Most gift cards can be used only in the country where they were issued. If you need to send a gift card to someone abroad, there are several options. You can buy a gift card from a retailer in their country. You can also opt for a virtual Visa or Mastercard prepaid card, which are accepted in many different countries internationally. BHN Rewards offers customers in the U.S. and Canada more than 300 reward options for recipients all over the world.
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Amazon is a multinational company with a presence all over the globe. Many people believe that they can use an Amazon gift card internationally, but this may not be the case. Amazon has different websites for every country where it operates, and each site accepts gift cards only for that specific website. For example, you can’t use an Amazon.com gift card from the U.S. to buy make a purchase on the Canadian Amazon site. The buyer would need to use a gift card for Amazon.ca.
It is possible to buy a gift card for a recipient overseas. You just need to choose a gift card that is accepted in the region where that person lives. If, for example, the recipient is in the United Kingdom, you need to buy a U.K. gift card. You can do this by shopping online. There are many options for international gift cards, so you’ll have plenty of choices.
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It’s possible to buy gift cards in different currencies, including:
When you buy gift cards for recipients who live abroad, make sure that it is in their local currency so they are able to redeem the value.
It is easy to use Visa and Mastercard gift cards overseas. All you need to do is select the prepaid card of your choice and load it with money. If you opt for a virtual prepaid card, you will enter the recipient’s details, and that person will receive an email. They then claim and activate the card as usual. They can use the funds loaded onto the card to shop in any outlet that accepts Mastercard or Visa payments. When they pay for an item in their home currency, the card issuer converts the amount. Since many countries worldwide accept Visa and Mastercard, these cards are an excellent choice for overseas recipients. People around the world can shop in their home countries using a Visa or Mastercard gift card.
Visa and Mastercard prepaid gift cards are available in multiple currencies, including U.S. and Canadian dollars. But they can be used for purchases in many other currencies as well. All of these cards work in the same way. Purchases are made in the local currency and automatically converted to the currency of issue by the card issuer.
Virtual Visa cards work in more than 150 countries worldwide. There are, however, some countries where neither our virtual Mastercards nor Visas are accepted. These include:
The country restrictions may be different for different prepaid card types, and the list of restricted countries can change. Therefore, it’s best to research thoroughly before buying a gift card for an international recipient.
Spending a gift card overseas involves following the same process as you would at home. Simply follow these steps:
BHN Rewards, formerly Rybbon, sells gift cards that are suitable for global marketing, research, and employee programs. You can buy gift cards in a range of currencies for recipients around the world. You can also purchase prepaid Mastercard and Visa gift cards that international recipients can use. If you are distributing gift cards to recipients in multiple countries, BHN Rewards’ Smart Global Choice feature can detect each recipient’s location and automatically curate a list of rewards that are available in their country.
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