How to Activate My Fandango Card

by Mario Calhoun ; Updated September 22, 2017

A Fandango gift card can be emailed or physically given to a gift recipient, and contains a balance that enables you to purchase movie tickets at your local theater. The gift card -- which can be sent via email or postal mail -- comes with an activation code. Once the card is activated and used, the ticket charges are deducted from the card's total balance.

Visit the Fandango site and enter your zip code.

Select the movie you wish to see and click the movie's showtime.

Enter the number of tickets you want to buy with Fandango Bucks. Click the empty checkbox next to "Check here to apply Fandango Bucks or a promotional code to this order."

Click "New Customers" and click "Continue Checkout." Enter your name, address and phone number, and click "Continue."

Enter the activation number located in the email message from Fandango, or in the letter you received in the mail from Fandango.

Click "Apply" and click "Complete My Purchase." Once completed, tickets are held at the theater's box office for you to pick up. You must present your Fandango card and a photo ID.