Summer Fashion Faux Pas Sweepstakes: Win a $50 eGift Card from GiftZip.com!

July 23rd, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

It’s nearing the end of July, but the summer weather is here to stay for quite a bit longer, so it seems. We’ve seen some interesting fashion choices these last few months and we’re sure you have too. We want to know what summer fashion blunder really makes you cringe. Socks with sandals? Oversized cowboy hats? Go ahead and vent, because doing so could win you a $50 eGift Card of your choice!  For examples, take a look at our own list.

How To Enter

  • Like GiftZip.com on Facebook: Facebook.com/GiftZip and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/GiftZip
  • Follow the steps outlined on how to submit your summer fashion on Twitter or the GiftZip blog.
  • Describe what summer fashion trend bugs you the most in 140 characters or less via Twitter or the GiftZip Blog
    • To tweet to enter, mention @GiftZip within your rant.
    • To use the GiftZip blog to enter, comment on the this blog post in 140 characters or less.
  • Individuals may submit one (1) entry per day. Your message can be different each entry, so be creative!
  • Describing the summer fashion trend in words only gets you submitted once, while attaching an image (your own or one found on the web) gets you submitted twice!

Prize:

  • The winner that will be picked at random will receive a $50 eGift Card to one of the retailers found on the Gift Zip site!
  • Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Eligibility Entrants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be a Legal U.S. citizen
  • Enter before August 5th, 2012 at 11:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Adhere to all rules regarding entry process

Entries must:

  • Be 140 characters or less.
  • Be appropriate for all ages and free of profanity (We maintain the right to disqualify entries we deem inappropriate).

Winner Selection

  • The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, August 6th, 2012

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  • By entering, participants are providing information to GiftZip.com and not to Facebook.
  • By submitting an entry, participants are releasing the rights to their entries to be used for advertising purposes, on GiftZip.com social media outlets, and the GiftZip.com website.
  • For questions regarding this promotion, please submit queries on our Facebook page and they will be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Photo credit: via Flickr

2012 Summer Must-Have…Nots

July 11th, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

Summer is already in full swing, and we know you’re just itching to know what the hottest clothing trends are for this sunny season so far. Well, we can’t tell you that, but what we can tell you are some of the major summer FAILS. Get ready.

1. Gigantic Foam Cowboy Hats

Let’s face it, whether they’ve been spotted at carnivals, concerts, or parties, you’ve seen these. They’re obnoxious, but in the event that you do spot someone wearing one, take advantage of the shade provided by the large obnoxious brim. Your skin will thank you.

2. American Flag Shorts

It’s fine to be patriotic, but the shorts are taking it a little too far. ‘Merica.

3. Socks and Sandals

This one always has to be repeated. Being a shoobie is not in style. If you want to wear socks, wear shoes. If you want to wear sandals or your flippy floppies, bare feet. Unless you’re a hippie from Portland. Then it’s okay.

4. Jorts

If you’re a girl, jean shorts are okay. If you’re a man, then no. Just no.

5. Shutter Shades

Not only are they for “bros,” sans lenses, do they even protect your eyes? Probably not. Spare your corneas from being burned to oblivion and buy a real pair of sunglasses.

6. Fast Food Shirts

Again, we are forced to say no. Just no.

7. Crocs

Unless you’re gardening, wading in the water, working in the ER, or something else (even we can’t think of another appropriate occasion), you don’t need crocs. “But they’re comfy.” We’re sure they are, but they also are hideous for everyday wear.

8. UGGs and Shorts/Skirts

We like UGGs. They are comfortable. And warm. And appropriate to wear. WHEN IT’S COLD. Unless you surf, put them away when the snow melts.

9. Bathing Suits in Inappropriate Places

Unless you want to end up on People of Walmart, no one wants to see the goods at the grocery store.

10. Ice Cream All Over

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! We do, really. But if you’re gonna eat it, eat it quick, ‘cause wearing it is not attractive.

11. Crazy Tan Lines/Being Too Tan

Regardless of what you choose to wear this summer, remember the importance of sunscreen. There’s nothing less cool than looking like leather at the age of 30. Sure, everyone loves a healthy summer glow, but there’s a line between bronze and baked.

Photo Credits:

1. Flickr user esteban
2. Flickr user Tricia Wang
3. Flickr user Caro’s Lines
4. Flickr user brandoncripps
5. Flickr user Viernest
6. Submitted by user
7. Flickr user bqw
8. Flickr user Malengering
9. People of Walmart
10. Flickr user acornchief
11. Flickr user emoneytg

Gift Cards For Many Mothers!

