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Can a Gift Card be Returned?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Typically gift cards cannot be returned, but since there are no state or federal laws to dictate this, merchants make their own store policies. Most stores and restaurants say that gift cards are non-refundable and non-returnable. The same is true for bank-issued gift cards and other prepaid cards. There is one exception, however. In some states, if the balance of a store-issued gift card falls below a certain threshold, the merchant is required to redeem the gift card for cash upon request. In California, a card under $10 can be refunded. In Maine and New Jersey, the limit is only $5. Read on for more information on whether or not your gift card can be returned.Image credit: MTSOfan via flickr ccAll Sales Final In general, gift cards are redeemable for merchandise and services in stores (and online, if applicable), and they may not be redeemed for cash or applied as payment to a store's credit card   Read More »
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Are Gift Cards Good Halloween Prizes for Kids?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Well, of course they are! You must have a fall festival, Halloween carnival or costume contest coming up. Gift cards make good prizes for kids (of any age) because they can be used to purchase just about anything. I wouldn't  Read More »

How Can I Use Gift Cards to Save on Black Friday?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. There are two ways to use gift cards to save on Black Friday. The first is to buy discount gift cards ahead of time so you can use them to save additional money when you get to the cash register (at 4AM!). The second way is  Read More »
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