Gift Card Laundering, or Buying Other Gift Cards with a Visa Gift Card

I recently received a Visa Gift Card, which is a very nice thing to get, but unfortunately has a couple issues when used online. Namely, there is no ‘Billing Address’ associated with the card, so trying to use the Visa Gift Card as payment at online merchants such as the Apple Store, Apple iTunes Music Store (iTMS) or Amazon, the payment is unable to be processed.

What to do?

So I headed over to Safeway and bought some gift cards for Amazon and Apple iTunes, paid Safeway with the Visa Gift Card and then proceeded to redeem the vendor specific cards as needed.

A little convoluted, but it worked.