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Vanilla Gift Card Giveaway

by Laura

Heart shaped candies featuring doting messages and fluffy white teddy bears clutching red roses are on store shelves right now for Valentine’s day.

Whether you love to love it, love to hate it or hate to love it, it is almost here. Instead of showing your loved ones that they are special to you on Valentine’s Day with tacky stuffed animals and sugary sweets, why not give them something everyone can make use of?  Vanilla Gift. I’m having a Vanilla Gift Card Giveaway!

25-Vanilla-MasterCard

Vanilla Gift is a gift card, accepted anywhere Visa is, with denominations up to $500. They come in numerous themes and designs, are available at retailers nationwide and come ready to use immediately. Many people prefer Vanilla products over any other prepaid gift card on the market because they are safe, secure, reliable, and easy to use.

I have used the Vanilla Gift Visa version before and MasterCard is also available.

You can use it  like a Visa or MasterCard where accepted. They are simple to use but their are a few things that if you know will make it even easier.

1. Know your balance – merchants can’t find out or determine the balance on your card.  So if you try to make a purchase that is more than the balance of your card it will be declined. However, if you know the balance and your purchase is more than the balance merchants can run the card for the amount of the balance. You can find out your balance by calling the phone number list on the card. YOu can also get it by visiting the website also listed on the card.

2. Pay at the register – Give the card to the casher and sign the receipt or press credit on the key pad. If you would prefer to use the card as debit, you will need to set up a pin on the website for the card before your purchase.

3. No cash access – You cannot use your card at the ATM or get cash back at the key pad at the register.

4. Keep your receipts – To keep track of your purchase and calculate your balance.

5. No cash refunds. Enough said.

6. Split transactions –  If you need to make a purchase more than the amount of the card make sure your merchant allows split transactions.

7. Paying at the pump – To use your gift card at the gas pump you will want to register your card online. If used at the pump, most gas stations put a $125 hold on your card. So usually you will have to pay inside with your gift card for a gas purchase.

8. Shopping online – You will also need to register your card online before using your gift card for an online purchase.

9. Eating out – Most restaurants will put ahold on your account for the cost of your meal plus a 20% tip. So know your balance before paying with your card.

Vanilla Gift has given me a $25 MasterCard Gift Card to giveaway for one lucky reader. To enter see the widget below.

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104 comments

Joseph Beaudet December 13, 2017 - 8:02 am

I would use it towards earbus that I need for school.

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Cheryl Newton February 12, 2014 - 1:19 pm

I’d like to do something splurgy, like hit Big Lots. But in reality, I’d probably end up spending it on something for the kids.

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Laura B February 11, 2014 - 11:10 pm

I would probably buy my nephew a birthday gift!

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Missy Frye February 11, 2014 - 7:54 pm

I’d use it to pay some bills.

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sharonjo February 11, 2014 - 7:48 pm

I would love to go shopping for a new shirt or sweater. I haven’t bought any new clothes for a long time. Thanks so much for the chance!

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Danielle February 11, 2014 - 10:49 am

I would definitely use it towards groceries – not glamorous but a necessity.

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Crystal February 11, 2014 - 1:49 am

I’d probably use it for gas. So exciting! 😉

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Julie February 10, 2014 - 11:04 am

put it towards groceries
thanks

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Carolsue February 9, 2014 - 4:48 pm

I would put it towards a Kindle.

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Ashley H February 9, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I’d use it for groceries.

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barbara n February 9, 2014 - 10:51 am

I would take my husband out for tapas and drinks

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Susan Christy February 8, 2014 - 10:35 pm

I’d use it for shelves for my garage

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Ashley C February 8, 2014 - 7:00 pm

I’d use it for getting gas!

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Laura J February 8, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Oh I would love to use it to buy my grandson a garbage truck for his upcoming birthday! He loves watching them come to our home and I know he would love one to play with!

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wild orchid February 8, 2014 - 10:36 am

I would put it towards new running shoes.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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Dezi A February 7, 2014 - 10:38 pm

I’d get Valentine’s for my sons and husband.

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Ashley S. February 7, 2014 - 8:23 pm

I would buy my daughter a dress for her 1st birthday!

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Kay Gee February 7, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Maybe go to a movie

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JoEllen February 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

Our family just moved into a new home, so I could use this extra money for some new paint!

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rachel February 7, 2014 - 11:21 am

I’d buy diapers!

