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How Do you Buy a Gift with a Gift Card?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Although the answer to this question seems so obvious--you simply hand the gift card to the cashier--there are a few things you can do to make the transaction go smoothly. Before using a gift card, you should know the balance of the gift card, know where it can be redeemed and decide what to do with any left over funds (or know how to pay additional money if the gift card balance isn't enough to pay the full purchase amount). Read below for specific steps on how to buy a gift with a gift card.photo credit: Ben K Adams via photopin ccBefore debit cards, we paid for purchases with "cash, check or charge." (Seriously, did you know we used to write checks at the grocery store to buy milk and bread? Hardly anybody does that anymore.) Then debit cards came along, making it easy to spend money in our checking accounts without having to write the physical checks or stop by an ATM en route to a favorite store   Read More »
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Do Visa Gift Cards Work Internationally?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Our Visa┬« gift cards only work in the United States. We will not accept foreign payment for a gift card (even if it is only to be used domestically) nor will we ship a gift card to someone outside of the country (though you  Read More »

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  Read More »
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