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Some may say that giving gift cards for present is the ‘easy way out’. To that I say, bring it on!

Face it; some people are hard to shop for, are terribly picky or you just have no idea what to get them. I’ve been there and likewise, I’ve been at a loss of suggestions for gifting to myself.

My motto? When it doubt: gift card!

Really, it’s applicable for babies to adults, just let them pick for themselves. That way if they don’t love their gift bought from the card, it’s not your fault! Yet chances are they are going to use it on something they’ve always wanted.

Plus, it gives them the freedom to browse the store and open their minds to something they wouldn’t have noticed before {when rushing through that store with 3 kids and a master list and plan of get in and get out}.

Sure you can purchase gift cards pretty much anywhere these days, but why not buy them and reward yourself at the same time? Now I’m talkin’!

I’m familiar with, I’ve actually talked about this company and website on My Organized Chaos before. Yet, something is different. There has been a change. And it’s wonderful!

It’s called SwapPoints!

So, if I were to buy a $50 Shoppers Drug Mart gift card and have it mailed to my house {free shipping, of course}, I’d also get 100 SwapPoints. Collect those points to ‘buy’ another gift card down the road, or just cash out via PayPal.

Likewise is true when you sell gift cardsย {have that unwanted GC laying around that you know you’ll never use?}, you earn points for selling at as well. Win-Win!

This is perfect if you purchase gift cards on a regular basis, yet lets take this one step farther. If youย regularlyย shop at certain stores, or eat at certain restaurants – you could literally buy gift cards for your own use, AND earn SwapPoints just for doing your usual shopping.

2012 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway

One Canadian reader will get credit to shop for $75 worth of Gft Cards from!

To Enter, Fill in the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck!


Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.



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    1. They sure would! And, as per the mandatory entry, please visit CardSwap and comment with your fave GC”s! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I also think these would make fabulous stocking stuffers! I would without a doubt have to get Tim Hortons! I spend enough money at that place, I am sure I single handedly support at least 3 franchises lol!

  2. I would love East Side Marios, it’s one of our fave restaurants as it is affordable for our family!

  3. I would love a Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card with our upcoming move to a new (to us) house!

  4. I want the all lol but right now canadian tire , walmart , winners and tim hortons oh subway too lol would be at the top of my list

  5. Canadian Tire…and would LOVE some of the grocery store ones if I was able to snag one before everyone else did! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’ve just seen some things I’d like at Marks Work Wearhouse, so if I win the giveaway, that’s the card I’d get.

  7. Wow, there are lots of choices. I’d have to think about it for a bit, but a couple places that jump out at me are Costco, Winners and Canadian Tire-hubby would probably want a Best Buy card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Such a fantastic idea! I would have to go for a Starbucks card. Can ALWAYS enjoy a good latte or americano.

  9. I love cardswap!!! I think I’d have to get an Old Navy Giftcard if I won. I love the little girls clothes there and my daughter needs some new one’s cause she’s growing so fast

  10. i would choose chapters.
    I am sure i entered this already but rafflecopter is saying I haven’t so please don’t disqualify me.

  11. A Best Buy card would be many electronics to choose from. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I would love to win either the Walmart, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drug Mart, Ticketmaster, Esso, or the Cardswap Max gift cards~ That would be great! Thanks for the great contest & the chance to win! That would make an amazing Christmas gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I am pretty sure that this post will not be presented here, but here goes anyway.
    I contacted Cardswap through their website to sell a $ 500.00 Fairmont Hotel gift card.
    They gave me a quote and requested that I send the card by registered mail to them, which I did (fee $ 10.00).
    Once they received my card a volley of questions came to me to find out if the card was actually mine and if the value of the card was as I had stated. I provided the requested proof and even suggested that they contact Fairmont Hotel through their website to prove the value and that the card was indeed active.
    It seems that they were not serious in their dealings as they decided (of course only after I had send them my card) that they were not interested.
    Why make someone waste their time and money if they were not truly interested.
    I finally received my card back, but will never use or suggest their service to anyone.
    By the way, they even went so far as to request that I provide them with a valid credit card number.
    For me that was the last straw; I sent them my $ 500.00 gift card and still they want me to give a credit card number!
    Needless to say, I will never use their so called service in the future.

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