Discover Gift Card – Helpful Hints


Activate your gift card when you are ready to use it.

To activate your Discover Gift Card, visit or call us toll free at 1-866-522-7026. Make sure to sign the back of the card before making your first purchase.

Know the balance on your gift card.

Since merchants do not know the balance on your card, if you try to purchase an item greater than the value on the card it will be declined. You can check your balance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online at or call us toll free at 1-866-522-7026. You can split your payment on an item by using a check, cash or another credit or debit card. Simply let the cashier know you will be using two forms of payment.

Select "credit" as your payment type on the keypad.

If you press "debit" your Card will be declined.

Pay inside at gas stations.

Make sure to know the balance on your Card and present it to the station attendant first. State exactly how much you would like to put on your Card.

Your card value may need to cover the total +25% at restaurants.

Most restaurants preauthorize an amount up to 25% more than the meal to cover tips. A Gift Card will likely be declined if its value is less than the cost of the meal + 25%.

Your Discover Gift Card cannot be used at ATMs.


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