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  • Is GiftCardRescue.com legit?

    This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Consumers wonder if we are a legitimate business because our service sounds too good to be true. We buy your unwanted gift cards for cash and sell gift cards for a discount; so many people are thinking, “What’s the catch?” Well, no catch! With the amount of unspent gift cards exceeding $1.7 billion dollars last year (CEB TowerGroup), we understand that there’s a need for a gift card exchange service!

    Our goal is to help YOU get the most for your money and make it easier for people to unlock the value in their unwanted gift cards. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Another person’s trash is another person’s treasure?” Well, we practice a similar concept except with gift cards! Why have gift cards sit in your wallet when you get cash that you’ll actually use for them? In return, we sell these gift cards at a discount to someone who’ll actually use them!

    Now you may be thinking, “How do I know if the gift card I’m receiving is legitimate?” Do not fear, in the rare case that there’s an issue with your gift card, all of our transactions are guaranteed and backed with a 60-day return policy. If the gift card isn’t exactly what you ordered, we’ll email you a pre-paid label to send the card back to us and refund your money. We ask all our customers to verify the balance of their gift card once it’s received in the mail. We also encourage them to use the gift card within the 60-day period to ensure that your gift card is covered in the rare case of an issue.

    GiftCardRescue.com is a limited liability company and has been in business for five years. The online gift card exchange service originally got its start on the ABC show, Shark Tank. We strive to provide the highest quality of customer satisfaction and support. If for any reason you’re unhappy about your experience with our company, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would like to get any issues/concerns resolved for you as soon as possible. Our customer service hotline (1-877-800-4413) is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. You may also email customerservice@giftcardrescue.com or carrieb@giftcardrescue.com. Thank you for choosing GiftCardRescue.com for all your gift card exchange needs! :)

  • Ditch Your Phone for Deals

    Next time you go to a restaurant, whether it’s fine or casual dining, look around the room. There’s an 80 percent chance that at least one person at every table is either on their phone or has it easily accessible. Recently, CNNMoney found that some restaurants dislike customers’ over zealous use of cell phones so much that they’re offering discounts to those who opt to go without their portable device during their dining experience.

    Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles now offers a 5 percent discount when customers choose to leave their phones with the receptionist for the entirety of the meal. Since this policy has gone into effect, the restaurant estimates that 50 percent of customers have opted to ditch their phones. Restaurant owner and chef, Mark Gold, says that he wants people to connect again.

    He came up with the idea after speaking with colleagues about how annoying he found it when people were on their smart phones during dinner. The restaurant notifies all of its customers about the cell phone policy with a statement on their menu. Plenty of restaurants ask their customers to refrain from using their cell phone, but this high-scale LA restaurant is the first to offer a discount for surrendering your phone for the duration of the meal.

    Gold says that his customers have become really enthusiastic about the new policy.  He thinks that people genuinely like the idea of being able to turn off their phone and enjoy their meal, as well as, each other’s company.

    Last year, Rogue 24, a Washington D.C. eatery gained rapid press for requiring their diners to submit a two-page contract before their reservations were accepted. The contract included the ban of camera and cell phone use in their restaurant. Owner RJ Cooper later relaxed his contract rules, due to the poor press his restaurant was receiving.

    These restaurant owners’ motives for banning cell phone use aren’t completely out of the ordinary. The University of Essex conducted a study that links cell phones to decreased interpersonal connection. Study participants held conversations in pairs, half with a cell phone present and the other half without. Couples who conversed with a cell phone present reported lower relationship quality and less closeness.

    The study concluded that interacting without a cell phone helps to foster connectedness, trust, and perceptions of empathy. Gold wants to bring those relationship building opportunities into the fabric of his business. Offering a discount for refraining from cell phone use may not be such a bad idea after all. It allows the diner to save a little money, as well as, enjoy their meal and connect with their company, distraction-free.

  • Top 10 Gift Cards for Mother's Day

    Mother’s Day is the one day a year that’s set aside to show your appreciation for the special women or as I like to call them, “Super Women,” in your life. Whether they are your mother or an inspirational female figure, they all have one thing in common. They don’t get the credit they deserve on a daily basis. Since they’re deprived of this praise all year, Mother’s Day is the one day you have to make up for this deprivation and honor the “Super Women” in your life.

    These women have the hardest (non-paying) job of them all, so it’s only fitting that you treat like the Queen of England, even if it’s only for one day. Since Mother’s Day is a time to show your appreciation, it’s extremely important that you give a gift that she’ll actually like. Sometimes this can be a tricky task, but we’re here to help make that a little easier for you!

    Every year before the holiday season, we release our annual Top 20 Most Wanted Gift Card list to help give shoppers gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people in their life. This year, we’ve decided to release our Most Wanted list for popular gift-giving holidays, starting with Mother’s Day.

    This year, Mother’s Day gift card sales are expected to reach $1.8 billion, increasing 2.2 percent from 2012 (IBISWorld). Gift Cards have been deemed the second popular gifts to give on Mother’s Day (flowers is first) because it allows moms to treat themselves to something special. Consumers have slowly returned to splurging on gifts for holidays such as Mother’s Day since the 2008 recession.

    Our Top 10 Most Wanted Gift Cards for Mother’s Day list is based on a national survey completed by consumers who plan on giving or receiving a gift card this Mother’s Day. Topping the list and claiming the number one spot by a landslide is Amazon.com, followed by Visa, Target and Wal-Mart.  It’s not surprising that Amazon.com grabbed our number one spot. Consumers love Amazon because they offer one of the largest product assortments anywhere, it’s convenient and reliable.

    As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, make sure you get that special woman in your life something she’ll love! You can’t go wrong with a gift card to her favorite store, restaurant  or spa. If you don’t know what her favorite is, then our list is here to help you out. She’s sure to love any of our Top 10 picks. Happy Mother’s Day to all those hard-working, selfless women out there!

    You can find our official press release here, as well as, our full Top 10 Gift Card list for Mother’s Day below:

  • Memorial Day Gift Card Giveaway!

    In honor of Memorial Day, we’re giving away a $25 gift card to Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill,  Maggiano’s. To enter, please comment and tell us, how you plan on saving money this Memorial Day weekend. For bonus entries the widget at the end of the post to share our giveaway on your social media sites! Good Luck! :)

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