To check the balance on your MasterCard Gift Card, use the options provided below (phone number, website, store locations). Before you check your balance, be sure to have your card number and pin code available. All questions regarding your gift card balance should be directed at the merchant that issued the gift card.
MasterCard Gift Card Balance Check Information
What is MasterCard
With total assets of over $12 billion in 2012, MasterCard is among the largest financial services providers in the world. The multinational corporation helps people do business by linking financial institutions, businesses, and cardholders together. MasterCard also provides a wide range of payment products and solutions that ranges from the usual credit and debit cards, to security fraud management and payment processing for large businesses and organizations.
The banks behind the formation of MasterCard were Bank of California, Wells Fargo, United California, and Crocker National Bank. These founding banks formed the Interbank Card Association in 1966, which they would then use as a springboard for the creation of the "Master Charge: The Interbank Card." With the help of Marine Midland Bank, First National City Bank and Eurocard, the Interbank card slowly gained ground by the early 1970's. On 1979, Master Charge: The Interbank Card was shortened to its now-familiar name- MasterCard.
MasterCard had an IPO (initial public offering) on May 25, 2006 at the New York Stock Exchange. On the same year, the corporation underwent a brand overhaul to reflect its global nature. The company was renamed to MasterCard Worldwide and a third circle was added to its logo. Currently, MasterCard is engaged in the expansion of its mobile payments solutions.
MasterCard Gift Cards
A gift card is a debit card preloaded with a certain amount of money that people can use for purchases in stores and other commercial establishments. For people who want to take out the guesswork in buying gifts for their loved ones, a gift card is the perfect present.
MasterCard has a diverse range of gift cards that people can choose from. The gift card recipient can use it anywhere where MasterCard is accepted.
Choose Your Own Gift MasterCard
Issued by RBS Citizens, the Choose Your Own Gift MasterCard comes with a $100 limit. It has a $3.95 activation fee. Recipients can register and view their card's transactions at www.ChooseYourOwnGift.com
Key Possibilities Prepaid Gift Card
The Key Possibilities Prepaid Gift Card can be purchased from any KeyBank branch. Recipients can use the card to withdraw money from an ATM. This Key Possibilities Prepaid Gift Card can be loaded with any amount from $25 to $2500.
Western Union Gift and Greeting Card
People can customize their Western Union Gift and Greeting Card with personalized graphics and voice messages. Western Union also provides free shipping for the card. This card can be loaded up to $100.
The GiftCards.com MasterCard allows people to create their own unique personalized card. They can use their own images or choose from a predesigned gallery. The limit for this card is $500.
MasterCard Gift Card Balance Check
Depending on the issuer, each gift card might have different methods for balance checking. For example, a Choose Your Own Gift card's details can be accessed from the website, www.ChooseYourOwnGift.com. Make sure to read the fine print first.
You can also call this number 866-331-1256 for more information about your MasterCard gift card. Remember to have your card number and pin code on hand.