Mastercard Gift Card

Personalize Your Mastercard® Gift Card allows you the ability to create a custom Mastercard Gift Card, complete with a photo and message of your choosing.
  1. Start by uploading a photo of your choosing OR select a gift card design from one of our thousands of pre-designed gift cards.
  2. Next, you’ll have the ability to add a dollar amount from $10 – $250 to the card.
  3. Finally, customize the text on the Mastercard Gift Card by entering in the recipient’s name and personal message that will appear on the front of the card.
  4. Don’t forget to fully personalize your Mastercard Gift Card with a custom or pre-designed greeting card.
Your newly created Mastercard Gift Card may be used in the U.S. and District of Columbia everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted*. This means less stress in figuring out a specific store where the recipient may want a gift card from, and more fun for you, with unlimited card customization options from Happy gifting!
*The card may not be used at any merchant, including Internet and mail or telephone order merchants, outside of the U.S. or the District of Columbia.

Gift Card Support Options

Check Balance

Check Balance

If you have received a Mastercard Gift Card from, you can check your balance here. Did you receive a Mastercard Gift Card from another popular retailer? Check your Mastercard Gift Card balance using one of the links below:

Activate Mastercard Gift Card

Activate Mastercard Gift Card

Mastercard Gift Cards from other popular retailers are typically already automatically activated. If you purchased a Mastercard Gift Card from, activate your gift card by using our activate page. Or you can call the phone number on the back of the Mastercard Gift Card to activate.

Mastercard Gift Card FAQ's

Mastercard Gift Card FAQ

  • Where can I get a Mastercard Gift Card?
  • Are there any fees associated with using my Mastercard Gift Card?
  • How do I check the balance of my Mastercard Gift Card?
  • How do I register my Mastercard Gift Card?
  • On my Mastercard Gift Card, where is my security code?
  • Are Mastercard Gift Cards reloadable?
  • Can I get cash off of my Mastercard Gift Card?
Mastercard Gift Card Fees

Mastercard Gift Card Fees

Your Mastercard Gift Card will never expire. There is, however, a small processing fee for the purchase of a Mastercard Gift Card. Fee Schedule. There is a $4.95 fee after 12 months of inactivity.

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Where To Buy Mastercard Gift Cards

Mastercard Gift Cards can be purchased in various retail locations around the United States, but the only place to get a Mastercard Gift Card personalized is online. If you are looking for a gift card that is not customized, you can generally find a Mastercard Gift Card at these types of businesses:
  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations / Convenience Stores
  • Drug Stores
  • Shopping Malls
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Video Transcript: Why Some Gift Cards Cost Money to Buy

Hi, I’m Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend here at Gift, and one of the questions I’m often asked is why it costs money to buy a bank issued gift card when store and restaurant gift cards are free—meaning you don’t pay more than the dollar amount loaded onto the gift card.

To answer that question, I first need to explain the difference between open loop and closed loop gift cards. Open loop gift cards such as Visa and Mastercard can be used almost anywhere debit cards are accepted. Closed loop gift cards, the gift cards issued by stores and restaurants, can only be redeemed at the merchant’s place of business.

Because closed loop gift cards are guaranteed revenue for the merchant, their gift cards are typically free to activate. It’s not that the gift card program itself is free, it’s just that merchants have rolled the program’s costs into other expenses rather than charge consumers directly. They do this because gift cards drive additional sales as recipients come into the stores to redeem their gift cards, often overspending the value of their gift cards as well. In addition, the merchant generally can structure its gift card program to be able to keep most of the unredeemed balances.

Now let’s talk open loop gift cards. Mastercard gift cards, for example, can be redeemed in stores, online or via telephone, anywhere in the U.S. Mastercard debit cards are accepted, including places such as restaurants, clothing stores, grocery stores and more. Companies that sell open loop cards can’t lure customers back into their stores to overspend the gift card on merchandise like a store would, so they charge an activation fee to cover the cost of the gift card program.

I tend to think of the activation fee as the price of flexibility–it’s a small amount to pay for the convenience of getting to use the gift card wherever I want.

I’m Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend at and that is why bank issued gift cards cost more than others.

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