Halloween Photo Contest – Win a $25 Visa Gift Card

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Enter the Halloween Photo Contest sponsored by GiftCardRescue.com, the leading website for gift card exchange. We want to see your best Halloween costume this year and are giving you a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.

To enter the contest:

  • Pick one of your best Halloween pictures
  • Upload the picture to the GiftCardRescue.com Facebook wall
  • Tell your friends and family to comment and like the picture
  • The winner will be announced Monday 11/7/2011 and contacted through Facebook.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your pictures!

 

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Gift Cards Available at Safeway

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Safeway has a wide variety of gift cards available in store for your purchase. Whether you’re running late for a party or other occasion, you always have time to stop by your local Safeway [store locator] and pick up a gift card. There are over 300 different brands and types of gift cards that you can buy at Safeway, so you are sure to find a gift for anyone that you may know.

We divided the gift cards up into categories so that it would be easier to go through the list.

Restaurant Gift Cards

  • Applebees
  • Baja Fresh
  • BJ’s Restaurants
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boston Pizza
  • Brinker
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Claim Jumper Restaurant
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Darden Group (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse)
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Earls Rest
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jamba Juice
  • McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
  • McDonald’s
  • Mimi’s Cafe
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Pappas Restaurants
  • Peets Coffee
  • PF Changs
  • Pizza Hut
  • Prime Restaurants
  • Red Robin Restaurants
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Starbucks
  • Stuart Anderson
  • Subway
  • TGI Friday’s

Games and Electronics Gift Cards

  • Best Buy
  • Blockbuster
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Dave and Busters
  • Ebay
  • Forzani
  • Gamestom
  • Nexon
  • Overstock.com
  • Toys R Us

Clothing & Shoes Gift Cards

  • Aeropostale
  • Bath & Body Works
  • BEBE
  • Claires
  • Destination Maternity
  • Footlocker
  • Gap
  • Hudson Bay Company
  • K-Mart
  • Kohl’s
  • La Senza
  • Macy’s
  • Nordstrom
  • Regis
  • Talbots
  • Target
  • The Body Shop
  • TJ Maxx

Home and Grocery Gift Cards

  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bonton
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Home Depot
  • Jo-Ann Stores
  • Michaels
  • Petsmart
  • Sears
  • Williams-Sonoma

Recreation and Travel

  • American Airlines
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Booth Creek
  • Cabelas
  • Chevron
  • GI Joe Sports
  • Golfsmith
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jiffy Lube
  • MLB
  • Marriot
  • NFLShop.com
  • Nike
  • Recreational Equipment INC
  • Shell Oil
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spafinder

Entertainment

  • Bear Valley Ski Resort
  • Busch Gardens
  • Disney Company and Resorts
  • Disney Gift
  • Legoland
  • Paramount
  • Six Flags
  • Ticketmaster
  • Travelocity
  • Universal Hollywood
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Facebook Gift Card Scams

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There have been multiple Facebook gift card scams recently where users are directed to a website for a free gift card to Starbucks, Outback or Walmart. These are not legitimate contests and may cause serious damage to your computer or attempt to steal your private information.

The scammer will tell you to invite your Facebook friends in order to be eligible for the prize. This is because every time someone visits the website and completes the action (giving up an email, filling out a survey, or downloading a file) they receive a commission. Do not fall for this because you will expose your information and not receive a gift card.

How to Avoid Facebook Gift Card Scams

1.) Look at the URL that the contest is pointing to.

A legitimate contest will point to the actual Outback.com or Starbucks.com. Avoid anything that looks like freeoutbackfor.me or starbucksfreegiftcards.com. This is the easiest way to tell that the contest is not real.

2.) Does the Giveaway Make Sense? 

It’s not often that a company will give away anything for free, especially $50 or $100 gift cards. If it seems to good to be true, then it’s probably a scam.

3.) Do research online

A simple google search can usually help to see if a contest is real or not. Make sure you visit the merchant’s website to find out more information.

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Top Rated Prepaid Cards for Teenagers

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Prepaid Debit Cards are a great way for you to teach your teenage son or daughter how to be responsible with money. One of the best lessons that you can teach your child is how to be financially responsible, which is something that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. With a prepaid debit card, you can never spend more money than you put on the card.

