Card Avenue: A New Kind of Gift Registry?


July 11, 2011 | 2 Comments

Card Avenue: A New Kind of Gift Registry?

Say goodbye to forced smiles and fake enthusiasm. Forget about gushing over gifts like personalized beach towels and spice racks. Card Avenue is a novel new way for you to get the things you really want using its free gift card registry. What's a Gift Card Registry? A gift card registry has …

U.S. Postal Service to Sell Gift Cards


May 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

U.S. Postal Service to Sell Gift Cards

You know the U.S. Post Service is in pretty mean straights when they start selling gift cards. Actually, this may not be a bad idea for the cash-strapped government agency. With pre-paid gift cards one of the most popular gift items, it makes sense postal officials would want to cash in on this trend. Plus, it allows the agency to target a desirable audience …

The Gift Card Granny Easter Egg Hunt


April 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

The Gift Card Granny Easter Egg Hunt

Gift Card Granny is stashing Easter Eggs all over our website, but what you find inside could be a lot more valuable than chocolate treats! Beginning April 20th and ending on the 22nd, selected pages on our website will be embedded with a special "Easter Egg" found next to the Twitter button. Give it …

Gift Card Granny Challenge Results: How Much Did Ashley Save?


April 4, 2011 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Granny Challenge Results: How Much Did Ashley Save?

It's official - Gift cards aren't just for birthdays and graduations anymore. The results of our inaugural Gift Card Granny Challenge are in, and they confirm that frugal shoppers have a new best friend. By making all her purchases in March (excluding rent and utilities) with discount gift cards, not only did Ashley Grimaldo slash $206.29 from her monthly expenses, she did it while enjoying …

Going Gaga for Gift Cards in Dallas


March 16, 2011 | 0 Comment

Going Gaga for Gift Cards in Dallas

If you get a call from Rich Uncle inviting you to watch Lady Gaga in a posh suite for free, you say yes...immediately! After one quick phone call begging Naughty Grammy to watch the babies we jetted off to Dallas for two nights of babymoon and Gaga fever. This conservative, pregnant momma had absolutely no idea what she got herself into. That show is …

Merchandise Credit Woes


March 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Merchandise Credit Woes

  My great experience at the Gap inspired me to continue in the online quest for apparel, and I was totally frustrated after another hour and a half of carefully selecting shopping bags. When you purchase gift cards, make sure you intend to use those marked "merchandise credit" in …

Gift Card Granny Challenges Ashley Grimaldo to Live Off Discount Gift Cards


February 25, 2011 | 2 Comments

Gift Card Granny Challenges Ashley Grimaldo to Live Off Discount Gift Cards

  How are you doing with January's well-toasted resolution to tighten your budget? I'd love to scream megaphone-style that my pennies are accounted for and I have no doubt about our bank account numbers, but I'd be an even bigger phony than I already am. My get-back-on-financial-track resolution completely tanked …

The Gift Card Year In Review


December 29, 2010 | 0 Comment

The Gift Card Year In Review

Photo by Surat Lozowick Dear Gift cards: How we adored thee in 2010. Whether you came to us in the ol' plastic covering we know and love or the sexy new digitized form we always dreamed of, we couldn't keep our hands off you. Seriously, we couldn't, and there are numbers to prove it: As of early September, demand …

Gift Card Statistics Are the Proof In the Pudding


December 1, 2010 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Statistics Are the Proof In the Pudding

Photo by Zen Imagery What began as a gleam in the eye of Mobile Oil Company -- the founding father of the modern gift card -- has grown into a $100 billion annual industry. Gift cards -- whether plastic, virtual or mobile -- have been the number one item on Americans' holiday wish lists since 2007, and 2010 is expected to …

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 …