If you are not sure what to get your friends and family this holiday season, gift cards are a great alternative. Here are a few things to consider when purchasing one.
- Gift cards have an expiration date. Use it before you lose it! It’s painful to find that old gift card in your wallet, only to realize the expiration date has already passed.
- To make online purchases, some cards must be registered with the card company. This can normally be done through the company’s site.
- Did you buy a digital gift card through a website? That can only be used for online purchases.
- Subscription fees? In almost all cases, gift cards cannot be used for reoccurring purchases.
If you have any confusion, explore the card company’s site for usage rules.