The Gift Nobody Will Return

Gift cards are a great gift for teachers, teenagers or that hard-to-buy-for person on your list. Here are some answers to your Bell Bank Visa® gift card questions:

Q: How many gift cards can I buy with no activation fee?

A: Typically, Bell customers can buy up to 10 gift cards every year with no purchase or activation fee, and additional cards are available for a purchase fee of $4 per card. But now through the end of December, you can buy unlimited gift cards with no activation fee.

Note: When you buy Visa® gift cards at a retail store, you typically have to pay an additional $4.95 to activate it, and most banks charge an average $4 purchase fee.


Q: Is there a minimum or maximum purchase amount?

A: Yes, gift cards must be worth at least $25 and cannot be worth more than $500.


Q: Are there any fees if the card is not used?

A: Yes, there is a monthly fee of $4.95 after 12 consecutive months of inactivity on a card.


Q: Where can I purchase a gift card?

A: You can stop by any Bell location to purchase gift cards from the tellers.


Q: Do you offer large group orders for a business or organization?

A: Yes, just ask any of our tellers about it, or call customer service at 1-800-450-8949.


Q: Do I need to activate the card once I purchase it?

A: If you buy your gift card from a teller, it will already be activated. If you place a large order of gift cards, you will need to activate them when you receive them.


Q: Can the cards be used overseas?

A: No, our gift cards do not work for international transactions.


Q: Can I reload the card?

A: No, the gift cards are not reloadable, but if you are looking for a reloadable card, we sell that as well.


Q: Can someone use the card to take out cash at an ATM?

A: No, they can only be used for point-of-sale transactions.