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US shoppers Love Gift Cards, which Translates to More Revenue for Retailers

    WASHINGTON D.C., July 8, 2014 – Americans love giving and receiving gift cards. They are always in demand and present retailers with significant incremental sales opportunities. This is according to new consumer research from the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA). The Association surveyed more than 1,100 US consumers on their use of gift cards, preferences

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    Retail Gift Card Association Announces New Additions to Board of Directors

      WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014, PRNewswire — The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), a trade association of diverse, closed loop gift card retailers committed to promoting and protecting the use of gift cards, announced today the election of three new individuals to the Board of Directors including Steven Kane from SpaFinder Wellness; John DeCastro with Dine

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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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          Most popular retail gift cards can be used just like cash

            Oklahoma business Q&A with Rebekka Rea, executive director of the Retail Gift Card Association  Published: January 5, 2012 Q&A with Rebekka Rea Rebekka Rea, executive director for the Retail Gift Card Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City. – PROVIDEDMost popular retail gift cards can be used just like cash Q: Gift cards are a very popular

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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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