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 The Amazon’s card’s $200 gift card bonus can give you an instant head start on your holiday shopping. Ian Salisbury,, 18 Nov. 2023 Scammers often insist on being paid with gift cards because their details are easy to share, easy to redeem and hard to trace. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2023 Apple gift cards can be used to purchase Apple products, apps, music, and other products at various online stores. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 9 Nov. 2023 The biggest downside, however, is that any cash gifts are only available as Amazon gift cards. WIRED, 29 Oct. 2023 Build up their travel fund with a Disney gift card to cash in on theme park tickets, meals, and more. Valerie Marino, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Oct. 2023 The findings are quite the eye-opener: one in 10 Amazon customers have been offered incentives like gift cards, refunds and even free products, all in a bid to rack up those golden stars next to products. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 16 Oct. 2023 In 2021, Henson stole wedding gifts, cash and gift cards amounting to over $1,000 in her home state of Mississippi and was indicted on a charge of grand larceny. Natalie Kainz, NBC News, 7 Oct. 2023 Each package includes a $1000 Amazon gift card and a 65-inch Omni QLED Series smart TV courtesy of Fire TV. Caroline Brew, Variety, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gift card was in 1990

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“Gift card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

gift card

: a card that is worth a certain amount of money and that is given to someone to buy something (as goods or services from a business)
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