I like gift cards. Whatever the gift-receiving occasion may be, I'd much rather receive a card I could use to buy what I want over, say, an ugly sweater. I'm obviously not alone, as $131 billion in gift cards are projected to be sold this year, according to CardHub.com. Keeping that in mind, I set out to buy a few gift cards for colleagues.
Though I'm a fan of gift cards, I'm not a fan of store-specific cards. I don't always know where people like to shop or eat, and it's pretty much impossible to spend the exact amount of the card. That means people either have to leave some funds unused or spend some of their own money to buy something.
Off I went to my local Walmart to buy some $100 Visa cards that could be used at many places. For $105.95, I could buy a $100 Visa gift card.