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Retail Gift Card Association to Feature U.S. Secret Service Insider Perspective on Gift Card Fraud at Inaugural Forum Event

    Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced it will feature a session solely dedicated to closed-loop gift card fraud at its inaugural RGCA Forum event this October. The panel discussion will include exclusive speaker insights from U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Andrew Matushek and Walmart investigative analytics and intelligence expert Fred Helms among others.

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    Registration Now Open for Retail Gift Card Association Forum

      Today the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) announced it has opened registration for its inaugural RGCA Forum event October 2 through 4 in Kansas City, Mo. Forum is open to RGCA members and non-members alike. It is an inclusive event for a variety of closed-loop gift card industry stakeholders, including gift card program managers, retailers,

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      57.7% of Consumers want Gift Cards or Gift Certificates as Holiday Presents

        Gift Cards remain the most popular holiday gift requested for five years running.  57.7% of consumers want gift cards or gift certificates as holiday presents according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey.  It is the highest demand recorded in the survey’s history for gift cards or certificates. In response, retailers

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        Gift Card Association Rounds Up Members

          Gift Card Association Rounds Up Members Takes on Effort to Battle Poor Public Image Edition: April 15, 2009 Rivka Gewirtz Little The Retail Gift Card Association is ramping up efforts to recruit new members to quell attacks by consumers groups and growing negative public opinion. Consumer groups have long railed against expiration dates on gift

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          Gift Cards Still A Safe Bet

            Gift Cards Still A Safe Bet Holidays #1 Most Requested Gift  Media Contact:        Rebekka Rea 405-475-2902 Gift Cards remain as the most popular holiday gift requested for five years running.  57.7% of consumers want gift cards or gift certificates as holiday presents according to the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions

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            Holiday Gift Card Trend Tracker Survey

              Annual holiday gift card survey from the RGCA highlights consumer gift card trends this holiday season  The holidays are almost upon us, and poll after poll shows that consumers are planning to spend even less this year than they did last year during the holiday shopping season. But, despite the tight wallets, there is a

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              IGCC and RGCA Offer Reciprocal Membership Discount

                IGCC and the Retail Gift Card Association have formed a partnership to extend a reciprocal membership discount to eligible members of each other’s association. While IGCC was organized to promote the use of cards as preferred award choices in B-2-B programs, RGCA complements the IGCC’s focus in the incentive segment by providing advocacy, support, education

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