Updated for 2017: gifting Pogo Gems to your friends is easier than ever!
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 and Canada.
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, though it usually only takes a few minutes — 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 exactly 5 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 just the PIN code and instructions to your recipient via Pogo mail, or use Walmart’s Digital Delivery Center to send the gift via email. If you want to gift Gems anonymously or as a “Secret Santa”, use the Digital Delivery Center because it will allow you to enter in any “From” name you want.
Note: you may want to bookmark this post for future reference — a link to Walmart’s Digital Delivery Center is not included in the confirmation and digital delivery emails you receive after purchase.
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Thanks to Mrs. Mike Brown and Storm for their help with this post!