Taco Bell offered gift cards a few years ago and I thought it would be a great idea for my college student. I asked if it could be used anywhere and was told yes, even San Diego where he was. Of course, my son eventually gave it back because he couldn't use it in San Diego and he couldn't even use it in Riverside or San Bernardino, which is the area that this group owns (and who sold me the gift card.) I called the shop I got it at, I called the area office, and I called the national office. I called more than 10 times - no one would take responsibility. I will NEVER eat at Taco Bell again EVER! Nor will I ever buy a gift card - if I can't see the "dollars" I'm not taking the chance! These are just a rip off to make easy money!!