How to Check the Balance of a Target Gift Card

 Target Visa Gift Card

What can you tell me about Target and their gift cards?

The department retail chain Target is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the United States. They are the direct competition to Walmart, and offer low prices on an abundance of merchandise and goods. Their selection kind of covers everything from consumer electronics to milk and bread.

Contrary to the REDcard (their store credit card), Target offers gift cards for purchase that come with Visa or MasterCard functionality, which will allow gift card recipients to use them wherever those cards are accepted. If you would like to purchase one, simply go to and search for either “Visa gift card” or “MasterCard gift card.”

How do I check the balance of my Target gift card?

  • Go to the website
  • Input your Target gift card number
  • Type in the expiration date for your gift card
  • Enter the CVV (the three-digit code just after the signature panel on the back of the card)
  • Click the “go” button

Target Gift Card Balance Check

  • Your gift card balance will display in the area that I put a pink box around in the image

So I don’t need to create an account or log in somewhere?

Nope, you sure don’t.

How do I create a PIN for my gift card?

I actually found the answer to this a little bit surprising. To create a PIN for your Target gift card, you have to use a pin to pull cash from an ATM or make a debit purchase (where you enter your PIN) at a store. Whatever PIN you type in your first time will become the one that the card uses from then on.

How do I add funds to the card?

Other than the initial purchase, there is no way to add more money to a Target gift card. The only way to continue using these cards for your purchases is to just buy a new card.

Is there anything else I should know about Target gift cards?

There are a few things that you should keep in mind, actually. Although the cards come equipped with MasterCard or Visa functionality, they can’t be used outside of the United States, which could be a problem for those of you who live near one of the borders. And, if you want to be really ironic with the way you use your card, you can even use it for online shopping at sites like

If you would like to find out more about how you can and can’t use your Target gift card, you can access their information site by clicking this Target gift card informaion link.

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