Have you ever purchased gift cards online? Let’s face it, digital gift cards are hot right now and they are so easy to use. Did you know that there is an easy way to manage, the gift card balances via an App from Go Wallet? a Meet a gift cards’ new best friend, GoWallet! Being able to see my gift card balances is so liberating because I am not calling 1-800 numbers to get balances or guessing what I might have left on a card! The GoWallet App lets you easily manage multiple gift cards in one place, access real-time balances, purchase gift cards and sometimes redeem them. If you have purchased gift cards you know there is nothing worse than Not spending a card because you have left the card at home. GoWallet makes it easy to keep your cards with you so you have access to them when you are ready to spend as they are suddenly digital. GoWallet is very Pittsburgh Frugal as my mantra is, “have what you need and need what you have.” GoWallet provides gift card balance access at your fingertips via your smart phone so you can have your gift cards with you and spend them rather than leaving money unspent and unused! GoWallet is a frugal prophecy fulfilled as you get the most out of your gift card purchases!
Example One: The Impromptu Birthday
We all have friends, and birthdays get by us, because life moves. Imagine sitting in a restaurant with a new friend and finding out it is their birthday in a few days. Grab your smartphone, go to the GoWallet App, buy a gift card and send it off! You just need a few pieces of basic info and the gift card is delivered, there are no trips to a store to purchase a gift card, it is an easy way to shop! You will know your friend received their eGift when they read the email you receive an email stating that your friend has viewed their eGift! Your birthday friend can redeem the eGift in one of two ways, depending on the store 1) some stores just use the eGift bar code scanned right from the recipient’s smart phone, 2) recipient can also print the eGift and bring it to the store(I would suggest this method of redemption)
Example Two: The Clean Out
Have you ever handed a cashier a gift card only to be totally mortified that there is ZERO balance on the card? I don’t what it is about handing a Zero Balance Gift Card to a cashier that creates a sick feeling in my stomach, but it is embarrassing. My kids had been playing in their rooms and I saw a gift card on the floor, and I swooped it up and tried to remember when their aunt had sent it, but unable to remember, I simply popped it in my purse to use in the store on a shoe purchase. I wish at that point that I had known about GoWallet because I could have checked the balance rather than the scene that ensued. The cashier called her manager, a line built, and it seems like everything began to move in slow motion, including the cashier informing me that they had verified that there was “a zero balance” and then asking me for another method to pay! (sinking in my chair as I write this) I can assure you that I came home, gathered up all the gift cards we owned and began calling the balance lines, writing in Sharpie pen what each balance was, but if I would have had GoWallet, I would have gone to my app and viewed the balances.
Manage your gift cards like you manage your life, digitally on your smart phone or computer. Half the challenge of using a Gift Card is knowing the amount on the gift card, and GoWallet can meet that challenge!