With excitement in her heart, she eagerly brought the gift card home, imagining all the wonderful possibilities it held. She couldn't wait to use it to buy the latest iPhone or perhaps splurge on some cool accessories.
As she carefully unwrapped the gift card, her excitement turned to disappointment. To her dismay, the barcode on the back of the card had been whited out. It was as if someone had intentionally made the gift card unusable.