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Introducing Gift Cards on Venmo

October 6, 2023

Customers can now send and receive gift cards from popular brands through the Venmo app.
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As we approach the holiday season, we’re introducing new ways to celebrate and give a gift to family and friends with Venmo. Last year, we introduced Venmo gift wraps to help customers add a personal touch to their gift of money. Today, we’re excited to introduce gift cards in the Venmo app which offers a new way to send a gift through Venmo from brands you know and love.

Venmo’s new gift card feature makes it easy to send a custom gift card to friends and family with just a few taps in the Venmo app. Eligible Venmo customers can select a gift card from popular brands, including Starbucks, Amazon, Sephora, DoorDash, Target, Chipotle and Uber, and personalize their gift card with an animated design. Terms apply.

Consumers continue to embrace digital gift giving as a simple and convenient way to celebrate any occasion big or small. According to a 2021 Venmo Gifting survey, seventy-eight percent of Venmo customers use Venmo to send money as a gift for family and friends. Additionally, forty-five percent of users surveyed have sent a digital card in the past year.

By introducing gift cards on Venmo, it is easy to securely send a thoughtful gift for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, giving a gift to a friend or family member who just started college, or just sending a Monday morning treat to your favorite iced coffee friend.

How To Send a Gift Card on Venmo

You can send a gift card through Venmo by following a few simple steps in the Venmo app:

  • Open the Venmo app and hit the Pay/Request button
  • Search and select the User you want to send the Gift Card to
  • Enter the amount you’d like to gift and a note to the recipient
  • Tap the Gift Icon
  • Select the gift card brand you want to send and the design
  • Preview and review your gift card
  • Tap Purchase gift card

Venmo’s gift cards feature is now available to eligible customers through a collaboration with InComm InCentives. Don’t have a Venmo account? Creating one is easy and free – sign up online or download the Venmo app through the Apple or Google Play app stores.

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