View Full Version : Steam Gift Cards

12-24-2011, 03:15 AM
I believe steam should introduce something similar to an itunes gift card, where you can play a certain amount (lets say 20 dollars) and you get that amount on your steam account. This would be great, especially for us who don't have credit cards.

This is only a suggestion, but I would love to see it happen. And if this idea does become a reality, I will defiantly buy the cards as well as many more steam games.


12-24-2011, 03:34 AM
Prepaid credit card == Steam gift card.

12-24-2011, 03:41 AM
would just be easy if i could type a code in steam and get the credit. rather than having to recharge a credit card and put in all the details. plus it would be good for presents and so on

12-24-2011, 08:42 PM
I was actually thinking of something similar, gifting money directly to someone's steam wallet. But it's exactly the same as simply giving someone a pre-paid credit card, sending the money via paypal or handing them the cash in person. It could be cool, but it seems a bit pointless.

Plus you can already buy gift copies of games and send those. As long as someone actually updates their wishlist on steam, the card idea is some-what pointless. #1 on their list generally means their most wanted game, and if you're willing to spend X dollars on a gift card for someone, you could just check their steam wishlist and choose the appropriate gift(s) from that.

12-25-2011, 11:52 PM
yeah, but like i said. I dont have a credit card, so it would be good if i could just go buy a card with cash so i can get steam games

12-26-2011, 12:47 AM
Prepaid cards ripp off bad, like 10 bucks fee to activate no thanks. we need steam pre paid, something like PSN cards :D

12-26-2011, 11:29 AM
PSN-style Steam Wallet cards would be great, both for security (some people just refuse to attach their credit cards to an online server) and for gifting purposes. (currently the only way to gift Steam cash is to put up with exorbitant prepaid card fees or put the money on your own Steam account and ask them what games they want to buy so you can gift them.)

12-26-2011, 04:05 PM
it would be a good idea for both users and steam since more ppl would be able to buy games, and steam would get more advertising.

12-26-2011, 05:00 PM
Yeah, a PSN card. thats the sort of thing im talking about.

12-27-2011, 01:28 AM
This would be the best idea ever. No joke. I beg of you steam to add this. Please!

12-27-2011, 01:58 AM
I've wanted this idea for years, like many. However I highly doubt this will ever happen.

12-27-2011, 05:05 AM
see i dont understand why they dont do it, they have nothing to lose. they can only make money from it

12-28-2011, 07:17 PM
I agree, I went to the store the other day looking to see if there was a way to use a pre-paid to add funds to Steam wallet, unfortunately, I had to use a pre-paid Visa card (damn $4 activation fee) and was thinking how nice it would be to see a dedicated Steam gift card.

I mean come on...useless cards (such as Facebook) are out there, why can't Steam have their own too?

12-28-2011, 07:45 PM
Why not just buy a gift card(visa,mastercard,etc) at any store eg., wallmart?

just paid service fees which is like 2 bux

12-28-2011, 07:47 PM
I got started with Steam last year and barely made any purchases. This is why, I would love Steam gift cards. I don't have a credit card and those fees to get Visa cards and the like are really annoying.

12-28-2011, 10:09 PM
well i live in australia, so we dont have walmart, and its a $10 activation for a visa, and you can only add a minumum of $50. i would only want to spend about $20

12-28-2011, 11:34 PM
well i live in australia, so we dont have walmart, and its a $10 activation for a visa, and you can only add a minumum of $50. i would only want to spend about $20

I know, Australia never gets anything good :(

12-29-2011, 03:21 AM
I just wish steam would read this topic, but doubt they will