The first giftcard using a payments infrastructure was introduced by Neiman Marcus in late 1994, though Blockbuster Entertainment was the first company to do so at a wide scale, test-marketing them in 1995 and launching them around the country the next year. In the beginning, the Blockbuster giftcard replaced gift certificates that were being counterfeited with recently introduced color copiers and color printers. Blockbuster's first giftcard transactions were processed by what was then Nabanco of Sunrise, Florida. Nabanco was the developer of the first third-party platform for the processing of giftcards using existing payment infrastructure.
A gift card (also known as gift certificate in North America, or gift voucher or gift token in the UK) is a prepaid stored-value money card usually issued by a retailer or bank to be used as an alternative to cash for purchases within a particular store or related businesses. Gift cards are also given out by retailers and marketers as part of a promotion strategy, to entice the recipient to come in or return to the store, and at times such cards are called cash cards. Gift cards are generally redeemable only for purchases at the relevant retail premises and cannot be cashed out, and in some situations may be subject to an expiry date or fees. Visa and MasterCard credit cards produce generic gift cards which need not be redeemed at particular stores, and which are widely used for cashback marketing strategies. A feature of these cards is that they are generally anonymous and are disposed of when the stored value on a card is exhausted.
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I’ve included the formula companies because they do offer pregnancy and baby freebies, but just be warned they will have subtle formula and follow on milk messages, which you don’t need – even if you bottle feed with Infant formula, it’s better to stick with the first formula rather than switch to follow on milk. They aren’t allowed to advertise their infant milk before 6 months, so getting you on board whilst pregnant is a way of getting round the advertising ban. Onto the offers – Cow & Gate offer a free pregnancy diary and cuddly cow when you join up to their baby club. Similarly, SMA infant formula have a pregnancy club which offers surprises, information and competitions. Aptamil has offers, expert advice and discounts.