How long do you have to wait to use an eGift card after it is “Claimed”? Gift Card Support January 02, 2019 19:17 Updated eGift Cards can be used immediately after they are claimed. Related articles Tips for Safeguard and Protection Still Need Help? Contact Us. How will I know if the recipient has claimed the gift for a group gift that I organize? As the delivery date approaches, what can I do if the goal has not been reached for a gift that I organized? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.