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  • Top 20 Most Wanted Gift Cards of 2012

    With hundreds of different gift cards to choose from, how does one know which to choose? Well we’ve made your decision just a little easier for you.

    GiftCardRescue.com has been surveying our customers for the past five years to answer this question for you. The results this year, reflected a few surprises, as well as, various reoccurring contenders. Based on a national sample of approximately 20,000 gift card wish lists, topping this year’s “Most Wanted” list for the third time is Wal-Mart. The number one spot is followed by Target and for the first time in the top three, McDonald’s.

    In order to provide gift card shoppers more insight, this year’s list has been broken down into categories, including Restaurants, Clothing and Shoes, Electronics and Appliances, Sports and Outdoors and more.

    Our full “Top 20 is below, in order of popularity. You can also find the link to our official press release here.

    Top 20 Gift Cards of 2012

  • Don't Become a Victim of Gift Card Scams!

    With the increased popularity of internet over the past ten years, along came the rise of scams. With thousands of different websites on the World Wide Web, how do you know which are a scam and which are legitimate? Sites that allow people to list goods for purchase or sale, such as Craig’s List, eBay and Amazon are especially susceptible to scams. .

    The news station WRDQ in Orlando, Florida recently featured a story involving a college student who was scammed when trying to sell her gift card on Craig’s List. The student listed her $125 Target gift card that she had won at a party on the site. She chose Craig’s List because she had friends that did the same and successfully sold their cards for cash. Soon after posting on the site, the student received an offer from someone who claimed to be in Orlando and was willing to pay $100 for the gift card. The buyer wanted to confirm how much money was on the gift card by calling Target; However, in the process, he was able to retrieve her card information and use the gift card without paying for it through a three-way phone call.

    The college student realized that she had been scammed when the buyer never showed up to purchase the gift card from her. When she called Target, they informed her that her balance on the gift card was now zero dollars. Security experts say that scammers can use a program to record phone tones and turn them into card access codes. They can then use the access codes to either purchase products online or transfer the balance to an existing card.

    According to the Better Business Bureau, online buyers remain the biggest target for scams because they think they are getting a deal from online sellers. To avoid becoming a victim of a scam, it’s extremely important to research the buyer/company before you consider doing business with them. When selling or purchasing a gift card, make sure you use a legitimate company like GiftCardRescue.com to ensure that you aren’t being scammed!

    To watch the full WRDC news story, click the link below.

    WRDQ Orlando, Florida Gift Card Scam Segment

  • A Humble Beginning--The History of GiftCardRescue.com

    There’s not one business today that achieves success without struggle. Here is our story:

    It all started with a man and a dream. Kwame Kuadey grew up in a small village in Ghana where he found few opportunities for success. He then moved to the United States in hopes of fulfilling his “American Dream.” After attending college at John Hopkins, Kwame was recruited into a management training program and received a job with the Citi Group. While working full time, he started GiftCardRescue.com and ran it on the side. Due to the downward slope of the economy, Kwame’s position was discontinued and his “American Dream” came to a halt. At the time, he had just started his new business and had a family with a newborn daughter to support. Kwame decided to take a chance and pursue his business dreams. With his wife’s help, he began running GiftCardRescue.com out of his home.

    In August of 2009, Kwame received an opportunity to appear on the popular ABC show, Shark Tank. This was just the good news he needed. Kwame now had an opportunity to pitch his business to “the sharks” in hope of an investment. His appearance on the show soon lead to an investment offer of $200,000 from Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec. This was quite the compliment because these two investors had achieved great success in the online business world and had the background Kwame needed to grow his company.

    Since then, GiftCardRescue.com has received national publicity from the show’s press coverage. The company has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, and NPR to name a few. Today, GiftCardRescue.com is one of the internet’s most popular, safest, and fastest gift card exchange sites. The company buys gift cards from those who don’t want them and sells them to those who would use them. Consumers can get up to 90% cash back for their unwanted gift cards and save up to 30% off the face value of gift cards from over 250 major retailers. Some of the sites most popular gift cards are Walmart, Target, Visa, Home Depot, Lowe’s and McDonald’s.

    What makes GiftCardRescue.com different from other companies is that it’s foundation was built from one man’s dream. The struggles and triumphs that he experienced throughout this journey encouraged him even more. He didn’t quit when times got tough, instead he worked even harder and persevered. Success did not come easy for Kwame Kuadey, but when he achieved it, it made all of his hard work that much more worth while. Today, GiftCardRescue.com only plans to grow their business to be the best it can possibly be. There is always room for improvement.

    p(caption). Founder & CEO Kwame Kuadey

    To view the video of GiftCardRescue.com on Shark Tank, click here!

    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal success” -Confucius

  • A Valentine's Gift for Every Person on Your List!

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s nothing you can do to escape it. To help make your Valentine’s Day shopping a little easier, we’ve compiled an assortment of great gift cards for everyone on your list. Even the hardest people to shop for will end up happy on February 14th. I guess we can take a little credit for that.

    Oh, did I mentioned they’re all discounted? Yeah, I think that helps a little bit. Don’t worry, your Valentine doesn’t need to know. It’ll be our little secret. Enjoy & happy shopping!

    The One-Stop Shopper:

    • Target- 4.5% Off
    • Walmart- 2% Off
    That Special Someone:
    • Victoria’s Secret- 12% Off
    • Kay Jewelry- 5% Off
    • Spa Finder- 20% Off
    The Savvy Fashionista:
    • TJ Maxx- 12% Off
    • Marshalls- 8% Off
    The Little Valentine:
    • Toys R Us/Babies R Us-6% Off
    • Limited Too- 10% Off
    • Justice- 8.5% Off
    The Intellectual Thinker:
    • Amazon.com- 4.5% Off
    • Barnes & Noble- 12% Off
    The Adventure Seeker:
    • North Face- 10% Off
    • L.L. Bean- 12% Off
    • Bass Pro Shops- 12% Off
    The Sports Fanatic:
    • NFL Shop- 13% Off
    • The Sports Authority- 15% Off
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods- 8% Off
    • Under Armour- 15% Off
    The Handy Man:
    • Lowe’s- 7.5% Off
    • Home Depot- 7.5% Off
    • Sears- 10% Off
    The Workaholic:
    • Starbucks- 15% Off
    • Office Depot- 8% Off
    • Office Max- 8% Off
    • Staples- 6% Off
    The Foodie:
    • Bonefish/Outback/Carraba’s/Rays/Flemings- 12% Off
    • Macaroni Grill- 15% Off
    • McCormick and Schmicks- 15% Off
    The Movie Buff:
    • AMC Entertainment- 15% Off
    • Regal Entertainment Group- 12% Off
    • Cinemark- 10% Off
     

    Visit our website to take advantage of these great deals

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    Happy Valentine’s Day from GiftCardRescue.com!

    Note: All rates are subject to change. Quantities are limited. While supplies last.

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