Friday, November 2, 2012

Buy, Send, Receive and Store Gift Cards with the Gyft App {Review & Amazon or Sephora Gift Card Giveaway}

Gyft logo
We have a drawer in our kitchen that has become the catch-all place for random things to go to rest. I wouldn't exactly call it a junk drawer, but it is a collection of clipped coupons, screws that belong to something-or-other, and, the most recent addition, gift cards.

It's not that we don't use gift cards, because we do, it just seems like they end up sitting there waiting for us to remember that we have them. Are we going to that store? Do we want to eat at that restaurant? Wasn't there a reason that we were going to head in the direction of that mall? It seems like for every gift card that we actually remember to use, another birthday, holiday or event comes by and we receive a few more!

Aside from trying hard to remember to carry the cards everywhere we go in hopes that we'll use them, is there really any other option out there?

The answer is now YES, thanks to Gyft.

Gyft app

A mobile gift card platform that enables consumers to manage their gift card needs, Gyft allows users to ditch the plastic and use their mobile device to store, send and redeem gift cards. The company has more than 100 partnerships with retailers such as Gap, Sephora and Lowe's, so no matter where you shop, it will surely be covered!

Using Gyft couldn't be much easier, as you simply download the app to your phone (FREE in the App Store and coming soon to Google Play for Android) and start uploading your existing plastic gift cards, purchasing new gift cards or sending cards to your friends.

Gyft review

Uploading our miscellaneous gift cards has been a snap, as I was able to use my phone to take a photo or by just entering the information right into Gyft. Instead of standing in the checkout line at Target and wishing that I had brought along all of the random gift cards that we had laying around at home, I can just whip out my phone and have them right at hand.

Redeeming the gift cards in stores only takes a minute, as I have been able to have the cashier scan the gift card barcode right off of my phone or by reading off the numeric code for them to type in (gift cards can also be used online by entering the code as well).

As well as managing all of your own gift cards in one place (thank goodness I no longer have to go dig through the drawer for them!), Gyft can easily integrate with all of your social networks so your friends' information can safely be stored right in the app. What this means for you is the ability to get notifications about upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions... a relief for those of us who have a hard time remembering much of anything these days.

Plus, once you've realized that your niece's birthday is right around the corner, it only takes a few taps to directly send her a gift card to her favorite store through Facebook, email or text. Instead of frantically rushing around to purchase and mail a present, you can take care of your next gift purchase whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.

Gyft app

The gift card market runs around $100 billion in the U.S. alone, so it is about time that there is a way to focus on making it easier for all of us to utilize them on a mobile device. As Gyft is a unique platform (different from the many sites and ways that are out there to trade or sell gift cards), it is a win-win way for customers to buy, store, and send gift cards, while retailers are able to increase their brand visibility, shopper interaction, increase gift card redemption rates and more.

In addition, right now when you download Gyft, you'll receive a FREE $5 gift card! This is an unlimited offer, so be sure to take advantage of this great gift today!

Thanks to the generosity of Gyft, one person will soon be able to enjoy an extra gift to a special shopping location as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $10 gift card to their choice of Amazon.com or Sephora!

gift card giveaway

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received compensation for my time investment and work on this campaign.

194 comments:

RealtorSD said...

I learned you can buy gift cards using Facebook!
Sarah at realtorsd.com

shaunie (sandyhills25@yahoo.com said...

I learned you can upload physical gift cards and them store them !

scottsgal said...

it's a secure process

Kayla said...

I learned that you can upload your physical cards to the app. What a neat idea!

Chelsea said...

I love that you can just store all your gift cards in one place-- that's awesome!

Jennifer Leigh said...

Glad to learn Gyft is a US based site! Right out of Cali!

CindyWindy2003 said...

learned it does work with an android phone, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

suburban prep said...

The company is located in San Francisco, Ca.

as Maureen

Mysharona said...

pretty cool idea

puye said...

I learned you can upload physical gift cards and them store them

agnesye@hotmail.com

KPort207 said...

I learned that you can upload your physical cards to the app

kport207 at gmail dot com

Lisa Brown said...

I learner that: You can buy and send cards directly to your friends for important events - such as birthdays - via Facebook, email or text.

Lisa Brown said...

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Angela Kinder said...

I love that you can upload all of your physical gift cards! If I had a phone that I could use the app on, that would make it SUPER easy!

JC said...

I learned that you can manage gift cards in one platform.

Running In Boise said...

you can store, send, and receive gc.

sm727 said...

I so need a smartphone so I could send my kids giftcards right from my phone so cool.

Gala said...

