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  • Prepaid Card Review: Direct Express Card

    This is a review of the Direct Express Debit MasterCard. It is part of our Prepaid Card Review series where we provide insight and useful tips regarding prepaid debit cards we find interesting. The Direct Express card is unique – because it is specifically designed to be used by those receiving federal government benefits like Social Security and Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits. The Treasury Department recently gave a directive that required all government benefits to be paid electronically. This was done to eliminate the expense of mailing out checks to millions of recipients each month. See the video below for the announcement:

    As a result, recipients of government benefits now have two options in getting their benefits:

    1. You can choose to get your Social Security or VA benefits deposited into your checking or savings account with a bank or credit union (to find a credit union, checkout the federal credit union directory). To sign up for Direct Deposit, click here. You will need a few documents as outlined in the image below:

  • Did Plastic Jungle go out of business?

    Gift Card Exchange site Plastic Jungle will no longer Buy & Sell gift cards on their website, according to an announcement posted on the company’s website on May 13, 2013 (see below). If you are a Plastic Jungle customer and are looking for another safe place to buy or sell your gift cards, would love to earn your business. Not only will you get the best prices but we provide the best customer support in the industry. We encourage you to call us at 1-877-800-4413 or email us at and we look forward to the opportunity to meet your gift card needs.

    If you are a Bulk Supplier of gift cards to Plastic Jungle, call the Gift Card Rescue bulk department at 410-696-2216 and a bulk representative will be happy to speak with you about our bulk supplier program – including our multiple payment options, dedicated support team, fast payments and marketing support.

    Plastic Jungle Will Not Buy or Sell Gift Cards Anymore
  • 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. 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

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