How to Activate my Vanilla Visa Gift Card

If you own Vanilla Visa Gift Card and don’t know how the activation process, then use these 03 methods and start using gift cards.  Bonus tip – you can also activate your replacement card as well.  In the age of plastic money where carrying cash to a store has become a thing of the past, there are a number of option available for customers in the form of credit cards, debit cards and prepaid gift cards.

Vanilla gift card is one such prepaid card that has been liked by everyone as a perfect gifting option to mark the special occasions in the lives of your loved ones and giving them the freedom of selection.

How to activate Vanilla Gift Card?

Vanilla gift card - How to activate it

The Vanilla Visa prepaid card is issued by The Bancorp Bank of Wilmington, Delaware and The Bancorp is the holding company. It can hold a value from $20 to $500. There are three types of Vanilla gift cards available: Vanilla Mastercard Gift Card, Vanilla Visa Gift Card and Vanilla Discover gift card. The gift card can be used to make purchases online with the help of the 16-digit card number. You can also use it offline at a store using the magnetic strip at the back of the card for the identification process.

You will need to sign at the space given at the back of the card for security. There is no activation process for this card as it is a prepaid card and you can start using it as soon as you buy it.. However, if your gift card is not working, you can contact the Vanilla customer redressal service and get it activated. There are two ways in which that could be done.

Call Vanilla Customer Service

You can get in touch with Vanilla customer care in case you are not able to use your card after purchasing it or receiving it as a gift. Please call 1-800-571-1376 to get in touch with a customer relations representative over call. Please make sure that you have your card number handy for the team at Vanilla to help you with the issue.

Write to Vanilla Customer Care

You can also write your query and send it to Vanilla Customer Relations by post. Please mention your card number and card type in the letter along with the problem that you are facing with using it. The customer care service will get in touch with you and help you with the activation so that you can start using your Vanilla gift card immediately. You can send your query to:

Vanilla Gift Card
Customer Care
PO Box 826
Fortson, GA 31808

Activate Your Replacement Card

Activate your Vanilla Visa Replacement Card

If your card was stolen or lost and received a new replacement card, then you will have to activate it. The activation process of Vanilla Visa Replacement Card is as follows.

  • Go to
  • Enter your new card 16 digits number
  • Provide your Card Expiration Date in MM YY format
  • Enter CVV number which is located at the back side of the card.
  • Provide 4 digits activation code, and click on ‘Activate‘ button.

Your card will be activated within few seconds and ready to redeem.

Bonus Tip – If you already have an account on, then simply login to your account and click here to manage your card. And this will show below detail of your gift card:

  • Activated:
  • Expiration Date:
  • Original Value:
  • Purchases:
  • Credits:
  • Available Balance:

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Article by: Raj

Raj is from Finance background and finished his MBA in 2014. He worked as a store manager in one of the leading Multi-store Retail. He has good knowledge on how to save $ on shopping.