How to use Steam Gift Card.
Steam Gift Cards are a great way to purchase new PC games, and you can buy Steam Cards for whatever you want in the Steam store. However, instead of using them directly to buy games, you will have to add funds from the card to what is called your Steam wallet. The wallet feature allows you to store money on Steam so that you can use it in Steam games at any time.
Loading funds through a gift card into your wallet is a little different than loading funds directly from a debit card. This article will show you how to use Steam Gift Cards to upload money to your Steam Wallet and how to use them to purchase a game.
How to Redeem Your Steam Gift Card
You will need to run the Steam client on your PC in order to use the gift card. Or you can go through the Steam website at steampowered.com. Once opened, follow these steps to redeem Steam Wallet Codes and upload funds to your wallet.
Navigate to your account name in the top right corner and navigate to the Account Details section.
2. In the Store and Purchase History section, select Fund Steam Wallet.
3. On the next page, look under the right sidebar that says “Your Steam Account” and click “Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet Code”.
4. In the text field, enter your Steam Wallet code, which is located on the back of the gift card. Then click Continue.
5. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to enter your mailing address in order for Steam to calculate the sales tax. Then click Continue.
Gift card funds will now be available in your wallet. You will always be able to see your funds in the top right corner next to your account name.
You can also see your wallet funds by going to your Steam account name and clicking “View My Wallet”. The available funds will appear on the right side of the screen.
How to Use Your Steam Wallet Funds
Once the funds are loaded into your wallet, you will be able to use them in the Steam store. Follow the instructions to purchase the game using your digital gift card.
Once you’ve found the Steam game you want to play, select it and click “Add to Cart”. You will automatically be taken to a page where you can choose “Buy for yourself” or “Buy as a gift.” Select an option.
2. Your Steam Wallet will be automatically selected as the payment method. You can select Billing Information at the top of the screen to return to this page and verify that it is selected from the dropdown.
3. On the Feedback + Purchase page, check the box to accept the Steam Subscriber Agreement, then select Buy at the bottom.
The funds for the game(s) will be withdrawn from your wallet and you can now download the game on Steam. If the price is more than what you have in your wallet, you can choose an additional payment method such as a credit card or Paypal to make up the balance.
Where Can You Get Steam Gift Cards or Wallet Codes?
You can find Steam Gift Cards at most major retail stores, and you can find the wallet code on the back of these cards. You can also purchase a Steam Digital Gift Card from Steam itself or from a site like Amazon.
There are many other sites that also sell Steam wallet codes that can be sent to you via text message or email. They redeem in the same way as a physical gift card, as you simply enter the code in the same area as in the instructions above.
Adding a Steam Gift Card From a Different Currency
The Steam store is set to a specific currency depending on which region you live in. Therefore, if you receive a Steam Gift Card/Wallet code in a different currency, you may have problems adding funds. Steam has changed the redemption process for gift cards in different currencies to help prevent gift card fraud.
However, if your gift card passes, it will be converted to the same currency that your Steam store is set to. Otherwise, you will receive a payment error message. If you are legitimately trying to add Steam funds with a gift card that does not match the currency of your Steam store, you should contact Steam Support to help you add funds.
Play New Games Using a Steam Gift Card
With the help of this guide, you’ve hopefully downloaded some great new video games that you can play through Steam. Gift cards are an exciting gift especially for Steam as there are so many games available in the Steam store.