Gyft is absolutely FREE!

clc408 said...

I learned that you can upload physical gift cards and redeem them via you phone.

FireRunner2379 said...

It's a digital gift card that uses your mobile device.

Space Monkey said...

I learned that I will never use it... I do not have a cell phone and if I ever get one, it'll be one of those super cheap plan ones... my gosh, how and why do people spend HUNDREDS of dollars for their smart phone service? Nuts.

Candice said...

I learned they are a US company out of California.

trisha said...

I learned that you can upload physical gift cards and them store them

wigget said...

i like that you can send cards to your friends via facebook, text, or email

susie said...

i learned that it's free. thx

mummytotwoboys said...

Visited and learned
You can buy and send cards directly to your friends for important events - such as birthdays - via Facebook, email or text.

mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

Kate Fuller said...

I learned that Gyft is located in San Francisco, California.

Rita M said...

I like that you can "gift" cards that you aren't using to someone else.

Shannon Ro said...

I love that you can store all your card in one place and not risk losing them

CarrieAnn13 said...

i like that it is a company based in the USA

doodlebug said...

I learned that you can buy and send gift cards to friends. Pretty cool idea!!

BeckyM said...

I like that you can send gift cards directly via facebook or email!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

melissa griffith said...

I learned that Gyft was launched almost2 months ago, just in time for the gift giving season.

melgriff4@yahoo.com

casaflamingos said...

sounds great, will be using for christmas

amber said...

i learned that you can even put your plastic gift cards into the program to store them, and also love the clean look of the app

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I learned Gyft is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

stefanie gladden said...

I learned you can receive gift cards on your phone with gyft!

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jennieturbeville said...

You can upload your gift cards and get rid of the card itself! That's cool and if you have more then one you can upload many. Also you can send someone a gift card to their phone!! That's a great idea!!! Awesome!

Daniella Young said...

you can upload physical gift cards

Jenny Q said...

I love the idea that if you need a quick last minute gift this works really well

kim burnett said...

that you can store all your giftcards in one place, neat!

sohamolina said...

learned you can send an existing gift card to a friend

MELINA said...

like that you can store all physical gift cards to your phone

georgette c said...

I like that you can upload physical gift cards.

Auri Lae said...

I love how user-friendly it is and how you can keep track of physical gift cards so easily! Definitely a problem for me with the plastic.

Kristy Thiel said...

I love that it's completely free to use. Thanks for hosting!

Amy Green said...

I learned that you can upload and store gift cards, which I did not know you could do.

jcwega27 said...

gyft is free
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

llinda29 said...

I like the choice of cards

Jessica Snook said...

I like that you can upload your physical gift card to the app.

caitlin tate said...

its secure

Gina F. said...

I learned that you can send gift cards on your smart phone.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

June L said...

I just love how user friendly it is

Debra Guillen said...

Gyft is absolutely FREE! (Debra L. Guillen)

Diane W said...

I learned that you can buy and send gift cards on your cell phone.

Selinda said...

I learned that you can receive cards through your Android web browser!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

jessica said...

i learned they are based in san francisco

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Amy V said...

i love that you can buy gc using your smart phone...so convenient!

annae07 at aol dot com

Mandy Haynes said...

I learned that you can you can upload your existing physical gift cards

sliverqueen at sbcglobal dot net

ape2016 said...

I learned you can send gift cards right to someone's phone.

ayed2016 at aol dot com

steve stone said...

you can buy gift cards using Facebook
gabbflabber at live.com

Stacey V said...

Gyft is a digital gift card platform that enables you to manage your gift cards. You can ditch the plastic and use your mobile device to store, send and redeem cards.

mmc123456

Mary C said...

I learned that it would work as an app on my phone.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com

Lo said...

Storing gift cards on my phone would make life so easy!!

Colleen Boudreau said...

I learned that the company is located in San Francisco, Ca.

mogrill said...

I learnyed you can upload physical gift cards.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

kyl neusch said...

Gyft is a US based site

Linda Y. said...

It's a great concept!
aquaprincess888@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

i learned they're in california! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Wendy said...

I like that you can store all your gift cards on your phone, handy!

Andrea C said...

that there isn't anapp for androids, but you can still receive cards trough your phone.

Maryea said...

I love that I no longer would have to keep the cards in my purse and then hunt for them when I'm ready to use one! Very cool to be able to keep them on my phone.
magloro@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I learned you can get the gift card right on your smart phone.

Karen F said...

I like the wide variety of cards

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

You can buy and send cards directly to your friends

Tabathia said...

