Easy Ways to Save Money this Spring!


March 20, 2015 | 0 Comment

Easy Ways to Save Money this Spring!

The weather is warming up, the kids are itching to get outside, and you are ready to break your cabin fever.  Unfortunately, this time of year can get costly if you aren’t smart about creating a budget and taking steps to save money.  You’ll have to take into account new clothing, spring cleaning, and activities on top of …

Where to Buy a Visa Gift Card in Person


November 16, 2013 | 0 Comment

Where to Buy a Visa Gift Card in Person

It's easy to check your Visa gift card balance online, making these handy-dandy pieces of plastic most attractive. But what you may not know is the single most popular gift card can also be purchased in person at a wide variety of locations. If you don't want to buy a Visa gift card online at a play like GiftCards.com, here's a list of supermarkets, …

Got Credit Cards? 5 Little-Known Ways to Take Advantage of Them


November 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Got Credit Cards? 5 Little-Known Ways to Take Advantage of Them

If you're not cautious when using your credit card, you can easily end up with significant personal debt. You may already have credit card debt - and while paying it down should be your main priority, it's also important to understand how to get your credit cards to work in your favor. Many credit cards come with benefits that you may not have …

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 …

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 …

How To Spot Fake Gift Cards


May 6, 2011 | 0 Comment

How To Spot Fake Gift Cards

As with any good thing, somebody has to ruin it. Bogus gift cards are spreading on the Internet like bed bugs in New York City. According to PC World, con artists earlier this year convinced more than 40,000 Facebook fans to sign up for a free trial offer to receive a $1,000 Ikea card. Naturally, the cards never existed but the fans became susceptible to …

The 4 Wisest Tips About Using Your Gift Cards


January 3, 2011 | 0 Comment

The 4 Wisest Tips About Using Your Gift Cards

  Photo by WhiteHaus Marketing Just about everyone in America age 10 and up received a gift card for Christmas this year. While most consumers listed cards as their number-one gift, it's sometimes easier to give than receive. There are tricks to getting the most out of those handy pieces of plastic. Merchants consider gift cards the …

The Argument for Giving Gift Cards


December 10, 2010 | 0 Comment

The Argument for Giving Gift Cards

Photo by mitopencourseware Very few people would argue against giving gift cards. Whether plastic, virtual or mobile, gift cards have been the number one item on Americans' holiday wish lists since 2007, and 2010 is shaping up better than ever. With more than two-thirds of merchants now offering gift cards, there's very little they can't buy. Technology has caught up …

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 …

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 …