Do Taco Bell Gift Cards Expire?

Last Updated on 09/06/2021 by GS Staff

Do Taco Bell Gift Cards Expire?

If you are holding on to some old Taco Bell gift cards, you may be wondering if they expire. After all, you don’t want to drive all the way to a restaurant only to find out your gift cards don’t work for payment.

The good news is that Taco Bell gift cards do not expire. They also do not have fees connected to them such as dormancy, service, or maintenance fees. In other words, the balance on the card will never decrease unless you make a purchase(s) at Taco Bell.

Taco Bell Gift Card Balance Check

Simply visit Taco Bell’s gift card webpage at Once on the webpage, scroll down to the “Check Balance” section. Here you will be asked to enter your Taco Bell card number and the card security code found on the back of the card. Your current gift card balance will be displayed after you click the “Check Balance” button.

Taco Bell Gift Card Reload

You can reload a Taco Bell gift card by visiting Once you are on this webpage, find the “Reload A Card” section. In this section, there is a “Reload” button. Press this button to begin the reload process. Note that reloads can take up to four hours. Be sure to wait for Taco Bell to email you confirmation of the reload completion before you use the card. This, of course, assumes the balance is too low to cover your meal purchase.

Where to Buy Taco Bell Gift Cards

Most Taco Bell locations have gift cards available at the register. Ask the cashier for assistance to complete your transaction. You can also find them at several popular retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Sam’s Club, and Best Buy.

Final Thoughts

According to AARP, gift cards are not allowed to expire by law until 5 years or greater from the purchase date. However, fees can kick in for some cards after not being used for 12 months. Fortunately, fast food chains like Taco Bell and McDonald’s do not have expiration dates or fees attached to their gift cards. You can use them at your own convenience without the worry of the card being useless one day or having the balance drained by fees.

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