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The gift card industry changes quickly. Bankruptcies, new websites, changing regulations, fraud, mobile gift cards, electronic gift cards and public perceptions are just a few issues we keep track of for you.

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Be Sure To Avoid These 3 Common Gift Card Scams


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 …

Do All Visa Gift Cards Have A Fee


February 5, 2019

Do All Visa Gift Cards Have A Fee

Visa gift cards make a great gift. You can use them anywhere that accepts Visa including restaurants, gas stations, department stores and more. However, it’s important to realize there is a fee associated with purchasing a Visa gift card. Do All Visa Gift Cards Have A Fee Yes; the fee is based on the gift card’s value. Gift card values from $10.00 …

How Do Electronic Gift Cards Work


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 …

What Is A Gift Code And How Do I Find It


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. …

2018 Holiday Season Gift Card Survey


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 www.giftcardgranny.com provided responses. Topics such as most popular retailers, purchasing behavior and digital gift card growth were analyzed. Amazon is the favored online …

Activate Your Visa Gift Card In 3 Simple Steps


November 14, 2018

Activate Your Visa Gift Card In 3 Simple Steps

Visa gift cards are usually activated when purchased, allowing for instant usage. But it’s important to know that there are some that require activation. Follow the steps below if you need to activate your Visa gift card. Activate Visa Gift Card Activation instructions may slightly differ depending on which company issues the gift card. Locate the activation instructions. These can be found …

Black Friday Cyber Monday Buying Habits For 2018


November 14, 2018

Black Friday Cyber Monday Buying Habits For 2018

The team at Gift Card Granny conducted a survey to observe the average American’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday buying habits. Topics such as shopping trends and gifting preferences were analyzed. Online shopping is the preferred method when making a purchase on Black Friday More plan to shop on Black Friday this year, up from 69% in 2017 to 81% in 2018 Majority of shoppers favor Black …

The Simple Trick For Getting Target Gift Card Deals


October 9, 2018

The Simple Trick For Getting Target Gift Card Deals

Target is magical. It’s like the Disney World of department stores. Your happy place that allows for uninterrupted alone time. As if the store couldn’t get any better, Target gives you FREE gift cards with certain purchases. You read that right. You can receive FREE gift cards for buying select items. How To Get Free …

FAQs: Gift Card Expiration Dates, Fees And More


October 1, 2018

FAQs: Gift Card Expiration Dates, Fees And More

Gift cards do not and cannot expire in less than five year 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, …

Selling Gift Cards for Cash


September 11, 2018

Selling Gift Cards for Cash

What happens when you receive a gift card you don't want? Do you: a. Throw it in the junk drawer? b. Re-gift the card? c. Sell it for cash? The best choice is to always sell your gift card for cash! Where Can I Sell My Gift Card? You can easily sell your gift card online, at cash for gold and pawn shops, grocery stores, mall kiosks …

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