Who is that one person on your holiday shopping list who you have a hard time buying for?
We all have those people. It could be your sister who has EVERYTHING, a friend who is very particular, or a distant cousin who you haven’t seen since last year. I have a nephew who is has entered the teenage years. I never know what to buy him. There is only so many times I can buy a shirt that is too small or a comic book that he already has. The perfect solution for those hard to buy people is a gift card. You pick the place (it shows that you put thought in the present) and they pick the gift (they will always get the right size, colour and something they don’t already own!). But do you really want to go to the crowded mall with no parking spaces left and people who are not exactly in the ‘Christmas spirit’ just to pick up a gift card? Me neither! Luckily, I was introduced to
CARDSWAP is Canada’s #1 place to buy and sell gift cards! CARDSWAP was created in 2009 by Frances Ho who had a frustrating time trying to sell unwanted gift cards. After meeting dozens of buyers and arguing over the price, Frances decided to crease a safe, reliable site to buy and sell gift cards confidently. CARDSWAP began in Toronto, On and rapidly became well known throughout all of Canada. Their success has been acknowledged with awards such:
CardSwap has also had extensive media coverage on networks such as CTV, CBC, Global, CityTV, BNN, and newspapers such as the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star.
When I was given the opportunity to try CARDSWAP, I was a little intimidated. I am not a big online shopper. I worry about security, the complexity of the site and whether or not the product with actually arrive. My mind was put to ease right away! I found the site easy, reliable, and the service was very fast!
HOW TO USE CARDSWAP
I love how user friendly and simple the site is! Even my friend who isn’t technologically savvy found the site easy to shop on. You log on to http://cardswap.ca, set up an account and within a few minutes you are sent an email confirmation that your account set up! They also have an amazing perk; you receive $5 free for just signing up!! Shopping is so easy! There is search tool to help you find a specific gift card or lists of available gift cards that you can choose from if you are not sure what you are looking for. The gift cards range from gas to groceries, restaurants to entertainment, clothing to electronics, etc. basically there is something for EVERYONE on your holiday list.
Shopping was as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Choose a gift card and pay securely with paypal, interact or credit card (There are no SHIPPING FEES!)
2. Your gift card will arrive in the mail in approx 1 week and as an added bonus, you receive SwapPoints for your purchase. Every $1000 points gets you a free $10gift card! Who knew you could be paid to do your Christmas Shopping?
3. Spend your SwapPoints on other gift cards or cash your SwapPoints in on Paypal for cash value.
I’m sure we have all received gift cards to places we would never dream of shopping at or for things we don’t use (i.e. Childrens Place for a 16 year old). Most times these gift cards are put on a shelf to collect dust or tucked in a drawer and forgotten about. It is estimated that we spend over $6 billion dollars on gift cards and $1 billion of these gift cards are thrown away each year. Why not sell the gift cards you would never use for cash or other gift card you would really use? CARDSWAP has created a program where you can turn your unwanted or partial used gift cards into cash or other gift cards. Its simple! On the page titled SELL, you enter in the amount of the gift card you want to sell and the merchant it is for, CARDSWAP will make you an offer up to 92% of the value, they will send you a PREPAID shipping label so you can mail your gift card in, and within 2 days of receiving your gift card they will mail you a cheque or credit your account!
My experience with CARDSWAP was amazing! I have a sister who lives a million miles away (or so it seems!) and I only get to see her twice a year. Unfortunately, Christmas time is not one of those times. I find it so hard to to choose the perfect Christmas gift for her. First of all, she isn’t the easiest person to shop for. Since I don’t see her often enough, I don’t know what she outfit she just bought or if she is still reading the same series as she was her last visit. Second of all, the price to mail a package to where she lives is outrageous! As a result, I tend to buy things that are easier to ship rather than a gift she will really love! This year I decided to give her a gift that she will really love and it won’t cost me an arm and a leg to send it! A gift card from CARDSWAP is the perfect gift. It allows me give her something meaningful, something she’ll want, without the hassles of shipping. Within 5 minutes, I had found the gift card I wanted, order the gift card and received a confirmation in my mail box. The service was so fast that within 24 hours, I had an e-gift card redeemable at the store of my choice. Plus I have 850 SwapPoints available for my next purchase! It was fast, affordable, and I didn’t have to deal with crazy holiday shoppers in a busy mall to get my Christmas shopping done!
So remember if you are looking for the perfect gift for a distant relative or hard to buy person on your holiday list, try CARDSWAP! Its a win win situation!
To make your Christmas shopping easier, enter for a chance to win a $25 CARDSWAP gift card with 1 Heart, 1 Family! (CAN ONLY ~ Ends Dec 15)