Pogo doesn’t currently have a way for players to gift Gems directly to a friend’s account, but there is a way to gift Gems to your friends with EA Cards. Since the redemption PIN codes on the back of EA Cards are easily transferable, you can gift them to friends. And even better: Walmart now sells EA Cards online with email delivery.
To gift Gems to a friend, first buy an EA Card at Walmart.com. Two things to note here: this is a digital purchase so you will not receive a physical card and EA Card PIN codes can only be redeemed by players residing in the United States.
When your purchase is complete, you will receive two emails. The first one will just be an order confirmation email from Walmart that arrives within a few minutes of placing your order. The second — which may take up to 24 hours to arrive — will have the subject line “Walmart.com – Here is your order information” and it will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. This second email will give you the EA Card redemption PIN code and instructions. For what it’s worth my email took 3 hours and 8 minutes to arrive.
At this point, you have three choices for gifting: forward the email to your recipient (it contains everything they’d need to redeem it), send the PIN code and instructions to your recipient via Pogo mail, or use online gifting from the Walmart Digital Delivery Center. You might want to bookmark this post just for this link, because a link to the Digital Delivery Center doesn’t come with any of the emails after purchase.
A benefit to using the Digital Delivery Center is that once you’ve found your order (with your order number from your confirmation email, your email address, and your zip code) you can click the “Send Gift” button to have the PIN code sent specifically as a gift to their email. When I sent a gift to myself (aww, you shouldn’t have!), it arrived in 2 minutes and I received an email to my order’s address when it was opened. You can also set a delivery date and include a special message for them. And, since you specify the “From”, you can put any name you want — this would be great for a secret admirer or Secret Santa; there are some great possibilities here!
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Thanks to Mrs. Mike Brown and Storm for their help with this post!