Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


Gamestop Announces New Gift Card Exchange Powered By Cardpool

SAN FRANCISCO — July 21, 2014 – GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a family of specialty retail brands that makes popular gaming technologies affordable and simple, today announced that GameStop customers can now conveniently exchange gift cards online for a GameStop e-gift card. The new offering is part of a partnership with Cardpool, a leading gift card […]

Blackhawk Network Launches Virtual Gift Cards on Smartphones in Canada

PLEASANTON, CALIF. – May 1, 2014 – Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd. (Blackhawk Canada), a leading prepaid payment network, today announced  it has launched its digital platform in the Canadian market, by offering Blackhawk’s gift card products to Rogers’ customers in the new suretap wallet application. The application allows customers to safely store eligible payment and […]

Blackhawk Network Announces New E-Commerce Platform for Reloadit

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — April 22, 2014 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, today announced a new platform that allows customers to use various services using their Reloadit packs. The new Reloadit platform offers a secure online service called the Reloadit Safe.  The Safe allows customers to digitally store their Reloadit packs, add money […]

Blackhawk Network Recognized for Best Prepaid Innovation at Innovation Project™ 2014 Conference Awards

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — April 11, 2014 — Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment company, today announced its receipt of the Gold award for the Best Prepaid Innovation category at the Innovation Project™ 2014 conference. The Innovation Project, a prestigious annual conference focused on the reinvention of the payments industry, took place on March 19-20, 2014. “We […]

Blackhawk Network Campaign Named Winner in Eighth Annual Paybefore Awards

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — March 10, 2014 — Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, announced today that it has won the prestigious Paybefore Award for its innovative “BEFORE YOU” marketing campaign and has been selected as Best-In-Category for the Up with Prepaid marketing category. This ongoing program is a multi-media campaign, which is communicated […]

Blackhawk Comments on Parent Company Safeway’s Spin-off Announcement

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — March 7, 2014 — Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) parent company Safeway Inc. affirmed in a press release on March 6, 2014 its intention to distribute its 37.8 million shares of Blackhawk common stock to Safeway shareholders and further indicated that it expects to complete the distribution by mid-April.  In addition, in […]

Blackhawk Network Powers Mobile Money by T-Mobile®

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — January  27, 2014 — Blackhawk Network today announced that its affiliate Blackhawk Network California, Inc. is the technology and service provider of the T-Mobile® Visa® Prepaid Card, issued by The Bancorp Bank and launched by T-Mobile USA, Inc. The card is designed to be used with Mobile Money, a smartphone app from T-Mobile, powered […]

Give the Right Gift! New Data Shows 89 per cent of Millennials Want Gift Cards this Holiday

PLEASANTON, CALIF. — December 18, 2013 – A new survey released by Blackhawk Network, a leading global prepaid payment network, uncovers new insights about millennials’ preferences for giving and receiving gift cards this holiday season. New data shows that there is a solution for those hard-to-buy-for millennials on your list. The following data comes from a December […]

Blackhawk Network Announces New Gift Card Partnership With Coinstar

PLEASANTON, CA — December 17, 2013 — Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, today announced a new partnership with Coinstar ( The partnership offers Coinstar customers a selection of certain Blackhawk Network’s popular eGifts for no fee when they cash in coins via the Coinstar coin-counting kiosks. The eGift codes can then be […]

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2014 American Business Awards

  • Silver Stevie Winner: Blackhawk Network for Company of the Year – Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
  • Bronze Steve Winner: Talbott Roche for Executive of the Year – Financial Services and Insurance
  • Bronze Steve Winner: “Before You” for Marketing Campaign of the Year – Financial Cards, Products & Services