Solution Spotlight

Blackhawk Network Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Parago, Inc.

Strengthening our leadership position in prepaid solutions for the global incentives and rewards marketplace.

Parago is a leader in providing global incentive and engagement solutions that drive customer acquisition, employee retention and enable and engage channel sales partners. The acquisition will add significant capabilities to Blackhawk’s already extensive incentive solutions business.

We welcome Parago to the Blackhawk family!

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See how Blackhawk Network brings together all the best brands and showcases them in over 180,000 retail locations and on leading etailer sites.

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Blackhawk Network

Our leading prepaid solution and payment network supports the distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products across a global network.

In the News

Blackhawk Network Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Parago, Inc.

PLEASANTON, CALIF – SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network announced today a definitive agreement under which Blackhawk will acquire all outstanding shares of Parago, Inc. for approximately $290 million.  Parago is a leader in providing global incentive and engagement solutions that drive customer acquisition, employee retention and enable and engage channel […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires CardLab as Part of Incentives Expansion Strategy

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — September 15, 2014 – Blackhawk Network announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based CardLab, Inc., a leading online provider of customizable prepaid incentive and rewards cards. The deal is part of Blackhawk’s strategy to extend its prepaid card solutions from physical and online retail channels into the B2B channels that issue […]

Blackhawk Network Continues New Mobile Wallet Capabilities with Google Wallet

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — September 3, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, today announced an integration with Google Wallet that allows customers the opportunity to better manage and spend their gift cards through the ease of their mobile devices. Blackhawk Network provides expanded capabilities including verifying the gift card is active and […]

Blackhawk Network Partners With Barclays To Bring Pingit Customers Egift Options

LONDON  – August 5, 2014 – Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ: HAWK and HAWKB), a leading prepaid and payments network, today announced a partnership with Barclays Bank PLC, one of the leading UK banks, to launch a wide range of eGifts onto its Pingit mobile banking service including entertainment, dining, gaming, fashion, health and beauty and leisure […]

Blackhawk Extra

Your resource for prepaid news, current trends, relevant research, consumer updates and influencer insights.

Gift Card EVOLUTION, Not Revolution

Despite what some have feared, digital gift cards aren’t disrupting the plastic gift card market by cannibalizing sales – they’re expanding opportunities. By appealing to a new group of buyers, more often males with higher incomes, who value convenience and last-minute shopping opportunities, digital gift cards are helping retailers sell more gift cards not fewer. […]

The Case for Gift Card Exchange

Most U.S. consumers have a few gift cards tucked away in a kitchen drawer, wallet or at the bottom of a purse. These gift cards might be usable in stores that are geographically too far or at retailers that just don’t appeal to the gift card recipient. In the past, unspent cards simply languished in […]

Blackhawk Wins Stevie Award in 2014 International Business Awards

Blackhawk Network was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year–Financial Services category. The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide–public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small–are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 […]

Prepaid Financial Products

Learn about the prepaid GPR cards and reload services that consumers are flocking to as an alternative to traditional banking.

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Prepaid Telecom

Discover how placing prepaid plans and handsets in one convenient location benefits both retailers and consumers seeking contract-free communications.

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Digital Commerce

Discover how Blackhawk Network is ushering in a new era of prepaid solutions with digital purchase, usage, distribution and marketing.

Digital Commerce

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Marketing & Promotions

See how we boost sales and drive traffic through multiple channels using strategies that get the right brands into the right hands.

Marketing & Promotion

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Technology & Innovations

Take a look at our proprietary systems that enable seamless processing, real-time transactions, fraud prevention, and more.

Technology & Innovations

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Research

Find out how every decision we make – from product development to brand partnerships to display layouts – is influenced by our proprietary research.

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Valued Partners

Check out some of the popular brands, retailers and partners in our global prepaid network.

  • AP
  • AccountNow
  • Aeropostale
  • Ahold
  • Albert-Heijn
  • Albertsons
  • AMC
  • American Eagle
  • American Express
  • Applebees
  • AustraliaPost
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bass Pro
  • Bath Body Works
  • Bed Bath Beyond
  • Bell
  • Best Buy
  • BiLo
  • BiLo
  • Bonefish
  • Boost
  • BP
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Canadian Tire
  • Cara
  • Carrs
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Cineplex
  • Coinstar
  • ColdStone
  • Coles
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Cricket
  • Dillons
  • Disneyland
  • Event
  • Facebook
  • Fandango
  • FoodLion
  • Food4Less
  • Forever21
  • Fred Meyer
  • Frys
  • Game Stop
  • Gap
  • Giant
  • Giant Eagle
  • Giant Foods
  • Gift Card Mall1
  • Go Phone
  • Green Dot
  • Hannaford
  • Harris Teeter
  • Home Depot
  • HyVee
  • iHop
  • Immix
  • iTunes
  • JayC
  • JCPenney
  • Karma Koin
  • King Soopers
  • KMart
  • Kohl
  • Kroger
  • Kroger C
  • Loblaw
  • Lowes
  • Lowes Foods
  • Macys
  • Marianos
  • Marshalls
  • Martins
  • Mastercard
  • McDonalds
  • Meijer
  • Metro
  • Metro Market
  • Michaels
  • Microsoft
  • Money Network
  • Morrisons
  • NET10
  • NetSpend
  • Nordstrom
  • OCharleys
  • OfficeMax
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback
  • PF Changs
  • Panera
  • Pavilions
  • Paylo
  • PayPal
  • PicknSave
  • PlayStation
  • Price Chopper
  • QFX
  • Rainbow
  • Ralphs
  • Randalls
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Regal
  • Katz Rexall
  • Roundys
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Safeway
  • Sears
  • Sephora
  • Skype
  • Smiths
  • Southwest
  • Spotify
  • Staples
  • StarDoll
  • Stater-Bros
  • StopShop
  • Subway
  • Super Valu
  • T-Gaia
  • Target
  • TelCel
  • Tesco
  • TJMAXX
  • TMobile
  • TocaTel
  • Tom Thumb
  • Tops
  • Toys R Us
  • Tracfone
  • Univision
  • Verizon
  • Virgin
  • Visa
  • Vons
  • Wawa
  • Wegmans
  • Weis
  • WinnDixie
  • Woolworths
  • Zwinky