Call the Chamber at (605) 225-2860 Monday – Friday and provide card number from back of card (Ex:1234 5678 9012 3456).
Call the automated phone line at 1-800-755-0085 found on back of card and provide them with card number.
Purchase an inexpensive item and look at your receipt. Authorization code on receipt will display the actual remaining card balance as shown here:
Ensure the card has sufficient funds as shown above.
Simply use the credit card key at the register. Do not use gift card, gift certificate, check, travelers check or any other key.
If it requires that you input the CVV number, it is located here.
If it requires the last 4 digits of a bank card to complete an authorization, enter the 4th set of numbers on the back of the card (Ex: 443 614 304 492 7246).
If the POS requires the expiration date, it is the number here: Card Plastic Valid Thru.
Split Tender Transactions
If your Aberdeen VISA gift card does not have sufficient funds to cover the total amount of the sale, you must process the sale as a split tender transaction and use another form of payment for the amount of the sale that exceeds the gift card balance.
Process the NON-ABERDEEN CHAMBER GIFT CARD transaction FIRST.
Swipe the gift card last to authorize the remaining amount of the sale which equals balance on card.
If the system fails to read the card when swiped, or if the system is not set up to do so, you can type in the 16-digit code on the back of the card.
Returns can be placed back on the card; however, it may take up to 3 business days to appear on your gift card account.
Reasons Card May Decline
Sale exceeds balance of the card – see above for split-tender transactions.
The merchant may have updated their POS system and they need to contact the Chamber to re-activate their system.
Card has been inactive for over one year. EML Financial will deduct $3.00 per month until a purchase is made, or the card balance is depleted.
Additional Program Information
The Aberdeen Gift Card Program is facilitated by the Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce. Cards can be purchased at the Chamber office located at 516 S Main St., Aberdeen, SD 57401 or online at www.aberdeen-chamber.com/
Gift cards are sold in increments from $10.00 to $500.00. There is no charge to purchase gift cards, thanks to the card sponsor, Dakota Broadcasting.