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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The gift cards were for Steam, Foot Locker, eBay, Google Play, Amazon and iTunes. Sarah Brookbank,, "Police: Resident spent $19K on 84 gift cards in online relationship scam," 1 July 2019 The suspects instructed the victim to purchase gift cards and provide the card numbers to cover related expenses, which would later be reimbursed after employment commenced. Rachel Spacek, The Mercury News, "Saratoga crime report for the week of June 21," 14 June 2019 Employees can earn incentives such as gift card drawings based on daily performance. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019 Get 25% off all gift cards to popular stores and restaurants including Ulta, Disney, and Spotify. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Find Out Exactly What BJ's Holiday Hours Are," 21 Dec. 2018 Red Lobster: Buy your mom a Red Lobster gift card worth at least $75 and get $10 off or a free appetizer. Olivia Harrison,, "Here's Where Moms Can Eat For Free This Mother's Day," 11 May 2018 At Carrabba's Italian Grill, get $20 in bonus cards with $50 gift card purchase. Doreen Christensen,, "Mother's Day freebies and discounts at gardens, museums and restaurants," 11 May 2018 The card’s benefits include no annual fee, a $20 Amazon gift card on opening, and 5% back on purchases for cardholders with an eligible Prime membership. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Amazon’s unique new credit card is a play for low-income Americans," 12 June 2019 Grand prizes are a camping package with a $250 L.L. Bean gift card, tent, sleeping bag, backpack,and weekend stay at the Blackwell Family Campground and a kayak package with kayak, paddle, life jacket and guided kayaking tour. James Krause, Naperville Sun, "Head to a DuPage Forest Preserve park, trail or lake and be entered to win a prize," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of gift card

1991, in the meaning defined above

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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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