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AllAccessGift Informative - Don't Give an ALL-ACCESS Gift Card

Review by Out $100 on 2010-10-10
I had misplaced the $100 gift card given to me by my daughter for a few months. When I checked on the balance I found it had been automatically reduced by $5/mo and was now zero. There were no monthly statements or description of this practice on the back of the card.

Don't throw your money away on these cards.
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-10-11
Posted by unhappy999 on 2010-10-10:
If the charge was $5 a month, you must have misplaced it for 20 months. With any gift card, you should not wait to long to use it with businesses going out of business and monthly inactivity fees. This is why business are always trying to get people to buy gift cards. They make a lot of "free" money from unused gift cards.
Posted by Skye on 2010-10-10:
That happened to me once. I was given a gift card to a music store, and then forgot I had it. My problem was, the store was bought out, and under a new name, but still a music store. They would not honor the gift card, which I don't blame them. $25.00 bucks down the drain, and nobody to blame but me.

Gift cards are nice gift, as long as they are used within a certain amount of time. Some stores have have gift cards without expiration dates, or any of those pesky monthy fee's for not using your gift card. Those are the stores I will buy a gift card from. If all else fails, give cash, it fits everyone's wallet and never expires *hopfefully*.
Posted by Skye on 2010-10-10:
No wonder the gift card became useless. I see it's a product of Net Spend, and that company has nothing but COMPLAINTS against them.

Thanks op for warning others who may have this card.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-10:
There is actually some new legislation cracking down on companies with poor practices in that area.


http://money.cnn.com/2010/03/23/news/economy/gift_card_regulations/index.htm
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-10-11:
I was going to say the same thing, incrediblelee. I seem to remember hearing something on the news about that. Thanks for the reminder.

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