Surprise Someone With a Sims Gift Card (How to Redeem EA Gift Cards)

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Looking for a thoughtful gift for a Sims lover? In that case, a Sims gift card is all you need to brighten your day! Read on to discover where and how to get one.

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How to Send & Redeem Sims Gift Cards in the EA App!

Sims 4 gift card: What makes it an incredible gift?

What is better than the gift of Sims? Sometimes we may know exactly what to get for a gift, and we are certain Sims is a terrific gift idea, but we may not know what Sims is the perfect Sims gift. Gifting money feels a bit impersonal, and buying a disc version can be a gamble, especially if you don’t know what the person wants to get next or what they already have installed.

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This is when special EA Sims gift cards can come in handy. So, if this seems appealing, this is what you need to know about how the card works!

What is the EA gift card?

EA games have special cards that let Sims lovers gift the fun of simming to someone special. This is a prepaid card game lovers can use to fund their EA wallets. It is available in different amounts, and once the account is funded, it can be used whenever you wish to purchase a game from the EA store. This way, the player can choose their perfect Sims gift! Gifting a Sims gift card is like giving someone money to buy whichever Sims DLCs they wish, only a lot more convenient.

where can you get the gift card?

Unfortunately, at the moment, EA Sims gift cards are available only in some countries. Here is where you can get them across the globe:

  • Europe (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK)
  • North America (Canada and USA)
  • South America (Brazil)
  • Oceania (Australia and New Zealand)

how to activate the EA gift card?

You can get special Sims gift cards with the Sims brand on them from retailers in your area. Or, you can also use the EA gift card with no specific game brand. These cards apply to all EA games, including Sims. Once the card is purchased, the store will provide you with a receipt with detailed instructions on activating the card. Here is what you need to do to redeem your card if you’ve received it as a gift:

  1. Log in to your EA account
  2. In the menu on the left, you will find a few options. Choose Payment Methods. You will see a window showing your available payment methods. 
  3. Select the ”Add More” option next to your EA wallet
  4. Enter the code from the Sims gift card receipt
  5. Confirm that You Accept the Terms and Conditions
  6. Submit to finalize your action.
  7. Congrats! Your gift card funds are now successfully transferred to your EA Wallet, and you can now use these funds to purchase any Sims game you want!

If you fail to activate your card or have trouble with the code, contact EA support.

Below is a quick guide on how to redeem EA gifts cards.

how to use funds from the gift card once redeemed?

Remember, the person who activates the code will have the funds from the card transferred to their account. So, if you’ve purchased it for someone else, leave it to them to activate it. The code and the gift card are valid only once, so once redeemed, it can’t be re-used. Not that Sims gift cards can’t be used to pre-order games, just purchase those that are already available for purchase.

Once redeemed, the balance from the Sims gift card will be used up first, before any other payment method (if you have any other method added).

There is also an alternative way of sending a Sims gift to a fellow simmer, and that is through the Origin platform. This method works similarly to the gift card, except everything is done completely online, and there is no physical card you can hand to the gift recipient. To learn how to send Sims gifts on Origin, go here.

what can you buy with the Gift Card?

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These gift cards aren’t limited to any specific Sims game. This means that you can use the Sims gift card for any EA gem you’d like to play, as long as the funds match the price of the game. Want to buy a new Sims expansion pack? Go for it! Looking for a cool new kit to enrich your gameplay? You can purchase that too. You can even use it to pay EA membership if you want one.


Gift cards are a thoughtful way to surprise someone special, as they give them a unique opportunity to pick their own perfect Sims gift. This is a great way to add cash to your EA wallet if you wish to treat yourself, too. We hope we answered some key questions regarding what gift cards do, how you can get and redeem them, as well as what you can purchase with them. Happy swimming!

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