Today target balance gift card are not a thoughtless gift. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express offers a whopping 6% cash back at U.S. grocery stores — many of which sell gift cards that work at various retail and online stores. A Gift Card ordered online can be loaded with any value between $5.00 and $500.00. Gift Cards cannot be reloaded or recharged with additional value.

You're at the register of your favorite store with an armful of clothes or a couple of lattes, but when the cashier swipes your gift from Aunt Jean, the card shows zero balance. No. Your Gift Card won't be accepted at locations outside the United States. Gift Cards will be dispatched to your nominated delivery address(es) as specified in your Order.

Earn 5% cash back on everyday purchases at different places each quarter like grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, select rideshares and online shopping, up to the quarterly maximum when you activate. Pick up a Stop & Shop gift card while you shop, or place an order online for pick-up or delivery.

Gift card may be redeemed online at or directly on board. Each time your Card is used for a purchase, the amount is automatically deducted from your balance. Your card may be used in the United States everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. Before EMV Chip security , many retailers didn't allow customers to purchase gift cards using credit because scammers would copy credit card numbers and use them to buy gift cards that aren't traceable.

The second box on the check balance source web page requires you to type the gift card's access number. Some merchants may utilize other safeguards for large gift card purchases — like requesting a photo ID to ensure credit card payment details match your ID," shares Kim Sobasky of the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA).

It's possible he or she didn't enter it as a gift card, but incorrectly hit ‘debit' or ‘credit,'" says Shelley Hunter, content manager, spokeswoman and gift card girlfriend" for A manager or customer service representative can double-check to make sure your gift card was entered as a gift card, Hunter says.