Have you ever been balance on your Walmart gift card and wondered if you could use it to buy gas? Perhaps you’ve seen a sign at a gas station that says “No Credit/Debit Cards” and wondered if your gift card would be affected. Maybe you’ve even tried to use your gift card at the pump and had it rejected.
Here’s the thing: You can’t use your Walmart gift card to buy gas directly at the pump. However, there is a workaround that will allow you to use your gift card to buy gas indirectly. Read on to find out how.
The workaround is simple: Instead of paying for your gas with your Walmart gift card at the pump, go inside the gas station and pay for your gas with cash or a credit/debit card. Then, use your Walmart gift card to buy other items inside the gas station, such as snacks or beverages. This will effectively allow you to use your Walmart gift card to indirectly purchase gas.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using this workaround.
- First, not all gas stations have convenience stores attached, so this method will only work at stations that do.
- Second, some convenience store chains (such as 7-Eleven) do not accept Walmart gift cards, so be sure to check whether or not the store in question accepts them before trying to make a purchase.
- Finally, keep in mind that most convenience stores sell items for slightly higher prices than what you would pay at a dedicated grocery store; this is because these stores know that people are willing to pay a premium for convenience.
In conclusion, you cannot use your Walmart gift card to buy gas directly at the pump. However, there is a workaround that will allow you to use your Walmart gift card to indirectly purchase gas by using it to buy other items at the convenience store attached to the gas station.
Just be sure to check whether or not the store accepts Walmart gift cards before attempting this method.