• A Steam card is a gift card that can be redeemed through Steam for credit.
    • Credit from Steam cards can be used to buy games, downloadable content, and in-game content.
    • Physical Steam cards usually come in denominations of $20, $30, $50, and $100. Digital cards come in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100.
    • Steam cards can be bought physically from retailers, or digitally from Steam's online storefront.
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    While Steam is an online-only service, it still offers gift cards which can be bought in many stores. A physical gift card is a lovely addition to a traditional birthday or Christmas card — nicer than handwriting an activation code at the bottom. 

    Steam also offers digital gift cards, so the process can be done entirely online.

    The only real difference between a physical and digital gift card is the amount of money they come in. Physical cards are sold in amounts of $20, $30, $50, and $100, while digital cards can be worth $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100.

    A Steam card comes with an activation code, which can be used by the recipient to put the Steam card's value into their account's digital Steam Wallet. The Wallet balance can can then be used to buy games, downloadable content, and in-game items.

    If you send a digital Steam card, the receiver will have the money added to their wallet by accepting the gift. If you've received a physical gift card, then you can activate it online by inputting the code.

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    How to send a digital Steam card

    1. Go to this page on the Steam website while logged into your Steam account. Select the dollar amount of the card you want to send.

    The store page shows the dollar amount on the top right corner of each card. Ross James/Business Insider

    2. Select the friend on your Steam friends list you'd like to send the card to. The recipient needs to be on your friends list .

    3. Steam will give you a text field to write a note to send the card with. This is an optional step, but a nice gesture.

    4. You'll be asked to select a method of payment. Steam accepts most major credit cards, as well as PayPal purchases .

    5. You'll be asked to agree to the Steam subscriber agreement, as well as be offered one last chance to change your purchase.

    Steam shows you a virtual receipt before you pay. Ross James/Business Insider

    6. Steam will email you to confirm that the transaction was made successfully, and your digital Steam card will be sent immediately.

    If you've received a Steam gift card and want to redeem it, check out our article, " How to redeem a Steam gift card code to add funds to your Steam Wallet, or download a specific game ."

    Related coverage from  How To Do Everything: Tech :

    • How to change your Steam username in 4 simple steps, and delete all traces of what your username used to be

    • You can refund games you buy on Steam, but there's a time limit — here's how to get your money back

    • How to add friends on Steam in 3 different ways, so you always know when they're ready to play

    • How to update your Steam games manually or automatically, or update to a beta version of a game

    • How to download Steam on your PC or Mac, and gain access to the internet's largest collection of games

    Ross James is a freelance writer for Business Insider.

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    Can Steam card be used to buy gas?
    No! Because it's mostly for electronic items . Sorry, there was a problem. more
    Can you buy gas with a Steam card?
    No! Because it's mostly for electronic items . Sorry, there was a problem. more
    Why would someone want me to buy a Steam card?
    However, lately, Steam received more and more reports of scams with wrongdoers contacting unsuspecting victims, convincing them to buy Steam Wallet Gift Cards. They pretend that the cards will help users cover a lot of payments including bail, debt, and receive money from sweepstakes. more
    Can you buy gas with Steam card?
    No! Because it's mostly for electronic items . Sorry, there was a problem. more
    How do I buy steam gift cards with Bitcoin?
    Just follow these simple steps.
    1. Go to cryptorefills. Click here or enter www.cryptorefills.com on your desktop or mobile browser.
    2. Select your country.
    3. Select the category Games and select the Steam gift card.
    4. Select currency and package.
    5. Insert email and accept terms.
    6. Make Bitcoin payment.
    7. Thats it!
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    Can you buy physical Steam Gift Cards?
    You can buy physical cards from stores and gift them, or you can make a digital purchase of a Card and send it digitally. Physical cards are available in denominations of $20, $30, $50, and $100. Digital cards are available in denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100. more
    Why is someone asking me to buy a Steam card?
    Steam Support :: Steam Wallet Gift Card Scam. General information for customers: We have seen increasing reports of scammers contacting their victims over the phone and coercing them to purchase Steam Wallet Gift Cards to cover payment for taxes, bail, debts, or delivery of money won in sweepstakes. more
    What can I buy with a Steam Wallet Card?
    Steam Gift Cards and Wallet Codes work just like gift certificates, which can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, and any other item you can purchase on Steam. You can find Steam Gift Cards and Wallet Codes at retail stores across the world in a variety of denominations. more
    What can I buy with a Steam card?
    Steam Gift Cards work just like a gift certificate, while Steam Wallet Codes work just like a game activation code both of which can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, wallet credit, and any other item you can purchase on Steam. more
    Can you buy food with a steam card?
    Please be aware that Steam Wallet Gift Cards can only be activated on Steam. The associated value can only be used to purchase products such as video games, in-game items, software, and hardware. If someone contacts you to pay them in Steam Wallet Gift Cards, you are most likely targeted in a scam. more
    Can you use a steam card to buy gas?
    No! Because it's mostly for electronic items . Sorry, there was a problem. more

    Source: www.businessinsider.com

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