Walmart, one of the largest retail chains in the U.S., offers gift cards that can be used to buy items from its stores.
Since every institution and company regulates the sale of alcohol, you may be wondering: can you buy alcohol with Walmart gift cards? Here is what I’ve found by contacting Walmart customer service!
Can You Buy Alcohol With A Walmart Gift Card?
Walmart customers can buy alcohol (beer, wine, spirits) from any store using a Walmart gift card. Walmart does sell restricted gift cards that do prevent the receiver from buying alcohol. If you have one of these restricted gift cards, it will clearly state, “This card may not be used to buy alcohol” on the front.
If you want to know more about the restrictions on the sale of alcohol using Walmart gift cards and what types of Walmart gift cards cannot be used to purchase alcohol, keep on reading!
Can You Buy Alcohol With All Types Of Walmart Gift Cards?
No, you cannot buy alcohol with all types of Walmart gift cards. Walmart sells a category of gift cards that are labeled as ‘Alcohol Prohibited.’
These gift cards have a mention on the physical card indicating that the card cannot be used to buy alcohol.
If you have these gift cards, you will not be able to use them to purchase alcohol.
What Are The Restrictions For Buying Alcohol With Walmart Gift Cards?
You will only be allowed to buy alcohol using Walmart gift cards if you are above the legal age of 21 years, and you can present a valid government-issued photo ID to prove that.
If you do not meet these criteria, you will not be sold any kind of alcohol at any Walmart store.
Note that the legal age for buying alcohol in Canada is 19 years in most states, so you will be sold alcohol at Walmart stores in Canada as long as you are above 19 years of age.
Can You Buy Cigarettes With A Walmart Gift Card
Yes, Walmart customers can buy tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, rolling tobacco, rolling papers, chewing paper, etc, with Walmart gift cards.
Walmart also does sell restricted gift cards that prevent the receiver to buy tobacco products.
If you have one of these, it will clearly state on the front “This gift card cannot be used to purchase tobacco”.
Can You Buy Alcohol With Walmart Gift Cards In Canada?
Yes, you can buy alcohol at any Walmart store in Canada using a Walmart gift card.
The same policies that apply to U.S. stores also apply to those in Canada.
You can indeed buy alcohol (all types) with a Walmart gift card at any Walmart location in the U.S. or Canada.
However, note that you must have a valid government-issued photo ID at the time of purchase, and must be above the legal age of 21 years in the U.S. and 19 years in Canada.
If you have the ‘Alcohol Prohibited’ gift card from Walmart, you will not be able to purchase alcohol using it.