Gift cards that carry an American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA brand logo are the in-thing this year for new graduates. About six million students will graduate this Spring and general purpose gift cards offer the highest level of flexibility and safety. The Network Branded Prepaid Card Association says do not overlook “Manufacturers Rebate Cards” which are typically prepaid cards. Many manufacturers offer promotional rebates in the form of a branded card rather than a check. If you are buying items for your graduate, make sure to take advantage of manufacturers rebates, which are very popular this time of year. You can keep the rebate for yourself or give it to your graduate as a bonus gift. For more information, plus other tips visit: “http://www.NBPCA.com”:http://www.NBPCA.com.