Why gift cards?
Gifting money instead of a physical product has started to become more of a normality in this day and age. When there are simply far too many potential gifts out there that your mind decides to draw a blank on what to get your coworker – or, more accurately, you don’t actually know or care about any of their interests but still want their vote for employee of the month so you just give them some dosh and tell them to get whatever they want. Now, this may seem like a lack of thoughtfulness if it was just $20 in cash, but a gift card tells another story.
For one thing, it’s easier for you to stay on budget. $20 is $20, and math is math. They work great when you have two or more people to buy for who know each other, such as your siblings – if you can stand them. A gift card each is a good way to reduce jealousy when you give one of them a teapot full of sentimental value, and the other gets an iPod. Although the gift card may be limited as to where the recipient can purchase items from with said gift card, however that entirely depends on the source of the gift card.
Gift cards for gamers
Gaming is the leading form of entertainment in the 21st century, with over 244 million American adults who frequently play video games, and three quarters of all American households consisting of at least one gamer. It’s safe to say you may know someone with an interest in gaming, and as long as they’re not in denial they’ll know it’s not quite an inexpensive hobby. Or their parents are the credit card holders.
Either way, gift cards on Steam and other platforms can fully pay for or contribute towards a large number of games – and if you’re not sure how big a gift card to get your friend, you can take a look at their Steam wishlist, with a ranking order of most to least wanted. Simply log in through steam, select a friend or family member who you’ve added on Steam, select a gift card up to $100, and Steam will do the rest for you.
So, if you’re hungry for some completely free Steam wallet codes, FrugalForLess is the meal for you. It’s uncommon to eat out during a national lockdown, so if you want your cheese online, they’ve got 12 legitimate ways to get steam gift cards and codes at no cost to you. It may say it’s only 10 on your browser tab for some reason, but I assure you it’s definitely 12. Or is it? Just kidding… or am I? Go find out, it’s free anyway. Nothing is better than free food/games/both.
Gift cards are about as convenient as walking to the other side of the house and not always forgetting what it is you came for (it was a glass of water – and if it wasn’t, get one anyway and stay hydrated). Physical gift cards can be slipped into a normal birthday card envelope, or even wrapped up in a bow. Whereas I wouldn’t recommend the latter with a wad of cash as you may find that some of the wrapping paper you ripped open is green with Harriet Tubman on the front, looking rather displeased.
Digital versions of gift cards are also available, which are very convenient online. Plus, some restaurants allow you to select a digital gift card as a preferred method of payment, even if it doesn’t cover the whole cost. But tipping culture is a whole other topic.
Gift cards can also be earned for free online through many websites by watching short commercials, completing surveys, and so on. Again, FrugalForLess is a great source for this, whether you need to save up for a friend’s birthday, or even just for yourself, it’s a good cost-free way to make money.