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  • The Planet of the Pugs Will Make You Happy

    They are cute. They are cuddly. And they are taking over the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes trailer, in the parody trailer, Dawn of the Planet of the Pugs. The popular new movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is remade with pugs instead to appeal to the less aggressive YouTube audience.


    People love the apes, blowing into theaters with $73 million opening weekend, it is one of summers Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie a 91% review with 93% of the audience liking it. AMC and Regal movie theater discounted gift cards will give you an affordable movie night experience.

    In this YouTube pug parody, be ready to fall for this cuteness overload. Where you find one there will be more to come. Be sure to check out the outtakes at the end.

  • Win a Target Gift Card!

    Who can’t find something they like at Target? Tell us your favorite savvy shopping tips for Target below. You will automatically be entered in our drawing for a chance to win a $25 Target gift card!

    Only one entry per participant.

    To qualify, all entries are due by Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 12am EST.

    The winner will be announced Thursday, July 17, 2014 in our next YouTube video.

    Please contact marketing@giftcardrescue.com if you have any additional questions regarding this giveaway.

  • Coffee: More Than Just a Pick Me Up

    Coffee can get a bad rep but if you are a coffee lover, there is good news being discovered every day showing that coffee is beneficial to your body and health. Earlier studies that initially introduced these reputations did not take into consideration the health of the people drinking the coffee. As long as you are practicing other healthy habits incorporating coffee into your diet will bring many benefits to your moral and physical well being.

    Discount Starbucks gift cards are your new best investment toward your health.

    Memory: 200 mg of Caffeine, about 2 cups of coffee, has been shown in recent studies to improve long term memory.

    Mood: Depression risk is 20% lower in woman who drank 4 cups of coffee per day according to a Havard School of Public Health study. Caffeine could affect the brain chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.

    Heart: 200 to 300mg of caffeine a day may make your heart perform better by improving blood flow during rest.

    Skin: Women who consumed more than 3 cups of coffee a day had a significantly lower risk of basal cell carcinoma in a 2012 study.

    Energy: Drink 3 to 4 cups of coffee and hour prior to working out and you will be able to work longer, claims a PLoS One study.

    Liver: Drinking more than 2 cups of coffee a day appears to protect against liver diseases such as cirrhosis.

    Feet: Drinking 6 cups of coffee every day reduced the risk of gout for men by 59%. Coffee appears to lower levels of uric acid in the blood stream.

    Diabetes Risk: Drinking 6 cups of coffee a day was linked to a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a Harvard review.

  • Neymar Played for Brazil, Now Brazil Must Play for Neymar

    The World Cup is coming to a close with the Semi-finals starting tomorrow. Brazil and Germany will battle for a spot in the Finals on July 13th at 3pm. Unfortunately, one of the key players for Brazil will not be playing in the match or any that follow.

    22 year old Brazilian Football star Neymar da Silva Santos Junior had a dream of playing in a World Cup final. Those dreams were shattered while playing in the quarter final match against Columbia last week. Columbia defender Juan Zuniga, kneed Neymar in the lower spine in the closing minutes of the game fracturing a lower vertebrae, removing Neymar from the rest of World Cup play.

    Brazil was looking like a good pick for a World Cup champion team however, with the loss of their superstar, winning that trophy could be a unattainable endeavor.

    Find a sporting goods store near you and show your support for your favorite world cup team. With a discounted gift card you can purchase your favorite World Cup attire.

  • 10 Things That Waste Your Money

    1. Holding onto gift cards that you will never use
    Holding on to gift cards with the intent of using them one day is a thing of the past. Now you can sell these cards back for cash that you will use! Sell your gift cards online and your check will arrive in the mail.
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    2. Topping off at the gas station
    That 39.00 looks a lot better on your credit card statement than 38.36, but filling up that extra few cents at the gas station is not giving you any extra benefit. The Environmental Protection Agency states that extra bit of gas either get sucked back into the storage tanks, or evaporating it in the vapor collection system, causing your car to burn more fuel.

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    3. Not keeping up with home maintenance
    Blowing off you home maintenance will make you have to spend more money than than if you took the time to upkeep your house. Failing to drain the water heater or not sealing your deck might allow you to save time and money in the present however, you will have an even bigger bill when you have to make extra repairs or replacements due to the neglect.

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    4. Using disposable products
    When you use disposable products you might as well just throw away cash. The convenience is undeniable but you can save up to $300 per year by cutting out paper towel usage. Making a smarter decision to purchase dish rags and reusable storage containers will save you in the long run.

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    5. Buying brand name goods
    Many times when you buy name brand products you are paying for the packaging and brand image. When you are looking at food products, compare the ingredients of the generic with the brand name to see if you are getting a better product. If you are buying something that will be disposed of quickly try spending the least amount possible.

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    6. Credit card interest
    Make sure you have the money to pay off your credit card bill at the end of the month. The only thing worse than buying something you can’t afford is buying something you can’t afford and then tack on a huge amount of interest. So make sure what you are spending money on is actually worth the extra money if you are planning to charge it.

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    7. Unused gym memberships
    According an article on Organlive 4 out of 5 Americans who have a gym membership are not using it. New Years comes around and the gym livens up for a week or two but afterwards you are stuck paying a monthly bill that is useless. Before you make a commitment at a gym make sure you are already practicing daily activity otherwise paying that monthly bill will not push you to start.

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    8. Extra Utilities
    The energy bill is high in the winter due to the cold temperatures outside. It is high in the summer because you have to have the air conditioning on. Doing simple insulation fixes could improve your electric bill drastically. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can increase your energy costs from 5 to 30%. Be sure to check around doors, electrical outlets, cable lines, and window frames for outdoor air.
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    9. Eating too much meat
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend almost $800 a year on meat, over 20% of their grocery bill. Vegetables and legumes should be the main course of your meal. Not only will your health improve but you will find yourself with a ton of extra cash.
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    10. Excessive grass cutting (bold)
    An easy way to save money is to lengthen the level you cut your grass. The shorter the blades, the more work you have to do to keep it looking good. If you keep your grass at 1 inch you will have to mow it once a week; however, if you keep your grass at 3 inches, you will find yourself outside mowing only twice a month. Also be sure to keep your mowing blade sharp to get the most out of each mow.
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