How To Check the Shell Gift Card Balance the Easy Way
Fueling up is an expensive chore only made less onerous when somebody else is paying for it.
Shell gift cards are used by friends, family, and employers as a reward or thank you but quickly get depleted to the point that they lie forgotten in a drawer.
If you know this scenario, DoNotPay can help—here are our tips on how to check the Shell gift card balance and use any money left!
Shell gift cards are available at any of the over 14,000 Shell filling stations nationwide. They can be used to buy the following at Shell outlets:
Shell offers two types of a gift card, namely:
- Single-use cards
- Refillable cards
A shell single-use gift card can be used multiple times until its value is depleted. If you are using a single-use card for payment at the gas station, it may not work if its value dips below $1. Once its value is spent, the card cannot be reused.
Single-use Shell gift cards are available in denominations between $10 and $300.
Shell Refillable gift cards can be reloaded as often as you need and personalized with your photo. There is no expiry date, and the cards incur no charges if they are unused for an extended time.
You can reload a Shell refillable card with up to $300 worth of credit on several vendors’ websites.
Here are the options to check a Shell gas gift card balance:
|In store||Every time you use your gift card at a Shell filling station, your remaining card balance appears on your receipt|
|Online||You can check your remaining balance online by entering the 19-digit number on your card|
|By phone||Shell has a balance inquiry line on (800) 300-8113 that guides you through the process with voice prompts|
The worst-case scenario is that you check your balance and realize you have almost nothing left on your card. If it is refillable, you can reload, but many single-use cards are thrown away or forgotten once the balance is nearly depleted.
DoNotPay has a solution, though—we can help you put your remaining balance to good use!
If you have a small amount left on your single-use Shell gift card, you don’t need to consign it to a drawer and forget about it.
- Card kiosks
- Card exchanges
- Online card purchasers
- Direct from the vendor
You can find card kiosks in many grocery and department stores. All you need to do is insert your gift card, and the machine will make you an instant cash offer for it. Bear in mind, though, that the offer may be significantly below the true balance on the gift card.
Online card exchanges will swap your Shell gift card for a card from another vendor. While this sounds like a good way to get something you would prefer, you may find your options limited and your Shell gift card undervalued.
There are several websites that offer to buy your Shell gift card. Similar to the above services, you should only expect to get between 85 and 90% of the true value of your card, though—this is how such sites make their money.
In a few states in the U.S., you can get cash back from the vendor on small amounts remaining on gift cards.
The states that have such a cash back policy are:
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
This option is also available in Puerto Rico.
Most of these states limit you to a maximum of $5 that you can redeem as your cash back—if the residual value on your card is higher, the vendor is not obliged to pay you.
The bad news regarding this method is that you have to claim your cash back by:
- Being in one of the states that have a cash back policy
- Going to the nearest Shell outlet
- Explaining the law to the cashier
The good news is that DoNotPay has a way to claim your cash back quickly and easily wherever you live!
As always, using DoNotPay is fast and effective—we are the experts at making your life as simple as possible!
Getting cash back on your Shell gift card is as easy as filling your tank—here’s what you need to do:
- Sign up with DoNotPay in your web browser
- Go to our Cash Back on Gift Cards feature
- Give us your card details
We will check where you are located. If you are in a state with a cash back policy, we will forward your request to Shell for them to process. If you are somewhere else, we will find a Shell station in a cash back state and send your request there.
You should receive your money within 14 days.
We can assist you with a fast-growing list of gift card vendors, and we can even show you how to get free gift cards from some of them. Here are some of the gift cards we can help you redeem for cash:
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