May 10th, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

These days it‘s hard to suggest gift cards to people on the internet without sounding like Twitter spam. However, Mother’s Day is approaching and let’s face it: many of you will be stuck wondering what to get her. Although some think gift cards are a copout or impersonal, by allowing mom to order online or go pick something out, you can ensure she gets something she really wants. In addition, a gift card that requires physical travel to redeem means you and her can make a day out of it! But, in that case more choices must be made: where should the gift card be from?

The answer is easy. Finding the right gift card just means picking out her passion:

The Interior Decorator


Does mom love wall hangings, trinkets, and pillows? Does she love shopping for new mirrors and figures to place on shelves? If so, a gift card to Pottery Barn, Art.com, or World Market would be perfect. From baskets to vases to wine racks, they have all sorts of products to suit home design needs.

The Shoe-a-Holic


By nature, most women love shoes, unless your mom paints the town red barefoot. And in that case, a gift card for some footware is pressing. Zappos and Shoebuy are great places to buy affordable, quality shoes. Are online shoe pictures not convincing enough? Zappos also offers videos of women modeling the shoes for sale.

The Crafter


If mom is a DIY kind of lady, there are gift cards to match every hobby from painting to sewing. With gift cards for Fabric.com, Scrapbook.com, ScrapbookingAlley.com, or Blick Art Materials, you can find something that suits her interests.

The Gardener


Mother’s Day falls during a month of nice weather. If flowers, plants, or crops are what you see in mom’s backyard, it follows to present her with a gift card from Garden.com, or Gardener’s Supply Company. Who knows, you may even find yourself out working with her.

The Beverage Gal


Most need a hot cup of coffee or tea, both when they wake up in the morning and get home from work at night. Coffee and tea can be bought online with gifts cards from The Tea Emporium or Coffee For Less. If mom loves a drink every so often, she is sure to love a Berkely Wine Company gift card as well.

The Busy Bee


Does mom work hard and not set enough time aside to relax? Treat her with a trip to the spa with a Spa Week or SpaFinder. Better yet, enter our own Spa-tacular Mom Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $100 Spa Week gift card! If you’re in need of a little R&R yourself, why not buy an additional eGift card so you can go together?

Whether the gift card is redeemable on or offline, let mom choose what she wants. Use the opportunity to help her pick something out or enjoy her hobby with her. Go in the garden, learn to sew, or try her favorite tea. She’ll love it.

Photo Credit: Gift CardsRoom Decor, ShoesButton Craft, Garden, Wine, Massage

SPA-tacular Mom Sweepstakes: Win $100 Spa Week Gift Card from GiftZip.com!

May 1st, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to show your love and appreciation for that special lady in your life than by giving her a little rest and relaxation. We’d love to hear what makes your leading lady so spectacular, or rather, SPA-tacular, whether it’s your mom, grandma, aunt, wife, or nanny! One lucky winner will receive a $100 Spa Week Gift Card to be used at one of 5,000 spas across North America. We’re sure you could write entire novels on what makes mom so great, but we’re challenging you to do it in 140 characters or less. A tweet or blog comment automatically gets you entered so everyone is on equal ground, but we’ll be featuring the submissions we “Like” the best to share on our social media platforms. Details on how to enter are outlined below.

Example: My mom listens to me always, most often says she loves me & still supports me when I’m an idiot. Better yet, she makes a mean grilled cheese

How To Enter

  • Like GiftZip.com on Facebook: Facebook.com/GiftZip and follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/GiftZip
  • Follow the steps outlined on how to submit your ode to mom on Twitter or the GiftZip blog.
  • Tell us why your mom or other leading lady is so SPA-tacular in 140 characters or less via Twitter or the GiftZip Blog
    • To tweet to enter, mention @GiftZip within your ode to mom.
    • To use the GiftZip blog to enter, comment on the this blog post in 140 characters or less.
  • Individuals may submit one (1) entry per day. Your message can be different each entry, so be creative!

Prize

  • The winner that will be picked at random will receive a $100 Spa Week Gift Card redeemable at one of the participating 5,000+ spas and wellness facilities across North America.
  • Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Eligibility

Entrants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be a Legal U.S. citizen
  • Enter before May 10th, 2012 at 11:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Adhere to all rules regarding entry process

Entries must:

  • Be 140 characters or less.
  • Be appropriate for all ages and free of profanity (We maintain the right to disqualify entries we deem inappropriate).

