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Shelley “Gift Card Girlfriend” Hunter
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Attended Brigham Young University
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How to avoid the Gift Card Graveyard!
Millions of Americans have come to appreciate the convenience of giving and receiving gift cards.
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I'm on a Holly Johnson roll. First she writes about gift cards, then hits my other passion--being a work-at-home mom. If she writes about popcorn next, we'll be BFF's for life.
 Photo: Dan Harrelson After years of decline, a new look at government data shows that the number of stay-at-home moms is finally on the rise. This news co
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Is your money tied up in bankruptcy court? It is if you have a gift card one of the stores on my Gift Card Watchlist. #bankruptcy  
When a retailer files Chapter 11, outstanding gift cards become vulnerable. List of gift cards to be wary of in 2015.
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Thoughtful photo gifts for new mom. If you're not sure which on to get, get a personalized photo gift card instead. Then mom can decide which way to preserve the memories of this special time.
We have some wonderful ideas for creative photo gifts for baby showers, all of which make thoughtful keepsake baby gifts without costing a whole lot.
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You're going to buy gift cards anyway...so buy one with the American Cancer Society logo on it so a portion of the load value is donated to the fight cancer.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 -- GiftCards.com introduces a new MasterCard gift card that allows consumers to “give twice” during this holiday season.
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Got a RadioShack gift card? What about Cache? Use 'em before you lose 'em. Not kidding.
We initially reported that people with RadioShack gift cards would have to use them up by March 5 or lose the entire balance. Great news if you happen to have found one buried in the far corner of ...
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How to sell gift cards you don't want, plus how to buy gift cards you do want for less than face value.
Got a gift card you'll never use? You can resell it online -- and buy ones you will use at a discount. Photo: 401kcalculator.org Love ‘em or hate ‘em, gift
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Got a RadioShack gift card? Use it by March 6 or you might be out of luck.
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While it's true, the gift card industry is mysterious - it's also simple. Use your gift cards when you receive them. Trade them in if you don't want them. Give them freely along with activation receipts. Just a few things to keep in mind.
Perhaps you didn’t realize that each $25 loaded onto a gift card is recorded as a liability on company ledgers. Money is rung up, but it’s not pure income until merchandise is sold. As such, American businesses racked up more than $44 billion in liabilities in unused cards between 2008 and early 2014, according to CardHub. But consumers are doing better at getting their money’s worth.
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Some of the most flexible gift cards you can give this holiday season. I know you already know about "Visa" cards, but did you know you can get a "Chamber of Commerce" Card too?

Yup - buy local and still get the convenience of gift cards.
These four types of cards have broad appeal because they offer recipients the most flexibility.
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Working from home requires discipline and setting boundaries. It's not always easy, sometimes downright hard, but I wouldn't trade it. Good article on how to succeed as a telecommuter.
Around 3.3 million people consider their homes their primary workplace, even if their employers have corporate offices.
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Content manager and spokesperson for GiftCards.com.
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  • GiftCards.com
    Gift Card Girlfriend
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Your consumer guide to gift cards.
Introduction
Shelley Hunter, a.k.a. Gift Card Girlfriend, is your consumer guide to gift cards. As the founder of GiftCardGirlfriend.com, Shelley created a strong following and become an authority on all things gift cards. She shares insight on ways to avoid gift card pitfalls, how to enhance and personalize gift cards, and has a signature approach to help consumers pick the right gift card every time. A former IT professional in the financial services industry, Shelley is a work-at-home mom who loves to give (and receive!) gift cards. She is currently the Content Manager and company spokesperson for GiftCards.com.
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I love to give (and receive!) gift cards!
Education
  • Brigham Young University
    Information Systems, 1985 - 1990