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I am looking to get a $1000 gift card for my parents now that I have a great job after college as a thank you to all the sacrifices they have made for me through my 25 years on earth. I want them to put it towards a vacation and I know if I give them cash or a check they won't accept it.

I want a gift card that can be used on anything because I don't want to limit them to one airline company or destination. I've done a little bit of research on Visa and American express gift cards but the fees are ridiculous. Anyone have any input or coupon code?

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Originally Posted by basswacker View Post
I am looking to get a $1000 gift card for my parents now that I have a great job after college as a thank you to all the sacrifices they have made for me through my 25 years on earth. I want them to put it towards a vacation and I know if I give them cash or a check they won't accept it.

I want a gift card that can be used on anything because I don't want to limit them to one airline company or destination. I've done a little bit of research on Visa and American express gift cards but the fees are ridiculous. Anyone have any input or coupon code?

Its called Visa...
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Visa pre paid can pick one up at most any grocery store or pharmacy store.
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It’s called Visa...
Maybe if you read the whole post before jumping to a wise ass remark you'd know that I am aware of visa and American Express grist cards but both have fees on top of the purchase fee and I'm sure my parents aren't going to use it right away
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Or MasterCard

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If you didn't want a smart ass reply shouldn't ask a question around here.
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There is this special thing that has no fees, don't expire, accepted everywhere. It is called cash.
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
There is this special thing that has no fees, don't expire, accepted everywhere. It is called cash.
Cash is king! but I know they won't accept it and tell me to put it on my student loans or car payment
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Originally Posted by basswacker View Post
Maybe if you read the whole post before jumping to a wise ass remark you'd know that I am aware of visa and American Express grist cards but both have fees on top of the purchase fee and I'm sure my parents aren't going to use it right away

No fees on purchases buy 2 visa gift cards 500.00 per card
Pay fee of 6.50 per card when loading them
Total fees 13.00 easy enough. But hey Im a wise ass too.
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My kids are 23 and 26. They are making their way in the real world. The last thing I'd want them to do is toss me a grand when they have so many things that they are saving for.
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Open a bank account give them the debt card......you can continue to show your gratitude by maintaining a minimum balance they can use as mad money.

Your welcome
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Originally Posted by basswacker View Post
Maybe if you read the whole post before jumping to a wise ass remark you'd know that I am aware of visa and American Express grist cards but both have fees on top of the purchase fee and I'm sure my parents aren't going to use it right away
Visa.. they will appreciate you too lol
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What you are doing is awesome. My oldest boy did something similar for me and my wife. He worked for a privately held company that went public, and when they did his stock options were worth millions. When he gave us the cash we had to accept it because we knew how much it meant to him and how proud he was of himself for being able to do that. I had to accept it so as not to make him feel bad or embarrassed for doing that. We are very proud of him and we've put the money away and will use it towards future gifts for him or maybe investments for his children. I am hoping for you that your parents will accept the cash. Hopefully they can if they know how important is is to you
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Instead of giving them a gift card so they can pay for a cruise, why don’t you take them on a cruise. I’m sure they would value the time and memories with you more than any monetary gift.
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Cash, it never gets lost or forgotten!!!
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Give them on to Sea Island Resorts in Georgia.. You can thank me later! They can stay at the Sea Island Inn for 1/4 the cost, yet have acces to everything Sea Island has to offer. "Sea Island is the only resort in the world to earn four five-star ratings for 10 years in a row"

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Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
My kids are 23 and 26. They are making their way in the real world. The last thing I'd want them to do is toss me a grand when they have so many things that they are saving for.
Im doing very well financially and I'm paying way more then the monthly minimum on my student loans and car payment and I think they deserve it

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Instead of giving them a gift card so they can pay for a cruise, why dont you take them on a cruise. Im sure they would value the time and memories with you more than any monetary gift.
and miss having the house to myself for a week
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cash is boring think outside the box

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Stalk the mailbox and intercept bills for a couple months. They won't be able to say "no" after the fact and all said and done, they will have extra cash in the bank to do as they please.


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Also, good job!!!!! Your parents obviously raised you well!
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Originally Posted by basswacker View Post
Im doing very well financially and I'm paying way more then the monthly minimum on my student loans and car payment and I think they deserve it



and miss having the house to myself for a week

Kind of sounds like you are still living with them.
move out and let them have alone time.
I am sure they would enjoy that
25 years is a long time to not be able to run around in the house naked chasing each other when ever they wanted to

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