How_can_I_get_free_gift_cards_ by MonikaKam

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									Title:
How can I get free gift cards?

Word Count:
487

Summary:
Merchants want to know what appeals
 to users and consumers and what do
es not. But often it is quite diffi
cult for merchants to figure out su
ch information from you, the consum
er.


Keywords:
free gift cards, gift cards


Article Body:
Merchants want to know what appeals
 to users and consumers and what do
es not. But often it is quite diffi
cult for merchants to figure out su
ch information from you, the consum
er. So, some merchants decide to ap
proach prospective customers or use
rs to give a candid opinion about t
heir product or service. But like e
very thing in this universe, nothin
g comes free! Thus, many merchants
offer ‘free gift cards’ in exchange
 for you, the customer providing th
em with your opinions. If approach
ed correctly, this can be a fun and
 easy way to save some quick cash.


Other times, the merchants simply w
ant to attract new customers and/or
 leads. One of the easiest ways to
do this is to offer a special deal,
 coupon or discount in the form of
a free gift card. This puts the con
sumer in the driver’s seat, as vari
ous companies compete with each oth
er to offer more attractive deals.


Now the question about how and wher
e one can get such free gift cards.
 The best way to get hold of them i
s online. Companies like Wal-Mart,
Burger King, JC Penney, Kmart, Sear
s, Speedway, Subway and the like fr
equently give away these gift cards
 to people for sharing some persona
l information or signing up for a f
ree trial, subscription or limited
offer..
If you search online, you can find
websites such as quizpoints.com and
 yourgiftcards.com which provide vi
sitors access to several questionna
ires and offers from reliable merch
ants. Generally the respondents hav
e to answer some simple (and some t
imes complex) questions presented i
n a questionnaire or quiz format. O
nce the respondent has successfully
 answered the given set of question
s, he or she is awarded some points
. The respondent can thereafter ans
wer some more quizzes like this and
 keep on accumulating points in his
 or her account. Once the points cr
oss a certain threshold, they can e
xchange it for a free gift card fro
m the list provided by the website.
 Quizpoints.com for instance offers
 the respondents ‘free gift card’ o
f $10 denomination in lieu of 500 a
ccumulated points and $50 denominat
ion for 2300 points.


Sites like these act as online dire
ct marketers who aggregate advertis
ers in order to target consumers on
line. They are reimbursed for their
 services by being given a percenta
ge of the merchant’s sales or other
 such set criteria. Therefore all t
hree parties benefit from this tran
saction. The respondent gets his re
ward ‘free gift card’, the website
gets its commission and the markete
r or the trader gets his informatio
n and/or lead.


For the first time ‘free gift card’
 hunter, there are however some wor
ds advice. Never undervalue the pow
er of ‘research’. This can save the
 free gift card seeker a great deal
 of time and frustration. Also one
needs to be aware of the fine print
 in the free gift offer terms. And
last but not the least – always app
ly for free gift cards from reputab
le websites that you are familiar w
ith.

								
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