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Visa Gift Card Not Working?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Is your Visa® gift card not working? There are a number of reasons why a gift card may be declined. The most common reasons are that the card hasn’t been activated, the cashier is running the wrong type of transaction, the dollar amount being charged is greater than the card’s balance or the credit card processing machine is bumping up the charge amount to either place a hold on the card or to allow for a gratuity. For a more detailed explanation on why your Visa gift card is not working, read below.Is the Gift Card Activated? Visa gift cards are linked to bank accounts that must be activated in order to receive transactions. Inactive cards will be declined if used for payment because the associated bank accounts aren’t ready to be used. Think of the hundreds of gift cards found at the grocery store. Until the cards are loaded (or rather the accounts associated with the gift cards are loaded),   Read More »
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How SaveYa is Saving Me (Part 1)

It all started out of boredom, really. I woke up on a Saturday morning, a not-so-uncommon rainy February day, in Pittsburgh. Should I take my pup for a walk? Nah, too wet outside. I could always do laundry. No way, that’s what Sundays are for. I opted for a lazy morning, sitting on the couch,  Read More »

Free Printable Holder for Wedding Gift Card

"Gifting Made Easy" by Gift Card Girlfriend The Old English rhyme, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe," is the inspiration behind this free, printable gift card holder with matching gift card. As tradition holds, the items listed in  Read More »
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