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 …

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 …

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 …

9 Guidelines for Selling Gift Cards on eBay


May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

9 Guidelines for Selling Gift Cards on eBay

There are several different ways to sell gift cards but did you know you can both buy and sell gift cards on eBay? The online-auction behemoth allows you to sell gift cards from nearly every merchant, but there are a few restrictions designed to protect both buyer and seller. Check out the following guidelines and see what you think. Travel Services You can …

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 …

Gift Card Returns


March 30, 2011 | 0 Comment

Gift Card Returns

Phew! I had clammy hands walking into Target with my receipt-less wall frames I intended to return. There's always a big chunk of me that feels guilty for making a return--ever--but especially without proof of purchase. I have this creepy feeling that the customer service Nazis suspect a pregnant, child-toting thief--the worst kind around. Target is among the more strict in regulations regarding returns. …

Markdown Movie Monday


March 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Markdown Movie Monday

If you have the choice between seeing The Adjustment Bureau or Rango, definitely go for the latter. Although I haven't seen Rango, Johnny Depp holds a special place in my cinematic heart. The dude is just plain genius in everything from Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland. Plus The Adjustment Bureau fell flat like a room temperature Coke. Matt Damon, you're bordering on has-been lately. …

Selling Back Un-used Gift Cards


March 15, 2011 | 0 Comment

Selling Back Un-used Gift Cards

I knew nothing about American Apparel before buying a discounted gift card from Cardpool.com, only that 20% off is a pretty stellar deal for clothing discounts. After a one-minute search on their site I saw they offered maternity clothing--perfect! I'll take one please! But after my $50 gift card arrived and I started browsing the offerings, it turns out that a leotard is the only item of …