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Ellicott City, MD —, the fastest growing gift card exchange site today released its list of the Top 20 Most Popular Gift Cards in 2010. The list, also published on the Gift Card Rescue blog showed that for the second year in a row, consumers continue to have a strong preference for practical gift cards, with Wal-Mart, and Target occupying the top three spots. In addition, there is a growing demand for bank issued gift cards, with prepaid cards issued by Visa, American Express, and MasterCard being the most preferred. allows users to sell gift cards they don’t want for up to 90% cash or exchange them for credit. Consumers can also save money by buying discounted gift cards to their favorite stores for up to 30% off.

Here is the full list of the Top 20 Gift Cards in 2010:

  1. Wal-Mart
  3. Target
  4. Visa
  5. Home Depot
  6. Lowe’s
  7. Costco
  8. Best Buy
  9. Starbucks
  10. Walgreens
  11. CVS
  12. American Express
  13. Bed, Bath & Beyond
  14. McDonald’s
  15. MasterCard
  16. Whole Foods
  17. Shell
  18. Exxon Mobil
  19. BP
  20. Southwest Airlines

“The interesting thing about the list is that we are able to get a glimpse of what gift cards people want,” said Kwame Kuadey, CEO & Founder, “As we approach the holiday season, this serves as a powerful guide to shoppers who plan to buy gift cards for friends and family.”

The list is based on a national sample of approximately 6,000 gift card wish lists created by GiftCardRescue users from January to October 31, 2010. This year’s list is an expansion over those from the last two years, which only featured the Top 10 gift cards of the year.


Based in Ellicott City, Maryland, is the fastest growing gift card exchange site. 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% on discounted gift cards to over 350 national merchants. guarantees all transactions and is backed by the best customer support team in the industry

Kwame Kuadey, 301-437-7719


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