Commonly, all of us who have had a Walmart gift card have been doubting where we can use it. Is there any other option besides Walmart where we can use it? The answer is a resounding yes.
Walmart gift cards are one of those that can be redeemed almost anywhere without a problem. Surprisingly, you will find the Sam’s Club chain of stores among these options where you can use these cards either by shopping directly in a store of the chain or online.
How to use Walmart gift cards at Sam’s Club?
Like other gift cards, Walmart gift cards are accepted as a payment method at Sam’s Club. Therefore, to use them, you will usually go through the purchase process and swipe the card at the cash register as if it were a regular credit card.
Likewise, if your purchase is online, you can choose the products usually, and it will not be until the point of adding the payment method that you will have to select “credit” and add the gift card data. Then you will proceed with your purchase without any inconvenience.
In any case, you have to consider that you will usually be asked for the PIN that comes with the card. You will receive this PIN in the confirmation email when you have purchased the gift card.
Aspects to consider
Sam’s Club is a sub-company of the Walmart chain, so you will not be blocked from making purchases with the gift card. You can spend the card on whatever you like, food, electronics, or whatever you want. The only restriction is that you must be a Sam’s Club member unless you want to pay a fee.
It is also possible to use Walmart’s EGift cards by scanning the QR code on the virtual card. Although it is recommended that if you buy directly in the store, you bring a printed purchase of the code so that the cashier can take care of the process.
Also, you should always check the fine print on your card, as certain Walmart cards have purchase restrictions. Among these restrictions are usually prohibitions on the purchase of alcohol, although all bans will depend on the person who purchased the gift card.
Fees if you are not a member
If you are not a Sam’s Club member, you can still use Walmart cards as a payment method. However, in this case, you will have to pay 10% of the cost of the card as a service fee.
It should be noted that a Sam’s Club subscription costs between $45 and $100 per year. Depending on the type of plan you are looking for and the benefits your subscription includes as a profit for each purchase.
Would it be possible to pay with Walmart Gift cards at Sam’s Club gas stations?
At Sam’s Club gas stations, you will also have the possibility to pay with Walmart cards. Thus offering you an additional payment method in addition to cash, debit cards, and credit cards.
So don’t hesitate if you are thinking of using it to pay for gas. Something that currently costs gas can be a suitable method of use for a card that you have been given as a gift.
Benefits of shopping with Walmart gift cards
In addition to being a great Christmas or birthday gift, Walmart cards allow you to make purchases without directly linking your payments to the retailer and perhaps save you some time in the checkout line.
Likewise, using gift cards allows you to access cashback or enter specific discounts, depending on how you redeem them. Again, shopping with gift cards will enable you to conduct a more simple and relaxed shopping process.
What other places accept Walmart gift cards?
Walmart’s official website shows their gift cards are currently accepted at three locations. Walmart stores or their website, Sam’s Club or their website, and Select Murphy USA fuel stations.
All with no purchase restrictions unless the person who purchased the card has chosen to do so. As mentioned above, this is usually the case if the cards are purchased for children.
“Accepted Payment Methods – Sam’s Club.” Support Home Page, https://help.samsclub.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1551/~/accepted-payment-methods—sams-club.
For years I have studied American finance regulations. All the information in this blog is sourced from official or contrasted sources from reliable sites.
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