Bankrate surveyed gift cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa, 22 of the largest retailers and the three largest restaurant chain operators, for a total of 29 cards.To see the details for each gift card, click on the name of the issuer.Open-loop cardsIssuerFree shipping?Purchase fees?Can expire?Buy nowAmerican ExpressNoYesNoPurchaseDiscoverYesYesNoPurchaseMasterCardN/AYesNoPurchaseVisaNoYesNoPurchaseRetailersIssuerFree shipping?Purchase fees?Can expire?Buy nowAmazon.comYesNoNoPurchaseBarnes & NobleNoNoNoPurchaseBed Bath & BeyondYesNoNoPurchaseBest BuyYesNoNoPurchaseBordersYesNoNoPurchaseCostcoNoNoNoPurchaseCVSYesNoNoPurchaseDillard'sYesNoNoPurchaseeBayNoNoNoPurchaseGap, Banana Republic, Old NavyYesNoNoPurchaseHome DepotYesNoNoPurchaseiTunesYesNoNoPurchaseKohl'sYesNoNoPurchaseLowe'sYesNoNoPurchaseMacy'sYesNoNoPurchaseMarshalls, T.J. MaxxYesNoNoPurchaseJ.C. PenneyYesNoNoPurchaseSearsYesNoNoPurchaseStarbucksYesNoNoPurchaseTargetNoNoNoPurchaseWalgreensYesNoNoPurchaseWalmartNoNoNoPurchaseRestaurantsIssuerFree shipping?Purchase fees?Can expire?Buy nowDarden RestaurantsRed Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, The Capital GrilleYesNoNoPurchaseOSI Restaurant PartnersOutback, Carrabba's, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's, Roy'sNoNoNoPurchaseYum BrandsKFC, Long John Silver's, Taco Bell, Pizza HutYesNoNoPurchase30 Days of Holiday Savings: See more tips | Get tips by e-mail advertisementRelated Links:What's a 'good' credit score?Should you get a credit union credit card?National credit card rate averagesRelated Articles:FICO points revealedStretching a holiday budgetCredit union network
Bankrate surveyed gift cards from American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa, 22 of the largest retailers and the three largest restaurant chain operators, for a total of 29 cards.
To see the details for each gift card, click on the name of the issuer.
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