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Blame Christie for gift-card scam

    12:57 PM, Apr. 5, 2012   The Daily Record is entirely correct in calling the state’s claiming of unused gift card and gift certificates for balancing the budget a “ridiculous money grab,” but your version of how this misguided law came to be shows your memory to be foggy (“Gift-card law little more than Trenton

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    Chipotle to offer graduation gift cards to college seniors

      From now through June 30, 2012, Chipotle is offering a college graduate gift card promotion at locations in the U.S. and Canada. If a customer purchases a $30 gift card for a graduate, they will receive a free burrito, order of tacos, salad or bowl at any Chipotle location. “While Chipotle makes all of its food

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      Consumers Expect to Increase 2011 Holiday Spending in Spite of Pessimism on the State of the Economy According to New Research Conducted by Auriemma Consulting Group

        NEW YORK, Dec 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The holiday spending season was off to a brisk start, confirmed by the National Retail Federation (NRF) statistics, which reported that the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend set retail sales records, with total spending topping $52.4 billion. But with the kickoff to the holiday season now officially over, retailers,

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        Consumers intend to spend $17.6B on Valentine’s Day gifts

          Consumers intend to spend $17.6B on Valentine’s Day gifts Don’t forget a romantic dinner – 70 million people to dine out February 05, 2012 My wife and I have already bought both of our families’ Valentine’s Day cards, chocolate boxes and that doesn’t include gifts for our cats and the gifts I will give my

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          E-Gift Cards Breathe Life Into Closed-Loop Market

            Are You Prepared? Prepaid Press Edition: April 1, 2011 Rivka Gewirtz Little To mark its 40th birthday in March, Starbucks launched an incentive program that randomly offered $40 e-gift cards to users that checked into a Starbucks location on Foursquare and unlocked a so-called Tribute Badge. The program is a prime example of a trend

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            End gift-card grab for N.J. budget

              New Jersey’s attempt at a gift-card grab from consumers has created a fresh casualty. American Express has decided that New Jersey is not everywhere it wants to be, to cite a slogan from rival Visa. AmEx decided this week to pull its co-branded gift cards from retailers’ shelves in the Garden State, rather than comply

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              Featured Merchant – Outback Steakhouse

                Everything you need to know about Outback Steakhouse gift cards… Special Promotion: Your Outback Steakhouse has the perfect gift for moms, dads, grads and YOU. Now through June 17th purchase $50 in gift cards and receive a FREE $10 bonus card to use on your next visit. Visit www.Outback.com Design your own gift card, find

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