Why would anybody want to spend $55 for something that's going to lose value?
Retail stores love for you to give gift cards because those people who get them tend to spend more then the face value of the card. That $50 dollar gift card quite will probably end up netting a retailer $85, or more, in sales. There is this rationalization among those who get gift cards where-in it's good to use it for the discounting of a more expensive purchase. What ever happened to giving a gift that was just a gift? When did the dollar value become more important then that? I just don't understand that at all. So, even though it's going to rain today, I will run out and purchase the rest of the candy. And I will bring it home and wrap it, and tie it up with cute purple ribbons. Isn't that much nicer then giving someone an envelope with a gift card tucked inside?