If My Dell Gift Card Balance Check Uncovers Some Leftover Money—How Can I Use It?
Did you find a used gift card from Dell in some long-forgotten drawer? Don’t throw it out! It is more useful than you might think. You should perform a Dell gift card balance check instead to see how much money there’s left, and we’ll show you how to do it.
Dell offers two types of gift cards. Check the following table to learn how to distinguish them and avoid confusion:
|Type of a Dell Gift Card||Features|
|Promotional gift card||
|Purchased gift card||
Whether you have a plastic or eGift, promotional or purchased Dell gift card, you can use it for:
- Over the phone purchases, by calling 1-800-727-6000
- Online merchandise shopping at Dell
- In-person shopping at Dell retail stores and authorized sellers
If you’re not sure how much money you have left on your Dell gift card—promotional or purchased—you can find it out easily. There are two methods of checking the Dell gift card balance:
- Over the phone
- On the website
You can track the available funds on your gift card with zero effort. Dell has a toll-free Balance Inquiry line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To check your gift card balance, you should:
- Call 1-800-242-5353
- Tell the customer support representative your name
- Give them information about your gift card, such as the type and number of the card
- Answer any other gift card-related question they might have
The representative at the Balance Inquiry line will inform you about the amount of money you have left on the gift card.
The second option for tracking your leftover money is the official Dell website. Here’s what you should do:
- Go to the company’s website
- Type Gift Cards in the search bar
- Browse through the results and locate the Dell Gift Cards FAQ
- Navigate to the question regarding the tracking of transactions
- Follow the link
- Enter the number of your gift card
- Enter the card’s PIN
- Type the code from the box to verify your identity
- Hit Submit
Once you check the funds on your Dell gift card, you should determine what to do with the remaining balance.
If there’s enough money, you can continue shopping or give the card to someone else to use it. Adding more money to the gift card—promo or purchased—is not possible, but combining the card with other gift cards is!
States with a cash back policy require retail sellers to reimburse the customers for the leftover money on their gift cards when it gets below a certain amount. That amount depends on the state, but it’s usually somewhere between five or ten dollars. The said policy is great for the residents of states who have it, but what about the others? If you don’t live in a state that practices that law, consider registering for DoNotPay and using our Gift Card Cash Back feature!
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- Open DoNotPay
- Insert information about the card—number, company name, remaining balance
- Hit Submit
DoNotPay will check whether your state has a cash back policy. If it does, we’ll send a request to the company. In case it doesn’t, we’ll check if the company has a store or office in one of the states with the said policy and send the request there instead.
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- Panda Express
- Forever 21
- Olive Garden
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Barnes & Noble
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