- Amount: Mistakes happen so always double check the GC amount with the store.
- Expiration Date: Usually, when you get a GC through a department store promotion, it's only good for a certain period of time. However, when you are redeeming points from your credit card for a GC, there's usually no expiration date.
- Charge-Send Policy: Most department stores do not permit charge-sends with GCs. You will either need to use it on-line or in-store. Otherwise, you have to be comfortable enough with the sales associate to mail the GC to him/her.
- Fees For Non-Usage: Certain GCs decrease in value because the store will charge you an annual fee for not using it.
Gift Cards: Keep Track of Them
Gift cards are marketed like cash but in reality, they are far from it. When you purchase or receive a gift card, make sure of the following:
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