There are some good ideas here. I like the one for “labeling” your gift card with a post-it note that you write the remaining balance on. No more guessing. You can cut off the non-sticky part of the post it to make it a label. You put the ezpiration date on it too.
I wish people would get over the stigma of giving cash or a check. It’s so much easier to use and has zero hassle. As my dad used to say, “It’s in your favorite color: green.” Perhaps if it’s presented in some clever way it would be better?
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