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Whether you're planning on stuffing it in a stocking or tucking it under a tree, the gift card is a go-to idea for many a harried shopper.

But what kind of gift card should you get for Aunt Sally or cousin Mike? That's where Bankrate comes in. Using data we collected from Aug. 27 to Sept. 11, 2014, we looked at the terms and features of 62 different gift cards, including general purpose cards, store-branded retail cards, restaurant cards, airline cards and gas station cards.

Using the chart below, you can compare these cards to find out the one that suits your needs based on factors such as the amount you can put on the card to any fees it costs to buy one. This way, everyone comes out a winner this season.

Select card features:
  • Expires
  • Inactivity fee
  • PIN available
  • Reloadable
  • Loss/theft protection
  • Mobile/e-card
  • Free shipping
  • Purchase fees
  • Online balance check

  • American Airlines
    Loading limits: $50-$1500
    • Online PIN is on card, covered by a scratch-off surface.
    • Email gift card available.
  • Frontier Airlines
    Loading limits: $25-$1,500
    • Standard shipping: $3.25 (Redemption is online only).
  • Hawaiian Airlines
    Loading limits: $50-$2,000
    • Online: E-cards only.
    • E-cards are only redeemable online.
    • Plastic cards are only available in Foodland or Sack & Save Food Stores (in HI).
    • Plastic cards are only redeemable online.
  • JetBlue Airways
    Loading limits: $10-$1,000
    • Gift cards can only be redeemed online or by calling the airline.
    • Shipping charge: Minimum is $9.95 (FedEx Ground).
  • Southwest Airlines
    Loading limits: $10-$1,000
    • Orders of $500+ are shipped free via FedEx.
  • US Airways
    • US Airways gift cards are no longer available due to the merger with American Airlines.



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