How Do I Use a Steam Gift Card to Buy Games?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you looking for a way to purchase games on Steam using a gift card? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the steps on how to use a Steam gift card to buy games.

Step 1: Purchase a Steam Gift Card

The first step is to purchase a Steam gift card from your local store or online retailer. You can choose from different denominations ranging from $5 to $100. Once you have the gift card, scratch off the silver coating at the back of the card to reveal the code.

Step 2: Log in to Your Steam Account

If you don’t have an account yet, create one by visiting the official website of Steam. After that, log in to your account by clicking on ‘Log In’ at the top right corner of the page and enter your credentials.

Step 3: Add Funds

To add funds using your Steam gift card, click on your username and select ‘Account Details’ from the dropdown menu. Then click on ‘Add Funds to Your Steam Wallet’ and choose ‘Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet Code’. Enter the code found at the back of your gift card and click ‘Continue’.

Step 4: Buy Games

Now that you’ve added funds to your wallet, it’s time to buy games. Go back to the homepage and browse for games that catch your interest.

Once you’ve found a game that you’d like to purchase, click on it and choose ‘Add to Cart’. After that, click on ‘Purchase for myself’ or ‘Purchase as a gift’ if you want to send it as a present.

A Few Additional Tips:

  • If your purchase costs more than what’s in your wallet, you can choose to add more funds using your preferred payment method.
  • If you change your mind, you can refund your purchase as long as it’s within the refund period and meets the requirements.
  • Gift cards do not expire, so you can use them anytime you want.


Using a Steam gift card is an easy and convenient way to buy games on Steam. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite games in no time. Happy gaming!