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 Amazon’s latest gift card promo is totally a no-brainer. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon is handing out $15 credits – here’s how to cash in," 26 Apr. 2021 The fraudster instructed the woman to withdraw $2,000 from her savings account, buy four $500 gift cards, call him back and provide him the gift card numbers. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Pickup truck slams into road signs; woman scammed by fake police: Brook Park police blotter," 17 Apr. 2021 The Better Business Bureau has proposed more education and consumer protection relating to gift card sales. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Pennsylvania widow drained of $39K in gift card scam by a man she fell for," 16 Apr. 2021 Employees are trained to look for signs that gift card customers may be victims of a scam. Ron Hurtibise,, "How two South Florida women lost thousands to the ‘Geek Squad’ email scam," 4 Apr. 2021 Since last year, the city has invested $1,032,965 in local businesses through gift card programs, assistant city manager Mark Wood said. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, "Colleyville pumps over $300K into local businesses with latest gift card program," 30 Mar. 2021 And right now, select new Amazon gift card customers can get a $15 site credit with their purchase of $50 worth of them. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this weekend," 7 Mar. 2021 Scammers may ask victims for gift card numbers or bank account numbers over the phone, or to wire or mail cash. Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes, "CVS, Walmart, Home Depot Join Fight Against Social Security Scams," 3 Mar. 2021 Since January 2019, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has received more than 230 consumer complaints related to gift card scams, according to a news release. Julia Sandor And Kiersten Moss, The Arizona Republic, "Never pay debts with gift cards, new Arizona consumer program warns," 17 Feb. 2021

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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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5 May 2021

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“Gift card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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Kids Definition of gift card

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

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