Archive for September, 2012

Why GiftZip?

September 26th, 2012

It’s quite obvious we love gift cards. They’re convenient, easy to use, and one of the best presents to give and receive. We looked to our friends at the following gift card sites that offer great services such as trading gift cards, buying them for discounted prices and selling them back for cash. We like their style, we really do. But with GiftZip, we deliver your eGift Card instantaneously via email. So when you realize your competitive coworker bought your boss a fruit basket for his birthday, you can one-up them in a matter of minutes by emailing him or her a gift card for nearly any amount to one of over 290 retailers. Check out what these other sites have to offer:

Gift Card Granny: This site is a great source for finding gift cards for your favorite retailers and restaurants at a discount price. Need a gift, but not sure what to get? Did your mom buy you a gift card to a clothing store you no longer like, but are too afraid to tell her? Gift Card Granny allows you to sell your unwanted gift cards for cash or purchase a gift card at discounted prices. Sounds perfect! Though great for the aforementioned circumstances, because Gift Card Granny is simply a hub for gift cards for sale, you might have to head over to eBay and auction with other deal hunters. If you’re in a hurry, it’s definitely not a time saver. In addition, unlike eGift Cards sold at GiftZip, a majority of the cards for sale are plastic. That means having to wait a few days for the card to come in the mail. Definitely not ideal for that last minute gift.

iCARD: Extremely similar to GiftZip, iCARD allows the gift giver to send an electronic certificate to the recipient to one of their many retailers OR to the website in general. That certificate has a code which can be entered on the website and the amount gifted can be spent at any of the retailers iCARD is affiliated with. That way, the gift recipient has a designated amount and can pick out which retailer she’d like to spend it at themselves. Though a great idea for last minute gifts, we found this process to be similar to giving cash. If you think that your friend, family remember, or coworker is better off picking something out themselves, but you haven’t a clue what store they’d be interested in, wouldn’t an envelope of cash be just as useful?

Gift Card Rescue: Similar to iCARD, Gift Card Rescue allows you to sell your unwanted or unused gift cards. They will provide you offers indicating how much they will pay for the card. Simply choose the exchange offer and complete the transaction. You must then mail them the gift card, wait for them to receive it, verify the amount, and then you’ll get your cash. The problem? They only accept plastic gift cards. And plus, it doesn’t help you out when you’re in need of a gift within a matter of minutes or hours!

Cardpool: Another Buy/Sell gift card site. Cardpool connects all the gift card holders around the world to create a trading post, if you will, where you can buy, sell, or trade gift cards. You’ll get what you want, whether it’s a discounted gift card (up to 35%), an exchange for a different card than you currently own, or a cash exchange (up to 92% of face value). The selection of retailers is extensive, however often out of stock. When you have to wait for a gift card that you want to become available, it defeats the purpose of a last minute gift.

About GiftZip.com

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

Amazon Gift Card Giveaways Roundup

September 5th, 2012

Current Amazon Gift Card Giveaways


One of our favorite eGift cards is the Amazon gift card. We all know someone who is incredibly picky when it comes to receiving gifts. Heck, that person might even be you! Amazon.com offers everything imaginable to choose from — a great source for books, electronics, home decor and apparel.

We’ve searched the web and compiled a list of websites and blogs that are giving away Amazon gift cards. The amounts vary for each giveaway. Some may also be included in a greater prize package. Check them out below and see if you’re eligible to win any. These giveaways are in no way affiliated with Gift Zip, and are all independent from one another. We simply compiled a list of bloggers that are running giveaways at this time. Feel free to enter just one, none, or all!¬†Good luck!

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (September Giveaway Week 1)

Passion Creek $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Freebies2Deals Email Subscription Giveaway

$200 Amazon Giveaway Sponsored by Instant Bucks

Adios August $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

‘God Loves You’ Blast + $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Mega Give Card Giveaway (Winner’s Choice)

Twilight Fansite Giveaway

Giveaway: Enter to Win Publix, Starbucks, Amazon, or Kohls Gift Cards

About GiftZip.com

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