A gift card is a prepaid card sold by retailers and banks that allows the holder to purchase products or services up to the value of the gift card. Some gift cards are directly transferable to another gift card or account. Other gift cards are non-transferable but still allow you to transfer the card to another person or to combine the card with another gift card or method of payment.
Call the customer service number listed on the back of the gift card and ask the customer service representative if it is possible to transfer the balance of the gift card to another account. Some gift cards allow you to combine balances from multiple cards into a single account.
Give or sell the gift card to another individual. Even if the gift card does not allow you to directly transfer the balance to another account, most cards allow you to transfer the card to another person.
Combine the gift card balance with another gift card or method of payment. If your gift card does not allow you to directly transfer the balance to another account, combining the balance of your gift card with another gift card or method of payment effectively transfers the balance of the gift card by allowing you to purchase a product or service that costs more than the current value of the gift card.
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