GiftRocket Makes a Gift Card Accepted Anywhere

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A new spin on the popular gift card.

Is the gift card, a surprisingly desirable commodity for gift recipients, in need of a version 2.0? The decades old plastic present, predated by its paper cousin the gift certificate, may be in for a young and hip transformation at the hands of new startup GiftRocket.

GiftRocket’s version of the gift card is place-specific, but not in the traditional sense. The format is designed to open up the $100 billion-per-year gift card industry and allow gift givers to send gift cards to anyone via email for any thing — such as drinks, skydiving or a spa day — at any venue, regardless of whether the retailer sells its own gift cards…

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Use Prepaid Gift Cards at Other Stores and Locations

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Get the moola you deserve from your gift cards!

Step one is easy. Take all your gift cards out of your wallet, and make it your mission to find the remaining balances on each card. You can normally do this by either checking online, or by calling a toll-free number located on the back. By noting the amount left on the card, you’re already aware of what you can and can’t use it with.

Some stores let you use multiple methods of payment, meaning that if it’s a place you regularly shop at, you can use the gift card to simply subsidize your normal purchase. Think of it as a glorified coupon…

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