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  • Holiday Season Online Shopping Trends

    Online shopping is expected to increase for this shopping season just as it has for the previous two years. According to comScore’s industry analysis of online shopping and spending behaviors, there were ten days during the 2011 holiday shopping season when online sales exceeded $1 billion. For 2012, sales exceeded $1 billion for 12 days of the shopping season. The top ten days for online shopping during all of 2012 were during the holiday shopping season.

    How Sales Have Increased

    According to comScore online shopping for the 2012 holiday shopping season increased by 14 percent over a year ago. Over the November 1 to December 31 shopping period more than $42 billion was spent shopping online in 2012. This represents a steady increase in online sales for the holiday season. Increases for online sales over the 2010, 2011 and 2012 shopping seasons are as follows:

  • Cyber Monday 2013: Where you can find the best deals

    Cyber Monday, also known as, the first Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday, is becoming increasingly popular among consumers and retailers each year. Originally started in 2005 by retail trade group Shop.org, Cyber Monday is a day many consumers look forward to for great sales and shopping promotions online.

    Since it started in 2005, Cyber Monday has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Americans. This year, Cyber Monday is predicted to surpass Black Friday in terms of sales. To help make your online shopping efforts a little bit easier, The Verge has compiled a list of the best deals for this 2013 Cyber Monday. Check them out, here!

    Happy Cyber Shopping! :)

  • How To Prepare for Black Friday Shopping

    Black Friday is one of the best shopping days of the entire year. You can take advantage of a number of Black Friday shopping deals and save on holiday presents, as well as things you may need for your home or family. Since there are so many deals, you need to create an action plan before you even start shopping. These steps will help you prepare to go shopping.

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    Make a List of What You Want

    The first step in making the most of your Black Friday shopping is to make a list of the things that you want to buy. You can start by listing the people you need to shop for, as well as the items you need to buy if you find them on sale. This is a good starting point, but next to each person, list two or three items that would work so that you have options depending on what goes on sale for the year.

  • Gift Card Drive: Raise Money for your Organization


    As the popularity of gift cards continues to rise, more and more people find themselves carrying around gift cards to stores they do not patron. Why let those gift cards go to waste? GiftCardRescue.com’s Fund Raising Program allows you to collect those unwanted gift cards from your members and turn them into cash for your organization.

    The average American household has over $300 in gift cards going unused. This is a great opportunity to raise money for your organization without having to ask for cash donations. With the economy in its current state, raising money has become a difficult task. GiftCardRescue.com makes it a little easier by liquidating gift cards that are going to waste.

    Why work with GiftCardRescue.com?

    GiftCardRescue.com is an industry leading gift card exchange site, qualifying for the 2013 Inc 500 as the 151st fastest-growing private company in America. We provide everything needed to start your fundraising campaign including marketing materials, collection boxes and tax receipts.

  • 13 Fun and Frugal Fall Activities

    Crisp, cool air is always a reminder that our favorite season is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our thirteen favorite fun and frugal fall activities. Enjoy!

    1.) Go Apple Picking – Take advantage of the only time of year you can pick apples straight from the trees. This is a great bonding activity to do with your family, plus you’ll get some fresh air and exercise!


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Welcome to the official blog of GiftCardRescue.com! Never heard of us? Long story short, we're the national leader in the gift card exchange industry. We're passionate about helping our consumers save more. Whether that's by purchasing discounted gift cards or planning your weekly meals to save on food costs. Our goal is to help YOU get the most bang for your buck!

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