How many gift cards do you have stuck in the back of your wallet, in your drawers or car’s console? Or worse, how many gift cards are you sure you have … somewhere (but you can’t exactly find them)?
Here’s the challenge: Name them one by one, including outstanding balances for each, in the comments below. These must be gift cards that you own, not your kids or spouse or any other person. The HONOR SYSTEM will prevail.
Tomorrow, I will declare two winners in two separate categories. However, I am not going to tell you the criteria for determining winners.
Our two winners in the Gift Card Challenge will receive valuable prizes, to be announced on tomorrow, July 11. I will select winners at 4:00PM Pacific, and notify by email. Once confirmed that selected winners are real people with valid email addresses, I will announce them and the prizes they’ve won.
You can call the toll free number on the back of your gift cards to learn current outstanding values.
Let the competition begin …
Edit: 7/11/12 4:19PM We have our winners!!!
Gift Card with the Smallest Balance. Keeping track of how much remains on a gift card is not only smart, it’s pretty darned frugal. The winner in this category is Heather who admits to carrying a Sears Gift Card with $.34 remaining. We are not sure what Heather’s plans are for this remaining balance, but we are certain it will make a great story.
Largest Total Balance in Unused Gift Cards. Nearly $8 billion in gifts cards will go unused each year. Clearly the winner in this category, Ellen, who admits to carrying 17 Gift Cards totaling $502.23 is doing her part. We are hopeful that this prestigious award will jog Ellen’s memory and will spur her on to use those cards soon.
Each of our Winners receives (what else?) a $30 Gift Card to the DPL Store! Watch your email inbox for further instructions.
Thanks to all competitors. We’ll be having more contests in the future so stick close.