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Oct 23, 2017
25 posts
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Wal-Mart gift cards

Anyone have any issues with wal-mart gift cards? My wife purchased 2 gift cards to donate to seniors and they had $0 balance! She unfortunately paid in cash and no longer has receipts. Keep your receipts if you're gifting these!
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Deal Expert
Feb 7, 2017
15513 posts
12722 upvotes
Eastern Ontario
AppleMango wrote: Anyone have any issues with wal-mart gift cards? My wife purchased 2 gift cards to donate to seniors and they had $0 balance! She unfortunately paid in cash and no longer has receipts. Keep your receipts if you're gifting these!
Sorry for your loss
Gift Cards are a favourite venue for scammers

BEST ADVICE - look for GCs in tamper proof pkging.
If buying any others, check the back to see that the peel strip has not been disturbed
ALWAYS keep receipts
In fact if they are a Gift, I usually include the ACTIVATION RECEIPT with the card
And the easiest way to ensure a good GC isn’t stolen after you own it
Is to USE THR FULL AMOUNT IN ONE GO
Cuz the easiest way that Scammers steal them ... is when owners carry a balance after it’s been swiped the first time
Deal Expert
Feb 7, 2017
15513 posts
12722 upvotes
Eastern Ontario
Kiraly wrote: Yet another reason why it’s always better to give cash than gift cards.
Yada yada yada

I do t know WHY peeps don’t recognize the fact that Cash doesn’t work in all gifting situations

Be it because of business relationships
Or family / friends
Sometimes giving money just isn’t easy or appropriate

It is what it is

GCs as a form of plastic currency do serve a purpose
Same way that CCs & Debit Cards do
Convenience
And an element of security ... that hard cash has NEVER offered

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