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Thanks to Gift Cards, My Wallet is Full of Memories

One score and many birthdays ago, the gift card craze began to spread across the United States. Gently wrapped boxes filled with itchy sweaters and ugly scarves were replaced with sealed envelopes, complete with plastic happiness redeemable at Macy’s, Best Buy, and Barnes and Noble. A bright future illumed for the prepaid world. Being the shopper that I am (Read my Coupon Queen story here.), gift cards don’t stand a day’s chance in my wallet. As soon as I have time to get to the mall, see ya later!Gift Card Truths The Awesome Truth: Gift cards are perfect gifts for anyone--you can’t go wrong with plastic cash. The Unfortunate Truth: Gift cards are thrown away after they are used. The new shirt comes home, but the card goes in the trash. Making Memorable Gift Cards A few years back, a little light bulb began to flicker outside the city of Pittsburgh. Soon enough, built an on-site custom gift card printing facility--one of two in the world--that changed the   Read More »

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  Read More »

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 »
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