Posts tagged "gift cards"

Starbucks Will Sell You This $50 Mother’s Day Giftcard At A 400 Percent Markup

For just a fraction of the cost of the Apple Watch, you can now buy your mom the Mother’s Day gift she always wanted: a Starbucks gift card worth just pennies on the dollars you actually spent on it! You see, this is no ordinary Starbucks gift card — it’s a gift card made of…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 21, 2015

How To Spend All Those $50 Gift Cards

I know that they’re often considered impersonal, but I love to get gift cards for holidays and birthdays. It’s the thought that counts and if you know I would much rather pick out something I will love/use/wear rather than feign appreciation for your attempt to pick out something I will love/use/wear, gimme a gift card…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2014

And The Prize Goes To … The Most Expensive Impulse Buy

Last week, we asked you to tell us the story of your most expensive impulse buy, in the hopes of winning a $100 gift card from HauteLook. Damn! I thought I was an impulse shopper, but never have I considered buying a house on impulse, like our winner did. So prgirl is the winner of…

By: Annika Harris / November 12, 2010

Win This! A $100 HauteLook Gift Card

You know HauteLook for offering daily discounts of 50 to 75 percent off the top brands. But did you know they just launched a new iPhone app, which makes your shopping sprees easier? Through the app, shoppers have streamlined access to the HauteLook’s 48-hour sale events; can search for products by size, price, and category…

By: Annika Harris / November 5, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Worst Father’s Day Gift

Last week, we asked you to reveal the worst gift you ever gave your dad for Father’s Day, in the hopes of winning a $100 Nautica gift card. I thought I’d given my dad some really horrible gifts, but you all had me LOLing at the ridiculousness of your gifts. But there can only be…

By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2010

Win This! $100 Gift Card From Nautica

You have a little more than a week until Father’s Day on June 20. And if you haven’t figured out what to get good ol’ dad, then Nautica is a good place to start. You can score a polo shirt in almost every color imaginable or update your father’s really worn khakis. But even if…

By: Annika Harris / June 11, 2010

Shoplifters Of The World Use Gift Cards

Forget that gift cards generally make lousy presents, another reason why they’re an all-around bad idea: they’re becoming popular vehicles of crime. The New York Times reports that more and more, retail employees are committing theft by manipulating stores’ gift cards. When you think about it, these electronic devices are far more clever than filling…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 1, 2010

Don’t Buy Into Holiday Gift Cards

Buying a gift card or certificate might be one way to deal with people whom you have no idea what to get for the holidays. And true, for the person receiving a gift card, it can feel like free money.

However, if you’re going this route, you’d probably be better off just handing…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009