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How to Buy Gift Cards in Bulk?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Last year, I helped an acquaintance order approximately 30 Visa┬« gift cards for her extended family. Since this woman orders so many cards, she had been incorrectly advised the previous year to place a bulk gift card order through her bank. Instead of receiving consumer gift cards, however, she received 30 corporate reward cards. These are not the same thing. Corporate reward cards often come with short-term expiration dates and other terms and conditions that make sense if you receive the card as a business perk, customer reward or corporate incentive. These terms do not make sense if you receive the card as a gift from Grandma. Throughout the ensuing year, the recipients discovered that the unused portion of their corporate reward cards had expired. So to properly answer the question, "How to buy gift cards in bulk?" I must ask why you are buying multiple gift cards in the first place. My answer depends on   Read More »
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Gift Card Girlfriend’s Complete Guide to Gift Cards for Small Businesses

Whether you own a cupcake shop, a dental practice or an online party supply store, I believe every small business should have a gift card program--one that includes plastic gift cards as well as egift cards. With a range of gift card programs available, there's almost no excuse for not having at  Read More »

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  Read More »
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