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  • Neymar Played for Brazil, Now Brazil Must Play for Neymar

    The World Cup is coming to a close with the Semi-finals starting tomorrow. Brazil and Germany will battle for a spot in the Finals on July 13th at 3pm. Unfortunately, one of the key players for Brazil will not be playing in the match or any that follow.

    22 year old Brazilian Football star Neymar da Silva Santos Junior had a dream of playing in a World Cup final. Those dreams were shattered while playing in the quarter final match against Columbia last week. Columbia defender Juan Zuniga, kneed Neymar in the lower spine in the closing minutes of the game fracturing a lower vertebrae, removing Neymar from the rest of World Cup play.

    Brazil was looking like a good pick for a World Cup champion team however, with the loss of their superstar, winning that trophy could be a unattainable endeavor.

    Find a sporting goods store near you and show your support for your favorite world cup team. With a discounted gift card you can purchase your favorite World Cup attire.

  • 10 Things That Waste Your Money

    1. Holding onto gift cards that you will never use
    Holding on to gift cards with the intent of using them one day is a thing of the past. Now you can sell these cards back for cash that you will use! Sell your gift cards online and your check will arrive in the mail.
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    2. Topping off at the gas station
    That 39.00 looks a lot better on your credit card statement than 38.36, but filling up that extra few cents at the gas station is not giving you any extra benefit. The Environmental Protection Agency states that extra bit of gas either get sucked back into the storage tanks, or evaporating it in the vapor collection system, causing your car to burn more fuel.

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    3. Not keeping up with home maintenance
    Blowing off you home maintenance will make you have to spend more money than than if you took the time to upkeep your house. Failing to drain the water heater or not sealing your deck might allow you to save time and money in the present however, you will have an even bigger bill when you have to make extra repairs or replacements due to the neglect.

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    4. Using disposable products
    When you use disposable products you might as well just throw away cash. The convenience is undeniable but you can save up to $300 per year by cutting out paper towel usage. Making a smarter decision to purchase dish rags and reusable storage containers will save you in the long run.

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    5. Buying brand name goods
    Many times when you buy name brand products you are paying for the packaging and brand image. When you are looking at food products, compare the ingredients of the generic with the brand name to see if you are getting a better product. If you are buying something that will be disposed of quickly try spending the least amount possible.

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    6. Credit card interest
    Make sure you have the money to pay off your credit card bill at the end of the month. The only thing worse than buying something you can’t afford is buying something you can’t afford and then tack on a huge amount of interest. So make sure what you are spending money on is actually worth the extra money if you are planning to charge it.

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    7. Unused gym memberships
    According an article on Organlive 4 out of 5 Americans who have a gym membership are not using it. New Years comes around and the gym livens up for a week or two but afterwards you are stuck paying a monthly bill that is useless. Before you make a commitment at a gym make sure you are already practicing daily activity otherwise paying that monthly bill will not push you to start.

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    8. Extra Utilities
    The energy bill is high in the winter due to the cold temperatures outside. It is high in the summer because you have to have the air conditioning on. Doing simple insulation fixes could improve your electric bill drastically. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can increase your energy costs from 5 to 30%. Be sure to check around doors, electrical outlets, cable lines, and window frames for outdoor air.
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    9. Eating too much meat
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend almost $800 a year on meat, over 20% of their grocery bill. Vegetables and legumes should be the main course of your meal. Not only will your health improve but you will find yourself with a ton of extra cash.
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    10. Excessive grass cutting (bold)
    An easy way to save money is to lengthen the level you cut your grass. The shorter the blades, the more work you have to do to keep it looking good. If you keep your grass at 1 inch you will have to mow it once a week; however, if you keep your grass at 3 inches, you will find yourself outside mowing only twice a month. Also be sure to keep your mowing blade sharp to get the most out of each mow.
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  • GiftCardRescue.com Founder and CEO Announced EY Entrepreneur of the Year in Maryland

    Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Consumer and Technology Services Category

    GiftCardRescue.com announced today that Founder and CEO Kwame Kuadey has received the Ernest & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award in Consumer and Technology Services category in Maryland. The eight Maryland winners were selected by a panel of independent judges and honored at the annual black-tie event held on June 12th at the Hilton in Baltimore. The EY awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in financial performance, innovation and personal commitment to their business and local community.

    “This is truly an honor,” said Kuadey. ” To have my hardwork and efforts as an entrepreneur validated with such a prestigious award is a moment I will cherish forever.”

    Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.

    As a Maryland award winner, Kwame Kuadey is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

  • Heath Care Deals: 3 Alternatives to Pain Medication

    Americans love their pills too much.

    The next time you feel aches and pains, think natural. Your body will thank you.

    Here are our top 3 recommendations:

    Yoga

    While yoga is not an immediate fix for unexpected pain like headaches or pulled muscles, it has been shown to be very beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain. It provides a gentle opportunity for movement without putting undue stress on sensitive joints. Yoga can also help realign poor posture and release muscle tension, which are two known factors in chronic pain.

    It may take a week or two before the effects of doing yoga are fully visible, but adding yoga to a daily exercise routine can help to lessen chronic pain and prevent future flare-ups. People who regularly practice yoga may find themselves suffering from fewer headaches and less back and neck pain than beforehand. Pain is often exacerbated by the presence of mental and physical stress, so using yoga to relieve that stress can greatly reduce the pain as well.

  • We're Moving!

    Due to the relocation of our Processing Center, our office will be closed Tuesday, April 29, 2014. We will reopen at 9:00 am EST on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

    Our new Processing Center address is as follows:

    6230 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 190 Columbia, MD 21045

    Please send all customer service requests to customerservice@giftcardrescue.com. We will respond to all requests within two business days.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding!

    - The GiftCardRescue.com Team

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