12/3/12

Gift Card Survey Results and Giveaway

Do you buy gift cards to give as holiday gifts? I love to give gift cards! First of all, they are easier and cheaper to mail than packages. Second, the recipient can choose a gift they really want or need. Third, there's no fear they won't like what I chose for their gift. Few things are as insulting as hearing, "Oh. That's. Nice." According to new survey results revealed by GiftCard.com, almost 50% of consumers will buy at least one gift card this season. Gift cards are not last-minute decisions as previously believed and only 15.6% purchase gift cards as a last-minute option. The survey revealed that 40% of gift card purchases are always or almost always pre-planned.
Do you like to receive gift cards as a holiday gift? It's actually one of my favorite gifts to receive and 21% of consumers say it is their favorite. The average gift card amount is $26.40 and 21% of consumers say they plan to spend more on gift cards this year than they did last year. Consumers also rank customization and personalization as "very important" when it comes to purchasing gift cards.
All these wonderful statistics point me to shopping for my gift cards at GiftCard.com because they offer customized gift cards that I can completely customize even the design and image I want on the card. They can send it directly to my gift recipient and even include a greeting card if I want. GiftCard.com also offers store gift cards and brand gift cards like Home Depot, Target, Lowes, Old Navy, Walmart, Sears, Best Buy, CVS and more. I can also choose from gas cards, movies, travel, jewelry, and restaurants of all kinds. They even offer egift cards that I can send through email, which is becoming more popular the more our lives become intertwined with the internet. I love that I can do all my gift card shopping in one place instead of running all over town to collect different cards in different stores for different people. I save money on gas, save time by not standing in line, and save sanity by avoiding the crowds.
Check out GiftCard.com and see how fast and easy it is to do all your holiday shopping! Then enter below to win any $50 Gift Card offered on GiftCard.com!

To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and reside in the USA. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chances to win. Giveaway ends at midnight ET on 12/15/2012. Good luck!
Gift card provided by GiftCard.com. I received no compensation for this post and opinions are my own.

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The 2012 Holiday Gift Card Spending Report is available in its entirety at: http://www.giftcard.com/reports/2012-holiday-spending-report.aspx
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183 comments:

  1. walmart for sure debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I'd love Walmart.
    Thanks so much and Happy Holidays :)
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. i would choose a target giftcard

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  4. i would pick a visa gift card

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  5. I would pick a Target gift card
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  6. Fandango eGift Card
    Thanks
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I would choose Target.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  8. Choosing the TARGET card!

    thechattymom at Hotmail dot com

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  9. target
    ccasper@centurytel.net

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  10. I would choose the Visa card!
    hey_wren@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd go with Sephora. I'm in love with so many of their holiday sets.

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  12. I would get an Applebee's GC

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. Visa
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  14. I'd probably choose a Best Buy card.

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  15. Visa

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  16. Probably a walmart or just a visa....so that I could use it on just about anything.

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  17. I'd choose the Original Pancake House.

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  18. Probably Panera Bread - it's one of my favorite places to have lunch when I am out and about.

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  19. melissa griffith12/4/12, 1:31 PM

    visa card

    melgriff4@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh, I would love to get a Shell Gift Card. A free tank of gas would be extremely helpful this holiday season.

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  21. Walmart for sure - thank you!

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  22. I would choose the Disney store gift card

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  23. walmart please..I can get cheap fuel there..thanks, simmsmba@gmail.com

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  24. I'd choose a Visa gift card so I could use it wherever!

    Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  25. Pink Swirls Visa Gift Card

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  26. I would get a Kohl's gc.

    Diana C
    unachica_latina (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  27. I would choose a Visa Gift Card!

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  28. Visa or Wal-mart. Either way, I'd likely use it to buy food and supplies for my rescue's dogs.

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  29. Target is my go to store

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  30. I would go with a visa or Walmart card.

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  31. Best Buy

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  32. I would pick visa!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  33. I might choose the Regal card.

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  34. I would choose a Visa gift card

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  35. i would choose a visa gift card so i could use it wherever i needed to

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  36. i would pick target, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Maybe... Sephora or Bath and Body Works. :)

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  38. Target for me.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  39. I would definitely choose the Amazon gift card so that I can buy my boyfriend(who's birthday is a week apart from Christmas,) as is my father's birthday(making this time of year extremely expensive for me)& my mother all gifts for these holidays(we celebrate Hanukkah&Christmas.) Holidays make my head spin!

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  40. Erica Barnes12/5/12, 3:06 PM

    Walmart.

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  41. I would choose Visa. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  42. I would chose Target :)

    Jill McHale
    jillmchale2@yahoo.com

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  43. I might choose JCPenny or Bath & Body Works.

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  44. I'd probably pick Walmart...I can use it for everything, even gas...or, most likely, I would give it to my oldest away at college because I know he'd buy groceries with it :)

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  45. I would get A Visa Gift Card

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  46. I would get the Pink Swirls Visa or a Target card. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I'd love a Babies R Us Gift card!

