Diverse categories of gift cards and other prepaid debit cards

Picking the “best card” requires considering a) your application, b) who the end user is, and c) what you are trying to achieve.

1) Money cards: Visa, MasterCard, Amex

2) Gasoline

 

3) Grocery / drug stores

 

4) Department stores

 

5) Clothing stores

 

6) Specialty stores

 

a. Books

 

b. Sporting goods

 

c. Coffee

 

7) Restaurants

 

8) Travel

 

9) Entertainment

 

a. Movie rental

 

b. Movie theaters

 

c. Theme parks

 

d. Sporting events

 

e. Music downloads

 

10) Telecommunication