Consumers Can Cash in Their Holiday Gift Cards and Receive Discounts January 4-6, 2013.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) January 03, 2013
Gift Card Impressions, The Retail Gift Card Association, InComm and Ceridian Stored Value Solutions are once again partnering to put on Gift Card Weekend, a nationwide event taking place this weekend (January 4-6) at select retailers.
“The goal of Gift Card Weekend is to help retail partners and consumers alike through enhancing the holiday giving and receiving experience. Consumers will benefit directly by taking advantage of discounts available to them through their gift cards,” said Rebekka Rea, Retail Gift Card Association, Executive Director. “Retailers will also benefit from consumers motivation to redeem their gift cards because of the added incentives of shopping during Gift Card Weekend.”
Gift Card Weekend is the industry's only once-a-year shopping event where consumers get special offers and incentives when they redeem their gift cards this weekend. Gift Card Weekend is sponsored by Gift Card Impressions, the Retail Gift Card Association, InComm and Ceridian Stored Value Solutions.
During Gift Card Weekend, gift card recipients around the country can take advantage of their holiday (or any time of year!) gift cards at participating retail, food and specialty item partners to make the value of their card stretch even further.
“We know that consumers are always looking to maximize the value of the gifts they give and receive,” said Brett Glass, CEO of Gift Card Impressions. “Gift Card Weekend provides shoppers an opportunity to make their dollar stretch, by cashing in at some of the biggest names in retail, food and specialty stores.”
Gift Card Weekend partners include such national brands as:
Bass Pro Shops®
Bath & Body Works®
California Pizza Kitchen
Chili's Grill & Bar
Regal Entertainment Group® (EdwardsTheatres®, Regal Cinemas®, and United Artists Theatres®)
Examples of Gift Card Weekend specials include:
- Receive a free Skillet Queso & Chips appetizer and a free dessert when redeeming Chili's Grill & Bar gift Cards.
- AMC Theatres is offering a regular size candy for $1 or a large candy for $2 with a combo purchase.
- Customers can receive a free fresh sugar lip polish deluxe sample with a $25 gift card purchase from Sephora.
About Gift Card Impressions
Gift Card Impressions is a Kansas City based company focused on delivering strategic development, agency creative and packaging solutions to the gift card industry. Clients of Gift Card Impressions include most major retailers and most major gift card brands. The company provides leading product solutions for both physical and digital gift card delivery, and its solutions make the gift-giving occasion more memorable and personalized by using the latest technologies. The company has more than 45 patents pending or issued, and 35 trademarks issued or applied for. Gift Card Impressions brings the “gift” back to gift cards. For more information, please visit http://www.giftcardimpressions.com.
About the Retail Gift Card Association
The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) is a trade association whose mission is to promote the positive attributes of closed loop gift cards. Educating consumers, retailers, media and legislative groups about the difference in prepaid products is key to ensuring a positive gifting experience. RGCA members abide by a Code of Principles which support consumer friendly policies around the purchase and redemption of closed loop gift cards. RGCA membership is open to retailers, restaurants, and travel-and-entertainment merchants whose core part of their business is to sell products or experiences but who also issue and offer closed loop gift cards. For more information visit http://www.theRGCA.org.
InComm is a leading provider of cutting-edge prepaid products, services and transaction technologies to retailers, brands and consumers. InComm supports more than 255,000 retail locations in building prepaid card destinations, connects brands with new markets and gives consumers a simple, secure shopping experience. InComm stays ahead of emerging trends by analyzing market needs and leveraging its global, innovative commerce platform, go-to-market expertise and extensive partner relationships. With 123 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit http://www.incomm.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/incomm.
About Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS)
With twenty years of experience, SVS is a pioneer and premier one-stop prepaid and stored value provider serving top brands around the world. Our full product suite includes retail gift cards, branded prepaid and promotional cards, plus a robust loyalty platform. SVS is the leading global provider of prepaid solutions that influence consumer behavior and increase brand loyalty. Each year we drive billions of dollars in increased sales for our customers, managing more than five hundred million card products and processing over one billion prepaid transactions from 45 countries in 26 currencies worldwide. As a leading prepaid provider, our mission is to measurably increase client sales with superior prepaid programs. Big or small, SVS meets your needs. To learn more about increasing sales and simplifying program management, visit our website (http://www.storedvalue.com).
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