This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of FriendGiftr. All opinions are 100% mine.
I just heard about a neat site called FriendGiftr. I have to admit, it really bothers me that it is "Giftr," and not "Gifter," because really? Not a fan or leaving out letters! It doesn't take that much more effort to type an "extra" letter, and it would really calm my inner spelling Nazi down, haha! Once I got over that, I began to browse the site. You can purchase digital gift cards, and your normal phyiscal "in your hand" gift cards to be mailed to you or the lucky recipient of your choice. You can purchase the cards through their website, or even purchase them through your favorite social networking site, like Facebook, MySpace, iGoogle, Ning, and Bebo (though, I am so behind the technological times because I have never even heard of Ning and Bebo, and I've obviously heard of Google, but I have no idea what iGoogle is...is it for the iPhone?). You can also purchase giftcards from your phone (it says on their website, from your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, webOS, Symbian OS, or any other phone with wi-fi)! (Though again, I am BEHIND THE TIMES, I don't even have a cell phone. At all. If I need to use a phone when I'm out, I use my husbands or, you know, a pay phone, lol). There are over 120 retailers/restaurants/gift card selections to choose from, and you can choose to purchase in increments of $10, $20, $25, $35, $50, $75 and/or $100.
The best part about purchasing through FriendGiftr is that you can rest assured that no matter what gift card you select to give, the recipient can choose to exchange it for another gift card to a different place. I know I have recieved gift cards that I end up hanging on to for a long time, simply because they are for somewhere that isn't in my area and I don't go to that often. It would be nice to be able to exchange those for something I would be sure to use more quickly. AND, say if you get a $100 gift card to GAP, but you're just not a fan of their clothes, you can split that gift card up and exchange it for five $20 gift cards to five different places (or two $50, etc) you're sure to enjoy shopping, and there is NO additional cost for this service (!!). This would be great for people who are hard to shop for! I could have purchased a gift card for my teenaged brothers recent birthday, and known for sure he would have gotten a gift for himself that he really wanted, instead of wondering what on Earth I could possibly get him that he would like.