gift card


Definition of gift card

: a card entitling the recipient to receive goods or services of a specified value from the issuer

Examples of gift card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calling in and buying books and gift cards are the best ways to support the shop, according to Rodriguez. Linda Kessler, Dallas News, "How to support your Dallas bookstores," 21 May 2020 Avoid wiring money or using a cash app or gift card. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Better Business Bureau Warns of Surge in “Puppy Scams” Amid Coronavirus Pandemic," 18 May 2020 So far, Crowell, who delivers mail on routes near Concord, New Hampshire, has handed out at least 25 gift cards. Giulia Mcdonnell Nieto Del Rio, CNN, "New Hampshire postal worker leaves gift cards for 2020 grads on his route," 16 May 2020 The Ace Hotel brand is selling gift cards good toward future stays at Ace properties including those in Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Portland. Nicole Clausing, Sunset Magazine, "An Ace Hotel Gift Card Is a Win-Win Purchase," 12 May 2020 Once a physical check is cashed, the money can be delivered to Exaggerated Lion via traditional money transfer, Bitcoin, or gift cards, according to Agari. William Turton,, "Your Corporate Email Isn’t as Safe as You Think," 8 May 2020 Travelers will have 18 months from the time of purchase to redeem the gift card. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Hotels roll out new initiatives designed to boost reservations and cash flow," 6 May 2020 Charter also faced criticism last month for giving its cable technicians $25 restaurant gift cards instead of hazard pay for going into customer homes during the pandemic. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Charter has 230 infected employees after resisting work-at-home requests," 21 Apr. 2020 The balance of the gift card was used to pay for the meals for the cars still waiting in the drive-thru. Fox News, "Chick-fil-A customer uses $200 gift card to buy strangers meals," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of gift card

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gift card was in 1991

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24 May 2020

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“Gift card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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: a card that is worth a certain amount of money and given to someone to buy something from a store

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