A recent Quick & Dirty Survey asked… do you use paper gift certificates or plastic gift cards?
63% of respondents use paper
37% use plastic
Several stores that use plastic said that they switch to paper for donations or for those times a school will want a large quantity of $5 gift certificates, because small amounts aren’t worth the price paid for the plastic card and processing.
Some respondents said they like the convenience of plastic, but didn’t like the costs involved. So I conducted a bit of research.