1.15.2014

A Simple Way to Track Gift Card Balances

How to Track gift card balanes
Gift Cards are a thrifty girls DREAM- free money to spend! I treat gift cards like my normal money and try to get the most bang for my dollar by shopping sales, clearance and combining coupons. This stretches the gift cards as far as they will go and keeps extra money in your pocket.

Now I had a bunch of gifts last year from Christmas, Target promotions,plus I won a giveaway. I had to come up with a simple technique to keep track of the balances other than calling the 1-800 number that takes forever!

Here is what I came up with. It is super easy to do and let's me visibly see the balance at all times.




Once I use the gift card I tuck the receipt and the GG in my wallet. Then when I get home I write the balance on the top of the GC in permanent marker.

If I use it more then once I just mark off the old balance and write the new one.

I know it is so silly simple but works and is a great system.

Let me know if you try it and what you think!



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