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Discount Gift Cards are one of your best options for giving this Holiday season. Here I’ve compiled a list of five reasons why you should buy a discounted gift card with input from some of our followers on twitter. Follow Gift Card Rescue on twitter for your chance to contribute and be featured on our blog as well as win free gift cards.

1. You can save more with discount gift cards by combining in store savings. For example, if a leather Jacket at JCPenny normally retails at $100 but  is on sale for $75 and you make your purchase with a discount gift card then you will save in total 37% off of the retail price of $100!

2. A way to keep donating & giving. Everyone has been hit hard by this economy and we must all be thankful for what we have. Those hit the hardest had nothing before the economic downturn and need help now more then ever. A discount gift card allows you to make the same monetary donation to your local food bank, church, or school that you would have before.

3. Gift Cards let the receiver choose. Being able to choose your own gift makes a world of difference! I can’t even elaborate on the amount of times that Ive gotten a shirt where the size was too small or I’ve outgrown the trend (for some reason my aunt still thought at age 20, I enjoyed Pokemon).

4. Not just limited to retail stores. Not convinced that the receiver should be able to choose their own gift? Well with a discount gift card you can also give an experience! In our store we also have gift cards to restaurants like Ruth’s Chris or Morton’s Steakhouse.

5. Listen to our community on twitter!

@giftcardrescue [people] still wanna give nice gifts 4 a reasonable price tho the Economy has been a lil ruff this yr. from NtVryCr8tv

@GiftCardRescue Gift cards make good holiday gifts because then the person you give it to can choose whatever items they desire from Jillyrh

@GiftCardRescue for people who are struggling, gift cards are like cash, and who doesn’t want cash! from MyGoodCarma

@GiftCardRescue Gift cards make good holiday gifts because they enable the recipient to choose whatever items they desire from TheTweetThing

Thanks for everyone who responded to us on twitter. If you have another reason why you think people should buy a discount gift card this holiday season leave a comment here! Questions for the author? E-mail me at benhebert@giftcardrescue.com