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How Can Gift Cards be Used for Random Acts of Kindness?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Last year, a mother from my son's fourth grade class came to school, with her coffee cup in hand, and announced to the other moms that she'd gotten her morning fix for free. Apparently, someone had come into Starbucks earlier that morning and left a gift card with instructions to use it to pay for as many customers as possible. My friend happened to be one of the people in line at the time. Elated. This simple gesture changed her mood and her morning entirely. Although November 13th 2014, is officially World Kindness Day (the National Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week is February 9-15, 2015), you can use gift cards any day of the year to spread good cheer.Image credit: Eli Christman via flickr ccWhat Are Random Acts of Kindness? In this fast-paced world that seems busier every day, some of the simple random acts of kindness you perform may not even be remembered--like when you let that minivan   Read More »
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What are the Best Gift Cards for Holiday Tipping?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. According to Emily Post, "holiday tipping is really holiday thanking." In her blog on who to tip, she lists a suggested dollar amount for each service provider. Although cash is often preferable, small gifts are okay too. In  Read More »

Can I Overdraft a Visa Gift Card?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. You cannot overdraft a Visa┬« gift card. Unlike a debit card linked to a checking account that can be overdrawn or a credit card with a credit limit that can be overcharged, a Visa gift card is linked to an account with a  Read More »
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