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  48. I'd probably pick the Disney gift card. I'm going there soon. Thanks!

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  49. I'd pick Target because I spend so much money there!

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

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  50. I'd have to go with Walmart

    deeja1980 (at) gmail.com

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  51. amazon
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  52. a visa gift card, thanks!
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  53. I would choose Bass Pro Shops
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  54. I'd like a Visa gift card.

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  55. I would probably pick the Shell gift card!

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  56. Kohls or Kmart would be great!

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  57. Artsy Rainbow Visa card.

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  58. I would choose the Visa Pink Orchids.

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  59. I would choose a Visa card.

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  60. Amazon would be my choice:)

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  61. I would choose the Walmart GC
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  62. walmart
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  63. I'd like Visa gift card

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  64. Visa gift card ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  65. walmart since they give out a discount for their fuel..thanks simms3710@yahoo.com

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  66. I'd love the Amazon.com one.

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  67. I would choose an Amazon.com giftcard--we are having a baby in January and are registered through Amazon, so a giftcard would come in handy for filling in whatever we don't get from friends and family at baby showers! :)

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  68. Allison L. (Allie Lanc on facebook)12/9/12, 1:35 AM

    That's tough because they have a great selection to choose from! Maybe Walmart since I could use it for groceries as well as other items. Although visa/cash option would help with our dog's high vet bill.

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  69. I would choose walmart or target

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  70. Visa gift card or shell gas gift card! thank you!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  71. I would pick target
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  72. I think that I would choose Target or Walmart.

    newlywedded@gmail.com

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  73. Audra Weathers12/9/12, 2:21 PM

    I would pick the Bath and Body Works gift card; was shopping there yesterday! :-)

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  74. Can't go wrong with a Target or Walmart gift card!

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  75. The walmart gc

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  76. I would choose Target.

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  77. I'd choose a Target gift card - thanks!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  78. I would pick a Visa gift card.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    ~Ola

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  79. I'd pick Amazon.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  80. I would choose Target
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  81. target:) Melissa Leyh....freebiesleyh@gmail.com

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  82. The blue and pink Visa Card.

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  83. I would choose a Visa gift card!

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  84. I would choose a Visa gift card!

    Kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

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  85. zappos!

    hiccupapparel at yahoo dot com

    becky barrett beitzel

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  86. GameStop. Definitely GameStop. Nothing keeps road trips quiet better than new video games for the kids' gaming systems.

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  87. visa
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  88. I'd choose Amazon

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  89. I would love the Visa

    Thank you for this contest and wishing you the very happiest
    of holidays...

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  90. I would choose a Target gift card!

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  91. I would choose Walmart

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  92. actually can't decide between a visa or amazon - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  93. I would get a Target GiftCard

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  94. Target for me please

    kannw27 at gmail dot com

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  95. Bath and Body Works for me! <3
    Mary DeBorde (M.A.D.)
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

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  96. I would choose Target
    like2sweep@gmail.com
    Beth H

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  97. I would choose an Amazon gift card or a Disney store gift card.

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  98. Home Depot would be great!
    Miz Vickik

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  99. I would choose the VISA GC(design yourself one).
    Thank U for this wonderful giveaway!!! Bless U for having it before Christmas!!!!!

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  100. I would choose the walmart giftcard. This goveaway is awesome. Thank you!

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  101. carren larsen12/14/12, 7:07 AM

    I would probably pick a visa g/c. that way it's good anywhere.

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  102. I would choose a visa gift card.

    leenilee(at)att(dot)net

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  103. I would pick Walmart

    morganowl28 at gmail dot com

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  104. Elizabeth Owens12/14/12, 1:32 PM

    I would choose probably Walmart!

    elizzzzzabeth at yahoo dot com

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  105. Old Navy Gift card! Sacha SChroeder sschroeder@windstream.net

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  106. Probably Target or Visa. Thanks for the opportunity!
    wendy_kroy(at)aol(dot)com

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  107. I would choose Bath and Body Works

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  108. I'd get Home Depot or Lowes since we have some projects to do.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I would choose a Walmart gift card.

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  110. I would get Target. Thanks!!

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  111. I would choose a Visa gift card.
    stormageddon235@gmail.com

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  112. WalMart
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  113. Lowe's would be my pick!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  114. I would choose a Visa gift card because you can use it about anywhere.Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  115. I would get a Visa, since I would be giving it to my daughter, and that way she would have multiple locations to use it.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

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  116. I would get an amazon GC

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  117. I think I would choose Home Depot or Lowes. :-)
    Thank you.

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  118. id get a visa gc for all the after xmas sales

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  119. I'd get either Amazon or Walmart

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  120. the visa!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  121. Judy Gregory12/15/12, 4:30 PM

    lowe's. major home repairs going on

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  122. Purple Bow Visa Gift Card

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

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  123. I would choose a walmart card.

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  124. Thanks for the giveaway... Amazon.com Gift Card !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Bryan E.

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  125. I would choose a Chili's gift card.

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  126. I would choose Wal-Mart.

    Lisa Garner

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