CONTEST CLOSED

My dresser drawer is like a graveyard for expended gift cards. They lie there hoping to be replenished with funds and used again. Of course, they never are.

I don’t want to throw them out because I know they will end up in a landfill (each year plastic gift cards account for 75 million pounds of discarded Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)).

Thankfully a new company called GiftZip.com (named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 10 hot start-ups) has come to my rescue. GiftZip.com promotes greener gift giving by offering users a plastic-free means by which to give and send gift cards.

Since the company’s inception, retailers such as iTunes, Sephora, Amazon, Ugg Australia, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Bloomindale’s, Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, have lined up to become a part of GiftZip.com’s sustainable gift card model.

GiftZip.com strives to save users time, energy and resources without sacrificing any part of the shopping experience. GiftZip.com‘s services ensure that users will never be forced to wait in a line, drive to a store, or pay additional fees for purchasing a gift card.

To prove how quick and easy the process is, one lucky Mocha Dad reader will win a $50 Amazon eGift card from GiftZip.com.

Mandatory Entry

To enter the contest, leave a comment answering the following question: What do you do with your plastic gift cards after you use them?

Additional Entries
After you have submitted your mandatory entry, you can receive additional entries by doing any or all of the following things:

Mocha Dad’s “GiftZip.com eGift Card Contest” starts on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 and ends Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad are not eligible to win. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. A representative from Netvantage Marketing will conduct prize fulfillment. If a winner does not respond within 5-days, a new winner will be chosen.

Stay Strong,


Disclosure: I received a $50 eGift card in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.