In 2012, over $100 billion in gift cards will be purchased in the United States, where over 20% of those gift cards will go unredeemed or unused. This has amassed a large opportunity in the secondary market, similar to the secondary ticket market in the early 2000s. Some companies have created a business in the secondary gift card market that allow consumers to sell their unused gift cards or buy discounted gift cards to their favorite brands. This has helped their users recoup their share of some $55 million per day that goes unredeemed in the United States every year, by turning their unused gift cards into cash.
You can make payment using a maximum of two different payment methods per transaction. This means you can use 2 separate gift cards/e-gift cards or a combination of 1 Gift Card/ e/-Gift Card and 1 Credit, Debit, Store or Beauty Club card. Please note, to complete your order you must be able to cover the full amount with your two chosen payment methods. If you wish to use more than two gift cards/e-gift cards please contact us
Free baby sleeping box in England. The Baby Box Co is giving families with newborns in England a free baby box similar to the Scottish one above (without the extra freebies), by watching educational videos. You take a 20-minute online course on baby and child health, then do a quiz. The baby box acts as a Moses basket and comes with foam mattress, cover and sheet. You need to apply before your baby is six months old, and can pick up from 150 collection points (or pay £6 for delivery).
In the past, uniform standards concerning gift cards did not exist. This was set to change as an addendum to the Credit CARD Act of 2009 directs the federal government to create consumer-friendly standards pertaining to gift cards. Most notably, the new regulations prohibit retailers from setting expiration dates unless they are at least 5 years after the card's date of issue or the date on which funds were last added to the card. In addition, retailers are no longer able to assess dormancy, inactivity, or service fees unless the card has been inactive for at least 12 months, and if fees are added after that period, the details of such fees must be clearly disclosed on the card. Additionally, retailers are unable to levy more than one fee per month. The new provisions took effect on August 22, 2010.
When you sign up for the Dr. Seuss & His Friends book club subscription, you will get 4 books for $4.99 and no shipping costs. It is definitely a steal. Dr. Seuss books are classic and I love my bedtime memories of reading them with my kids. Make sure to cancel the subscription, which is a piece of cake to do online to prevent this from becoming a recurring charge. Here’s the link to register.
If you are pregnant or a new parent, the Internet is the best place to find baby freebies. Free toys, nappies, baby hampers and starter packs are all available online. It seems many of the top baby brands are offering free stuff. This is great for you, the consumer. Request some baby samples and you will often get money-off vouchers as well. These are redeemable in UK stores for discounts. If you are aware of any other free baby stuff that we should include, please get in touch.
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