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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 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.

  • Best April Fool's Products

    While many of you have spent your April Fool’s Day pranking your coworkers by wrapping their desk in aluminum foil, putting syrup in their coffee, and changing the keys on their keyboard. This year, some companies decided to prank their consumers, and they certainly went for the “yuck” factor. My three personal favorite company pranks were Chick-fil-a, Chobani, and Scope. These companies released three new products that were equally hilarious and disgusting. Each product was so out-of-the-box that I almost started to believe that they were real!

    1.) Chobani Greek Yogurt:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of this company and their products. On Saturday, Chobani announced that they would be releasing a brand new flavor. Many of their consumers were eager with anticipation when they heard this announcement. On late Sunday evening, Chobani announced their new flavor of greek yogurt; “Easter Egg.” When I heard this, I immediately felt sick. I’m not a fan of hard-boiled eggs to begin with, so the thought of them in my greek yogurt was simply awful. It wasn’t until a few moments later that I realized this was actually an April Fool’s joke, and a clever one at that. I know many of their consumers were looking forward to the release of a new Chobani flavor. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to keep on waiting. One things for sure, Chobani definitely had the last laugh this April Fool’s.

    2.) Chic-fil-a:

    As we all know, Chick-fil-a is notorious for being closed on Sundays. Many of their consumers might not agree with this policy, but thanks to their “new” products consumers can satisfy their Sunday cravings. The release of their new Chick-a-strips and Chick-a-sticks are products designed to simulate the taste and smell of Chick-fil-a even when you can’t have it. Loyal consumers can say goodbye to those Sunday withdraws. My favorite part about this April Fool’s prank is that it shows that the company has a serious sense of humor. Chick-fil-a took a policy that they’re often reprimanded for and made it into a joke. The Chick-a-strips and Chick-a-strips was a clever way to address their company standards. If these products actually existed, I might just have to buy them. The novelty of these products is too hilarious to pass up.

    3.) Scope Mouthwash:

    Bacon. I mean, really? Who doesn’t love it? Even if your a health-nut and choose not to eat it or a vegan and don’t eat it, chances are you’ve had and you’ve liked it. I personally find Scope’s Bacon mouthwash unappetizing, but I know a lot of bacon lovers out there might disagree. I love bacon, but this has taken it too far for me. I’m glad this doesn’t product doesn’t actually exist because I can’t think of anything worse than someone’s artificial ”bacon breath.” Even though I’m not a fan of the product itself, the marketing campaign is pure genius. From the commercials, advertisements and catchy slogans, Scope hit the nail on it’s head with this one. The enormous amount of media attention that Scope received for their “bacon mouthwash” was victory enough.

  • Savvy Saver Tips Launch!

    Today is the launch of our NEW Savvy Saver Tips!

    These tips supply helpful ways you can maximize your savings on a day-to-day basis. No clutter, no boring dialogue, just straight facts. They’re designed to be short, sweet, and informative.

    We hope to supply you with some valuable knowledge that can be applied to everyday life. We’ll never stop searching for new, useful ways you can get the most bang for you buck! This is our promise to you.

    A new tip will be released every week, so keep an eye out for them on our blog!

    Here’s our first one!

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