The honeymoon plans may already be set in stone but the newly weds can always use some time away. Airline and hotel gift cards are a great way to extend their honeymoon beyond the first few weeks. Here are six gift card that make great wedding presents:
Airline Gift Cards
When choosing an airline gift card, choose an airline that has a wide network of both domestic and international destinations. This will ensure that your recipients have a wide selection on where to go. In addition, avoid gift card that carry fees or expiration date, as they limit your recipient’s ability to choose when they want to travel. The following airlines offer the most value in terms of flexibility and travel options:
American Airlines: American Airlines gift cards are available online or by calling 1-800-677-9555. Gift Cards are available in any denomination between $50 and $1500. You can also purchase $50 and $100 gift cards at thousands of grocery, drug and convenience stores, as well as local retailers. And best of all, American Airlines Gift Cards comes with no expiration date or fees. Gift cards can be redeemed for flights on American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection to over 250 cities in 40 countries.
US Airways: US Airways gift cards can be purchased online or by calling 800-428-4322. You can also purchase them at popular retail and drug stores. Gift Cards come in any amount from $50 to $500 and can be redeemed for travel to over 230 domestic and international destinations. Also, US Airways gift cards do not expire and carry no fees. As an added incentive, US Airways waives the $10 ticketing fee when you redeem your gift card through a reservations desk.
Delta Airlines: Delta airlines offers gift certificates and they can be purchased online. The gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase and may be redeemed for travel to any Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle and Delta Vacation packages. Delta Airlines flies to 481 destinations in 105 countries through its Delta, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection, and Worldwide Partners. Gift certificates can be purchased for any amount up to $350.
Hotel Gift Cards
Similar to choosing airline gift cards, look for a hotel chain with a large network of domestic and international hotels. Before you buy the card, be sure to confirm that the gift card can be redeemed for other services at the hotel (such as dinning, spa, golf etc.) in addition to paying for a room. Also watch for fees and expiration dates. Here are a few hotel gift card choices:
Marriott: Marriott gift cards are available online or at popular grocery and drug stores. You can also buy Marriott gift cards by calling 1-800-813-4438. Gift cards are available in any amount from $50 to $9,999 and can be redeemed for services at more than 2,900 hotels in the United States and 67 countries, including leading brands like Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, and The Ritz-Carlton. Marriott gift cards carry no fees but have expiration date. Upon request, the card can be renewed after expiration.
Best Western: Best Western gift cards (also called The Best Western Travel Card®) may be purchased online or at large retailers and drug stores. You can also purchase gift cards by phone at 1-877-227-3288. The gift cards have no fees and do not expire. Best Western gift cards come in denominations between $25 to 1,000 and can be redeemed at participating Best Western Hotels worldwide. Best Western gift cards may be purchased in various currencies or units for traveling convenience.
Bed and Breakfast: Bedandbreakfast.com offers gift cards (also called The Getaway Gift CardTM) that can be purchased online for amounts between $50 to $3000. The gift cards are redeemable at nearly 4,000 bed and breakfasts and come with no fees,
no blackout dates, and no expiration dates. This is also one of the few hotel gift cards that can be used to make reservations online (at BedandBreakfast.com). You can choose from 20 cards designs or upload your own photo to create a personalized card.
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