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Check Balance On Future Shop Gift Card

Monday, May 18th, 2009

future_shop_gift_cardIf  you have an unused Future Shop gift cards lying around gathering dust its time to do something about it. The first thing you need to do is check the balance of the gift card. A Future Shop gift cards balance can be checked by using one of the following methods:

1) Check Future Shop Gift Card Balance By Phone, Call 1-866-787-7995

2) Check Future Shop Gift Card Balance By Online, Click Here.

3) Check Your Future Shop Gift Card Balance At Any Future Shop Customer Service Desk.

After you figure out if that old Future Shop gift card is worth anything you can use the card to score some new electronics or sell the gift card on Giftah. Giftah lets you get cash for your unwanted gift cards. Either way don’t risk losing your card or having it sit idle for too long.

Mother’s Day Gift Card Suggestions

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and if this is the first you have heard about it a gift card might be a good idea. By now most of the good gifts could already be off the shelf and many florists are already struggling to keep up with demand. Yes gift cards can be impersonal and mom would much rather have a home made card or breakfast in bed. However, for many children time is money and these days many people do not have much of either. Although a gift card is not the most personal gift a person can buy it is cost effective and as long as you know what store mom shops at she will love it to.

If your looking for inspiration think about hobbies your mother enjoys. If she likes gardening gift cards a Home Depot gift card may be a good idea. Don’t get a gift card to a small local garden center, as they are usually only open during the summer months and could go out of business at any time. Local spa gift cards can also be a great gift, but again try to purchase them from a spa your mom frequents or a spa chain that is on firm financial ground.

If you completely misread your mother’s likes and get her a gift card to a store she never shops at do the right thing. Be a good son or daughter and teach your mom how to sign up for Giftah and help her sell the unwanted gift cards for cash. Happy Mothers day from Giftah : )

Check Balance On Walmart Gift Card

Friday, May 8th, 2009

walmart_gift_cardIf you have an old Walmart gift card lying around the house and can’t remember if there is any balance left on the gift card you have come to the right place. It is easy to check the balance on Walmart’s gift cards; the company has provided the following three methods for checking their gift cards balance.

1) Check Walmart Gift Card Balance By Phone, Call 1-888-537-5503
2) Check The Walmart Gift Card Balance Online, Click Here.
3) Check Your Walmart Gift Card Balance At Any Walmart Location.

After you determine the balance on your gift card you can go to Walmart and buy something or you can sell your gift card. Giftah offers cash for unwanted gift cards, just go to Giftah.com and list your gift card for sale on the site.

When Retailers Go Under Consumers Gift Cards Become Worthless

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Gift cards are a popular choice for gifts, when you are not sure what to get someone a gift card to a popular store can be the perfect gift. Few people give any thought to the financial stability of a store when they purchase a gift card, but with the current economic downturn bankruptcy of retailers has become a very common occurrence. If you think your gift card will be protected from a company’s creditors think again!

When major retailers go out of business the gift cards are worth nothing, they become a useless piece of plastic. When the Sharper Image filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy they no longer accepted gift cards. Finally after a battle the Sharper Image offered consumers the chance to use their gift cards as a 50% off coupon. Several months later all the retail locations were closed and the cards were worth nothing.

Linens ‘N’ Things went bankrupt in later 2008 forcing many of its consumers scrambling to use their gift cards before the inventory was gone. When Linens ‘N’ Things finally closed its doors over $100 million in gift cards was lost forever.

There are a few things consumers can do to protect themselves. Do not buy gift cards for stores you know are having financial trouble, use your gift cards as quickly as possible and sell gift cards you do not plan on using anytime soon. There is no reason to hang onto gift cards for more then a couple weeks. If you really need a gift card use it, if you do not need it sell your gift card for cash. Giftah will get you cash for your gift cards, just sign up for the site and you will be connected to thousands of people who want to trade you cash for your gift cards. Don’t risk losing your gift cards value to bankruptcy sell it, use it or lose it!

Canadian Outback Gift Certificates Are Still Good

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

With the closing of all Outback Steakhouse restaurants in Ontario thousands of consumers have been left wondering if their gift cards are worth anything. Outback closed the doors of its nine Ontario restaurants in early March.

Often when a chain goes under consumers still holding gift cards are left to foot the bill, luckily Outback Steakhouse’s Ontario management firm has devised a reasonable alternative for those still holding Outback Steakhouse gift cards.

Giftah is please to announce that Outback Steakhouse gift certificates and gift cards issued for Outback Ontario steakhouses can still be redeemed at any SIR Corp. restaurant which include popular restaurants such as Jack Astor’s, Canyon Creek and Alice Fazooli’s. Giftah will continue to allow the trade of Outback Steakhouse gift cards as they are still valid at alternative restaurants and the Outback Steakhouse chain continues to operate in Alberta, Canada.

How To Sell Gift Cards Online

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Often when people have no idea what present to buy they end up getting a gift card. Most of the time the recipient can find a use for it, but what happens when you receive a gift card you know you will never use?

Many electronic, entertainment, sporting, jewelry and clothing retail stores will not offer you any money for their own gift card, but there is a way you can convert unwanted gift cards into cash.

Giftah offers an online marketplace for buying and selling gift cards. All you need to do to sell your gift card is sign up for an account with Giftah and list your card on the site. Once your card has been posted on Giftah it will be viewed by hundreds of visitors who are looking to buy gift cards. Giftah users will place bids on your card until the auction is finished. After that all you need to do is follow Giftah‘s instructions, mail the card to the successful buyer and wait for your money to arrive. It is an easy and fun way to sell your gift cards online.

Giftah’s $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

You read it correctly!

To celebrate the unveiling of the many new features at Giftah we are giving away $100 to one lucky member to use on any gift card they wish that is listed for sale on Giftah.

All you have to do to take part in this giveaway is sign up on Giftah! Any person that signs up from March 1st 2009 to March 31st 2009 is eligible to win! One member that has signed up between those dates will be picked randomly and awarded the $100 credit. You are not required to purchase a card or sell a card. You may use the $100 on the Giftah website at anytime you wish, it does not expire nor are there any restrictions as to what card you may purchase. The $100 cannot be withdrawn and must be used to purchase a gift card listed on Giftah. The currency of the gift card will be given depending in whichever country the user is from (CAD or USD; the user must be a legal resident of that country and proof will be required).

In short the two rules are very simple:

  1. Sign up for Giftah between March 1st and 31st 2009
  2. Be a legal resident of Canada or U.S.A

The contest is over on Wednesday March 31st 11:59 PM Eastern Time. The winner’s username will be announced on the blog and they shall also be contacted via e-mail.

So what are you waiting for!? Sign up for Giftah today.
Update: The winner of our first giveaway is missy.e from Toronto. Congratulation missy.e!

Giftah’s Gift Card Marketplace Cartoon Flyer

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Back in November we took part in the Velocity symposium and we had made some flyer to hand out to everybody that stopped by our booth. Still had a few copies lying around so thought why not share them on the blog?

Here they are (the cartoon is right below the flyer since it’s not readable on the flyer itself)
P.S: see if you can find the typo on the flyer…(we only found out about it after it was handed out to a few dozen people already…)