PLEASANTON, Calif. – December 18, 2020 – GiftCards.com, a leading gift card website, is celebrating the recognition of its Happy® Holidays gift card as a “2020 Editor’s Pick” by industry publication, Progressive Grocer1. The multi-store Happy Holidays card features popular brands like Cold Stone Creamery®, Macy’s and others and can be redeemed at any or all of these merchants. Editors’ Pick winners were selected for demonstrating innovation, impact and overall value.
The Happy Holidays card has remained a popular choice with consumers thanks to its flexible lineup of top retailers and will continue to be through this holiday season as shoppers look for personal gifts that can be purchased and delivered digitally.
According to recent research2, 52% of surveyed shoppers report they are likely to buy more gift cards this holiday season than in previous years, with 58% saying they are more likely to specifically purchase eGifts that can be bought and delivered electronically.
Responding to that shopper demand, GiftCards.com has grown its offerings for an exciting trend in gift cards: multi-store gift cards. Multi-store gift cards include multiple retailers, restaurants and entertainment options on a single card that allows recipients more freedom to choose where to spend their gift.
The Happy Holidays card is part of the Happy Cards® line, a universally giftable set of multi-store cards, which recently announced even more choices for these additional gifting themes: Holiday® Favorites, Happy® Just Because, Happy® Birthday, and Happy® to Say Thanks. Each card in the line includes a combination of up to seven top brands such as Ulta Beauty, Chili’s, and many more. Learn more about the Happy Holidays and other Happy Cards here.
“This year, with the holidays and the way we give likely looking a bit different, the ability to easily share a customized gift card is a great option for consumers,” says Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend at GiftCards.com and gifting expert. “Cards with a variety of retailers, restaurants and entertainment options such as the Happy Holidays card are a great way to give a personalized gift that is easy to spend this holiday season.”
The value of each of the Happy Cards is customizable, ranging from $25 to $500, with no associated fees or expiration. Cards can be used for online redemption, making them a wonderful gift of choice for both the gift giver and receiver who prefer or need to shop online this year.
Happy Cards are curated by Blackhawk Network and issued by MetaBank®, N.A., Member FDIC.
GiftCards.com is a leading B2C online provider of gift card products, including personalized Visa® and Mastercard® plastic and eGift cards, gift cards for top retailers and restaurants and multi-store cards such as Happy Cards. GiftCards.com is one of the highest-ranked and most-trafficked gift card websites.
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About MetaBank, N.A.
MetaBank®, N.A., a national bank (“Meta”), is a subsidiary of Meta Financial Group, Inc.® (Nasdaq: CASH), a South Dakota-based financial holding company. Meta is a leader in providing innovative financial solutions to consumers and businesses in under-served niche markets and believes in financial inclusion for all. Meta’s commercial lending division works with high-value niche industries, rapid-growth companies and technology adopters to grow their businesses and build more profitable customer relationships nationwide. Meta is one of the largest issuers of prepaid cards in the U.S., having issued more than a billion cards in partnership with banks, program managers, payments providers and other businesses, and offers a total payments services solution that includes ACH origination, wire transfers, and more. For more information, visit the MetaBank website.
 The Holiday Gifting Report from Blackhawk Network is based on the findings of an internet-based survey conducted by Leger on behalf of Blackhawk Network between August 24–31, 2020. The sample size included 1,500 respondents.