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When you’ve been in this hobby for a while, you end up with a TON of gift cards!
GoWallet can help you organize your gift cards for free! I’ll show you how it works!
Link: GoWallet for iPhone
Link: GoWallet for Android
How Does It Work?
GoWallet is easy to use! To get started with GoWallet, just sign-up for a free account.
Then start adding gift cards to your new account.
On your computer, you select your gift card type and enter your card number.
You can add gift cards from:
But a new feature on the mobile app can save you time!
Next, select your gift card type. Now you can take a photo of your card.
Once you capture the image of your card, the app will add the card and its balance to your account. This works very well with Metabank Visa gift cards. Your card information is automatically uploaded, all you need to do is enter the 3-digit CVV code on the back.
But this doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to with retailer cards. Sometimes it doesn’t recognize your card or you have to enter the balance yourself because balance updates aren’t supported.
Keeping Track of Disney Gift Cards
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But some readers have mentioned that keeping track of how much money is left on each Disney gift card becomes a hassle.
GoWallet says they provide automatic balance updates for Disney gift cards. However, some folks say it works while others say they have to manually enter the balance. So try it to see if it works for you! That’d be 1 less thing to worry about while at the park!
What Are the Benefits to Using GoWallet?
Aside from keeping your gift cards organized in 1 place, there are several other great reasons to use GoWallet.
1. Keep Your Cards Safe
Personally, I’ve never had a gift card stolen. But I have misplaced a few!
If your card information is saved on GoWallet, you may be able to call and get it replaced. Or you can use the card number to make purchases online.
2. Easily Check Your Balance
GoWallet automatically updates the balance of your Visa and some retail gift cards. This is a great way to quickly double-check before you throw away old gift cards.
3. Leave the Stack of Gift Cards at Home
The GoWallet app keeps you prepared for unexpected shopping situations. Because there’s nothing worse than walking into a store then remembering you left your gift card at home!
But if you have the GoWallet app on your phone, you may still be able to use your gift card even if you don’t have it on you!
However, this doesn’t mean you can get rid of your gift card entirely. Not all retailers support this feature.
4. Set Your PIN Code
You need a gift card with PIN capability to load your AMEX Bluebird or Serve account. With some gift cards you can save time by avoiding the phone call and automated menus and creating your PIN code on GoWallet instead.
Are There Risks?
There is always some risk associated with storing your information online. That said, I’ve used GoWallet for several years and have never had an issue with my gift card information being stolen.
But do what you feel comfortable with!
What’s your experience with GoWallet?
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