How to Activate Your New Gap Credit Card at

So you just got a shiny new Gap Credit Card in the mail? Congrats! Before you can start earning rewards at Gap stores though, you need to activate your card.

Activating online at only takes a few minutes. This friendly walkthrough will help you get your card up and running ASAP.

Why Get a Gap Card?

  • Earn rewards to save on Gap brand purchases (Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic, etc)
  • Get special discounts and perks
  • No annual fee!

“I’ve had my Gap Card for years and earned so many rewards! I have Icon status now and get free shipping. It’s awesome!”

What You’ll Need

Before starting, make sure you have:

  • 16-digit card number – Located on the front
  • 3-digit security code – Located on the back
  • Last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Your occupation – Chosen from dropdown menu
  • Gap account login (optional but recommended)

Steps to Activate Your Card at

Follow these simple steps to finish activating your card:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your 16-digit card number
  3. Add the security code and last 4 SSN digits
  4. Select your occupation
  5. Click “Activate”

And that’s it! Your card will activate within seconds.

Activate with Your Gap Account

If you already have a Gap or Barclays account online, log in first before activating your card. Just enter your username and password. Then follow steps 3-5 from above.

Start Shopping!

Once successfully activated, you can immediately start earning rewards by using your Gap Credit Card at any Gap store or website.

Some key perks:

  • 5 points per $1 spent at Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Old Navy, Intermix
  • Reward certificates for every 2,500 points earned
  • Special Icon tier rewards and discounts

Happy shopping! Let me know if you have any other questions about activating your new card.