enviro Gift Card Visa

Funds never expire.

Take the guesswork out of giving. With a Vancity enviro™ Gift Card Visa, you give your recipient a world of choice. They can spend their gift anywhere Visa is accepted electronically1. What could be more perfect?

For a purchase price of $2, you can load as little as $25 or up to $1,000 per gift card. There’s no additional activation required and the card is ready for immediate use.

Purchase a Vancity enviro Gift Card Visa at any Vancity branch.

Fees2 Amount
Foreign Currency Fee 2.5%
Maintenance Fee $2.50 or balance remaining on the Card (whichever is less),
charged monthly starting the month after Good Thru date.

Features and benefits

  • Flexible and affordable.  For a purchase price of just $2, you can load as little as $25 or up to $1000 per card.
  • Convenient and user friendly. Recipients can enjoy spending the card anywhere Visa is accepted electronically1.
  • The balance never expires. Funds never expire, even though the Visa Gift Card does. Replace registered card if lost or past Good thru date at 1-866-315-7728.
  • Environmentally friendly.  The Vancity enviro Gift Card Visa is made from 55% recycled plastic and produced in an environmentally-accredited facility.
  • Worldwide Acceptance.  Recipients can use their card anywhere in the world where Visa is accepted electronically1.
  • Already have a Vancity enviro Gift Card Visa?

    Your card is ready for immediate use. Be sure to take a moment to register your card at www.mybalance.ca. Card registration allows for greater online acceptance and the ability for us to replace your card if lost, stolen or expired. At www.mybalance.ca, you can also find important information like your balance and transaction history and the Cardholder Agreement.

    Helpful information you should know:

    • Always know your balance. Check your card balance before making a purchase at www.mybalance.ca or call 1.866.315.7728 toll-free as merchants cannot access this information.
    • Internet purchases. Register your card at www.mybalance.ca for online transactions. Due to security features, we cannot guarantee your card will work on every website. This card cannot be used for online gambling or recurring payments.
    • Making a purchase for more than the balance on the Card. If your purchase is greater than the balance on the Card, advise the merchant in advance that you wish to pay with two forms of payment (also known as a split payment) as not all merchants accept multiple forms of payments for a single transaction. If the merchant can process the transaction, ensure you tell them how much to charge on the Visa Gift Card first. If the merchant tries to put through the transaction on your Gift Card for an amount greater than your balance, the transaction will be declined.
    • Restaurants and other selected merchants. When using your Vancity Gift Card at restaurants and other service-oriented merchants where tips are given, they will pre-authorize your Card so that it covers the bill, plus a 15% estimated tip amount. If the balance on your Vancity Gift Card is less than the bill and the 15% tip, your Card will be declined. The total you will pay is only the actual tip amount you would like to leave, plus the amount owing. This same tipping allowance applies to hotels, taxis/limousines, health and beauty spas, and cruise lines.
      For car rentals, ensure you have enough on your Vancity Gift Card for a 20% mark-up in addition to the amount owing. We do not recommend using your Card at car rental agencies or hotels as it may take up to 30 days for any pre-authorized amount to be cleared and added back to your available balance.
    • Merchandise returns are subject to the policy of the merchant. You should always keep your Card and purchase receipt in case of returns. If you return merchandise and receive a credit on your Card, it can take two to three days for the funds to appear on your balance.
    • Unattended terminals.Your Vancity Gift Card may not work at unattended terminals including parking lots, pay at the pump, and payphones. For fuel purchases, please pay inside at the cashier.

    If you have any other questions, please call Cardholder Services at 1.866.315.7728 toll-free, or view our frequently asked questions.

¹ No ATM or cash access. Cards cannot be used for gambling or pre-authorized or recurring payments. Acceptance cannot be guaranteed at all online merchants due to varying security standards. The card is not reloadable.
² Fees and Limits are subject to change in accordance with the Cardholder Agreement. Purchases made in a foreign currency are charged a 2.5% exchange margin. The Card balance is not CDIC insured.
³ Subject to registration of ownership by cardholder at www.mybalance.ca.

Card is issued by Vancity Community Investment Bank, a subsidiary of the Vancity Group of Companies

™ enviro, Vancity enviroFund and Make Good Money are trademarks of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union.
*Trademark of Visa Int., used under license.