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Barb February 7, 2014 - 10:51 am

I would buy groceries

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Jordan February 7, 2014 - 7:58 am

I would buy groceries

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Debbie H February 6, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Valentines date

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Jennifer H February 6, 2014 - 7:30 pm

New boots for me!

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Erin Ellis February 6, 2014 - 6:47 pm

I would take my hubby out to lunch 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
fairyfractal at gmail dot com

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Blythe February 6, 2014 - 5:41 pm

I would probably used the card either for craft supplies or special food items to use as gifts

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Jana February 6, 2014 - 4:19 pm

I would use the $25 Vanilla MasterCard Gift Card towards newborn essentials for my baby.

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Danielle Nardi February 6, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Something for myself, maybe clothes 🙂

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Kelsea Eaton February 6, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Makeup! LOL

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kesha February 6, 2014 - 12:38 pm

I would use it for gas or groceries

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Amy February 6, 2014 - 11:08 am

Groceries!

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Tammy February 6, 2014 - 11:00 am

Order some great new book reads for 2014.

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Jason February 6, 2014 - 9:40 am

I would use it to get some new grilling supplies

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Lisa Brown February 6, 2014 - 9:27 am

i would use the gift card for groceries

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Alicia February 6, 2014 - 8:55 am

I would use it for a Netflix subscription! 😀

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mona February 6, 2014 - 8:52 am

I would buy a dvd

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Stephanie C February 6, 2014 - 8:52 am

This card would come in handy at the craft store.

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Aironn February 6, 2014 - 8:39 am

I would love to buy a little something special for my sweet husband for Valentine’s Day.

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Mary Happymommy February 6, 2014 - 8:01 am

I would use it to buy groceries.

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Stephanie February 6, 2014 - 7:16 am

It would probably go towards groceries… we have been eating the Paleo way for the last few weeks and buying all organic food gets expensive, esp when it comes to the meat!

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Magen February 6, 2014 - 7:01 am

I’m going to see my sister for valentines, so I’d probably spend on doing something with her.

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Nikki February 6, 2014 - 2:01 am

groceries!

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Sarah L February 5, 2014 - 10:49 pm

I would use it to rent cross-country skis for a date with my husband.

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Jackie February 5, 2014 - 9:24 pm

I would love to take my husband out to dinner. We don’t go out often enough.
Thank you!

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Rachel Cartucci February 5, 2014 - 9:10 pm

I would buy a new shoes for my son!

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LaDawn February 5, 2014 - 8:06 pm

A fun date night with my husband!

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Carol W February 5, 2014 - 6:38 pm

I think I would take my husband to a movie!! thanks

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Terri B February 5, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I would use it for groceries!

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Katie February 5, 2014 - 5:27 pm

I would love to have a special night out with my husband

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Maralea February 5, 2014 - 5:27 pm

I would treat my mom with a manicure!

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Lisa February 5, 2014 - 5:13 pm

I would use it to treat my mom to a night out!

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Tierney February 5, 2014 - 5:05 pm

I would put it towards the new French Press I’ve been wanting

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Lynda Del February 5, 2014 - 5:04 pm

I’d use it for groceries.

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MKat February 5, 2014 - 4:47 pm

I’d buy my sweetie a Valentine treat!

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Tammy S February 5, 2014 - 4:39 pm

I would use it towards a vacation.

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Tammy S February 5, 2014 - 4:38 pm

I would use it towards our vacation.

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TrishInFL February 5, 2014 - 4:37 pm

My daughters birthday is a few days after Valentine’s day, so I would probably use it toward that!

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crystal February 5, 2014 - 4:24 pm

To go out to dinner with my hubby!

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Jenn February 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I would buy a new cookbook!

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Elizabeth February 5, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Go out to dinner for mine and my daughter’s birthday

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Deb February 5, 2014 - 3:56 pm

I would buy something nice for my husband. Valentine’s Day will be our 33rd anniversary. He has always been wonderful to me but especially now since I have disabling health issues.

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Robyn Lemoine February 5, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Hi, I would definitely take my daughter out to dinner. Aa a single mother, times are tough. We havent been out to a resturaunt in several years. I would feel even more blessed then I already am. Thanks for the chance to enter in your sweepstakes.

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Martha February 5, 2014 - 3:40 pm

I would use it to buy ingredients for a special Valentine’s Dinner for my sweetheart.

Thanks for the opportunity!

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Robyn Lemoine February 5, 2014 - 3:38 pm

I would take my daughter to dinner. Its been several years since we were able to do this.As a single mom, this is a hard thing to afford. I would feel even more blessed.

