Receiving money as a gift is always welcomed by just about everyone.
But sending it through the mail is not always a good option.
And sometimes it seems so impersonal when it is given tucked inside a greeting card.
Gift cards are great too, but most of them are very limiting.
They can be spent only in the store they are purchased in.
Well, Western Union has a solution that covers everyone.
The new Western Union gift card can be used anywhere a debit MasterCard is accepted.
That means both online or in any retail store - and it's easy to activate and keep an eye on your balance.
And what makes it even more personal, these cards are available for many different occasions - holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, and more.
You can even write a message that will appear on the inside of the greeting card.
They can be loaded with any amount from $5 to $100, and they will ship this card for you for free.
There is a $5 fee to purchase this card, but from now until 9/1/12, if you use this promotional code: WUGIFTPROMO8, you will receive 25% off this fee.
You can also call 1-866-953-6490 to record a personal message that the gift receiver will hear when they call to activate their gift card. I like that little feature - and it is free!
Here are a few of the legal requirements that I need to let you know about:
This blog post is paid for by Western Union.
The Western Union® gift card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank, Member FDIC. A $2.50 per month servicing fee applies after 12 consecutive months of non-use.
Gift Card only for sale and shipment to the 48 contiguous states excluding AZ, PO Boxes, US military bases and correctional facilities.
Receive 25% off the $5 gift card fee when purchasing a gift card at wugift.com. Limit one (1) coupon per transaction. No cash redemption value. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Void where prohibited. Offer expires 9/1/2012.