Valve simply added digital reward playing cards to Steam, permitting you to ship cash instantly to a pal’s Steam Pockets. You too can use the identical trick we used including Steam Pockets funds to ship virtually any quantity—not simply the preset values.
Selecting a Gift Card
You may decide a reward card from the the Choose Gift Card web page, additionally accessible from Steam’s entrance web page. Within the US, your reward card choices are $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100. In case your pal is in a completely different nation or makes use of a completely different forex than you, the quantity you choose shall be transformed to their native forex.
The background of every card is made from banners for the highest promoting titles in its value vary. The picture is dynamic, and updates with gross sales and new releases. Preserve in thoughts that video games might value completely different quantities from area to area, and that this web page doesn’t account for taxes, that are utilized in some states and nations.
Sending a Customized Amount
What if you’d like to ship $15, or another quantity not provided by Valve? Fortuitously, you possibly can set a customized quantity with a comparable technique we used for Steam Pockets.
submitSelectGiftCard(); will ship you to the following web page with a reward card in your cart. If you click on the $10 card, for instance, your browser will
submitSelectGiftCard( 1000 );.
Now, kind in
submitSelectGiftCard(x); the place x is the sum of money you need to ship in cents. If you click on the $5 button, it calls
submitSelectGiftCard( 500 ); , so after I added $13.37 in this instance, I entered
submitSelectGiftCard( 1337 ); .
In my testing, I discovered $5.00 to be the minimal you possibly can ship, and $200.00 to be the max. Don’t be afraid to fiddle and take a look at completely different values, since there are nonetheless a few extra steps and affirmation earlier than you get charged.
Sending the Gift Card
From right here, the method is nearly the identical as sending a sport as a reward on Steam. You’ll be introduced to your mates listing, however you could be requested to log in first.
When sending a sport as a reward, this web page provides you the choice to schedule its supply. That performance isn’t accessible for reward playing cards but.
Watch out to choose the right pal. Nicknames you’ve set in the buddies listing aren’t displayed right here. To assist maintain you protected, you possibly can solely choose somebody you’ve been buddies with for a minimum of three days. Double verify you’ve acquired the proper pal, then click on Proceed.
You may connect a quick message to your reward as effectively. When you ship the reward, this message shall be despatched as an e-mail to your pal, and also will seem as a popup the following time they open Steam. Click on proceed to transfer on to cost.
Your cost choices are largely the identical as they normally are on Steam. Sadly, you possibly can’t use your Steam Pockets funds to ship a reward card. You’ve got your normal decide of PayPal, bank cards, or Bitcoin. Select your cost technique, fill out the shape, and click on Proceed.
On the overview web page, you possibly can see the quantity of the reward card ($13.37 in my case), reward recipient, and billing info. If you’re prepared to ship, verify the ToS field and hit Buy.