A prepaid card essentially acts just like a debit card but you will never be forced to pay overdraft fees. Your teenager can even login to their own account, view all past transactions and budget their money so that they can make the purchases that they want. These cards are also great for emergencies, if there is ever a situation where they need more money for a car repair or other emergency you can login to your account and transfer more funds. They are available from all of your favorite processors like Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Top Rated Prepaid Cards for Teenagers

Mango MasterCard is the top prepaid card for teenagers

1.) Mango Money Card – the Mango Money card has the best user interface that we have ever seen. You can login and manage your account from your smartphone or from their website. It’s a very hip and cool prepaid card that you teen will definitely be thanking you for. Mango Money was also named one of the 10 most innovative companies in finance by Fast Company.

2.) AccountNow Prepaid MasterCard – the AccountNow MasterCard has been serving prepaid customers since 2004. They are one of the best and most respected companies in the entire prepaid card industry. Your teen can enjoy online shopping with their AccountNow MasterCard.

3.) Walmart MoneyCard – with the Walmart MoneyCard you are able to enjoy the strength of the Walmart network. If you have any issues with the card or need customer service, all you need to do is visit your local Walmart financial center for help. This also makes it very easy to load additional funds onto it or check your Walmart MoneyCard Balance.

4.) Prepaid Visa RushCard – The RushCard was introduced in 2003 by Russell Simmons and has been very popular in the teen market. With a RushCard your teen will be able to control their financial future, establish credit, and enjoy the safety of FDIC insurance.

5.) READYdebit Visa Prepaid Card – With a READYdebit Prepaid Visa card you can withdrawal cash at ATM’s and use the card just like a regular credit card. This card is very popular among teenagers because of the different design choices that you have.

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Join Our Gift Card Affiliate Program

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Do you currently own a website, blog, or social networking profiles? Everyone is looking for money to make online, and one of the best ways to do this is through affiliate programs. The GiftCardRescue.com gift card affiliate program will pay you for selling our gift cards. It’s simple, free to get started, and can be a great way to earn additional money online.

Make Money with our Gift Card Affiliate Program

Getting Started

First you need to sign up for a GiftCardRescue.com account here.

Next sign up for our gift card affiliate program.

Third begin posting & sharing your link everywhere that you interact online.

Last login to your account to track your referrals and your commissions. Once you’ve earned $50 you can request a check sent to your address.

The Details:

GiftCardRescue pays $6 for each gift card sale that you refer to us. So if you post the link on your Facebook page and 10 people buy gift cards, you would have earned $60. They don’t have to purchase right away either. Every time someone clicks your unique affiliate link, they have 30 days to buy a gift card. If they buy a gift card at any time during that 30 day period you will earn a sweet $6 commission. They’re also bonuses involved if you’re bringing in a lot of new customers! If you send 50 customers to us each month we’ll give you an additional $25 or $50 if you bring in 100!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for our affiliate program now and start tell your friends about the great discounts on gift cards that you enjoy.

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Apple Unveils Gift Card Exchange Program

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Do you have a bunch of old Apple gadgets laying around? Did you buy the iPad 2 or a new iPhone with your old Apple product still at your house? If you’re not currently using that product you can actually exchange it for an Apple gift card. Apple’s new gift card exchange program really has consumers excited because people who like to buy the newest products can just trade in their old ones for a dramatic discount off of the new item. The Apple gift card you recieve can be redeemed for anything at the Apple store [locator], on iTunes for media, or even on the APP store for new games and applications for your iPad, iPhone, or Mac.

Trade your iPhone or iPad for a new gift card

The original iPad in the 32 gigabyte form with Wi-Fi in perfect condition will net you a $180 gift card. If there is a minor amount of damage to the iPad then you will get a $115 gift card. It’s very easy to maintain the pristine condition of your Apple products with one of the great cases or other screen protectors. You can use this trade in calculator found on the Apple website to see how much you will get for your used Apple products. The offer made on the website is not permanent and they will actually have to verify your product in-store before you will receive any sort of exchange.

You do have other options as well for selling your unwanted Apple products. You can sell electronics for cash at websites like BuyMyTronics or Gazelle who will pay you to ship your products to them. Some of these websites will pay up to $250 for the same iPad that Apple will give you $180 for. Cash is definitely better than having a gift card, but as a consume it’s important to do your own research before you decide to exchange your electronics.

Previously Apple only offered to recycle old computers for a fee or free if you were buying a new iMac in store that day. But now with the gift card exchange program you can swap any of your old Apple products for a brand new gift card. They even offer options to trade in off branded products like any computer that is powered by an Intel Core 2 Quad 3.2 ghz processor will net you a cool $108 gift card. This is because Apple will recycle the hardware inside of the computer to use for other products.

