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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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            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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              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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