Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


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, CA — 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 a […]

Blackhawk Network Powers Mobile Money by T-Mobile®

PLEASANTON, CA — 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, CA — 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 […]

Blackhawk Network Partners with Opengate to Launch New Prepaid Content in South Africa

LONDON — December 13, 2013 — Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading global prepaid payment network, today announced its first commercial agreement to address markets in Africa by bringing iTunes Gift Cards to South Africa through a partnership with Opengate, a subsidiary of Value+Nettwork, a leading distributor of third party gift cards. For Blackhawk Network, the partnership with Opengate is […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires Germany-Based Prepaid Leader Retailo as Part of Ongoing International Expansion Strategy

LONDON – Dec. 2, 2013 – Blackhawk Network announced that it has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Retailo AG, a leading third-party gift card distribution network inGermany, Austria and Switzerland. The acquisition adds over 40,000 new distribution locations, bringing Blackhawk’s total EMEA retail distribution network to approximately 70,000. The deal is part of Blackhawk’s strategy to serve consumers’ demand […]

Blackhawk Network Partners with RaceTrac to Offer Gift Cards at Convenience Stores

PLEASANTON, CA – November 13, 2013 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, today announced an agreement with RaceTrac to offer gift cards in more than 365 RaceTrac convenience stores across the southern United States beginning in fall 2013. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid products reach more than 160 million consumers each week, offering a […]

Blackhawk Network’s Gift Card Mall™ Launches in Stage Stores Locations Nationwide

PLEASANTON, CA – November 13, 2013 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid payment network, today announced that its award-winning Gift Card Mall™ will become available in Stage Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SSI) locations nationwide. Stage Stores is America’s leading small town and neighborhood retailer dedicated to delivering desirable, brand name apparel for the entire family. Customers […]

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2014 Paybefore Awards

*       “Before You” Campaign: Up with Prepaid Marketing Category
*       B2B Virtual Prepaid Card: Top Digital Dollars Category
*       Alberta Flood Relief: Prepaid with Soul Category
*       5% Back: Top Motivator Category
*       The Eileen Fisher Prepaid MasterCard: Best Choice Retail Card Category