Gift Card News

The gift card industry changes quickly. Bankruptcies, new websites, changing regulations, fraud, mobile gift cards, electronic gift cards and public perceptions are just a few issues we keep track of for you.

You'll also find links to articles and press about your favorite gift-giving octogenarian, Gift Card Granny.

Make Cash Fast: Sell Unwanted Gift Cards


January 5, 2016 | 0 Comment

Make Cash Fast: Sell Unwanted Gift Cards

Now that Christmas is over, many of us are heading out to use our gift cards. I love receiving gift cards, it certainly keeps from getting a gift that simply goes to waste or ends up in the "regift" closet. However, every once in awhile, I get a gift card I won't use. It could be a store I don't normally shop at or a …

New Gift Card Granny Community


October 15, 2015 | 0 Comment

New Gift Card Granny Community

Have a question about sales or discounts? Did you just snag a great deal online? We’ve wrapped up all the savings chatter into one online community forum. That’s right – Gift Card Granny, a discount gift card marketplace, created an online community where you can talk all things money-saving right from your living room. The new Gift Card Granny community forum lets you interact with …

Turn Your Unwanted Plastics into Paper Money


March 23, 2015 | 3 Comments

Turn Your Unwanted Plastics into Paper Money

Do you have a gift card taking up space in your purse or wallet? Could you use some extra money to buy something you’ve had your eye on?  This Granny knows exactly what you want. No more socks, just cold hard cash! Gift cards are one of the easiest items to gift, however sometimes we receive ones that we will never use. Aunt Sue gave …

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 …

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 …

Gift Card Mall Review: Know Where To Shop


September 13, 2011 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Mall Review: Know Where To Shop

Here’s an interesting thing. There’s a brand called Gift Card Mall that sells gift cards at face value. You see their cards on big racks in grocery, convenience and drug stores. They also sell gift cards online at GiftCardMall.com and a few other places. Not so interesting, you say? Well here’s the catch: Their shipping rates are totally confusing and, if you’re not familiar …

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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Borders To Honor Gift Cards Throughout Liquidation


July 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

Borders To Honor Gift Cards Throughout Liquidation

Borders CEO Mike Edwards yesterday emailed Rewards Plus members with a fond farewell, a glance back at the past, and several aspects of the liquidation that customers should know. Edwards promised the chain would honor gift cards through September, the final closing date. In addition, the chain will accept Borders Bucks through July 31 and all Rewards Plus discounts are …