Use your prepaid gift cards wherever PayPal is accepted. Gift cards available in amounts of $5, $10 or $20. The NYPD warning was accompanied by a photo posted to Facebook showing a doctored gift card that had turned up at a New York City store. Gift cards available in amounts of $15 - $200. Average Resale Value (20 points): To account for the potential that you don't end up using a gift card that you purchase or receive, we determined how much a seller could get for a $100 gift card from each retailer on the major gift card exchanges.

Gift cards began with specific stores. In fact, 91% of people recently surveyed said they've purchased a gift card for someone in the past. But today, almost every retailer will allow you to purchase store-based or open-loop (Visa, Amex, or Mastercard prepaid) gift cards using your favorite credit card.

Gift cards are not usable until they are activated at the cash register. Retailer Rating (15 points): The customer experience at a given retailer obviously affects the intrinsic value of its gift cards. For PayPal members, you can simply add prepaid gift cards to your wallet then start using them during checkout - just like any other credit or debit cards.

You can contact the Gift Card Customer Service Centre on 1300 398 226 to check the status of your gift card order. Additionally, some specific locations may have their own restrictions on buying gift cards, so just ask if they can be purchased with a credit card.

Phone call: call the merchant's support number and ask if you can check card balance. Unlike store gift cards and gift certificates, you can use your Navy Federal Visa Gift Card to pay for purchases at any store that accepts Visa Debit Cards (U.S. territories are excluded).

Here are our personal favorites, all of which offer cash back or discounts on your gift card purchases. Prior to purchasing a gift card, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recommends that you read the product disclosures to understand the important terms and conditions of the account.