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PayPal is one of the oldest and most reliable electronic payment systems with large number of users all around the world. PayPal provide variety of useful features in order to increase users accessibility and comfort. Every day lots of people go through PayPal online payment service to make purchases and money transactions. You may as well have currently used PayPal for making payments, as one of the many options and features provided by PayPal to customers the company has made it possible to buy PayPal gift cards for popular brands. PayPal gift cards allows you to send gift cards to family and friends as a present in different occasions while you are able to choose from hundreds of brands including Amazon, iTunes, Home Depot, Best Buy etc.

How to get PayPal gift cards step by step?

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How to purchase?

You can buy gift cards for special occasions such as birthday, valentine’s day, anniversary and many other important days which you want to give present to loved ones. However you can always buy a PayPal gif card for your own use in case you find special offer available that fits your needs. Here is how to get a PayPal gift card, follow the instruction step by step.      

  1. Enter PayPal’s Digital Gifts page.

  2. Choose your desired gift card.

    There you would be able to brows through variety of options. Your options are categorized by different factors. For example you can choose among gift cards suggestion for special occasions or choose among suggestion of different categories such as fashion or entertainment. There are also some deals or discounts available that you can grab them on the home page. There are hundreds of popular gift cards and you can select what you wish.

  3. Choose the value of the card you wish to purchase. 

  4. Select if it is a gift for someone else or it is yours.

    State that whether the card is yours or you intend to buy it as a gift for someone else. You can also choose the specific day from the date calendar that you want the card to be sent. In case you are giving the card as a gift to anyone you will be prompted to enter the recipient’s name, email address, your name, and you are able to write a message.

  5. Complete the purchase with PayPal account or credit card.

    Then you have to log into your PayPal account or enter your credit or debit card information to complete the purchase.

Once you complete the purchase the PayPal gift card would be delivered electronically no matter it is yours or it is as a gift. The digital gift card is actually in the form of a code that is emailed to you or your recipient. The sent email will also include instructions for redeeming the gift card.

PayPal gift cards benefits

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Advantages of PayPal gift card

There are some considerable advantages that you can use in case you choose to buy PayPal gift cards.

Secure shopping

PayPal securely stores all your payment and transactions information in one place. So you can make sure that your purchased is secured and you can use your gift card easily.

Instant Delivery

In case you buy PayPal gift cards for yourself or for a friend or family member the cards would be delivered in just a few seconds. However you can always choose a specific date of delivery.

Variety of selection

PayPal provides the biggest selection of retailers to shop from including Amazon.com, Starbuck, GameStop and more. You can go through different selections categorized bay special event, different uses and variety of brands to choose what fits your purposes best. Keep in mind that the majority of selections are larger name brands and chains. So in case you are looking for a specific store, they most likely will not carry it. 

Frequent questions and answers

How Long Does It Take To Receive PayPal Gift Cards? 

As mentioned earlier in this article gift cards all are delivered electronically so there is not going to be any waiting for post or shipping process. The gift card is actually an electronic card that is sent with a message for recipient. The PayPal gift cards are going to be sent based on how you schedule it and you choose the specific time. However you can always use it for last minute gift idea so you can whether schedule it for specific time or you can choose to send it right away in few minutes.

Why I purchased PayPal gift card but I have not received it?

Since the order process is done electronically the gift card’s code must be sent to the recipient email address as a link. Based on the scheduled time it will usually be sent within a few hours but it can take up to 24. So be patient until 24 hours. If you or your recipient have not received the gift card after 24 hours, first check your email spam folder in case it is there. Remember that if you have purchase the gift card via eBay then the code will be sent to your eBay registered email account not your PayPal registered email account. If you checked all the things that mentioned then you can always contact PayPal support team.

Is it necessary to have a PayPal account to buy a gift card?

In case you want to purchase the gift cards via PayPal website you have to have the account however you don’t need a PayPal account to make purchases via PayPal store on Facebook Marketplace.

Does the PayPal gift card’s recipient need to have a PayPal account?

No. the only things required by PayPal service while purchasing gift cards for someone else is the recipient’s email address and then the gift would be sent to him and can be used without PayPal account.

Can I buy multiple PayPal gift cards?

In case you use PayPal US site or eBay store you can buy multiple PayPal gift cards at one transaction. However there might still be some limits to the amount and number of gift cards you can buy.

How do I use PayPal gift cards?

Just like any other credit or debit cards you are able to use the gift cards as well. For PayPal members, you can add gift cards to your wallet then start using them similar to any other credit or debit cards. For users without PayPal account, you have the option to enter the card information during checkout in the same way when you use credit or debit cards.

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