Yes. Anywhere in the U.S. where PayPal is accepted you can use prepaid gift cards that have a Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover® logo on it.
Why can’t I use my Visa Gift Card on PayPal?
PayPal users link accounts to PayPal, such as checking accounts, debit cards and credit cards. The catch with prepaid gift cards is that you may not be able to link them to your PayPal account if the cards are not registered in your name.
How do you link a Visa gift card to PayPal?
How to transfer Visa gift card balance to PayPal
- Open PayPal.
- Navigate to your PayPal Wallet on a desktop computer.
- Tap “Link a debit or credit card.”
- Hit “Link a card manually” if the option to link manually is available or link through a bank.
- Enter your gift card information.
- Select “Link Card.”
How do I use a prepaid Visa card on PayPal?
Log in to your account and click “Profile.” Click “Add or Edit Credit Card.” Click “Add a Card.” Enter your prepaid Visa information in the required fields. Click “Link and Confirm My Card,” then “Save and Continue.” A charge of $1.95 will appear on your credit card along with a four-digit code and the word “PayPal.”
How do I transfer money from a prepaid card to PayPal?
You can move money sitting on your linked prepaid card into your PayPal account as follows:
- Sign into PayPal.
- Link your prepaid card as a bank account if you have not already.
- Click on Wallet at the top of the page.
- Click on Transfer Money.
- Click on Add money online.
What cards can you link to PayPal?
You can use most major credit cards on PayPal, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and more. If you prefer, you can also link debit cards with Visa or MasterCard logos to your PayPal account. You can add multiple cards to your account and use whichever one you prefer when making a purchase.
Can you use a Visa gift card to pay a credit card?
Since Visa gift cards are not tied to a traditional bank account, you can’t use them for credit card payments.