The Navy Federal Awards Card is a Visa branded credit card that is named as such since it is designed to be given out as an award for some achievement or another. This card is not a standard debit or credit card but is actually just a preloaded card offered through Navy Federal Credit Union. However, since they are branded Visa cards, they can still be used anywhere that a standard Visa credit card or debit card can be used.
Activating a Navy Federal Awards Card
If you have recently received a Navy Federal Awards Card or are planning to give one to someone who might need a little instruction on activating the card, activation for this card is actually quite simple. First you are going to want to head to the web address navyfederal.org/myawardcard and click the link that says “Activate My Card” at the top left of the page. From there, enter the 16 digit card number found on the front of the card and click the continue button as shown in this image:
After you have input the card number, you will be asked to enter the three digit card verification number, which can be found on the back of the Navy Federal Awards Card after the signature panel area. You are also going to have to enter the card’s expiration date and choose a personal identification number (PIN), after which you will submit the information and the card will be activated.
How and Why to Register a Navy Federal Awards Card
At the same web address linked to in the above section, you can follow the “Sign In” button on the middle of the page. You will be taken to an area where you are asked to enter your 16 digit Navy Federal Awards Card number from the front of the card then set up a new password. With your password chosen, you will be able to sign in to your Navy Federal Awards Card account.
The reasons that you might want to consider signing up for an account for a Navy Federal Awards Card is that you will be able to check various pieces of important information regarding the card. The information offered to you by setting up this account is the balance on the card and your transaction history. Additionally, you will be able to set up an address for the account, which allows for making online purchases.