13 Sure-Fire Gift Cards for Mother's Day


April 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

13 Sure-Fire Gift Cards for Mother's Day

  Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May and you still haven't the faintest idea what to buy your ever-patient, ever-loving and ever-the-best mom. She gave you life: The least you can do is get her a decent gift. Some moms are just impossible when it comes to finding the right gift and living at a distance can make it even more difficult. …

15 Ways to Avoid Gift card Fraud


February 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

15 Ways to Avoid Gift card Fraud

  Gift card sales for the holiday season were estimated to reach nearly $25 billion in 2009. More than 55-percent of American adults say they'd like to receive one, according to a National Retail Federation survey, making gift cards the most requested gift this year. Naturally, scam artists have latched onto this trend and are pulling their usual dirty tricks. For example, the …

13 Tips to Safely Buy Gift Cards on eBay


January 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

13 Tips to Safely Buy Gift Cards on eBay

You may wonder why people buy gift cards on eBay when they can pick them up at stores or order them online. The fact is you can save 5 percent, 15 percent or more than 50% through the popular online auction site. However, safely purchasing cards on eBay requires a bit of knowledge as to how the process works. We've compiled …

5 Tips to Using Gift Cards for E-Book Purchases


November 20, 2009 | 0 Comment

5 Tips to Using Gift Cards for E-Book Purchases

  After a bumpy start, major booksellers are now allowing e-book owners to use gift cards for content purchases. While such gift cards make great presents, e-book readers also buy gift cards themselves to make purchases of less than $1, which can clutter credit cards. Perhaps in response to complaints throughout e-book forums and on blogs, Barnes & Noble announced …

How to Avoid Buying a Fraudulent iTunes Gift Card on eBay


November 5, 2009 | 0 Comment

How to Avoid Buying a Fraudulent iTunes Gift Card on eBay

  It sounds fairly innocent. Grandma gives her grandson an iTunes gift card for Christmas but he doesn't have an iPod, so he re-sells it on eBay. Being a sweet young thing (or just stupid), he's selling the gift card for $10 off its face value. It's difficult to pass up such a deals when we seem them, but it turns out iTunes …