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Can I Get Cash Off My Visa Gift Card?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. The short answer is probably not. To fully answer the question, however, I need to clarify the difference between a Visa® gift card and a Visa prepaid card. Both types of plastic may appear to be the same—both carry the Visa logo and come preloaded with a finite dollar amount to spend. Thanks to a new law that went into effect in 2013, both now also come with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) so they can be swiped as “debit” transactions on Point of Sale (POS) terminals. Though the two cards are similar, only prepaid cards can be used to get cash from an ATM or to get “cash back” from a merchant. Gift cards cannot. Read the terms and conditions on the back of your card to know for sure. See below for the longer answer.Why You Can't Get Cash From a Gift Card Gift cards are marketed as gifts, whereas prepaid cards are typically marketed as an alternative to a traditional checking account. This   Read More »
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Top Gift Cards for Men

Best Types of Gift Cards for Men + 10 Nationwide Gift Cards to Please the Man in Your Life! A male friend of mine once said, “If I have to return a gift, it’s dead to me.” From the long return lines to the uncomfortable moment of learning how much money the gift is worth, he loathes the  Read More »

Free Printable Gift Card Holder for New Baby (Diaper Fund!)

"Gifting Made Easy" by Gift Card Girlfriend When it comes to having a new baby, there are two things I know for sure. The first is that you will need diapers--a lot of them. The second thing is that you don't really know what else you need until the baby arrives. Every baby is different. The  Read More »
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