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How to Help Kids Spend Gift Cards?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. I enjoy helping my kids redeem gift cards because they think of the shopping trip as getting to spend their own money, but I know they are learning valuable lessons along the way. For example, they learn to stay within a budget, to be selective in their choices and to walk away if they can’t find exactly what they want. When a kid with a gift card is literally like a kid in a candy store, the shopping trip can sometimes be arduous. I have found, however, that taking the time to help kids spend their gift cards will ultimately help them become better shoppers overall.Below are the steps I take to help kids redeem gift cards without having meltdowns.Image Credit: Todd Lappin via flickr1. Plan Ahead On a routine shopping trip, it seems nearly everything in the store is something my kids really (REALLY!) need. With their own money, however, they become much more discriminating. To help them make   Read More »
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How Much Money Should I Put on a Gift Card?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. I’m no Emily Post, but in my book, there is no best gift card amount to load onto a gift card. However, I do have two rules. The first is to stay within your budget. Don’t overspend to impress. The second rule is to load  Read More »

Free Printable Wedding Gift Card Holder (It’s all about LOVE)

"Gifting Made Easy" by Gift Card Girlfriend An easy way to make a wedding gift card more personal is to pair it with a quote about love. There are a bazillion quotes on Pinterest that you can print and craft up yourself or you can simply buy one like I did. This quote, “Love Never Ends,” is  Read More »
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