Monday, December 8, 2008

Gift Cards Avoid You from Wasting Money

BY tyas indree IN , , 5 comments

The holiday season is coming. This is the time to buy gifts for someone you love. My husband and I usually buy gifts for each other every new year eve. And we always had a hard time to choose something to buy. I thought I knew the thing he'd like, but the truth is I never give him what he wants. And also, although I give him so many hints about the gift I want, at the end he give me something that I don’t need.

Finally, for this year, we decided to buy gift cards for each other. Although lately there has been many news about the uselessness of buying gift cards stating that retailers are not accepting gift cards and that the stores are going out of business, we don’t believe that. We prefer gift cards because with them we can get things we really want as a holiday gift and it won’t waste our money.

There was a study done by Blackhawk Network (the largest third party distributor of gift cards and creator of Gift Card Mall™ ) and they found the facts:

  • 70% feel that gift cards are a great gift since the recipient can get what he/she wants.
  • 66% think that by purchasing a gift card, they are assured their money is not wasted on a gift that someone will not like or use.
  • 54% feel that they would rather give a gift card than cash.
  • 58% of consumers still plan on buying gift cards this holiday – especially women (62%.)

So, we think we’ve made the best decision to buy gift cards for each other and for our best friends and relatives. Gift cards are definitely the preferred gift for the holidays.

5 comments:

  1. Mau juga mbak, beli kartunya

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  2. ehm..ehm... ini repiu bukan bu? he..he.. moga lancar withdrawx ntr yach...

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  3. gift card tuh sapa yg ngeluarin ??

    *maap masi blum ngarti :D

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  4. Gift cards are often a great idea for hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives, particularly during the holiday frenzy. But after national retail stores closed their doors recently, people have expressed frustration in trying to figure out what to do with their unused cards and may be thinking twice about giving them as gifts this year.

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  5. aroma $$$$$$ sangat menyengat hidung.....bagi2 mbak e.......pis ah sis!

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