That it's located in the US and you can upload physical gift cards to the app

Julia said...

I learned I don't have to clutter my wallet with gift cards anymore!

bloomerbear said...

I seen they have a T.G.I. Friday's that looks interesting

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thank you

Kia89 said...

I learned that you can upload your physical cards to the app.

melmorgan4 said...

I have learned that you can upload physical cards to the app.

Trinity Babichuk said...

i see that you can upload your physical giftcards into the app. smart!!

woodytobiasjr said...

You can store all your gift cards in one place.

buzzd said...

you can upload physical gift cards and them store them

elle said...

thank you so much for the giveaway! i'd love to win :)
i love that you can send giftcards with facebook :)

myfolly said...

I learned that you can use your mobile device to store, send and redeem cards.

Wanda McHenry

bbrittbrat1398 said...

You can buy gift cards online
BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Bunny B said...

I like that you can send and receive gift cards as well as upload and store your physical ones!

Jenny Stanek said...

I like that you can send to your friends directly!

orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

Daniel M said...

learned you can upload physical gift cards and use them with your phone - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

JinxandGeorge said...

I don't like my kids to have corn syrup. thanks.

Cserafini said...

I love that its free!

David Hollingsworth said...

I like that Amazon is apart of the many retailers that you can choose.

Lonerwor@aim.com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

it is a free app
vmkids3 at msn dot com

Crystal said...

I like how easy it makes it to keep track of your GC's in one place!
CrystalW07 at aol.com

apple blossom said...

don't need plastic gift cards with this app.

Sass said...

I think its cool that you can upload all your gift cards to there.

Cody Anderson said...

I like that you can store your physical cards on their site.

tatertot374 said...

The company is located in San Francisco, Ca.

lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in San Francisco, California.

Janna Johnson said...

based in ca
Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

Nicole Murphy said...

It is cool that you can buy a gift card and have it sent to your phone....no need to have to carry a ton of giftcards in your wallet.

Frugalista Mama said...

I love how easy it is!

r said...

I learned (and liked!) that you can store your gift cards in one place and not have to worry about losing them.

LaurKnotter said...

I learned that you can buy gift cards straight to your phone!

Dree Getz said...

I learned that you can upload all of your physical gift cards.

Sarah MomE25 said...

great for Christmas shopping. can order straight from your phone.

Kristen said...

What a good idea instead of carrying around and possible losing gift cards.

pinktaz60 said...

Betsy Rubendall Barnes
pinkta60@hotmail.com

I learned you can buy and send cards directly to who you want :)

carole said...

like that you can purchase gift cards on your phone

Chris Alejandro said...

I learned that it's close to effortless to upload all the physical gift cards! helpful!

Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

Megan R said...

I learned there is an app so I can do everything from a cell phone

Alisha L. said...

I learned that you can send, store, and receive Giftcards with this App!

Betty C said...

I learned you can buy, receive or store gift cards on your smart phone.

willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

latanya t said...

I learned that it does not cost money to install on your phone

crystalf said...

I like that you just give your phone to the person at the register and then they enter your gift card info. Seems really easy. Thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

Amo said...

I learned that they are based out of San Franciso and it is a free app! And since I have an android, I looked for it and they will have an app for droid in the near future!

slehan said...

We also enable you to regift any card from your Gyft wallet.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Margie said...

Gyft is a digital gift card for your iPhone. It lets you track balances and buy gift cards from over 200 national retailers.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

dawn keenan said...

I love the convenience of this!

Lentil said...

I like that you can use your mobile device to store, send and redeem gift cards!

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I learned that this enables you to manage your gift cards on your cell phone.

Debra said...

You can buy and send cards directly to your friends and family

KJ Skib said...

Gyft is from San Fran.
skibmama23@gmail

Denise Dennis said...

I learned/liked that you can store your gift cards in the app. I am known for forgetting my gift cards at home.

Priscilla Benavides said...

You can send and recieve Gift Cards on your smart phone!
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

Karen said...

It is free and works with Android. Thanks for the giveaway.

Crystal K. said...

I learned that users can use their mobile device to store, send and redeem gift cards.

Robin T said...

I love that you can buy giftcards via FB

rtrexel@gmail.com

Tamar said...

I learned that an Android app is available soon.

Dutch Girls Favorite Things said...

i learned you can buy them though face book and many different kinds

Beth Gallinger said...

You can send gift cards to friends through Facebook or email.

Anonymous said...

I like that it's a USA-based company!

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

ferriz said...

you can upload actual giftcards and store them!

dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

rosannepm said...

I learned that you can send the gift cards to your phone
rosans4@comcast.net

corey1971 said...

