Steam gift cards are a great way to acquire new PC games, and you can buy Steam cards for anything you wish in the Steam store. Instead of using them directly to buy the games, though, you’ll have to add the funds on the card to what is known as your Steam Wallet. The Wallet feature allows you to keep money saved in Steam so you can use it on Steam games whenever you wish.
Loading funds through a gift card to your wallet is a bit different than loading funds directly from a debit card. This article will show you how to use Steam gift cards to load the money into your Steam wallet, and how to use it to buy a game.
How to Redeem Your Steam Gift Card
You’ll have to launch the Steam client on your PC in order to redeem your gift card. Or you can go through the Steam website at steampowered.com. Once opened, follow these steps to redeem Steam Wallet codes and load the funds into your wallet.
There are a lot of options when you want to give a gift to the gamer in your life. If both of you use Steam, one option is a digital gift card.
Essentially putting money in their Steam Wallet is a handy feature. Unfortunately, the operation is a little clunky. This article guides you through the process if you are trying it out for the first time. It also offers some alternatives to Steam Gift Cards.
What Are Steam’s Digital Gift Cards?
Steam offers access to cloud-based online gaming, as well as a marketplace to download digital games.
Some games on Steam are free to download and play. You can purchase other games and downloadable content with funds from a user’s Steam Wallet. You can link the Steam Wallet to bank accounts, credit cards, and services like PayPal. Money can also enter a Steam Wallet via gift cards.
Steam does support physical gift cards. It even has a handy online tool for finding brick-and-mortar retailers in your area that sell Steam gift cards. If going to a physical store to buy a physical gift card to buy a digital game seems a little strange, you can buy a digital gift card to send to your friends on Steam.
How to Buy Digital Steam Gift Cards
There are two ways to buy digital Steam Gift Cards: through the Steam app, or by accessing your Steam account in a web browser. Navigating to the actual purchase is a little different depending on how you go about it, but once you get there, the process is the same.
Buying a digital Steam Gift Card through your Steam account accessed on a web browser is much more user friendly, and we recommend this approach.
However, if you really want to go through the app, we have your back. Just skip ahead in this section to the “Buying Steam Gift Cards on the App” subheading.
Buying Steam Gift Cards on a Web Browser
Using your favorite browser, navigate to Steam and sign in to your account. From there, select Gift Cards from the top of the column on the left side of the pane.
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Buy a Steam Gift Card to top up your Steam Wallet
Topping up your Steam Wallet with a Steam Gift Card is always a good idea, because this is one of the most popular gaming platforms worldwide! Buy your Steam Card online with one of our 78 safe payment methods, fast and easy, to receive it instantly on your screen and via email. Redeem it directly to top up your User Account and download the newest games to your Steam client conveniently without a credit card. Join the more than 120 million PC gamers and get gaming!
What is Steam?
With its massive library of over 30,000 games to choose from, Steam has something for everyone – no matter which gaming genre you prefer. Launched in 2003, it has become the largest PC gaming platform worldwide, and possibly the most loved one too. The community is still growing and offers a place to hang out, discuss and play for every gamer. Store and play all your favorite games anytime on any computer with the free Steam client.