Who says that in order to give a really great gift, you need to spend over a hundred dollars? With our recent economic crisis, who can afford spending his or her hard earned bucks? Yeah sure it’s the thought that counts but don’t we usually want the gift to count as well?
A great idea for a wallet friendly gift is cheap gift cards. Gift cards are great presents because one, you allow your recipient to decide which items he or she really likes and two, they are relatively cheap, compared to other gift items that your recipient may already have without your knowledge.
Usually, you can use a gift card only in one merchant place. But now, there are merchants that “band together” that will allow one type of gift card to be used in various establishments. If you choose to give away this type of cheap gift cards, you end up giving your recipient a wider range of choices for items to buy.
Here are some fair warning though in giving away Walmart gift cards.
1. Make sure that you read the fine print on the back of the gift card before purchasing it. You want to get the best deal for your recipient.
2. Most gift cards do not expire as that is illegal in some states but there are still other places that sell expiring gift cards so you may want to check up on the expiry date on that card. I
3. When in doubt, ask the sales person which is the best gift card.
We all have this friend. He or she seems to have everything you can think of. You have no idea what to give him or her because he or she has all the latest trinkets or the latest gadgets on the shelf this Christmas. You do not want to risk buying something off the shelf because he or she may already have that. You cannot just give him or her cash can you?
Well, not literally. But, if you want to give your friend the opportunity to choose a gift for himself or herself, something that your friend will definitely enjoy or an item that he or she has been secretly wanting to buy from that store for ages, then what you can do is buy your friend one or two retail gift cards for this coming holiday.
But what are Target gift cards? These are cards that you can use in buying items from a certain merchant, or for special retail Target gift cards, they allow you to buy items from a long line of merchants.
To know which gift card to purchase for your friend, call to mind the merchants or the shops that your friend frequents in. Does he like to buy sporting materials in this Sporting Goods Store A? Then get him one of their gift cards and you will surely make him feel genuinely grateful. Does she like the books in Bookstore X? Buying her a gift card from Bookstore X will bring a real thankful smile on her lips once she opens your gift.
Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. The company currently operates 1,022 stores in 49 states. Kohl's mission, as stated in store and online, is to be the leading value-oriented, family-focused, specialty department store. Based on 2008 revenue, Kohl's was the 24th-largest retailer in the United States.
Max Kohl, who had previously operated traditional grocery stores, built his first Kohl's supermarket in 1946, the first in what would become a southeastern Wisconsin chain known as Kohl's Food Stores. In 1962, he started his first department store, Kohl's Department Store, in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He positioned Kohl's between the higher-end department stores and the discounters, selling everything from candy to engine oil to sporting equipment.
In 1972 the British-American Tobacco Company's (parent of U.S. subsidiary Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co.) U.S. retail division, BATUS Inc., bought a controlling interest in Kohl's Corp., which at the time operated 50 grocery stores, six department stores, three drug stores and three liquor stores. The Kohl family, led by Allen and Herb Kohl, continued to manage the company. The family left the management in 1979, and Herb Kohl became a United States Senator and owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. The firm then expanded Kohl's presence from 10 to 39 stores in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. The grocery stores were sold to A&P in 1983, operating under the name Kohl's II, but the last of them were closed in 2003.
eBay Inc. is an American Internet company that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. A majority of the sales take place through a set-time auction format, but subsequent methods include a substantial segment of listings in the "Buy It Now" category.
In addition to its original U.S. website, eBay has established localized websites in thirty other countries. eBay Inc. also owns PayPal, Skype (to be sold soon), StubHub, Kijiji, and other businesses.
The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 3, 1995, by French-born Iranian computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. In 1997, the company received approximately $5 million in funding from the venture capital firm Benchmark Capital.
The very first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to ask if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer explained: "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers." The frequently repeated story that eBay was founded to help Omidyar's fiancée trade Pez Candy dispensers was fabricated by a public relations manager in 1997 to interest the media. This was revealed in Adam Cohen's 2002 book, The Perfect Store, and confirmed by eBay.
Kmart (sometimes styled as "K-Mart") is a chain of discount department stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam. The chain acquired Sears in 2005, forming a new corporation under the name Sears Holdings Corporation. Kmart also exists in Australia and New Zealand (see Kmart Australia), although it now has no relation to the American stores except in name, after U.S. equity in the Australian business was purchased in the late 1970s. Kmart is the third largest discount store chain in the world, behind Wal-Mart and Target; all three chains were founded in 1962.
As of January 28, 2006, Kmart operated a total of 1,416 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This store count included 1,361 discount stores, averaging 92,000 sq ft (8,500 m2), and 55 Super Centers, averaging 165,000 sq ft (15,300 m2).
Kmart's world headquarters were located in Troy, Michigan, in a sprawling complex which, since Kmart's relocation to Illinois, has been slated for demolition. However, at this current time, no actual demolition efforts are underway, and the proposed mixed-use complex the Pavilions of Troy, slated for the site has not begun construction due to issues with funding.
Kmart became known for its "Blue Light Specials." They occurred at surprise moments when a store worker would light up a mobile police light and offer a discount in a specific department of the store. At the height of Kmart's popularity, the phrase "attention Kmart shoppers" also entered into the American pop psyche, appearing in films and other media such as Rain Man, Troop Beverly Hills, Six Days Seven Nights, and Beetlejuice.