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March 26, 2019

4 Tips To Use Gift Cards

Updated March 26, 2019 Gift cards were the second most desired gift for the 2018 holidays, according to the National Retail Federation. You’ve probably got a pile of gift cards yourself stacking up somewhere from birthdays and holidays. In 2018 alone, there was 160 billion dollars’ worth of gift card sales. But while many consumers list cards as a number-one gift, it's sometimes easier …

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March 21, 2019

Free Shipping on Gift Cards

Updated March 21, 2019 When you order a physical, plastic gift card you can have it delivered directly to any residential or business address. The cost of shipping and handling on plastic gift cards can start to add up when buying multiple gift cards and sending them across the United States. However, there are ways to get free shipping on gift cards. The first is to …

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March 11, 2019

How to Convert eGifts to Printable Gift Cards

Gift cards are a convenient option when trying to figure out what to get someone for a birthday present, when a thank you is in order, or during the holidays. What’s great about gift cards is that they cover a wide range of interests from food lovers to fashionistas, handy man hobbies to decorating divas. But what happens when you’re short on time or if …

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February 15, 2019

Online Clothing Shopping Can Be Easy

Updated 2/15/2019 Online clothing shopping is not for the faint of heart. Often when shopping for stylish and affordable clothes, you search and search for hours only to end up with nothing in your cart and nothing new in your closet. With so many retailers to choose from, it’s hard to know if the clothes are going to fit or if the price will fit your …

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February 13, 2019

Be Sure To Avoid These 3 Common Gift Card Scams

The National Retail Federation found that gift cards were one of the most requested gifts during the 2017 holiday season. Moreover, gift card spend for the season was estimated to reach $27.6 billion. But how many of those cards were victim to fraudulent activity? Here’s how to protect yourself from some of the most common gift card scams. 1. In-Store Hacking A hacker can …

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February 11, 2019

History of Gift Giving and Gift Cards

Updated 2/11/2019 Since the cave man showed loyalty to his fellow hunter by sharing an antelope drumstick, humankind has felt the need to give gifts. From the exchange of those early humble haunches, humans have evolved gift giving into a science, resulting in the time and money saver known as the gift card. Let’s examine the history of gift giving and gift cards to really catch …

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February 11, 2019

Ways to Score Movie Discounts

Updated 2/11/2019 You’re excited for the big blockbuster premiere this weekend. You really want to see it, but a couple of questions cross your mind. Can you fit a movie into your budget right now? Is it worth it to go on opening weekend when the theater is going to be super crowded? Before you make a decision whether to go out or stay in, here …

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January 26, 2019

13 Ways To Score Free Gift Cards

Free gift card promotions are great, but some can require more work than the cards are worth. The trick is to use the least amount of time finding offers on products you already want. While it's true you'll have to look at several offers before you find the right one, the pay off in savings is worth the effort. Gift Card …

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January 22, 2019

Best Graduation Gift Ideas For High School & College

Ah, graduation...a time to celebrate your student’s hard work and accomplishments. Whether going into the workforce or attending college, finding the perfect gift for a graduate can be tough. Don’t get me wrong, cash is always useful. But why not give a gift that’s a little more thoughtful? Help them get ready for the next phase in their life with our list of top gifts …

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January 9, 2019

How Do Electronic Gift Cards Work

Wondering how electronic gift card works? Read the tips below to learn details such as how to use them to make a purchase, how they’re sent and what happens when you can’t find your card. What Is An Electronic Gift Card An electronic gift card is a code sent to a recipient via an electronic platform. They are also referred to …

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January 2, 2019

Where To Find Senior Discounts For Clothing

Calling all fashionistas who are 50+ and fabulous! Did you know that you can get discounts at some of your favorite clothing stores? Depending on where you shop, you can save 10% to 20% on your purchases. Reference this list of discounts to find deals at your favorite retail stores. The savings listed below have been verified by a store representative or …

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December 27, 2018

What Is A Gift Code And How Do I Find It

What Is A Gift Code A gift code is the 16- to 25-digit number located on the front or back of a gift card. Depending on the brand, a gift code can also be alphanumeric. Note that the Personal Identification Number (PIN) and Card Value Verification (CVV) are not part of the gift code but are required for security. …

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December 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Season Gift Card Survey

About The 2018 Holiday Gift Card Study Gift Card Granny conducted its annual survey to determine the latest gift card usage and trends for the 2018 holiday season. Nearly 3,000 US-based consumers who have visited provided responses. Topics such as most popular retailers, purchasing behavior and digital gift card growth were analyzed. Amazon is the favored online …

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November 30, 2018

Receive Cash For Unwanted Hotel Gift Cards

Do you have a hotel gift card that’s taking up space in your wallet? If so, you should ask yourself these two questions: 1. Will I use it this year? 2. Do I want to re-gift it? If the answer is no, it’s time to sell your hotel gift card for cash. Where can I sell …

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November 29, 2018

21 Easy Gift Card Holder Ideas

Does the idea of simply handing over a gift card to a friend leave you cold? Statistics show people love receiving gift cards for the holidays, but you can warm up this simplest-of-all gifts by personalizing the gift-card holder. For those without time, a glue gun and dedicated craft room, we've assembled the following 21 ideas for dressing up your gift cards. …

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November 28, 2018

DIY: Holiday Gifts For Less

Updated 11/9/2020 The holidays can be pricey. Especially when you’re buying for friends, cousins, uncles and Aunt Hilda who was twice removed. If you had to guess, how much do you spend on presents? A 2019 Gallup study found that the average American is projected to spend around $942 on gifts for the holiday season. But who says you need to drop a …

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November 25, 2018

Cyber Monday Deals 2018

Cyber Monday is the most convenient time to stock up on gifts for the holidays because you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Plus, you minimize the pressure of limited in-store stock and the temptation to compete with other consumers at your preferred retailers. But where do you even begin with so many promotions and sales? Before you start your shopping spree, …

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October 1, 2018

FAQs: Gift Card Expiration Dates, Fees And More

Gift cards do not and cannot expire in less than five years of the purchase date. However, it’s important to remember that there may be fees associated with an expired card, causing funds to be drained from the balance. Learn more about rules, regulations and suggestions on what to do with an expired gift card. Gift Card Expiration In the past, …

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August 29, 2018

How To Redeem An iTunes Gift Card

If you’re lucky enough to have an iTunes gift card, it’s time to get shopping! Whether you’re a music fan, book worm, movie lover, or game junkie; all you have to do is follow these steps to redeem and use your iTunes gift card. How To Redeem An iTunes Gift Card Find the 16-digit redemption code on the back of the …

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August 6, 2018

Redeem And Use Your Amazon Gift Cards

It’s time to put your Amazon gift card to good use. Whether you’re purchasing a year’s worth of Kleenex or trying to find a new computer, the steps below will teach you how to use your Amazon gift card. How To Redeem Your Amazon Gift Card Find the claim code on the back of the Amazon gift card Go to the …

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