I love the actual act of giving a gift. Seeing the recipient's face in person, hearing their excitement over the phone or even just getting a thank you email... knowing you've made someone happy just makes you feel good, doesn't it?
However, deciding what to actually give as a gift is a whole other story. Apparel, books, toys, electronics - the list is endless and unless you know for certain what they are going to like, it's all just a guess and a hope that your selection doesn't get returned.
The solution is, and always has been, a gift certificate. Choose a site that focuses on one type of product or pick one that has a wide variety, purchase a gift card in the amount that works for you and you're set. I didn't think it could get much easier than that, but now it has. Because now all of your gift-giving needs are taken care of at one place with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Welcome to GiftZip.
Whether you are planning ahead or shopping for a gift at the last minute, GiftZip.com is where to go for a fast, easy, more efficient way of giving gift certificates from all of the popular online retailers. Not just a short list of stores you've never heard of, GiftZip provides consumers immediate access to hundreds of big name gift cards that can be instantly emailed to the lucky recipient.
How is it done? Simply browse the various categories at GiftZip, conveniently broken down into Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, House, Family and more, and click right on the logo you are interested in. Read over the site's brief description, denominations available and locations where the eGift card is redeemable and then GiftZip it!
As soon as you have clicked, you are brought automatically to the actual retailer's site to purchase the gift certificate - safely, securely and without spending time trying to track down where to go or what steps to take. After you have finished, your eGift card is sent directly to your recipient's inbox or to yourself if you would rather print a copy and give it as a tangible present.
If you're like me, you're now wondering what the catch is. Hidden fees? Having to register for an account? Just tell me, what's in it for you, GiftZip?
The answers? No, no and keeping their retailers happy. When consumers visit GiftZip.com to make their purchases, they save time by having access to so many sites all in one place but the buying is done from the actual retailer of their choice. And those sites know that someone who goes to GiftZip is much more likely to make a purchase than someone who just happens to be browsing, so it's all about the referrals.
In the end, it's a win-win situation for everyone. We get the ease of fast and easy shopping without having to leave the comfort of our own home and a gift that is sure to please that won't get lost (just reprint it from your inbox when necessary). Save time, energy and skip the wasted plastic from gift cards of the past - in today's day and age, it's all about technology and saving the planet, both of which are top GiftZip priorities.
What is your next gift-giving occasion? An anniversary, birthday, retirement, new baby, wedding or something else? For unparalleled selection and speed that results in an eco-friendly gift that everyone is sure to love, GiftZip is the way to go. Also, thanks to their generosity, one person is going to be able to enjoy a great gift card of their own, because...
One lucky person will win a $50 Amazon gift certificate from GiftZip!
To enter to win: Visit GiftZip and tell me which retailer(s) offered there that you would like to have a gift card from.
Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).
1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow GiftZip on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: GiftZip is fast, easy and provides the best gifts! I just entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card at Thanks, Mail Carrier: http://bit.ly/dxDa00
1 Extra Entry if you enter to win a Nintendo Wii from GiftZip! Simply visit their Facebook page to find out the details and rules and be sure to comment that Thanks, Mail Carrier sent you!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!
Anniversary Bash #2: WIN a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate from @giftzip! US and CAN! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/dxDa00 #win #giveaway
2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
1 Extra Entry if you put my Anniversary Bash button up on your blog. And, for the people who put it up BEFORE the event started (I have a list), 3 more extra entries on top of that.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and GiftZip. Please leave an address where it can be found.
Giveaway will end on August 12th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
A big thank you to GiftZip for providing a $50 Amazon.com gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.