Tuesday, July 6, 2010

America's Favorite Gift Cards

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of FriendGiftr. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever been at a loss at what to get that one particular person in your life on that special occasion, be it a birthday, holiday etc..you know what I mean. I know I have-every time my sister's birthday rolls around I go into a pseudo panic mode because she has to be one of the pickiest people I have EVER met!! Well I know I have been there multiple times and in that type of gift jam (little sister's birthday) I usually revert to my fail safe-a gift card.

And, if you know me at all you know that being a military wife with a husband who is a Naval Jet Pilot in training I move- A LOT! This does not fare well for gift buying and giving.

So in times of gift buying I have to:
A.- be squared enough away to buy my gifts for the special people in my life early
B.-mail them in time so that they get to California, Washington, Illinois..(you get the idea) in time.

Well sometimes the timely mailing doesn't happen, (shock and awe I know...=P) and now thankfully I have discovered a new website that will ease these gift purchasing and mailing troubles!!

The site is called FriendGiftr, here's how it works (from the Friendgiftr. site): You buy the gift card for you or a loved one and you are able to send real, digital and/or physical gift cards to friends, family, and associates for the holidays, birthdays, other special occasions, or anytime. Buyers can select from over 120 of their favorite retail and restaurant gift cards to buy $10, $20, $25, $35, $50, $75, and $100 gift cards.

WANT TO KNOW THE AWESOME PART: (from the Friendgiftr site) But what’s really special about Friendgiftr is that end receivers are empowered to get what they really want –they can exchange the gift card given to them from their friends or family for any of the 120 merchants Friendgiftr offers for no additional cost and without the buyer knowing. They can also split the gift card across multiple merchants, enabling the ultimate user choice and control.


To sum it up--I get my loved one a gift card (because I love them soo much) and they can either: go online to shop, get a physical gift card and go in store to shop, split the gift card up among their favorite stores, or choose a COMPLETELY different merchant gift card (at no additional cost! Very considerate of Friendgiftr!) and do some sort of combination of these types of shopping--all the while enjoying the gift card I purchased for their special occasion! EVERYONE IS HAPPY! Insert a VERY happy Navy_frugalista here!!

What stores are available through Friendgiftr. you ask?? Here are my TOP 3:

My Jet Pilot's favorite shoe store (when he convinces himself he needs new shoes-which rolls around like ONCE a year!!)

My favorite store (at least my top 3...Extra Care Bucks anyone?)

For all the bookworms in this family (and there are 4 of us!!)

Most importantly for all the techies out there (myself included-working at Best Buy for a year turned me into a TOTAL Tech NERD!) you are able to access and use FriendGiftr from their website, Facebook, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android!!! Super cool right?? Want to know more?? Check out the site here..

Visit my sponsor: America's Favorite Gift Cards

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