Grad Gifts - Gift Cards

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Gift cards can make a great Grad gifts and they are, indeed, very popular. There is one main reason why you should consider giving a gift card: It saves time!

You don't have to worry about getting the right gifts, you just give a gift card of a nice store and that's it.

However, there are some facts you should know about the gift cards industry, facts that most of the businesses don't want you to know. In this article we are going to talk about this important information.

There Are Three Types Of Gift Cards:

1.Prepaid credit cards, like prepaid visa card and muster card.

2. General gift card: to stores like wal-mart.

3. Targeted gift cards.

Prepaid Credit Cards

There are three main prepaid credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and American-express card.

When you give a prepaid credit card you give the graduate the opportunity to buy anything - anywhere. You don't have to think much about what kind of gift would fit the person you are buying the gift for. This is actually giving money but in a more sophisticated way.

Giving prepaid credit cards is very comfortable but they have a huge disadvantage: fees and expiration dates. Before acquiring the card you need to pay attention to those. It's very important to read the fine print, they will not just give it to you!

If you decide to buy prepaid Visa card, there is a nice service you can use: they allows you to personalize your gift card with a picture or some special words.

You can use this option if you want to get a prepaid visa card but you want it to be a more personal gift, like if the grad needs money and you want to give him something he really needs but you also want it to be a more special, personal gift.

General Gift Cards

General gift cards are great to grads that are moving away and going to need a lot of new stuff to settle in their new place.

Wal-Mart, for example, is a perfect choice because you can find just about anything there.

Targeted Gift Cards:

Those are perfect as grad gifts if you know what the graduates' hobbies are and you can get him a gift card of his favorite store or website.

For an example, if you know that the graduate loves music and also has an iPod- a great gift would be an Itunes gift card.

Today there are gift cards to every taste and it shouldn't be a problem finding the right one for the graduate.

A Money Saving Tip:

Many people lose their gift cards' value because they don't pay attention to the expiration date.

The value of unused gift cards is estimated at $8 billion. If you don't want to waste your money, you need to remind the graduate bout the expiration date, if there is one.


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