Big banks are finally getting into prepaid gift cards. Chase Manhattan launched the Chase MasterCard Gift Card this week. This is one of the first reloadable pre-paid cards offered by a major credit card issuer. Chase Gift Cards are available in denominations from $25 to $1,000, and can be replenished by anyone with a Chase credit or debit card in any of the denominations if the request is made up to 30 days prior to the card’s expiration date. The card requires a $5.95 – $9.95 service charge, based on the denomination. As an added benefit, Chase will include a personalized message on the case in which the card is delivered. Chase Gift Cards can be purchased by calling 1-877-CHASE GIFT or visiting www.chase.com/giftcard.