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Giving Good® St. Jude Gift Card Balance: Questions and AnswersFAQ's

Giving Good Cards are available in stores and on Below are Gift Card Girlfriend's tips for giving and using Happy Card gift cards successfully!

  1. Do I Have to Pay Extra for a Giving Good Card?

    No. donates 3% of the purchase price to the charity listed on the card. The giver does not pay extra nor does the recipient of the card.

  2. How Much of My Donation Goes to the Charity on the Card?

    The charity listed on the Giving Good gift card receives 3% of the purchase price. For example, if you buy a $100 Giving Good gift card, the non-profit organization listed on the card receives $3. If you spend $200, the charitable organization receives $6.

  3. Where Can I Buy Giving Good Gift Cards?

    Giving Good gift cards are available in most major grocery stores and online here at

  4. Where Can I Use Giving Good Gift Cards?

    Giving Good gift cards are redeemable at any of the retailers shown on the front or listed on the back of the card. Simply redeem the gift card online and select the egift(s) you want. It’s a simple two-step process:

    1. Redeem the gift card. Enter the gift card details from the back of the packaging (scratch to reveal PIN).
    2. Select the eGift(s) you want from participating merchants. Receive your eGift(s) by email and start shopping online or in stores.

  5. Can Giving Good Gift Cards be Used in Stores and Online?

    You must first redeem a Giving Good gift card online where you can select the eGift(s) you want. Once received, the selected egift cards are usable in stores and online at the selected merchant destinations.

  6. Can I Use My Giving Good Gift Card in More than One Place?

    Yes! One of the best things about Giving Good gift cards is that you can redeem a Giving Good gift card for one or more eGifts to the stores or restaurants listed on the card. You can redeem the full value of a Giving Good gift card on a single retailer or spread the value across multiple stores, if the card balance allows.

  7. Do Giving Good Gift Cards Expire?

    Giving Good gift cards do not expire and there are no fees associated with buying or using these gift cards.

  8. How Do I Check the Balance of a Giving Good Gift Card?

    Visit Check Balance or call 833.568.8729 to check the balance of your Giving Good gift card.

  9. Can I Get a Replacement if I Lose my Giving Good Gift Card?

    Like other gift cards, Giving Good gift cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen. If you have the card number and proof of purchase, however, you may contact customer service or call 855.606.3494 to see if the card funds have been used.

  10. Where Can I Get Help with My Giving Good Gift Card?

    Contact customer service or call 855.606.3494 for help with your Giving Good card.

  11. Can I Add Money to My Giving Good Gift Card?

    Giving Good gift cards cannot be reloaded with additional money.

Video Transcript: How to Check the Balance on Your Giving Good® St. Jude Gift CardVideo Transcript

I’m Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend, and I’m excited to talk to you about Giving Good Gift Cards.

Each Giving Good Gift Card is usable at a curated set of stores and restaurants listed on the card. Which means the recipient has a choice of how to use each card. Even better, with your purchase of a Giving Good Card, the read percent of the value will be donated to the charity listed on the card. There’s no activation fee or expiration, and the donation comes from — not from you or the gift card recipient.

So this is a great way to stretch your dollars further and do more with the money you already intend to spend on gift cards.

Now here’s a tip.

To use a Giving Good Gift Card you’ll need to do two things.

Redeem the gift card at

Select the e-gifts you want from the participating merchants.

You can redeem it all on one retailer e-gift or you can break the value up into a couple of different merchants depending on how much you have to spend. Once you make that selection, your e-gift will arrive via email and you can use it to shop in stores or online at that merchant.

This is a great way to do more good with the money you already intend to spend on gift cards.

Again I’m Shelley Hunter, your consumer guide to gift cards. If you have any questions about these Giving Good Gift Cards, please leave a comment below.

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