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You can buy $500 Visa Gift cards at Wal-Mart

We have recently seen another great Amex offer : Get $150 free money at Wal-Mart or Target. This is a highly targeted offer, we got this offer on 2 out of our 7 cards. If you got this offer,  obvious question would be how to maximize this offer? Can we buy gift cards? What gift cards are available?


Wal-Mart sells a variety of gift cards (mostly restaurants), but some Wal-Mart’s also sell visa gift cards. What’s great about these Visa gift cards is – You can load them to Serve. This could save you time and money, as you can buy a Visa gift card and load them to Serve during the same trip.


There are a couple of different versions I found at my local Wal-Mart, fees varied from $4.94 to $5.44 and both loaded to Serve successfully. These Visa gift cards are issued by Sunrise Banks. (Do not buy One Vanilla gift cards to load to Serve)


Things you should know:

  • Your pin is the last 4 digits of the card number


  • Make sure to verify that these gift cards are issued by Sunrise Banks


  • Use caution when purchasing and loading to serve in the same trip


  • As always, start small and make sure everything is working as expected


  • There is always a possibility that your Wal-Mart is out of stock on these gift cards


  • You may only use a maximum of 2 credit cards to purchase each card (Wal-Mart system did not allow me to purchase with more than 2 Amex cards)


Here is a snapshot of couple of these gift cards


Purchase fee of $4.94



These Gift cards are issued by "SUNRISE BANKS"

These Gift cards are issued by “SUNRISE BANKS”


Another version of the Visa gift card, but with a purchase fee of $5.44


Another version of the Visa Gift card with a purchase of $5.44

Another version of the Visa Gift card with a purchase of $5.44



It is great that you can buy Visa gift cards at Wal-Mart that can be loaded to Serve.  If you are targeted for the recent Amex offer “Spend $100 ore more at Wal-Mart and get $30 back – Up to 5 times” , you may buy Visa gift cards at Wal-Mart to maximize the offer.

Ensure that the Visa gift cards are issued by sunrise bank, if you intend to load them to Serve.


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  1. leo

    September 8, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Sept 8, 2015, today I tried to buy some $500 visa gift cards. Walmart (in central Florida, Orlando & Ocoee) does not allow you to buy $500 visa gift cards with credit cards. Only purchase with debit or cash 🙁

    • takeoffwithmiles

      September 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Which credit card did you try to use? I was able to use Amex Credit cards successfully to purchase these gift cards. You need to find a CSR who is willing to try.


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