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What to do with empty registered gift card?

Author : An

Submitted : 2017-06-13 02:05:01    Popularity:     

Tags: registered  empty  card  gift  

I had to register my gift card (put my name and other personal info on it) so that I could use it to buy things online with it. Now that it's empty do I just throw it away? Just paranoid about the possibility of someone else accessing it and finding m

Answers:

Cut it into little pieces. Or just keep it.

Cut it up and throw it away or run it through a paper shredder

I just cut mine up & throw them away.

But BE 100% Sure there is no chance of a refund.

I used mine at Walgreens and later used it up and cut it up & threw it away.

Ended up returning the item to walgreens and they automatically refunded to that card. Luckily I was able to retrieve it.

I suppose you could go online and change the name & address if you are paranoid. I wouldn't worry about that crap.

The chances of someone stealing both halves out of my trash and then doing anything with it is remote.

Besides, they already know my name & address from my other trash. And my tag number from my car.
So what ?

If you can't reload it and continue to use it, or simply don't want to, cut it up into several pieces and throw it away.

For the on-line registration and tracking feature, set a long, complex password to keep any miscreants at bay.

Anything with personal information should be shredded. Most shredders have a slot for plastic credit cards that should work for your gift card.

If you don't have a shredder, you should get one now. They're only about $30 new, and you could probably find a used one for a third of that price. You are right to be paranoid, and this will just be the first of many uses of it that will put your mind at ease.



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