This Christmas, Give the Gift of Choice with MasterCard® Prepaid Gift Cards

Are you looking for a way to give Christmas presents that offer friends or family the freedom to choose a gift that they really want -

that is more convenient and safer(1) than giving cash, and which is also widely accepted and more versatile than retail store gift cards and paper vouchers?

 MasterCard has the answer: Prepaid Gift Cards.

Prepaid gift cards offer plenty of advantages. Whereas a traditional gift card or voucher is usually tied to a particular store or shopping centre, a MasterCard or Maestro prepaid gift card can be used wherever MasterCard or Maestro cards are accepted - which means  millions of merchant locations worldwide, and it can be used to shop on the internet as well.

The advantage for the friend or family member who receives the gift card is that they can use it to choose a Christmas present that they do really want.  And to make the gift more special, you can choose a special occasion card with a Christmas theme, or even upload your own design or photos to completely personalise the card.  One particular gift card, available via the MasterCard website (2)  allows personalisation of the card with any photo you wish to send to someone (3)  or you can choose from a range of pre-approved designs.

All options  make the perfect gift that will put a smile on their face in a way that only something truly personal can.

Most MasterCard or Maestro prepaid gift cards are instantly available, but they can be loaded with money only once. The advantage of this is that the person buying the card doesn't need to have a bank account or present any identification documents at the time of purchase.

MasterCard Prepaid gift card features at-a-glance:

• The card can be used immediately

• It can be loaded at the time of purchase by using a debit or credit card

• Provides flexibility: user can choose where the money is spent, including over the internet

• More secure than giving cash or paper gift vouchers1

• Internet access to balance, account information, and transaction history

• Can be used at millions of locations worldwide, and online.

There are some things money can't buy. For the perfect gift there's a MasterCard Prepaid Gift Card.

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 (1) A lost or stolen card can be stopped and the balance transferred to a replacement card. Terms & conditions apply, visit  for details.

(2) To find out more about these MasterCard Gift Cards visit

(3)  Pictures will need to be approved, visit for details.