The Best Gift Cards to Give Your Friends and Loved Ones


February 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Best Gift Cards to Give Your Friends and Loved Ones

Gift cards have become a bonafide rage in the last few years. In fact, the National Retail Federation estimates 15 percent of Valentine's Day spending in 2013 will be on gift cards. That's not surprising since gift cards are a great way to give money without the tackiness of just handing over an envelope of cash. The hard part is knowing exactly which …

16 Companies Offering Free Gift Cards With Purchase


December 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

16 Companies Offering Free Gift Cards With Purchase

Just in the Nick of time, retailers and restaurants are trying to pull in extra business by offering free gift cards, swag bucks or whatever you want to call them. Buy a certain amount in gift cards or merchandise and you'll get a gift card for your own use. Now that's what I call an incentive! Of course, free doesn't always mean entirely free …

Travel Industry Reaches Out By Offering Free Gas Gift Cards


March 23, 2012 | 0 Comment

Travel Industry Reaches Out By Offering Free Gas Gift Cards

Before you plan your next trip, check around to see if you might score a gas gift card or two by patronizing the right businesses. For example, over 20-and-counting bed and breakfasts listed in BnBFinder.com are offering gas gift cards when you make a reservation. The Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles is offering a $20 gas gift …

The Top Gas Reward Credit Cards


March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Top Gas Reward Credit Cards

Oil stocks have gone through the roof of late, which is great news for investors and bad news for consumers. Global oil prices hit nine-month highs last week, with the average cost of regular gasoline in California zooming to a jaw-dropping $4.29 a gallon. That's 57 cents higher than a year ago and a surge of 26 cents in just seven …

Make It Personal With Customized Gift Cards


January 6, 2012 | 0 Comment

Make It Personal With Customized Gift Cards

Love giving gift cards but find them too impersonal? Then perhaps you'll find customized gift cards more worthy. For the fifth-year running, gift cards were the most-requested present of the holiday season, comprising 18 percent of total holiday spending this year. In fact, the National Retail Federation said 80 percent of shoppers planned on buying gift cards, for a grand figure of $27.8 billion …

62 Merchants Providing Free Shipping on Gift Cards


December 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

62 Merchants Providing Free Shipping on Gift Cards

For the fifth year running, the National Retail Federations says gift cards are the most desired gift for the holidays. In fact, eight out of 10 shoppers plan on buying gift cards, whether for personal use or as presents. They'll likely spend $155 each on gift cards, for a national total of $27.8 billion. No doubt a few people you know have …

Most Requested Gift Cards of 2011


December 1, 2011 | 0 Comment

Most Requested Gift Cards of 2011

Gift cards have ruled the holidays for several years now, but public desire for these little plastic presents has recently expanded to encompass the entire year. Gift Card Granny recently compiled data from over 70,000 gift card alerts by over 4,000 people with semi-surprising results. The survey found there was only a six-card difference between the top two merchants, Walmart and Target. Other favorites included …

Gift Card Granny Releases Android App


November 29, 2011 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Granny Releases Android App

Gift Card Granny has blasted into cyberspace with a free application designed just for Android fans. The first discount gift card app available from the Android Market lets you buy, sell and use gift cards directly via your phone from hundreds of popular merchants and several trusted resellers. Imagine this: You're cruising the aisles of your favorite store and see a sweater …

Gift Card Exchange Day Scheduled for Dec. 26


October 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Gift Card Exchange Day Scheduled for Dec. 26

Gift cards make fabulous gifts -- in fact they're the most frequently requested gift during the holiday season -- but an estimated $60 billion worth of those cards go unredeemed each year. That's where Gift Card Exchange Day comes into play. Scheduled for Dec. 26, the one-day event is a specific day to …

NBC's "Today" Show Featured Gift Card Granny


August 4, 2011 | 0 Comment

NBC's "Today" Show Featured Gift Card Granny

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