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Gift Cards You Can Buy Online

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Gift cards remain one of the best ways to congratulate someone for a job well done or as a present for any occasion. It’s no wonder that people love to buy gift cards online, which saves the hassle of a trip to the store. There are many different types of gift cards that you can buy online and this article will help you differentiate between your choices so that you can pick the one that is right for you or your friends and family.

The Different Types of Gift Cards

Plastic Gift Cards – these are the most common type of gift cards that can be purchased online and what everyone always thinks of first. You can order your gift cards online and have them shipped to wherever they need to be sent. This is a great tool if you have a friend or family member that you will not see, you can just visit the merchants website and have them ship the card. This way you can avoid going to the store to buy the card and then having to visit the post office to get it shipped.

Online Gift Cards – these are also known as e-gift cards, electronic gift cards or e-cards. These gift cards are meant to be used at the businesses website and some of the most popular cards are Amazon.com, Walmart, and Target. When you buy online gift cards you will need to select the method of delivery to your recipient which can be sent directly to their email, cell phone, or sometimes even to their Facebook account. It’s important to communicate with the person you’re sending the e-gift card to so that they do not think that the message is spam and accidentally delete it.

Discount Gift Cards – did you know that there are gift cards online that you can buy for less than the face value? You can get deals for these cards and sometimes save up to 30%! You can save on everything that you normally do like go out to eat at restaurants, shop for new clothes, or buy home improvement supplies. Another savvy shopping tip is to combine these discounted gift cards with coupons and sales offered by the merchant. You will be surprised by how much money you’ll be able to save and be able to spend towards other things.

Prepaid Debit Cards – prepaid debit cards are just like gift cards except they can be used wherever you want and aren’t limited to just one store. Some of the most popular prepaid debit cards include the Walmart MoneyCard and the RushCard. With a prepaid debit card you can shop online at your favorite stores, withdrawal cash at ATM’s, or use it anywhere that Visa, MasterCard, or American Express is accepted. They usually come with a small activation or card fee and will have a monthly charge that is something that you do not see with gift cards.

Free Gift Card Week provides the best way to find gift card deals that include a sweet bonus for yourself!

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Free iTunes Gift Card with Apple Back to School Discount

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If you are going back to college and need a new computer, Apple offers a great student discount on their popular Macbook and iMac products that can also net you a free iTunes Gift Card. With your iTunes gift card you can purchase anything in the iTunes store like music, tv shows or movies. You can also use your free iTunes gift card to buy applications and programs in the Mac App store. Also, all new Mac products come with the brand new operating system OSX Lion for free.

Buy a new Macbook & Get a Free iTunes gift card!

How to get a Free iTunes Gift Card

If you buy a qualifying Macbook between June 16th and September 20th 2011, you will receive a 10% discount and a free iTunes gift card worth $100. You must be a registered college student, teacher, staff member, or parent of a college student to be applicable for the discount. You will have to show some sort of identification to get the deal such as a student ID card or copy of your transcripts.

Using your Free iTunes Gift Card

Once you set your new Mac up, you’ll have to register for an Apple account. Registering for your Apple account is incredibly easy and only takes a couple of minutes. After you login to your account you can scratch the back code of the Apple to reveal the iTunes code. Be careful and scratch the back off gently so that you don’t erase any of the code. Enter the code into your App Store or iTunes account and then you can spend the balance on whatever you’d like. Here’s a list of the most popular apps currently available for Mac. 

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Military Discounts

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With over 1.5 million Americans actively serving in the military today and over 800k enlisted in the Reserves, it’s important to give back to those who give up so much for our country. Members of every military branch deserve to be rewarded for their dedicated service. With so many Americans sacrificing so much for the betterment of our country, it’s nice to know that many American businesses offer extra discounts for members of the US military as a special thanks for their service.

GiftCardRescue.com greatly values the sacrifices that military personal make every day. As a way of saying thanks, we have compiled a list of discounts from popular American merchants that offer discounts to any person in the US military.

If you know any others and want to share, please leave a comment below.

Most Popular Military Discounts

 Save 10% on your meal purchase

Discounts available with valid Military ID

Receive a discount when you bring your valid Military ID. Discounts vary depending on the store.