Winner Selection

  • The winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, May 11th, 2012 just in time for Mother’s Day Weekend!

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  • By entering, participants are providing information to GiftZip.com and not to Facebook.
  • By submitting an entry, participants are releasing the rights to their entries to be used for advertising purposes, on GiftZip.com social media outlets, and the GiftZip.com website.
  • For questions regarding this promotion, please submit queries on our Facebook page and they will be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Photo credit: via Flickr

Movie Review Sweepstakes: Win a $50 Fandango gift card from GiftZip.com!

April 9th, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

Sure, we all believe in movie magic, but sometimes scraping up the funds for a trip to the theater is just as difficult as agreeing with friends on which flick to see. Whether it’s a romantic comedy or a jaw dropping thriller, there’s nothing better than digging your hands into a bucket of popcorn, drinking a trough of soda and finishing it all before the actual film even starts. To celebrate the love of cinema, we want to hear your movie reviews: new or old. Seems simple, but can you do it in 140 characters or less? A movie review automatically gets you entered so everyone is on equal ground, but we’ll be featuring the submissions we “Like” the best to share the movie magic. Details on how to enter are outlined below.

Example: Titanic 3D — Exactly like Titanic in 2D. Ship sinks. Rose lets go, despite saying she never will. Celine Dion’s voice made my ears bleed.

How To Enter

  • Like GiftZip.com on Facebook: Facebook.com/GiftZip or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/GiftZip for Contest updates
  • Follow the steps outlined in the “Movie Review Sweepstakes” Facebook post on the GiftZip Timeline on how to submit your movie review on Twitter or the GiftZip blog.
  • Create a review of your favorite or most recently watched movie in 140 characters or less. To tweet to enter, mention @giftzip in your tweet OR you can comment on the GiftZip blog with a review in 140 characters or less.
  • Individuals may submit one (1) entry per day. The review can be of the same or different movie.

Prize

  • The winner that will be picked at random will receive a $50 Fandango gift card redeemable online at Fandango.com.
  • Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Eligibility

Entrants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be a Legal U.S. citizen
  • Enter before April 27th, 2012 at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Adhere to all rules regarding entry process

Entries must:

  • Be 140 characters or less.
  • Be appropriate for all ages and free of profanity (We maintain the right to disqualify entries we deem inappropriate.).

Winner Selection

  • The winner will be selected at random and announced on April 30th, 2012.

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  • By entering, participants are providing information to GiftZip.com and not to Facebook.
  • By submitting an entry, participants are releasing the rights to their entries to be used for advertising purposes, on GiftZip.com social media outlets, and the GiftZip.com website.
  • For questions regarding this promotion, please submit queries on our Facebook page and they will be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Photo credit: Movie Theater

The Gift of Giving: Help Us Select a Charity To Donate $100 To

March 6th, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

We recently heard about a little girl named Ella who loved her puppy more than anything in the world. Ella was turning 5 years old and decided that in lieu of gifts, she would ask her party-goers to donate to the Humane Society in her name to help all the puppies who weren’t as lucky as hers. With the help of Charity Choice gift cards, this month, we are striving to be a bit more like Ella. We are offering our fans and followers the chance to make a difference in their community or to support a cause they find near and dear to their heart. Where would you donate? Tell us.

Ella, Age 5

What meaning does gift giving hold? Most often, we give our loved ones gifts to tangibly express that we care, appreciate, and are thinking about them. With the bombardment of birthdays, holidays, and other occasions where gift giving is “required”, it can be easy to lose sight of the meaning behind this gesture.

During the month of March, with the help of CharityChoice, we want to help remind individuals of the meaning behind gift giving by offering you all the gift of giving.  CharityChoice Gift Cards allows individuals to donate their hard earned dollars to a cause that a family, friend, or loved one finds to be near and dear to their heart.

A little bit more about CharityChoice Gift Cards…

CharityChoice Gift Cards was born in 2004 when Mark Finkel, a board member of our nonprofit organization, wanted to make a charity donation in memory of the recently-deceased father of a business associate. Not knowing what cause was important to the family, he wished to give a charitable gift that allowed the recipient to designate the charity of his/her choice.

Certainly, he thought, such a service for a meaningful gift – allowing the recipient to choose the charity – would be readily available. However, an Internet search wasn’t fruitful in solving Mark’s dilemma. Our next board meeting became the springboard for the website you are visiting today, only two months after it was envisioned!

