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How Do You Sell Gift Cards for Cash?

Quick tutorial on how to sell gift cards for cash and tips to help you decide where to sell your gift cards.Related Articles:5 Places to Sell Gift Cards for Cash 5 Ways to Use Gift Cards You Don't Want Sell us your Gift card for Cash hereGot a Gift Card You Won't Want? So you've got a gift card, but you'd rather have cash? Well, you’ve come to the right place. At, we buy gift cards for anywhere from 65 to 92 percent of the card's value, depending  Read More >>

How Do I Use Digital Gift Cards in Stores?

Although egift cards are often redeemable in stores, avoid these mistakes for the best outcome and smoothest transaction possible.Related Articles:A Review of the Best eGift Card Features from Top Retailers 5 Things Consumers Need to Know about eGift Cards Top Digital Gift Cards to Send for the HolidaysI've used mobile gift cards in stores multiple times without incident, but earlier this week, I broke my own rules for using egift cards and found myself unprepared.  Read More »

How do I Schedule Delivery of an eGift Card?

Put your holidays on autopilot by ordering egift cards in advance from over 40 merchants that let you schedule delivery.Image Credit: Two Little Birds Press via EtsyBenefits of Scheduling Electronic gift cards make fantastic last-minute gifts because they can be delivered almost instantaneously. Sometimes, however, you want to order the gift in advance but hold delivery until a more appropriate moment--like Christmas Eve, Christmas morning, a birthday, an anniversary or some other  Read More »

Flexible Gift Cards You Can Use (just about) Anywhere

Gift Card Girlfriend Answers the Questions You've Been Asking. One of the reasons gift cards are the most-requested gift on holiday wish lists is because the recipient can use the card to pick out his or her own gift. There is, however, a huge gift card reseller market made up entirely of unwanted gift cards, suggesting that not everybody is happy with the choice of gifts available. (Some people simply need cash more than they need another product, so that factors in as well.) If you look at  Read More »

What Gift Card Scams Can I Avoid this Holiday Season?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Though gift card fraud is something to be concerned about year-round, we certainly see a spike in "taking" activities during the season that is supposed to be about giving. There are some things you can do and some clues to watch for that may prevent you from falling victim to these types of crimes. Below are five gift card scams to avoid.Five Gift Card Scams and How to Avoid Them With gift cards named the  Read More »

Where Can I Buy Printable Gift Cards?

Two ways to make your own gift cards: Print-on-Demand vs. Print-at-Home. There are two types of what you might call "printable" gift cards. The first is a print-on-demand gift card that is a unique, custom-made plastic gift card printed professionally and shipped to the buyer or mailed directly to the recipient. The second type of printable gift card is an electronic gift card (egift card) that can be printed at home onto paper either by the giver or the receiver. Read below for more  Read More »

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  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 of the gift card, know where it can be redeemed and decide what to do with any left over funds (or know how to pay additional money if the gift card balance isn't enough to pay the full purchase  Read More »

Do Visa Gift Cards Work Internationally?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Our Visa® gift cards only work in the United States. We will not accept foreign payment for a gift card (even if it is only to be used domestically) nor will we ship a gift card to someone outside of the country (though you want to pay for it with United States currency). That said, our prepaid gift cards are a great product to use for stateside travel. The cards are flexible because they can be used wherever Visa debit  Read More »

How Can Gift Cards be Used for Random Acts of Kindness?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Last year, a mother from my son's fourth grade class came to school, with her coffee cup in hand, and announced to the other moms that she'd gotten her morning fix for free. Apparently, someone had come into Starbucks earlier that morning and left a gift card with instructions to use it to pay for as many customers as possible. My friend happened to be one of the people in line at the time. Elated. This simple gesture  Read More »