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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    I also put a little post-it on each gc and write the new balance after I make a purchase (sometimes i forget when I'm in a hurry). It helps me keep track of how much money I have left on the card and if I have to grab another gc from home before I do my shop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arjon View Post
    I tried post-its but it didn't take long before they came off a couple of times, so I switched to putting a piece of masking tape on each one. After each purchase, I simply cross off the old balance and put the new one.
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    The post-it coming off has only happened maybe 2-3 times - and I've even used the cheapie dupe ones from the $ store. And yes, I cross off the old balance to put the new one. Sometimes i reuse the post-it on another gc if there's room, and sometimes i have to put another one when the post-it gets filled up.

    At the risk of losing the Post-its, or the tape... I use a Sharpie. It doesnt rub off (easily) and doesnt go missing... AND (before you say you cant change the balance) here's a fun/practical fact: You can ERASE a Sharpie from the gift card surface with one of those white plastic "drafting" erasers (see image). So I erase the balance and re-write the new balance... no post-its to lose, no tape or sticky residue on my cards or in my wallet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlombardy View Post
    At the risk of losing the Post-its, or the tape... I use a Sharpie. It doesnt rub off (easily) and doesnt go missing... AND (before you say you cant change the balance) here's a fun/practical fact: You can ERASE a Sharpie from the gift card surface with one of those white plastic "drafting" erasers (see image). So I erase the balance and re-write the new balance... no post-its to lose, no tape or sticky residue on my cards or in my wallet.
    I don't see me switching from using masking tape, which doesn't require erasing, has never led to any issues with residue, and lets me update my total immediately while I still have my GC out without needing to carry around an eraser. But since it a matter of "to each his own" rather than "one size fits all", it's good for people to be aware of different possibilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlombardy View Post
    At the risk of losing the Post-its, or the tape... I use a Sharpie. It doesnt rub off (easily) and doesnt go missing... AND (before you say you cant change the balance) here's a fun/practical fact: You can ERASE a Sharpie from the gift card surface with one of those white plastic "drafting" erasers (see image). So I erase the balance and re-write the new balance... no post-its to lose, no tape or sticky residue on my cards or in my wallet.
    Like Arjon, I'm happy with the way I'm doing it now. And as I said, most of the time the cashier writes the balance on the post-it for me. Been doing it this way I figure for at least 6 years so having it come off 2-3 times in that period is not a big deal. And when I say it comes off, I mean in my wallet - and usually because I've stuck a credit card between the post-it and gc. So I just re-attach

    But thanks for the suggestion - it's interesting to hear how others do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlombardy View Post
    At the risk of losing the Post-its, or the tape... I use a Sharpie. It doesnt rub off (easily) and doesnt go missing... AND (before you say you cant change the balance) here's a fun/practical fact: You can ERASE a Sharpie from the gift card surface with one of those white plastic "drafting" erasers (see image). So I erase the balance and re-write the new balance... no post-its to lose, no tape or sticky residue on my cards or in my wallet.

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    That's how I do but I don't erase just stroke out and put in the new total. My GC don't last that long...LOL.
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    At Shoppers Drug Mart
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    Get 10,000 PC Optimum bonus points wub a $50 Bass Pro, Cabela's, La Vie en Rose or WaySpa gift card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silk View Post
    I was just coming to post this offer and also add a head's up. Here's what I posted in the PCO thread:

    A heads-up: I did the Beauty Boutique GC promo that's on this weekend. The cards were sitting on a display on the counter at the cash at the front and all 3 cosmeticians -including the manager - were at the back chatting. I went through the cards looking for a number I liked (kind of a superstition) and found 2 cards that had the pin area scratched off with the pins exposed. I would bet whoever did that took pictures so they had the card # and pin and are just waiting for the card to be activated. i turned the cards over to the cosmetics manager but wanted to let everyone here know. The Beauty Boutique GCs - at least the ones here - don't come with a cardboard backing like a lot of the newer SDM GCs do, so easier to access the area to scratch for the pin.
    Read this article today and immediately thought of this conversation here in this thread.

    I thought this article lends itself well to this topic...

    Seems people are lifting the cards off the racks, removing the scratch off areas, collecting the card # and PIN, and then replacing the latex, and returning the cards to the store waiting for someone to buy/load the the card.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...am-drains-cash
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhlombardy View Post
    Read this article today and immediately thought of this conversation here in this thread.

    I thought this article lends itself well to this topic...

    Seems people are lifting the cards off the racks, removing the scratch off areas, collecting the card # and PIN, and then replacing the latex, and returning the cards to the store waiting for someone to buy/load the the card.

    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...am-drains-cash
    Thanks for posting this @bhlombardy . Wow, that is taking it to another level.

    At the SDM I shop at most regularly, I do ask for GCs that have not been put out on the floor. When SDM had those wub GC promos, I would call ahead and the manager would put new ones straight from the office aside for me. Unfortunately, the other SDM I shop at - where they also know me - they are not as organized or customer-friendly but there are times I do need to pick up GCs at that location.

    It does make me think twice about buying and using GCs now.

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    I've been waiting for a sale on Netflix GC, there hasn't been one in a while.
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    Feb. 7 - 13 at Sobeys:

    Spend $25 on Sephora, Wayspa, Roots or La Vie en Rose gift cards, get 35 air miles

    Spend $50 on the same cards, receive 70 air miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by fridgers View Post
    Feb. 7 - 13 at Sobeys:

    Spend $25 on Sephora, Wayspa, Roots or La Vie en Rose gift cards, get 35 air miles

    Spend $50 on the same cards, receive 70 air miles

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    Also Netflix and H&M ... in the fineprint.
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    If you did the SDM Beauty Boutique GC promo weekend of January 19, check your account for the bonus points - mine came in.
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    Thanks to @cyn88canada for mentioning it in the flyer section.
    (Image taken from her SDM flyer post)

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    Get a bonus $25 Canadian Tire gc wub $250 in Canadian Tire gcs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    At Shoppers
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    Get a bonus $25 Canadian Tire gc wub $250 in Canadian Tire gcs.
    Limit $500 per customer.
    Normally I'd be all over a Canadian Tire gift card promo but $250, so high, I'll have to think about this.

    Thank you both for posting.

    Return is spend $250 for $275 in gift cards, $250/$275 = 90.9% = 9.1% off.
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    Does anyone have a screen shot of the SDM gift card offer from the beauty boutique for the buy $150 gift card get 15,000 points? Apparently I need a screen shot of my receipt and a copy from their flyer!!!! Sheesh!!

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