Exchange Gift Cards for Cash with 5 Websites


October 25, 2010 | 0 Comment

Exchange Gift Cards for Cash with 5 Websites

Photo by ClintJCL In past years, a slew of websites have popped up offering plastic seekers and sellers alike a new way to exchange gift cards. These online marketplaces provide a convenient and secure way to buy the discount gift cards you want, ditch the ones you don't, and come out with something extra in your pocketbook. …

City Exchanges Gift Cards for Handguns


October 25, 2010 | 0 Comment

City Exchanges Gift Cards for Handguns

Organizers of a weekend handgun buy-back program in New Bedford, Mass., found $100 supermarket gift cards were just the ticket to lure about 140 weapons off city streets. The Rev. David Lima, executive minister of the Inter-Church Council, which joined local law enforcement agencies to sponsor the exchange, said the community response was overwhelming. Although the total number of firearms collected …

Gift Card Granny Adds Two New Gift Card Sellers


October 17, 2010 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Granny Adds Two New Gift Card Sellers

  ABC Gift Cards, Gift Card Castle and Recarded have joined Gift Card Granny's family of discounted gift card sellers, adding thousands more gift cards to her already bustling website. Gift Card Granny now allows shoppers to get prices from six different discount sellers to find the lowest prices for gift cards from their favorite merchants. It's also an online resource to make extra …

For Merchant Gift Cards, the Future is Mobile


September 27, 2010 | 0 Comment

For Merchant Gift Cards, the Future is Mobile

  Photo by compujeramy   When the classic film "The Graduate" debuted in 1967, a white-collar man at Dustin Hoffman's party famously told him, "There's a great future in plastics." Now, 43 years later, the future of merchant gift cards is in bits and bytes.   A virtual gift card company, Giftango, recently formed a stellar partnership with 35 major brands across the nation. Amazon, Cabela's, …

Avoid Getting Snared in Gift Card Bankruptcy Web


September 24, 2010 | 0 Comment

Avoid Getting Snared in Gift Card Bankruptcy Web

Photo by lucias clay On the heels of Blockbuster Video's Chapter 11 filing on Thursday, gift card holders once again are wondering whether they'll be left out in the cold. Consumers fear a sad repetition of the scenario seen when Linens 'N Things, Sharper Image and Mervyn's reneged on gift card deals at the beginning of the Recession. So what can …

New Gift Card Rules Changed the Game on Aug. 22


August 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

New Gift Card Rules Changed the Game on Aug. 22

Rules effecting gift card fees and expiration dates changed as of Aug. 22 as a result of the Credit CARD Act of 2009. The media has paid a great deal of attention to how the final batch of provisions new rules impacts credit cards, but gift card fans will be pleased with the new limits on penalty fees and rate increases. …

10 Back-to-School Gift Card Deals


July 21, 2010 | 0 Comment

10 Back-to-School Gift Card Deals

Photo by Timothy Valentine Economists predict families with students plan on spending about $55.1 billion on back-to-school supplies, an increase of 16-percent over 2009. Whether you're planning on spending 16-percent or .16-percent more than last year, you can still get the best bang for your buck by combining discount gift cards and back-to-school deals. We've compiled a list of …

World Cup Savings with World Class Gift Cards


June 22, 2010 | 0 Comment

World Cup Savings with World Class Gift Cards

An astonishing estimated one in 10 people worldwide will tune in for the final World Cup game. With just one week remaining until bracket play begins, everyone from soccer fanatics to last-minute bandwagonners are eager to get outfitted and show some team pride.  Shopping online with these sporting goods gift cards is probably your best bet to do so, but discounted cards …

Check Merchants Financial Pulse Before Buying Gift Cards


June 15, 2010 | 0 Comment

Check Merchants Financial Pulse Before Buying Gift Cards

  Thousands of consumers were left out in the cold in 2008 when a storm of merchant bankruptcies turned roughly $100 million worth of gift cards into little more than tiny windshield scrapers. (See Granny's holiday post on 16 creative uses for useless gift cards.) Mervyn's, Sharper Image and Linens 'N Things, among many others, reneged on gift card deals, leaving consumers with no …

Gift Card Granny Featured on Netted


June 10, 2010 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Granny Featured on Netted

Gift Card Granny is honored to have been selected as site of the day from Netted by the Webbys. For those who are not familiar with Netted by the Webbys, it is a site of the day website with the winners choosen by the same crew that decides which website wins the webs annual Webby award. If you are interested in …