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Egift Cards

Make your friends, family or partner smile with egift cards from their favorite stores and restaurants, or give a gift of experience, like a day at the spa or the movies. We’ve partnered with the biggest names in food, fashion and entertainment to bring you the most popular gift cards available online.

How do you want to send an egift card?

Send the perfect gift along with any greeting! We offer two convenient ways to send an egift card to a lucky person in your life. In both sending options, recipients will get their gift electronically in minutes — activated and ready to spend! They can enjoy their gift by shopping online or heading out to their favorite stores or restaurants that very day.

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Sending with an Ecard

More choices, more fun, great for members!

  • Choose your ecard, then select your egift card.
  • Send the ecard and egift card via email.
  • Search from 1,000+ ecards, including NEW SmashUps™ and Creatacards™, personalized to your recipient.
  • Plus, send egift cards to multiple recipients — a great option for holidays, graduations and more!

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Select Your Ecard First

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Sending with a Virtual Card

Fast, easy & FREE for non-members!

  • First choose an egift card and then select from a unique assortment of virtual greeting cards.
  • Personalize our virtual greeting card by adding your own messages and photos.
  • Sign the virtual card in the tradition of a paper greeting card.
  • Send the egift card and virtual greeting card by email.                                                                                                                                       

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Send An Ecard & An Egift Card

American Greetings members not only have access to free and unlimited ecards, but the ability to pick out and pair an egift card with each greeting. Here's how to add an egift card to your ecard:

Send an ecard & an egift card

  • Search from 1,000+ American Greetings ecards, SmashUps™ and Creatacards™ and select the perfect one for their next birthday, holiday or celebration.
  • Customize your ecard until it's just right, by adding a photo, personalizing a message, customizing the font style and more.
  • Preview the ecard and attach an egift card in the amount of your choice.
  • You can send gift cards online via email.
  • Send now or schedule for later. (Ecards with egift cards can be sent up to a year in advance.)

Select Your Ecard First

Send An Egift Card & A Virtual Card

With this option, you will choose an egift card first and add a virtual greeting card. It's a great choice if you are not a member and just want to send an egift card. Here’s how the “gift card first” option works:

  • Pick an egift card first and choose from a selection of virtual greeting cards.
  • Customize your virtual greeting with a photo, personal message and your signature, just like a paper card.
  • Preview the greeting and attach it to the egift card you selected.
  • Enter your payment information to purchase the egift card.
  • Send the egift card and virutal card via email.

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Send an egift card & a virutal card

Electronic gift cards (also egift cards, virtual gift cards, digital gift cards) contain codes that are redeemable for a dollar amount at designated retailers.

You can add an egift card to any ecard — it will show up as a clickable link within your greeting. Plus, gift receivers won’t have to worry about losing a physical gift card or forgetting to bring it along on a shopping trip. If they have access to their phone or the internet, then they can enjoy your egift card!

When your recipient opens their ecard and clicks on the link, the egift card will be displayed. If shopping online, they will type out the egift card number and pin during the checkout process. The amount of the gift will be deducted from the total purchase.

You’ll receive a message that your egift card and virtual greeting card are on the way, plus a confirmation email. Your gift recipient will also receive an email letting them know that they’ve received a gift card and a virtual card or ecard from you, with links to pick up their gift and open their card.

They’ll receive instructions on how to use their egift card to shop online, save for later or use it in the store. They can even exchange their gift card for any of our retail partners!

If they decide to spend your egift card in the store, they’ll need to provide the bar code or egift card number and pin to the cashier. They could pull up the link on their phone, take a screen shot of the egift card ahead of time or print it from home before shopping!

You’ll have access to your order history in your account if you are a member of American Greetings.

For members, our gift service is completely free! You pay only for the amount on the egift card.

For guests, you pay for the egift card, plus a $1.99 processing fee.

American Greetings members can treat as many people to gift cards as they like! Choose one ecard, add an egift card and send to multiple recipients. Checking off gift lists for holidays, graduations and other special occasions will be a whole lot easier!

You read this entire page? Good for you! You’re going to be so great at sending egift cards.