Know someone heading off to college this fall? Chances are good you’ll consider purchasing a gift card for them. How do we know? A recent survey from National Retail Federation says that more than one out of every three people shopping for college students will include gift cards as part of their purchases.

Understanding this, Verizon is rolling out a limited time promotion to help make giving gift cards more appealing. Starting today and running through September 11, Verizon will reward gift card buyers with $5 and $10 incentives to select retailers and restaurants.

Below are some of the promos offered by Verizon:


So how does a Verizon customer go about sending a gift card? That’s easy; use the Verizon Messages app. Indeed, in addition to messaging, the lets users send gift cards to friends and family.

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