Our CharityChoice Gift Cards indeed provide a way for all of us to elevate how we do our gift-giving. We hope that we will now make it possible for everyone to add a charitable dimension to their special occasion; by giving a charity gift, whenever …meaningful matters.

Ways To Give

Share Your Story

Gifts need not have a monetary value to be special. In fact, the most important gifts we will receive in life are the people and experiences that shape who we are and touch our lives in a significant way. Share your stories with us on Facebook and inspire others to do good and be thankful.

Share:

  • Your stories of people who are making a difference and giving back in their community
  • Your experiences volunteering or helping others
  • The greatest gift you’ll ever receive
  • A personal story about a special and invaluable gift you received
  • An inspiring story about giving
  • A time when you or someone you know made a selfless sacrifice

We will be featuring our favorites on our blog for others to read and enjoy.

Help Us Select Which Charity To Donate $100 To

We will be donating $100 to a charity of your choosing in the name of one of our followers or fans. You can participate in the process by:

  • Twitter: Tweet at us telling us where you would donate it.
  • Facebook: Write on our Facebook wall sharing where and why you think the donation should go.

For a full list of charity options, visit CharityChoice here.

Spread The Word

Remind your friends and family the meaning behind gift giving and inspire others to give back. Tweet it, share it on Facebook, or shout-it from the front porch. The choice is yours. Use the share buttons at the bottom to help us get more people involved in our Gift of Giving campaign.

3 Valentine’s Day Gift Cards That Won’t Get You Dumped

February 8th, 2012 by GiftZip.com 1 comment »

Valentine’s Day is marked by the increase in hues of pink and red, soppy heart-shaped treats, and believe it or not, break-ups. According to a Facebook study conducted by David McCandless and a report by Tres Sugar, each year the number of break-ups spikes from January all the way to Spring. To help you avoid getting kicked to the curb on cupid’s big day, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of eGift cards to print that should ensure lovers’ bliss.

3 Gift Cards That Won’t Get You Dumped

1. Spa Gift Certificate

Every girl needs a little R&R once in a while. (Okay, maybe once than ONCE in a while!), so Health & Wellness Gift Cards by SpaWeek should be received well. Services include manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, massages, and more.

Do your sweetie a favor and check to see if there are locations near her. If you really want to go the extra mile (You can do it.), print out the list and highlight the locations on her route to the gym, work, or home. She’ll appreciate that you took the time to make the process convenient for her.

We’re getting a little sales pitchy here, but since they are running a special we should we’d mention it. Gift Cards are 10% until February 14th so save yourself a little dough too.

Coupon: “Happy Valentine’s Day! Get 10% off! Discount applied in shopping cart.”

Insider Info: If you can’t drop the big bucks or would rather grab a gift card for yourself, we are giving away a $100 Health & Wellness SpaWeek Gift Card in time for Valentine’s Day in our LOVE LETTER SWEEPSTAKES on Facebook! Shameless plug. Details here.

2. Romantic Getaway

A romantic getaway should prevent you from singing the single blues come February 15th. A Gift Certificate to BedandBreakfast.com will allow for you to select a destination together from one of B&B’s 4,000+ locations in U.S. & Canada. No expiration or fees and no blackout dates.

Now until February 14th, B&B.com is offer 10% gift cards a free box of Godiva chocolates to sweeten the deal. Order early so you have your additional treats in time.

Save 10% + Get Free Godiva Chocolates!

3. Event Tickets

There’s nothing a gal loves more than getting dolled up or down to hit up a concert, Broadway play, or sporting event. A night out on the town or day at the stadium is the ideal gift for someone who enjoys spending time with you (We’re assuming they think you’re okay since you’ve nabbed them as your Valentine.). Choose from plays, sporting events, comedians, concerts, and more. Although giving a gift certificate to TicketsNow runs the risk of seeming impersonal, you can make it more unique by printing out the events you had considered and circling the ones you thought looked the most interesting. Tell your gal you wanted to decide together which event would be the most enoyable for you both.

3 Gift Certificates That You Should Avoid at All Costs

Tired of being tied down? Want to live the single life on the soppiest Hallmark holiday of the year? Well, then we’ve got the cure for your cabin fever that will leave you doing cupid’s shuffle all the way to the dog house. Check out our 3 Gift Certificates that will pretty much guarantee a strained relationship.

1. A Diet System or Weight Loss Plan Gift Certificate

I don’t think we need to explain this one.

