Activate Your Macy’s Credit Card

Getting a Macy’s credit card is exciting and especially perfect if you have some major shopping to do. If you haven’t already got yours fired up for Black Friday then we have you covered right here. While the process on how to activate your Macy's credit card may be straightforward to some, it can be a pain in the butt to others.

To activate your Macy's credit card head to their website and click on the activation button. From here you will input your information and verify the card. After that, it's activated! You can also activate your Macy's credit card by calling customer service at 1 (800) 289-6229.

We know that sometimes things go astray. So even if you struggle to get it going after that we have a few more tips and tricks for you to get it ready for some serious swiping. 

That’s why we are here to walk you through a step-by-step activation. 

How To Activate My Macy’s Credit Card Online

OK, so you have decided to sign up for a Macy’s credit card and it has finally arrived in the mail. That means they got you at the checkout. While some stores may activate on spot for you others will require you to go through a few steps online or over the phone. 

How do you activate your Macy's credit card?

To activate head to the activation page on Macy's website. Click activate card and type in the information so you can verify the correct details. It will be approved immediately if the information is correctly answered.

We can walk you through it. Let’s start.

1) Go to the credit card activation page. 

We have hyperlinked the credit card activation page above but if you find it not loading you can simply type into your address bar in your browser.   

https://www.macys.com/my-credit/gateway/guest” 

Make sure to leave out the quotation marks or copy and paste without quotation marks. This will bring you to Macy’s website and where you can activate your new Macy’s credit card. 

2) Look for the Activation Button

When you get to Macy’s website you are going to see a few different options. Some of these options are going to offer you to “Sign In” or “Sign Up”. It may be tempting to go there but don't.

The truth is you don’t have anything to sign in with. Also, you are already signed up by either doing this online already or someone doing it for you at the storefront desk. 

If you scroll down just far enough you will see either in BIG RED or BLACK a button that says “ACTIVATE CARD”: That’s your cue. This is where you want to click. 

3) Verify your Information

Now is where the magical beings. You will be redirected to another page where you will be asked to verify your information. The info comes from the card you received in the mail. It will ask you to provide the name that is listed on the card as well as the card number in full. 

Lastly, it will ask you to provide the security code which is the three-digit number listed on the back. Most retailers and businesses ask for this when you are making a purchase. Once you submit all this information you can click verify and if it matches correctly you should be approved. 

At this point, you would be able to start shopping immediately as the activation occurs right then and there. 

Have bad credit? Take a look at the best websites for buy now, pay later options listed in our guide.

Having Problems with Activating Your Macy's Credit Card?

From here you should have no issue and be able to shop! But life isn’t always that simple is it? If for some reason you are being denied and your credit card isn’t going through there could be a number of issues occurring.

The first thing to do is to confirm that you are typing everything correctly. This includes your name spelling to the exact order of the numbers on the credit card. If you have confirmed that everything matches up correctly then this is in fact not your problem.

This is when you will need to go ahead and call customer service. You will be transferred to someone within the credit card and billing department. They may have sent you a faulty card or the website itself may be down and not registering. 

Over the Phone Help

Sometimes they may be able to activate it for you over the phone if the website is not registering the numbers correctly. In the case that they can’t either then they will need to send you a new credit card with a new number and essentially start the process over.

Macy's Customer Service Number: (800) 289-6229

This is rare and usually, any of the issues listed above can be fixed in a matter of minutes by talking to a representative. If you aren’t one for waiting on the phone you can always give their live chat support bots a try. 

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