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Month: January 2011

Best Gift Card of 2010

The Best Gift Card of 2010 is Walmart Gift Card. This is according to a survey of about 6,000 GiftCardRescue.com users. For more details on the survey, see our press release.

Here is a full list of the Best 20 Gift Cards according to the survey:

Post Office Locations That Sell Gift Cards

As you may be aware, the post office will begin selling gift cards in May 2011. Check out this post for more details. To start, only 2,000 locations will sell gift cards. They will add more locations in October 2011. We will provide information on which offices will be carrying the gift cards as they become available to be sure to check back here for a complete list.

Gift Cards Sold at the Post Office

Beginning in May 2011, you will be able to buy gift cards at the post office. Yes, the post office. Gift Card Sales are projected to reach $100 billion this year, and the post office wants in on the action. They will start with 2,000 locations and add more locations later this year.

I think it is a smart idea for two reasons. First, some post office locations already sell greeting cards, so adding gift cards is a natural extension. Besides, the convenience of being able to go to the post office, buy a gift card and mail it right there to anywhere in the country will appeal to a lot of people. Second, the post office is struggling and could use the extra revenue from selling gift cards and also postage to mail them. And since they will initially focus on selling bank issued gift cards, this is probably going to be a hit.

Gift Card Selection at the Post Office

For now, the post office will be selling bank issued gift cards, like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. There is no word yet on which of the four brands they will be selling so be sure to check back here for more details. As you may be aware, bank issued cards can be used anywhere the card issuer is accepted.

Target American Express Gift Card Review

Below is a review of the Target American Express Gift Card, one of the most popular prepaid gift cards.

Target is now in the bank prepaid card business. As stated in the previous post, Target now sells a Target Visa Gift Card. They also have a Target American Express Gift Card. See the image below for details. If you have any doubt that gift cards are going to continue to grow in popularity, read this post. Also, with the post office planning to start selling gift cards, it looks like gift cards are back after a slight dip in sales in 2008 and 2009.

Here is a complete review of the Target American Express Gift Card.

Target Visa Gift Card Review

For a review of the Target Visa Gift Card, see below. You can also check out our review of the Target American Express Prepaid card.

I visited our local Target store over the holidays and saw that they are now selling a Target Visa Gift Card and a Target American Express Gift Card. As you are probably aware, Walmart has been selling the Walmart MoneyCard (Prepaid Visa Card) for a while now and Target is now getting in on the action in the prepaid space. Below are images of the Target Cards. So, you now have another convenience place to buy Visa Gift Cards.

Here is a complete review of the Target Visa Gift Card

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