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Doreen February 5, 2014 - 3:36 pm

I would use it for dinner out! or towards a new blender!

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Debbie Jackson February 5, 2014 - 2:39 pm

I would use it for valentines dinner out.

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Melissa Basua February 5, 2014 - 2:19 pm

I would take my girls to see Frozen! They are dying to go!

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Melissa Basua February 5, 2014 - 2:17 pm

So many choices but I would splurge on something fun for my kids!

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latanya February 5, 2014 - 1:59 pm

I would buy groceries

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Kristie February 5, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Groceries or gas….or maybe a new kitchen spatula 🙂

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Rory W February 5, 2014 - 1:18 pm

I’m sure we’d end up buying something great for our first baby due in April. Thanks for the chance to win!

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karen February 5, 2014 - 1:16 pm

I would use toward movie tickets for our family.

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Shelly February 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm

I’d probably use it towards groceries or gas.

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Kate D. February 5, 2014 - 1:13 pm

I would use it to buy groceries or put gas in my car.

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renee February 5, 2014 - 1:03 pm

I would love too use it for baking supplies so I can bake some love for the special people in my life on Valentines Day

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renee February 5, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I would love too use it for groceries and baking supplies so I can back some love for all the special people in my life for Valentines Day.

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Katie February 5, 2014 - 12:56 pm

I would probably buy household stuff.

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Katie February 5, 2014 - 12:53 pm

I would use it for household things.

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shirley elizabeth February 5, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Valentine’s out with the hubby!

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Sandra February 5, 2014 - 12:47 pm

I would spend it on decorations for my daughters upcoming birthday party

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Karie February 5, 2014 - 12:34 pm

I’d buy special baking ingredients with it.

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mrsblocko February 5, 2014 - 12:27 pm

I would also use it for groceries.

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Elena February 5, 2014 - 12:24 pm

I would use it for groceries

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MJ-1986 February 5, 2014 - 12:14 pm

I would use it for groceries!

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Lisa C. February 5, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Dinner out with my wonderful husband!!

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Deb Harris February 5, 2014 - 12:07 pm

I would use towards a dinner out for my husband & I. We keep talking about a date night monthly (for years). It rarely happens & the last couple months he said we would manage it, then youngest son gets hit while driving my husbands truck. He was fine-truck totaled. Can’t really replace with the same without putting in extra money as it was older & high milage. This week our oven died both elements need replacing. Also need repairman to check icemaker-no ice but hear water going in. Looks like no date night for a few more months. $25 towards a early bird special or a good pizza is a date night to me sorry to ramble on guess I’m frustrated with things breaking!

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Sarah G February 5, 2014 - 12:06 pm

I would buy new curtains for my sons’ room.

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Jane February 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm

I’ve really been wanting a new lamp for my bedroom!

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Anna C February 5, 2014 - 11:58 am

I need some baking supplies!

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Jen C. February 5, 2014 - 11:52 am

I would buy my 5 month old daughter a cute outfit!

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Casey C February 5, 2014 - 11:50 am

I would go out to dinner.

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Yvonne Carroll February 5, 2014 - 11:45 am

I would it for my Valentine – will be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary on the 14th.

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Susan @ Flavors by Four February 5, 2014 - 11:43 am

I would buy a new outfit for my newest granddaughter who is 12 days old!

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Nicole S February 5, 2014 - 11:33 am

It’ll go towards wedding costs 🙂

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Jessie C. February 5, 2014 - 11:33 am

I would use it for kids’ birthday parties.

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theresa krier February 5, 2014 - 11:30 am

i would buy movies to watch with my grandkids, such great times. thanks, what a nice giveaway

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Terri C February 5, 2014 - 11:23 am

Hopefully I will need some smaller clothes in about a month. Really working hard at the gym!

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Maria W. February 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

I’d buy a gift for my daughter’s baby shower. We’re low on funds right now. This would be a blessing!

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Tricia Hess February 5, 2014 - 11:14 am

Splurge for a dinner out! Whoo hoo!

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April V February 5, 2014 - 11:14 am

I would love to use it for gas!!

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Linda February 5, 2014 - 11:10 am

Dinner out!!

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Renae February 5, 2014 - 11:03 am

Either groceries or gas! As unglamorous as that is, it’s the truth.

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Marie February 5, 2014 - 10:35 am

I would buy a digital thermometer. I’m tired of overcooked chicken.

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Katie February 5, 2014 - 10:20 am

Probably groceries! I live an exciting life 😉

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