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  • Go Green & Be Frugal!

    In honor of Earth Day, we’re dedicating this post to ways you can be frugal and green! Many Americans have the misconception that it’s impossible to protect the planet and save money. Educating consumers on ways they can help preserve our environment without breaking the bank is extremely important. To help, we’ve compiled a list of a few quick and simple ways consumers can save money and help the environment at home.

    The first step when going green and being frugal is to examine your energy consumption. Learn how to be energy efficient set your thermometer to a timer so that it’s not running during the day when no one is home, seal cracks and leaks in windows, purchase energy efficient appliances, and turn off anything and everything that can be turned off. Being energy efficient means saving money on utility bills, replacing lights, and other appliance replacement costs.

    The second step is to learn how to eat efficiently. Consider starting your own organic garden at home. The average person saves $500 a year from growing their own vegetable garden. Also, eat more vegetables and less meat. They’re cheaper (especially if you grow your own), healthier, and decreases the demand for environmentally unsound industry. As a consumer, you create the demand. The more efficiently you eat, the better messages you send to businesses.

    The last step is to learn how to use your natural resources. On a beautiful day, open your windows and let the sunshine in to heat/cool your home. The natural light is beautiful and an inexpensive way to adjust the temperature of your home. Also, hang your clothes out to dry instead of using the dryer. It may take a bit longer, but you can save you bundles on your energy bill. Lastly, set up a water reservoir to irrigate into your organic garden. They are simple to install and can help save hundreds a year in water costs.

    Consumers aren’t the only ones concerned about being environmentally friendly; many companies are making the switch and helping shoppers save money. Large corporations such as Wal-Mart promote green business practices that are directly translated into savings for the consumer. For example, Wal-Mart now offers organic lettuce at the same price as regular lettuce when you buy in bulk. They offer this discount when buying in bulk because they’re able to fully load their trucks and cut down on transportation costs. Pretty smart, right?!

    Another example of a company “going green” is waste management. Did you know that recycling creates six times as many jobs as landfilling! Many waste management companies are transforming themselves from a primarily landfill operation to a residential recycler. These companies are finding a new ways to profit from trash, but in a more environmentally friendly manner.  This fact goes to show you that “going green” not only promotes a more sustainable environment, but also stimulates our economy through the creation of more jobs!

    Promoting environmentally sustainable practices does not necessarily have to be heavy on your wallet. There are multiple ways you can “go green” and be frugal. Some energy efficient appliances and cars may cost you more upfront, but their overall energy and fuel savings practically pay those extra costs for you. Before beginning any new practices, it’s important to educate yourself on the topic and any possible outcomes. The moral of the story is always consider how your actions may negatively affect the environment before you take them. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and most importantly be frugal!

  • Savvy Saver Tip #130

    Week #4 of our Savvy Saver Tips!

    It’s estimated that nearly one in every six cars (17%) on the road has a broken, missing, or improperly fitting gas cap. Not only does this reduce your car’s fuel economy, but it also increases your emissions. You’re wasting extra money and possibly harming the environment! Fixing or replacing a faulty gas cap is saves you 5 cents per gallon!

  • 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! :)

  • 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:

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