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Exclusive   2006 Gift Card Study
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Gift cards at a glance: MasterCard


Gift cards at a glance
MasterCard (plastic) www.mastercard.com
Monetary units
Online or in financial institutions. Denominations up to $500 or $2,500 depending on financial institutions.
Delivery
$5.95 for one to 10 cards; five to seven days for delivery.
Fees
Varies by financial institution.
Expiration date
Varies by financial institution.
Use
Redeemable at any location that accepts MasterCard.
Cash-out
Unused balance remains on card. No cash-out.
Comments
The gift card phone number can answer questions on the card and provide numbers of institutions that carry the card. Cards are not sold over the gift card phone number. Activation by phone can have a PIN assigned or use signature verification only.
 
 
 
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