Receive a discount with a valid Military ID, discounts vary depending on location

Save 10% on your purchase

Discounts vary but go up to 15% on certain days with valid Military ID

Get a discounted ticket with a valid Military ID

Get 10% off on all parts

Save 10% when your bring in your Military ID

By Category

Restaurants

  • Applebee’s- 10% off your purchase
  • Arby’s – 10% off at most locations
  • A&W- 10% off at most locations
  • Back Yard Burgers-10% off at most locations
  • Burger King- 10% off at most locations
  • Captain D- 10% off at most locations
  • Carl’s Jr.- 10% off at most locations
  • Chick-Fil-A- 10% off at most locations
  • Chipotle- 10% off at most locations
  • Denny’s- 10% off at most locations
  • Dunkin’ Donuts- 10% off at most locations
  • Five Guys- 10% off at most locations
  • Golden Corral- FREE meal on Military Appreciation day (around Veterans Day)
  • IHOP- 10% off at most locations
  • KFC- 10% off at most locations
  • Krispy Kreme- 10% off at most locations
  • Long John Silver’s- 10% off at most locations
  • Pizza Hut- 10% off at most locations
  • Quizno’s- 10% off at most locations
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken
  • Red Robin- 10% off at most locations
  • Sizzler- 10% off at most locations
  • Taco Bell- 10% off at most locations
  • Texas Roadhouse- 10% off at most locations
  • Wendy’s- 10% off at most locations
  • Wing Zone- 10% off at most locations

Clothing and Shoes

  • Aeropostale- receive a 20% discount at participating locations
  • Dress Barn- discounts vary by location
  • The Finish Line- Save 20% at participating locations
  • Foot Action- save 10% at participating locations
  • Foot Locker- save 10% at participating locations
  • Goody’s- save 15%
  • Hot Topic-10% saving by calling Hot Topic’s customer service number toplace your order
  • Jockey- save 10% on your purchases
  • Lerner- Save 15% when you bring in your Military ID.
  • New York & Company- save 15% on your purchase
  • Rack Room Shoes- save 10% at most locations
  • Timberland Outlets (active duty only) Get a 20% discount with an active duty Military ID.
  • Wilson’s Leather- save 10%

Entertainment

  • Alamo- save 5-15% on your car rental
  • Alaskan Frontier Gardens- save 5-10%
  • American Airlines- Received discounted airfares
  • Amtrak- save 10%
  • Best Western- Discounts vary depending on room availability
  • Budget Car Rentals- up to 25% off your rental
  • Busch Gardens- save money through the “Here’s to the Heros” program
  • Comfort Inn- discounts vary upon location
  • Disney- currently running a “Let the Memories Begin” Military discount program
  • Enterprise- Discounts vary upon location
  • GreyHound- 10% off on all walk up fares
  • Hertz- receive special discounts on your car rental
  • Kings Dominion- Receive a discounted ticket
  • Ramada- save 15-30% with Military ID
  • Sea World- receive a one day complimentary pass
  • Six Flags- Receive a discounted ticket with Military ID
  • SouthWest Airlines- receive discounts on checked bag fees
  • United Airlines- receive discounts on airfare
  • Universal Studios- reduced ticket prices with Military ID

Thanks to all who served and are serving in our Military from GiftCardRescue.com!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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Checking Your Gift Card Balance

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If you want to check your gift card balance, then you should make sure to go to where the card is from. They will be able to give you all the information you need and even walk you through the steps of finding out how much is left on the card that you have. This is important when you need to know if you have enough on the card to purchase something you would like from the store. You will be able to use the remaining balance from the card on the purchase that you make, but you might have to cover some of the payment which might be a problem depending on how much you have out of pocket to spend.

Checking the gift card balance allows you to know exactly how much your card holds, and exactly how much you will have to pay out of pocket before you go to check out at the store. If you’re shopping online than you will not have to worry much about this, but shopping in the store you want to ensure that you have the right amount of money to cover the rest of the balance out of pocket. You do not want to be caught without the proper amount while having other people waiting in line behind you. You can know the balance at the register as well before you purchase the item by asking the cashier to check the balance for you although this might take more time, and you might have to get out of line if you do not have enough on the card to cover the rest of the purchase.

Check the balance right off the internet at the store’s website. They will ask for your gift cards number, and the authentication number that is on the back of the card as well. This is to verify the card that you have, and to let you know how much is left on it. This is important, and it only takes a minute to check when you need to know. Take the minute before you go out shopping to find out how much you have to spend on each of your gift cards. This can save you some time and trouble when shopping comes. You can be prepared, and the stores know that their customers love being prepared when the time comes to spend money wisely.

Here are links to the Gift Card Balance Information for Some of the Most Popular Merchants:

Visa Gift Card Balance
Target Gift Card Balance
Best Buy Gift Card Balance
Amazon Gift Card Balance
Borders Gift Card Balance
American Express Gift Card Balance
Walmart Gift Card Balance
Target Visa Gift Card Balance

Here is a Video on How to Check Your Gift Card Balance

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