Top 5 Reasons To Give eGift Cards Over Traditional Plastic Gift Cards

October 5th, 2010 by Leave a reply »

Gift cards are on the top of everyone’s wish lists.┬áDespite their desirable status, traditional plastic gift cards can be limiting, wasteful, and easily lost. So, the next time you plunge into your wallet to purchase a gift card for a friend or a loved one, remember these 5 reasons why it might be best stay at home in your bunny slippers and give a virtual eGift card instead.

  1. Go Green. eGift cards provide shoppers and recipients with a paperless option for gift giving, promoting greener practices and reducing the use of PVC. Each year, 75 million lbs of PVC ends up in landfills due to plastic gift card waste. For more information on the harmful effects of traditional gift cards, be sure to read our Our Vision.
  2. Never Lose a Gift Again. eGift cards ensure that gift cards cannot be lost, allowing recipients or senders to reprint or resend a gift card whenever necessary.
  3. Shop From Home or On The Go. eGift Cards allow individuals to shop from the convenience of home or on the go, making it the ideal gift for the bustling holiday season or any time.
  4. Save Time & Money. A $25 eGift card will cost you $25 dollars, ensuring you will not have to pay convenience fees. Additionally, eGift cards can be delivered by e-mail, saving you the time and money that packaging and shipping requires.
  5. Select from Hundreds of Retailers. The eGift card portal has over a hundred retailers to choose from, assuring that you will find several desirable retailers tailored to your needs and that you are not limited by the constraints of one store, mall, or area code.

About is a portal to the web's eGift cards promoting greener gift giving and reducing the use of wasteful plastic.



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  2. Melissa says:

    It would be cool if I won something I never win anything :)

  3. jessica anger says:

    great ideas

  4. Pamela M. says:

    I like the idea of eGiftCards because of environmental reasons; however, shipping costs most times are high when shopping on webstores as opposed to physical stores.

  5. estella miller says:

    Love ecards! And you can always find free shipping promos to get even better deals!

  6. michelle beare says:

    would love to win something !!!! thanks

  7. monica carbajosa says:

    awesome ideas! Shared with family and friends ;0

  8. Betty says:

    I like the Green idea!

  9. Diana says:

    love the egift card idea. I can send them anywhere!!

  10. Shelly says:

    love the gift card idea, will be using for christmas! :)

  11. Dave says:

    For relatives and friends that live far away I think gift cards work the best. It can be hard to know what exactly they need and want when you don’t see them as often as you’d like. Go gift cards!

  12. Debra P says:

    I agree – they are convenient and most people love them. You don’t have to wonder if you’re picking the right gift :) eGiftcards help go green and are paperless – great reasons!

    Tweeting @MissingLynxx
    FB: Dee Pearlstein

  13. won says:

    This is the *only* way to go. Seriously…I can give a gift without ever leaving my home. I can receive and redeem a gift without ever leaving my home. I’m a fan ;)

  14. mike says:

    why not just skip gift cards all together and go for a prepaid voucher =p

  15. glo says:

    i would love to win. those are great reasons why to buy a gift card.

  16. glo says:

    those are great reasons why to buy giftcards. i love to give them and recieve them.

  17. glo says:

    giftcards are great. and thoes are good reasons why you should buy them and give them. i love getting them.

  18. Gift cards are a great thing to give and receive. The reasons above show exactly why and I would love to win something.

  19. Nicole Tolvstad says:

    Yes egift cards are something cool to have!

  20. Save time and money —that’s the best part!!

  21. Jennifer Burrell says:

    I love sending egifts, whether it just be a card or a gift certificate, because with my busy life, I often forget to get something in time to send it off and have it arrive by that special occasion time. It’s also cheaper and environmentally friendly, while still letting the person know you are thinking of them and care. Thanks for the article promoting this!

  22. steph says:

    congrats on the blog, GO GREEN & please stop buying plastic gift cards!!!

  23. tracy c says:

    Saving!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS

  24. Deidre B says:

    love gift cards because they are much less dirty than cash! :)

  25. Chee Lor says:

    hi, that’s awesome. (: i would love to win something!

  26. Jill H says:

    Those are great reasons to buy gift cards. I love to give and receive gift cards. It makes gift giving easy and fun!

    tweeting @jillyrh
    Jill BH on Facebook

  27. Dee says:

    I think gift cards make the best gifts and e-gift cards are a simple and quick way to give a gift.

    Tweeting: @atweetmom
    Dee Norris on FB

  28. Joanne Q says:

    You guys are great. Thanks.Tweetin’ @jpq123

  29. Pat says:

    eGift Cards -No fuss, no muss and no returns!
    tweeting along @pavanco

  30. hy says:

    hate plastic! go green!

  31. Marilyn Campbell says:

    Never Lose a Gift Again!!! I never thought about this. How aggravating it can be to try to verify a lost card. What a hassle!

  32. Kirsten says:

    We have family all over the States. Trying to remember what this person likes and what that person doesn’t can be time-consuming at best. And when I pay 15 dollars to ship something I can’t help but think about how that is enough to buy a movie or a CD which can be another gift as well.

  33. Cheryl says:

    You cant go wrong with gift cards.. they never disappoint.

  34. Panacek says:

    :O that’s much better

  35. grant says:

    Quite the difference o.x

  36. Ty says:

    I prefer receiving e-gift cards as I do a lot of online shopping. I don’t have to wait long for it to arrive at my home as it can be sent to my e-mail in minutes. Plastic gift cards tend to just sit around after they are used. Eventually they add to the pollution population. E-Gift cards are the better option.

  37. beki says:

    just starting christmas shopping… but this is a way easier idea

  38. ShaRhonda says:

    Finally! I don’t have to keep the plastic cards in my wallet, not knowing if they have a balance or not. Or scan it, put it in my wallet, then have to take it back out of my wallet for the cashier to see because there is always a problem with the plastic cards! Very nice!!!

  39. Sidney Cook says:

    I agree, I prefer e gift cards because I sometimes end up not using the physical gift cards.

  40. Delano Jennings says:

    I would love to win the Wii!!

  41. Allison Lyons says:

    I love that you can shop at home and that there are no fees added to the purchase. Great idea!

  42. Giftzip makes it so much better no lines to wait in ect. And with all the choices I would luv to win something here !!!!!!!!

  43. Jes says:

    Love eGift cards!

  44. Karol Patras says:

    I love gift cards. I am disabled and when I can get a gift card it is soooo much easier for me. No stress on what to get and then having to box it and wrap it.
    Would not go back to buying gifts again. The little ones in the family because they think they are big, they have their own credit card…lol

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