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Exclusive   2006 Gift Card Study
  STATISTIC: Bankrate.com surveyed gift cards from the top 25 retailers.  
  Some smaller stores are part of a larger company that is in the top 25.  
   
 

2006 Gift Card Study: comparison chart

This comparison chart is a quick reference for the gift cards in the survey. Click on the name to see the details for each retailer's cards.

Gift card comparison
IssuerTypeFree shipping?Fees?Can expire?
7-ElevenPlastic N/A No No
A.J. Wright, TJXPlasticYesNoNo
AlbertsonsPlasticNoNo No
American Express PlasticNoYesNo
Best BuyPlasticYesNoNo
Bloomingdale's, Federated Dept. StoresElectronicN/ANoNo
Bloomingdale's, Federated Dept. StoresPlasticNoNoYes
Bob's Stores, TJX
PlasticYesNoNo
CostcoElectronicN/ANoNo
CostcoPlasticNoNoNo
CVSPlastic N/A No No
DiscoverPlasticNoYesYes
Food Lion, Delhaize America PlasticYesYesNo
GapPlasticYesNoNo
Giant Food, AholdPlasticYesNoNo
Giant Food Stores, AholdPlastic Yes NoNo
Hannaford, Delhaize America PlasticYesYesNo
Harvey's, Delhaize America Plastic Yes Yes No
Home Depot PlasticYesNoNo
HomeGoods, TJX PlasticYesNoNo
J.C. Penney ElectronicN/ANoNo
J.C. Penney PlasticYesNoNo
Kash n' Karry, Delhaize America PlasticYesYesNo
Kohl'sElectronicN/ANoNo
Kohl'sPlasticYesNoNo
KrogerPlasticNoNoNo
Lowe'sPlasticYesNoNo
Macy's, Federated Dept. Stores ElectronicN/ANoNo
Macy's, Federated Dept. Stores PlasticYesNoYes
Marshall's, TJX PlasticYesNoNo
Martin's Food Markets, AholdPlastic Yes Yes No
MasterCard Plastic NoYesYes
MeijerPlasticYesYesNo
Office Depot PlasticYesNoNo
PublixPlasticYesNoNo
Rite Aid Plastic N/A NoNo
SafewayPlasticNoNoNo
SearsPlasticYesNoNo
StaplesPlastic N/A NoNo
Stop & Shop, AholdPlasticYesNoNo
Sweetbay, Delhaize America PlasticYesYesNo
TargetElectronicN/ANoYes
TargetPlasticNoNo No
TJ Maxx, TJX PlasticYesNoNo
Tops Markets, Ahold Plastic Yes Yes No
VisaPlasticNoYesYes
Walgreens PlasticYes No No
Wal-Mart ElectronicN/ANoNo
Wal-Mart PlasticNoNoNo
 
 
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