gift card


Definition of gift card

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

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Friends and family have been giving me gift cards for gas and helping me out with other necessities. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "What the Government Shutdown Means for This Airport Employee," 25 Jan. 2019 To sweeten the deal, Huawei is also offering anyone who buys a Matebook X Pro online from Amazon or Newegg — or in a physical Microsoft Store (but apparently not Mircosoft’s website) — by June 10th a free $300 gift card for any store of choice. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Huawei’s Matebook X Pro is now available in the US, starting at $1,200," 21 May 2018 Look for gift cards for movie theaters, restaurants, entertainment, and more. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "11 Perks of Your Costco Membership You Probably Didn't Know About," 14 Mar. 2018 Major bitcoin exchange Coinbase launched a feature yesterday that lets its European customers buy virtual gift cards with cryptocurrency. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Coinbase lets European users cash out bitcoin in gift cards accepted at retailers," 26 July 2018 Several retailers, including Target, Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop, are offering a $25 gift cards with purchase. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Nintendo Switch includes free gift card, and Xbox One consoles are $100 off before the holidays," 20 Dec. 2018 Get a $50 gift card with orders over $150 using 'GIFT50'. Glamour, "The Black Friday Beauty Deals You Need to Know," 22 Nov. 2018 All new Verizon activations of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL through Oct. 20 will receive a $150 gift card. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Here's how to get a Google Pixel 3 (or two) without paying full price," 16 Oct. 2018 Sam contacted Starbucks customer service and was offered a $5 gift card, according to the post. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Starbucks barista is fired for mocking a patron who was stuttering," 5 July 2018

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1991, in the meaning defined above

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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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