How do I activate a PayPal Gift?

Some gifts require activation before they can be redeemed. If you received an email about a gift that requires activation, you must activate the gift within 30 days from the date it was sent. If you don’t activate the gift card within 30 days, it’ll be returned to the person who sent it to you.

How do I activate a PayPal Gift?
In order to activate this gift, sign into your account with PayPal or, if you don’t have one, create an account with PayPal.

How do I redeem an activated gift?
An activated gift will be applied automatically to your next purchase at the specified merchant’s online store when you pay with PayPal. The gift amount may not appear during checkout but it will be reflected in your email receipt for your purchase from PayPal and in your account with PayPal under Activity.

Can I see the gift in my account with PayPal?
An activated gift will usually appear in your PayPal Wallet as an Exclusive Offer. If you have a business account, you’ll be able to see the gift in your personal account, too. In certain cases, the gift may not appear in your PayPal Wallet, but it will still be applied automatically to your next purchase at the merchant’s online store.

Is there a minimum purchase requirement?
No minimum purchase is required. Any unused balance will remain associated with your PayPal account for future purchases at the specified merchant. If a purchase exceeds the amount of the gift you have received, the remaining amount must be paid with another payment method linked to your PayPal account.

Can I give the gift to someone else?
An activated gift may not be returned and cannot be redeemed for cash or transferred out of your account with PayPal, except where required by law.

When does the gift expire?
Once you’ve activated your gift, it has no expiration date.