Give yourself a gift this season: Gift Cards are a great gift to give and get.
Why do they get a bad wrap? They are not a cop-out, especially when you don’t know what to get someone, and if you get the GC with a person’s favorite in mind. I know that my tastes change almost daily-how would someone know what to get me?! I LOVE getting them, and then I can get what I want instead of what someone thinks I want.
In my last post I talked about how teenagers loved a GC & you won’t get “the look” when they open that gift! However, don’t forget older adults who already have everything. They can enjoy a good meal out, a free movie ticket, or even a splurge on the more expensive items at the grocery store. I LOVE getting a GC-takes me through the blahs of Jan/Feb and let’s me get sale items, therefore more bang for the GC buck!
I can’t believe how many restaurants have jumped on the GC train. At my local Brixx Pizza when you bought a $100 GC, you got a $25 GC for yourself & an entry into their $500 GC drawing! If you’re looking for deals like this one: connect on FB, check out the local newspaper, see in store flyers, and be sure to get on the e-mail list for GC news.
Remember, the time you are saving other’s by not forcing them to return an item that was not quite right, is invaluable. I think that the true meaning of gift giving is not burdening someone with a gift that may have future strings attached.
Who invented the GC?
The first Gift Cards were produced by SSI Technologies, Edmond, OK (metro. of Oklahoma City) for Blockbuster in 1995.
Oklahoma City University http://www.okcu.edu/