourself in possession of a vanilla gift card, there could be possibilities that you may be stuck on how or where you may use it. Gift cards are becoming more acceptable and people tend to find themselves more comfortable giving a gift card instead of stressing about the best gift to give. They avail the gifted the opportunity to get whatever he wants so long as it stays within the amount of the gift card. 


Vanilla prepaid cards can be physical cards or virtual in the form of e-gift cards. At Cardvest, we make it possible for you to make transactions with your vanilla e-gift card through our website at cardvest.ng. Your vanilla gift card is the ideal prepaid card you can use for your spending. Pre-approvals or checks of any kind are not needed before you can use them. They are not credit cards and do not require activation after purchase. 

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Asides from that, your vanilla gift card is a perfect gift for any occasion. What you are simply doing is giving your benefactor a gift that allows them to exercise their power of choice. They get a gift from you and the same time, have a chance at getting the very item at the top of their secret wish list. How awesome could that be?!

Vanilla physical prepaid cards are available at convenient retail locations nationwide of over 3,000+. You do not have to get yourself worked up over where you can use these gift cards. They can be used anywhere Mastercard or Visa debit cards are accepted including online and in-store. Although they must be within the United States and the District of Columbia. 

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For the use of your vanilla gift cards online, any United States-based online, phone, or mail-order merchants wherever Vanilla gift cards are accepted is a good option. Cardvest is an example of an online merchant that accepts Vanilla gift cards. If you want to use your vanilla gift card, what you will need to do is log on to their website @cardvest.ng and follow the simple step-by-step procedures laid out. However, your virtual account cannot be used for any transaction that requires a physical card.

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You can also use your vanilla gift cards at some gas stations when paying at the pump. To do so, you must ensure you know your balance because some merchants may authorize and hold up to $100 or the full value of your card, whichever amount is smaller to ensure you have sufficient funds. Although, you can avoid this by simply giving your card to the attendant at the pump, to repay for the gas.

If you want to use your Vanilla gift card to shop online through Cardvest @ cardvest.ng, there are simple steps to follow:

  1. Ensure you know the balance on your gift card. It should be more than the entire cost of the purchase, including taxes. 
  2. Present your card at the time of payment
  3. Press “credit” or ‘debit’ on the keypad as the payment method. Please do not select ‘Gift Card’
  4. Enter the card information in the payment method section the way you would enter it if it were a credit or debit card
  5. Fill in your name and address in the Billing Address section.

On the other hand, if you want to use your vanilla gift card to shop in-store, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Ensure you know your balance before you shop. You can check your balance at balance.VanillaGift.com where you will be required to enter your Gift Card’s security code, expiration date, and Card number.
  2. If you are using your Gift Card along with some other form of payment, inform the cashier of the amount of money you’ll be applying for each payment type
  3. Swipe your card
  4. Select ‘Credit’ on the keypad or enter a 4-digit number as your PIN.

What follows these simple steps is that your balance on the card will be reduced by the full amount of each purchase including taxes, charges, and other fees, if any. Your payment should always exceed the purchase price before you can use your gift card. Know that some transaction types require a hold of up to 20% above the purchase amount.

You can use your Vanilla Gift Card to pay with digital wallets: Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Play. Vanilla Gift Cards can be used for phone, online, mail order, and in-store transactions but not at ATMs nor can they be used to get some cashback from any purchases made.

Vanilla Gift Cards can also be used to buy Bitcoins (BTC) conveniently through online stores that trade in Bitcoins and accept Vanilla Gift Cards as a mode of payment. 

They can be used as a debit card to make online or phone debit purchases through a personal set PIN.


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