Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Vanilla Gift Card is the Perfect Gift to Give High School Grads This Year (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Give exactly what they want
Summer is finally upon us. And, with it comes the end of school for the kids for the summer.  But, for those seniors graduating from college, this month couldn't come fast enough -- or so they say.  While us parents are wishing we would keep our kids little, they have other plans and can't wait to graduate high school and head off to college, where they will have more Independence.  Is your son/daughter or relative graduating from school this year?  If so, what do you plan on getting them as a gift?  Yeah, money is great and the usual gift given to most grads, but why not consider giving them a Vanilla gift card instead?  

Money can be lost or stolen, but if a Vanilla gift card goes missing, it can be replaced free of charge, with the most recent balance returned to the newly issued gift card.  Try saying that about other pre-paid gift cards available.  usually, if you lose the card, they will not replace it, and you lose out on the remaining balance. Not fun!

In addition to replacing lost cards, another cool feature of the Vanilla gift card is that you can set your pin at your first transaction.  And, you don't have to go crazy creating an account online to activate the card.  It is ready to use right after you purchase it, so whoever you give the Vanilla gift card to, can start enjoying the pre-paid gift card from the start.  These gift cards will surely come in handy when buying last minute dorm items or college books and supplies.  

Featueres of the Vanilla Gift Card:

Vanilla Gift is welcomed nationwide

  • Funds never expire
  • Can be used for online and in store purchases
  • No fees after purchase
  • Vanilla Gift Cards can be used wherever Visa debit cards, Debit MasterCard or Discover cards are accepted in the U.S. and District of Columbia, as applicable.
  • No personal information or credit* check required. 
  • No activation period, so you can use the card immediately
  • Convenient and secure

When you give a Vanilla gift card, you don't have to worry about your child having to carry around a lot of money that could be stolen or lost.  Instead, they simply carry this gift card in their wallet and use where ever a Visa card is accepted.  I recently gave the Vanilla gift card I was sent to my husband's cousin who just graduated high school.  He doesn't have a checking account of his own yet and only has a joint credit card with his parents, so he loved the idea of the Vanilla gift card, as he could use as a debit after setting up a pin, or as a credit card, up to whatever balance is added to the card.  And, when the funds run out, you can reload the gift card with more money for continued use.  

Give Vanilla Gift
Not only did my husband's cousin like using the Vanilla gift card to buy his textbooks and school supplies, but his parents liked being able to add money to the card whenever needed, while also teaching their son about money and not going crazy charging items or using up money that may be in a checking account.  College for a freshman can be crazy, and the last thing they or parents want to worry about is money and spending habits.  The Vanilla gift card is the perfect solution for these worries, and always makes for a great gift idea for celebrations including graduation, birthdays, Christmas, etc.

Vanilla Gift is welcomed nationwide

In addition to buying a Vanilla gift card online, you can also pick one up (in the denomination of your choice) at the following local retailers...

To learn more about Vanilla gift card, the perfect gift for 2015 grads, visit:

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Vanilla gift card is a wonderful gift! We would all enjoy getting that. I love the packaging it comes in also. Super variety.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  2. I have received this card as a gift before and it is wonderful. I love that there are no hidden purchase fees.
    heather [email protected]

  3. My father has always sent my son a Vanilla Gift Card for birthdays and Christmas. It very easy to use and my son loves it!