I like that you can upload the gift card to your smart phone so you will always know where the information is. (Corey Olomon)

Tanya M said...

I learned that Gyft has partnered with hundreds of retailers to bring the convenience of gift cards right to your phone.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Allison Downes said...

I learned all my info is safe

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jenny Sims said...

I like that you can enter your plastic gift cards and ditch the plastic entirely.

Diane52 said...

Cool, I learned you can use it to purchase giftcards
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Victoria R. said...

I love that you can keep all your gc's - both physical and online with gyft!

Michelle @womenwwin said...

Keeps track of all my gift cards!!

Maryanne said...

I had no idea you could send a gift card via phone

Daniel M said...

learned you can use your mobile device to store, send and redeem gift cards - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Erica C. said...

I like that you can store your plastic gift cards electronically via the app. However, I'd always be scared that the the info. would be hacked or deleted!
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

tiffany.hoyt said...

I learn that the company is based out of California.

tiffany.hoyt@hotmail.com

Deb Christie said...

I learned that you can regift any card from your card wallet.

Stephanie Larison said...

I learned that it's located in the USA

Cheryl (Tx_Sweetie) said...

you can store your gift cards there

Kari said...

I learned that you can send gift cards to your friends via Facebook, email, or text.

NGS said...

They're working on an Adroid app.

Ann Fantom said...

I learned that Gyft is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

jammvj66 said...

i can send giftcards by text

Stacy said...

I learned you can send AND receive gift cards through the app.

tracey said...

We also enable you to regift any card from your Gyft wallet.
ty
rochelle johnson

Alicia said...

I learned that Gyft is headquartered in San Francisco, California

thescribbler said...

I like that you can store all of your gift cards in one place.

Sarah S said...

I really like that it is free. s2inamug at aim dot com

ham123 said...

learned you can upload the physical gift cards and then store them on there APP

annemarie562000 said...

I like that you can store your gift cards on your phone!

annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kayla said...

I love that all your gift cards are saved on your phone!

Brigette Streeper said...

I didn't know you could buy giftcards on facebook.

amanda whitley said...

its free!

Tiffany Christie said...

I learned that you can save your cards to your phone.

SharonC said...

I can purchase gift cards for family and friends.

Davia said...

I learned you can re-gift the gift cards.

susan1215 said...

I learned that you can manage gift cards in one platform.

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Angela Neynaber said...

I like that I dont have to carry all my gift cards around.

Derek Timm said...

I learned your can buy and send gift cards.

Melanie Montgomery said...

My wallet is full of GCS, this will give me more room

bac1 said...

you dont have to carry all those gift cards anymore

Tanya Bartlett said...

It is a US based company

Mya Murphy said...

I love that they're based out of California. USA rocks!

myamurphy@mail.com

Anonymous said...

I learned that this site does fabulous giveaways.

jasminelatice@gmail.com

Tanya White said...

I Learned That The company is Located In San Francisco, Ca

mary gardner said...

i learned it works with an android
phone

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

Charlene said...

I learned that the Gyft iPhone app is currently available for download at the iTunes app store.

Kendra Gillilan said...

Send to friends instantly
Kendraco22@yahoo.co,

Tracy said...


I learned that you can upload ur physical gc's and then the info is securely stored in your "wallet" to conviently reddem them in store or online from you cell phone.

S Carter said...

I like that they are running their own giveaway for a $50 gift card.

scarter305 at aol dot com

Teresa Thompson said...

Based in California.

Amy Delong said...

can send to your friends,thats cool
ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I learned that I can use this on my Android phone!

PDWinner523 at gmail dot com

Susan Smoaks said...

i love that i can put all my gift cards in the same place
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

AEKZ2 said...

I learned that Gyft is located in San Fran.

brich2222 said...

learned that the gift card info issecurely stored in your wallet to conveniently redeem in-store or online from your phone.

brich22 at earthlink dot net

kathy pease said...

your information is safe with us! We use highly secured platforms to protect your data.

blew415 said...

They are in California!

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...smartphone app to store-send-receive gift cards !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Bryan E.

Julieh said...

I like how easy it is to send 'gifts"
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Kelsea Eaton said...

You can store your gift cards!

mundaneminnie at gmail dot com

Elizabeth Miller said...

There's an app so you can receive gift cards on your cell phone.

Carolyn Daley said...

I like that you can send gift cards over the phone through the app

sa cullum said...

I love that you can just store all your gift cards in one place

Yaseen Abbas said...

Nice cards but i wish theses are plastic cards not paper cards.