2. A Gym Membership

Nothing says “You Are Special” like letting your honey know you feel as though it would be in their best interest to hit the gym. You may just think you are urging your lady to live a healthy lifestyle, but Valentine’s Day is not the optimal time to go all Livestrong on her butt.

3. A Gift Certificate to that Shady Looking Chinese Restaurant Down The Street

Mur. This illustrates a lack of effort. She doesn’t even like Chinese that much and even if she did, she doesn’t want to eat at that one star joint. Steer clear of giving gifts that make it appear as though you forgot her or didn’t put much thought into picking something out. If her idea of “camping” is staying at a Holiday Inn or if she’d rather hunt for a killer pair of Mary-janes than hike up a mountain, Valentine’s Day is not the time to try to lobby for your hobbies.

Photo creditSister72 (Valentine’s Day Crushed Candy Heart), MountainBread (Valentine).

Love Letter Sweepstakes: Win $100 Spa Week Gift Card from GiftZip.com!

February 1st, 2012 by GiftZip.com 1 comment »

Whether you’re riding solo or clinging tightly to the one you call your own this 14th, Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love. In celebration of February the 14th, we want your sappiest of love letters addressed to anything or anyone from your cell phone to your soul mate. The catch? Do it in 140 characters or less. A love letter automatically gets you entered so everyone is on equal ground, but we’ll be featuring the submissions we “Like” the best to spread the love around. Details on how to enter are outlined below.

Example: Dear cell phone, thank you for always being there to connect me to the ppl & things I love. Especially Angry Birds. Always, Your Valentine

How To Enter

  • Like GiftZip.com on Facebook: Facebook.com/GiftZip
  • Follow the steps outlined in the “Love Letter Sweepstakes” tab in the left hand side bar on how to submit your love letter.
  • Individuals may submit one (1) entry per day.
  • One (1) additional entry will be given per day for tweeting us a love letter: twitter.com/giftzip You cannot submit the same love letter using this method more than once. To tweet to enter, mention @giftzip in your tweet.
  • One (1) additional entry will be given for each friend that enters as a result of you sharing the sweepstakes with Facebook friends as outlined in the Facebook Tab.

Prize

  • The winner that will be picked at random will receive a $100 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week redeemable at a Spa or wellness center near you. For directions on how to use your gift card, click here.
  • Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash.

Eligibility

Entrants must:

  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be a Legal U.S. citizen
  • Enter before February 14, 2012 at 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
  • Adhere to all rules regarding entry process

Entries must:

  • Be 140 characters or less.
  • Be appropriate for all ages and free of profanity (We maintain the right to disqualify entries we deem inappropriate.).

Winner Selection

  • The winner will be selected at random and announced on February 14th, 2012.

Fine Print

  • We retain the right to disqualify entrants for any behavior we deem to be misleading, fraudulent, offensive, or in violation of contest rules.
  • This is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • By entering, participants are providing information to GiftZip.com and not to Facebook.
  • By submitting an entry, participants are releasing the rights to their entries to be used for advertising purposes, on GiftZip.com social media outlets, and the GiftZip.com website.
  • For questions regarding this promotion, please submit queries on our Facebook page and they will be responded to in a timely manner.
  • Photo credit: Candy Hearts

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Stereotypical Valentine’s Day Posts: What does your Facebook Update Say About you?

January 30th, 2012 by GiftZip.com No comments »

It’s Valentine’s Day. A day to eat upwards of five pounds of chocolate shamelessly, to express your affection with an economical arrangement of flowers from Walgreens and to pretend that what you wanted most from your significant other was in fact that stuffed giraffe holding a heart. Today more than 150 million Valentine’s Day cards will be en route to special someones across the globe, at least 15 percent of women will send themselves roses, and three percent of pet owners will ask Fido to be their valentine. But most obviously, today will welcome an incessant stream of Valentine’s chatter on all social media platforms—from both lovers and loathers of romance.

Social networks have become the ultimate arena for the initiation, bliss and very public cyber demise of so many relationships. The influence of networks like Facebook and Twitter on relationships is so profound, that even marriages are affected. In the UK, law firms have actually reported that Facebook flirtations were cited in 33 percent of unreasonable behavior petitions in divorce cases. Yikes. So imagine the attention given to Facebook and other social networks on this most romantic of days. We can only assume the Web will be exploding with hearts and smileys, nauseating statuses, bitter tweets and jealous holiday stalking efforts. For that reason, we’ve come up with a list of stereotypical Valentine’s Day posts and what they can tell you about a person. So, if nothing else, Valentine’s Day will offer you a satirical psychological understanding of your social network.

