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Is a Visa Gift Card the Same Thing as a Visa?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking.Short answer: no. Although a Visa® gift card can be used wherever Visa is accepted (online, in stores, over the phone, as mobile payment and so forth), the way cards that carry the Visa logo work are different. Below is a brief description of how each type of Visa card works.photo credit: Håkan Dahlström via photopin ccThe Difference Between Debit, Credit, Prepaid and Gift Cards All payment cards are linked to an account of some type. Debit cards, for example, are typically linked to a checking or savings account. Credit cards are linked to a credit card account. Prepaid cards and gift cards are linked to an account (whether from a bank or a merchant) that is set up to hold a finite dollar amount that can only be used to make a purchase.If you're not sure which type of card you have, look on the front of the card or the terms typically listed on the back. Although many Visa gift cards say   Read More »
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What Should I Write on an e-Gift Card?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. From the super-simple "@TweetaCoffee" at Starbucks, to the full-featured app and website at Dunkin’ Donuts, the one element you can add to nearly every digital gift card is a personal message. Whether allowed 256 characters  Read More »

Gift Card Girlfriend’s Complete Guide to e-Gift Cards

Are you ready for the world of mobile gifting? A couple of years ago, I would have answered “no” on your behalf, but things have changed. The technology is working and we've become cyber-savvy people who are accustomed to receiving our most important communication electronically. However,  Read More »
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