– Activation Required


How do I activate my prepaid Visa or Mastercard gift card?

It is very easy and takes just a seconds. This is how you activate your card before use: – Activation Required.

On the back of your prepaid Visa card or in your welcome email if you have a Virtual Visa gift card, you will notice it is written ‘ -Activation Required’.

Yes, this does mean that you need to activate your prepaid gift card before you can use it in shops or online.

You can activate your Visa or Mastercard here:

Activate Card - Check Balance

The direct link to the required activation page can be found at:

We have added a step-by-step guide on how to  active your Myprepaidcenter card: -Activation Required: Visa Cards.

  • Visit the recommend website mentioned on the back of your card, for example
  • Click on ‘I Have A Card’, or ‘Card Activation’, if you have the Visa or Mastercard gift card in your hand.
  • Enter the 16 digit Visa or Mastercard card number from the front of the card.
  • Enter the Card Expiration Date  (Date can be found on the front of the card). Enter the date as MM/YY.
  • Enter the Security Code/CVV Code.  This is  a 3-digit code on the back of Discover, Mastercard and Visa prepaid cards, usually it is the last part of the number in the Signature box.
  • Click on ‘Activate Card’. -Activation Required: Virtual Cards.

If you have received a Virtual Visa Gift Card as a reward from Mypoints or Swagbucks or other, then you must click on ‘Enter Code’, or similar, to activate your virtual Visa giftcard.

Follow the instructions in your welcome email to get your PIN code.

Then, under ‘Redeem your Code’, enter the gift card pin code, that you have received, to activate your Virtual gift card.

The direct redeem code page can be found at:

Thats it!


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