The Lover

“Happy Valentine’s Day to my boo boo bear! <3 XOXO”

The lover has a simple goal—To wish his or her boo boo bear a magical Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, subsequent effects include widespread nausea, eye rolling and defriendation.

The Hater

“Who honestly gets a bouquet of roses delivered to work anyway? #hopehecallsmetonight”

This person hates Valentine’s Day for no other reason than the fact that “he” hates Valentine’s Day. Behind the roses-are-dumb façade, she really wants a dozen, a hot date and probably a diamond bracelet too. #hopeyoumadeotherplans

The Spoiled Rotten

“I have the best boyfrand EVER.”

Her boyfriend surprised her with a life-sized teddy bear holding a diamond-encrusted box of chocolates shaped like roses with a poem transcribed on each petal. All delivered by a diapered man with a bow and arrow.

The Unoriginal

“She said YES!”

He thought he was the most romantic human being alive to propose on Valentine’s Day.

The Disappointed

“I can’t believe I said yes.”

She thought he was the most banal human being alive to propose on Valentine’s Day.

The Victim

“It’s Valentine’s Day. I guess I’ll rearrange the spice rack and fold my socks again.”

The victim typically announces on this day how absolutely dreadful their life is. Don’t show up to their pity party. Instead, say something like “Way to go, Karen! You are such a productive person.”

The Possessive

“I (insert full name) love you, (insert full name)! I’m so glad you’re mine and only mine, mine, mine.”

The possessive will not only post this status, they will write it again on their significant other’s wall. Then they will refresh their Facebook page until the post is reciprocated and craft voodoo dolls of every person tagged in a picture with their beloved.

The Oblivious

“Should I have enchiladas for dinner? Or grilled cheese?”

This person is entirely unaware of Valentine’s Day and is intermittently watching The Office, clipping his toenails and Facebooking.

The Rebel

“Today I’m going to pinch everyone wearing pink, burn all of my valentines and yell at puppies.”

The rebel is notorious for making a big deal out of those that make a big deal of Valentine’s Day. This person probably once liked the holiday until a childhood classmate refused his valentine gift of playground ants.

The Suck-up

“I didn’t even realize it was Valentine’s Day, because every day with you is like Valentine’s Day.”

The suck-up is only effective if the receiver of their message does not burst into a fit of unbelieving laughter…which is laughable itself. This never works, and the suck-up ends up enjoying grilled cheese with captain oblivious.

So whether or not you’re rebellious, uncreative, unaware or even possessive, you post that Valentine’s Day status. Just cross your fingers to have friends afterward.

Photo credit: Girl with Cell Phone.

Becky Cunningham is a writer and social media enthusiast. Find her on LinkedIn here.

Buy a Gift Card Using GiftZip.com This Holiday & 50 Cents Will be Donated to US Troops

December 8th, 2011 by GiftZip.com 2 comments »

This Holiday season, GiftZip.com has teamed up with Give2TheTroops to give back to all the women and men of the armed forces that give it all. For each gift card purchased through the GiftZip.com platform through the end of December, we will donate 50 cents to Give2TheTroops to help support their efforts to send care packages and letters to US military men and women!

Give2TheTroops (G2TT) is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit non-political organization that sends care packages and letters to our deployed and wounded military troops in combat zones, and at home. For more information on all the good this organization does each day, visit Give2TheTroops.org.

Image courtesy Give 2 The Troops

Were you planning on giving gift cards this Holiday season? GiftZip.com in partnership with Give2TheTroops is giving you the opportunity to use your buying power for good. Shipping care packages is by no means inexpensive (to the tune of $10,000 a month!), yet Give2TheTroops makes it happen everyday.

Since December 2002, Give2TheTroops has supported approximately ONE MILLION deployed U.S. troops with loving care packages and letters from all over the nation. This was made only with the help of tens of thousands of generous and patriotic friends in the U.S. and abroad- and you can become one of them simply by making your holiday gift cards purchases using GiftZip.com.

GiftZip.com offers gift cards from over 300 retailers, so it is literally one stop shopping and the best part is that you can do it from the comfort of home, avoiding trips to the packed malls. You can easily print the certificate or e-mail it from any computer or mobile device.

If you have a family or friend in the military, please help spread the word! We can use all the help we can get! Head over to our Facebook Page to show your support with a “Like” of our status or to our Twitter to let us know you’re on board. Want to start shopping for your holiday gift cards? Head over to our home page and get started.