Sometimes it is difficult to know what to give as a Christmas gift, and that is one of the reasons why gift cards are so popular. A survey commissioned by the National Retail Federation found that 81% of vacation shoppers plan to buy at least one gift card. On average, shoppers spend $ 163 on this type of card, or just under $ 30 billion. This is 4% more than in the previous year and the highest value in the eleven years of the survey.
Interestingly, a much smaller percentage of people, 59%, said they would like to receive a gift card.
Tell me about some 40% gift card types that say stupid things. The reason is that sometimes I don’t use the cards that people sent me. An unused gift card is a boon to the company you purchased it from (and I think there is a certain percentage of people who don’t redeem it), but not to the person who received it. Cards may also expire and an inactivity fee may be charged on an unused card.
Some of the prime objectives of introducing the MyPrepaidCenter into the market are as follows:
- To help the customers to get rid of waiting in the queues just to make the payments of their purchase. The users of the MyPrepaidCenter Card can easily make their payments online within a few seconds.
- These cards eliminate the need for visiting the bank again and again to check the details like the transaction history, account balance, account statement, etc.
- MyPrepaidCenter online portal sends the notifications of the due dates again and again to each and every user. Thus, the user avoids the penalties of late payment if he is using this online portal.
- MyPrepaidCenter is the most secure and most user-friendly way for each and every user who wishes to make their payments just by sitting on their couch.
- The Meta Bank has made sure that registering on the online portal is extremely easy. Thus, it enhances the user-friendliness of the MyPrepaidCenter Card.
The good news is that in 2010 the Federal Trade Commission introduced new rules that prevent the sale of a five-year expiration card and that issuers have to wait a year before evaluating downtime. The rules also require that the expiration date and all fees be printed on the card, but that doesn’t stop people like me from throwing the card in a drawer and forgetting it for a year or two.
If there is a physical card, I want it to be registered so I can continue to use the money if it is lost or stolen.
For example, at Starbucks you can register your card so that if you lose it, you can get a new one and transfer all your credit. You can also repair your caffeine using the company’s smartphone app, so you don’t need a card in your wallet. I know it doesn’t look like much, but I’m trying to limit the number of MyPrepaidCenter cards in my wallet so it’s not too big and reduce the effort of canceling and replacing cards if my wallet is lost or stolen. becomes.
Just save each gift card as soon as you receive it so you don’t forget it.
Christmas is still a few weeks away, but we are already in the center of Hanukkah. So if you’re thinking of one last Hanukkah gift (or postponing your Christmas gifts until December 25 or just before December 25), an electronic MyPrepaidCenter gift card may be the only way to redeem it in time. But if so, what do you put next to the menorah or under the tree?
One of my favorite Christmas gifts, especially for teens, is an investment in Kiva or MicroPlace.