- How do I use my gift card?
Present the Card at the time of payment and sign the receipt or press credit on the keypad. If you wish to use your Card for a debit transaction, you will need to select a PIN of your choice for your card. See FAQ #12 below to learn more about selecting your PIN. As you use the Card, the balance will be reduced by the full amount of each purchase including any taxes, charges, and other fees. The Card can be used to pay the full amount of the purchase and applicable taxes, so long as the balance remaining on the Card is sufficient. If you want to make a purchase for an amount greater than the remaining balance and will be using a second form of payment for the difference, you must notify the merchant before completing the transaction.
- Where can I use my gift card?
The Card is a prepaid gift card that can be used anywhere in the United States where Visa debit cards or PULSE cards are accepted, including mail order, online, and point of sale retail merchants.
- How do I activate my gift card?
The Card has no value until it is (i) activated by the cashier at the time of purchase; and (ii) signed by you on the back of the card, where indicated. We recommend that you write down the Card number and the customer service number on a separate piece of paper in case the Card is lost or stolen.
- Can I reload my gift card?
The Card is not reloadable or returnable.
- What billing address do I use for online and phone transactions?
Your personal information is not associated with the Mall of America Visa Gift Card. Therefore you should use your mailing address. This will ensure that if a problem arises, the merchant will be able to contact you.
- Why is the merchant charging me for more than what I signed on my receipt?
Some purchases require a preauthorization. This is where the merchant sends in a transaction for a higher amount than the purchase. For example, a $40 purchase at a restaurant is typically sent by the restaurant as $48 to allow for a tip. We are required to approve and hold funds based on the $48 until the merchant finalizes the transaction which can take up to 10 days. Any amount tipped less than 20% will be returned to your card.
- Where do I find the serial number on my card?
The serial number is the 9 digit number on the back of the card in the bottom left corner.
- How are merchandise returns processed?
If you are entitled to a refund for goods or services obtained with your Card, you agree to accept credits to the balance on your Card in place of cash. The credit will reflect on the card within 7 days.
Note: Any credits that exceed the face value of the card may be declined or take up to 7 days to process.
- What are the fees associated with the card?
For all Cards purchased prior to August 22, 2010, see the Cardholder agreement for details.
For all Cards purchased on or after August 22, 2010 which indicate either on the Card or in the accompanying Cardholder Agreement that no fees other than the initial activation fee will be applied, no fees other than the initial activation fee will be applied to the Card.
- Can I transfer the balance or funds from one Mall of America Gift Card to another Mall of America Gift Card?
No you may not.
- If I lose my card, or it is stolen, how do I get a refund or a replacement card?
If you believe that your Card has been lost or stolen you need to notify us IMMEDIATELY. You can do this by going to gc.mallofamerica.com and clicking on the "Contact us" section, or by calling us at 1-877-696-6222. You will be asked to provide us with the Card number and other identifying information. We cannot provide a replacement Card unless you provide your Card number and all other requested identifying information. If our records show that a balance still remains on the Card, we will cancel the Card and, upon your request, issue a replacement Card to you in an amount equal to the remaining balance less any applicable fee (see below).
For all Cards purchased prior to August 22, 2010, other than those Cards which indicate on the Card, Card packaging or in the accompanying Cardholder Agreement that no fees other than the initial activation fee will be applied, a Re-Issuance fee of $5.95 will be assessed to replace the Card to the extent permitted by applicable law.
No fee will be assessed to replace any Card which was purchased on or after August 22, 2010.
- How do I select a PIN for the card?
While a PIN is not required to use your Card, for your convenience, you may add a PIN to your Card. Simply select a 4-digit PIN of your choice during your first debit or PIN transaction. The PIN that you enter at the register at that time will be your PIN for all future PIN transactions.
- What do I do if I forget my PIN?
Don't worry; your Card can always be used for credit transactions without a PIN. But, if you would like to clear your PIN, you may do so by calling the customer service number on the back of your Card or by logging into this website with your Card number and choosing "Manage PIN". Once you have cleared your PIN, you will need to select a new 4-digit PIN of your choice during the next use of your card for a PIN transaction.
- Can I use my Mall of America Gift Card at gas stations?
Yes. If you pay at the pump for gas, the pump terminal may check to see if you have funds to pay for up to $100 worth of gas because the station doesn't know how much you are going to buy. If you do not have $100 available on your card, your transaction may be declined. If you plan to buy less than $100 worth of gas, it is recommended that you give your card to the station attendant and state exactly how much gas you want to purchase, instead of swiping your card at the pump.
- When can I start using my Mall of America Gift Card?
Your Mall of America Gift Card is activated at the time of purchase and can be used immediately.
- What denominations can I purchase a Mall of America Gift Card for?
Mall of America Gift Cards can be loaded with any dollar amount between $20 and $500.
- Can I get cash with my Mall of America Gift Card?
The Card cannot be used at an ATMs and you may not use your Card to get cash back at the point of sale.
- Can my Mall of America Card be used internationally?
No, you may use your Mall of America Visa card everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the U.S. and District of Columbia. The Mall of America Visa card cannot be used at merchants outside of the United States, including the Internet and mail order/telephone order merchants outside of the United States.
- How do I dispute a Mall of America Gift Card transaction?
If there are any disputes in regard to purchases you make using the Card, you are required to settle such disputes directly with the merchant from whom the purchase was made. See the Cardholder Agreement for additional information.
- Can I use my Gift Card for reoccurring billing?
No, your Mall of America Visa Gift Card can not be used for this purpose.
- How do I register or change my ZIP Code?
To shop online or pay at the pump you should assign a ZIP Code to your card. Simply log in and select "Assign ZIP Code." Here you can either assign a ZIP Code for the first time or update your existing ZIP Code.