Facebook Gift Cards: The Crappiest Way to Give the Laziest Gift

Facebook has a new physical gift card that works like a regular gift card except you can use it at multiple retailers. But! It's not a cash-equivalent Visa you can spend everywhere. It's not even a stored value card that lets you spend the X-amount of money wherever you want within a Facebook-approved pool of… » 1/31/13 1:42pm 1/31/13 1:42pm

Whoops, Best Buy Accidentally Gave Away $50 in a Coupon

Best Buy released a too good to be true coupon earlier today: Spend a $100 and save $50 automatically when you pay with a MasterCard credit card. The fine print had excluded a few products but it was pretty much a free $50 bucks for everything else. So predictably people took advantage of ol' Best Buy and rung up… » 1/22/13 1:00am 1/22/13 1:00am

Amazon Turns Boring Gift Cards Into Campy Personalized Videos

Gift cards are a cop-out that screams "I'm too lazy to think about this!" But if you're going to go that route, you might as well go with an Amazon gift card because, well, you can buy just about anything on Amazon. It's like handing someone cash. Besides, now that Amazon's teamed up with video greeting card service… » 11/16/12 10:44am 11/16/12 10:44am

Apple's Breaking Out Passbook-Enabled Gift Cards

Though iOS 6's Passbook burst onto the scene with a bit of a whimper, it's been getting more useful as time goes on. This weekend, Apple started rolling out Passbook-enabled Apple Store gift cards so you can buy a gift that's not only last-minute, but not even a physical object. » 11/11/12 5:00pm 11/11/12 5:00pm

Best Buy's Gift Card is a Tiny Audio Speaker

Who is the consultant that told all of the big boxers that it would be a good idea to turn this year's holiday gift cards into some sort of tangible object? They are raking it in right now. First Target made this year's gift cards into digital cameras » 11/11/08 11:15am 11/11/08 11:15am, and now Best Buy's are a cheap-o speaker with a 3.5mm jack to plug …

Sharper Image Accepting Gift Cards Again, With a Catch

Good news, fans of overpriced ionic massage chairs that refresh your feet, atmosphere and mind simultaneously, Sharper Image is accepting gift cards again! But you have to buy something worth twice as much as the card, and you have to use it all at once. They're not screwing around here. Our advice? Dispose of your… » 3/07/08 3:30pm 3/07/08 3:30pm