Out of Time For Holiday Shopping? ‘E’-Gift Cards May Save Your Bacon

By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The time for Christmas shopping is quickly drawing to a close.  But there are many people who still have gifts to buy.

One entrepreneur is helping procrastinators with a way to do last-minute shopping and still meet the gift-giving deadline.

Today, December 23rd, is “E-Gift Card Day,” so declared last year by the founder of eCoupons and eGift Cards, Talya Schaeffer.

Schaeffer says the e-gift card option is for all those people who maybe have been pressed for time, or couldn’t think of a good gift idea.

And, Schaeffer adds, it’s just a little different than a regular gift card:

“The difference is that you have to know the eperson’s e-mail address.  So you would go online — you can go to egiftcardday.com.  We have over a hundred retailers who are participating in this day, and we list all the different e-gift cards so that you don’t have to get confused between regular gift cards versus the e-gift cards.”

Schaeffer says the entire process is done online, and the e-gift card can be delivered immediately.  Or you can have it arrive on Christmas Day.

She says other online retailers are also offering e-gift cards this year.

“I think it’s a great last-minute gift idea,” she adds.


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  • Marco Lopez

    Good tip! Its not to late. If you procrastinated like I did there is still hope. I just discovered at http://www.giftsjustunder.com you find Amazon gift card that you can either print from your home printer, share on Facebook, send via email, or have them deliver it FREE next day strait to your recipient’s address.

  • Trailmix

    Go to AA!

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