Gift card buying and selling websites have become essential parts of the educated consumers arsenal of tools. Combined with websites such as TopCashback, retailmenot, and Mr.Rebates, the savvy consumer can save more then ever before on special and everyday purchases. As a consistent user of gift card purchase portals, I have come to the conclusion that Raise.com is the most affective, safest, and cutting edge of the existing sites I use. I do wish Raise.com would more aggressively provide discounts to their existing customers as opposed to their preference for sending a constant barrage of large incentives to new users as their top choice to attract new users. After all referrals from “happy” existing customers are most likely their largest single source of new users ready to sign up and utilize the portal regularly. Awarding users that utilize the website on a regular basis more generously would lead to a happier and more aggressive person to person referral bsse.
I would love to hear what others think about existing gift card sale portals and how they can be better; by addition as well as subtraction!