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Can You Wrap a Gift Card in a Balloon? Why Yes!

Along with other creative ways to present a gift card, I've always wondered if I could hide a gift card inside a balloon. The answer is Yes! Here's how."Gifting Made Easy" by Gift Card Girlfriend For a long time, I wondered if I could squeeze a gift card into a balloon for a creative birthday gift wrapping idea. Today is the day I decided to answer that question for myself. Figuring the balloon had to be reasonably sized in order to coax the gift card in, I bought a party-size balloon at the craft store to give it a go. If you're not up for putting the gift card into the balloon, then you could clip the card to the balloon string instead.Stretch and Slide If you've ever filled a water balloon from a garden hose, then you have the skills needed to get a gift card into a balloon. The process is similar. The keys to success being that you need to stretch the balloon first, get the lip of the balloon well over the edge of the gift card, then fill the balloon with air (not water,   Read More »
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What To Do with Gift Card to Store in Bankruptcy

Quickly use gift cards to stores in financial trouble. If store goes into bankruptcy, courts will decide if (and for how long) gift cards will be honored.photo credit: Shuttered Radio Shack Store Washington DC 52160 via photopin (license)RadioShack Pulls Plug on Gift Cards March 6 Earlier  Read More »

How Visa Gift Cards Differ from Store Gift Cards [Infographic]

They're both called gift cards, but closed loop and open loop gift cards aren't the same. Find out what's different. In a recent blog post, I explained "why Visa┬« gift cards cost more than store or restaurant gift cards." The short answer to that question is that the load value on a closed loop  Read More »
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