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 …

16 Creative Uses for Gift Cards


December 1, 2009 | 0 Comment

16 Creative Uses for Gift Cards

They're called "gift cards" so it's logical to think the main function of these little plastic darlings is to give as presents. But what do you do with gift cards once they've been spent? Gift Card Granny has 16 off-beat ways to use your gift cards after the holidays. 1. Ninja star: These puppies really fly when you fling them. Sharpen one up and …

5 Important Facts about California's Gift Card Laws


November 30, 2009 | 6 Comments

5 Important Facts about California's Gift Card Laws

  As usual, California just has to be different. The rash of bankruptcies and other difficulties facing the state have led to changes and reinforcements of laws applying to gift cards in California. Since this is the season when the majority of gift cards are purchased, Gift Card Granny thought it a good time to examine these laws for California's shoppers. …

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 Check Your Visa Gift Card Balance


November 13, 2009 | 26 Comments

How to Check Your Visa Gift Card Balance

Prepaid Visa gift cards can be used at most stores or to even pay your bills. But they're different from store gift cards in that a cashier can't check the balance before you make a purchase. It's important to know the balance before making a purchase or you may be stuck paying out-of-pocket to cover the remaining balance on a transaction. Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits all …

21 Easy Gift Card Holder Ideas


November 6, 2009 | 3 Comments

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 Christmas, 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. …

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 …