Best Buy is offering a pretty neat incentive to jump into VR gaming, at least for anyone who wants to join team Oculus. (See feeding frenzy tragedy at WalMart on my blog: Those of us who have been around a while, have seen gift-giving move in a troubling trajectory to where it might as well be skipped, i.e., you keep the $100 you would spend to buy me a “gift card” and I’ll keep the $100 I would spend to buy you a “gift card,” and we’ll both have avoided wasting a lot of time and effort.
Google is running a sweet promotion to entice Nexus owners to give its mobile payment system, Android Pay a shot, as it will be offering a $20 Best Buy e-gift card for those who use the service before December 31. To be eligible for the promotion, you’ll need to use Android Pay on a Nexus phone, like the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6 or Nexus 6P, or with a tablet like the Nexus 7 or Nexus 9.
6: once you get the email saying that it’s been turned in (the email should arrive very soon after the sales manager submits it, give him a call and ask if it’s been more than a day or two because they seem to get lost in a stack), make sure to get an ACTUAL PHYSICAL card rather than the online option; the online cards have weird issues that don’t allow you to use them for a partial purchase (for example, if you’re buying something that is $76.45, you won’t be able to use the online card), and places that can’t physically type in credit card info can’t use them either.
Until recently, giving gift cards as a wedding present was considered impersonal, but with the increasing acceptance of gift cards, together with the growing selection of gift card packaging ideas available, people are beginning to take a second look at gift cards as a way of giving a wedding gift that is different.
All three major payment networks will continue to be supported by Samsung Pay: American Express, MasterCard and Visa, as well as major banks including Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Navy Federal Credit Union, SunTrust, U.S. Bank, and key partners includingBlackhawk Network, First Data, Global Payments, Synchrony Financial, TSYS, Vantiv, and Worldpay.