Having trouble keeping track of the balances and expiration dates of your gift cards? Use this free printable Gift Card Log to keep track of them all!
I am the proud owner of a stack of gift cards, which grows dramatically around the holidays. I find myself struggling to keep track of how much money is left on each, and when they expire. When I am checking out at the grocery store and remember that I have prepaid cards I can use to pay, I end up not using them because I don't know which one to use. I tried sticking post-its with the balances on the cards, but after a while they fall off and I don't know which post-it goes with which card.
As I was going through my pile of gift cards this weekend I noticed that a few of them had reached their expiration date! Luckily it was one of those “after 12/15 a $2.00 a month service card is applied” so I only lost $2 per card. But still, I am not OK with throwing money away! I was furious with myself for letting this happen, and needed to come up with a way to ensure that the same thing would not happen in the future.
I designed a printable Gift Card Log that allows me to track the balances of all my gift cards, as well as the date they expire. I spent a good half hour checking and recording the balances of each and every gift card I had, as well as the date they expire (or begin to lose value). I folded up my Gift Card Log and placed it in my gift card holder in my purse, right next to my gift cards. Now, when I am out and about I can easily check the list to determine which gift card to use.
I am sure I am not the only on that has a hard time keeping track of their gift cards, so I decided to share my Gift Card Log with you. Just click the button below to download the PDF, then print it out, and fill it in.
I hope this Gift Card Log can help you as much as it has helped me! Enjoy!