User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


27° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

 Winter Storm for March 2-3, 2015

Snow Outlook

Severe Weather

State Radar


Click here for local closings & delays

Send photos to ushare@keloland.com

Storm Center Update

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

E-Gift Cards

November 30, 2011, 9:50 PM by Angela Kennecke

E-Gift Cards
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Don't know what to get someone for Christmas? You can always fall back on a gift card. Gift card sales are expected to reach $100 billion by next year.

But the biggest boost is now digital gift cards.

More retailers are offering e-gift cards via email, mobile or even through social networks. The plastic gift card is a staple as a stocking stuffer this time of year, but now that gift card is going virtual and it's growing in popularity.

"People don't want the extra plastic to carry around. They want something more simple," Rick Swanson of Pizza Hu saidt.

Pizza Hut is one of 32 major brands, according to a CreditCards.com survey, that now has e-gift cards available. It's the first year that Pizza Hut, American Express, Best Buy and Gap have all offered e-cards.

"We want to be competitive with the rest of the industry and others are coming out with these and they seem like a valuable option for us to do as well," Swanson said.

Wanda Day has purchased gift cards from Pizza Hut in the past and likes the idea of buying an e-card because she's already doing that with other retailers anyway.

"I get the Amazon.com gift cards and they send a code to your email and you go to that site and it's credited to your account and comes off your bill. I like it, I really like it," Customer Wanda Day said.

Pizza Hut is expecting it's customers to feel exactly the same way.

"We started using them especially over the Thanksgiving weekend. One of my managers reported she had already received a couple," Swanson said.

Make sure you buy e-gift cards directly from a retailer. Don't buy an e-gift card from an online auction site because it could be counterfeit.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Other Place Bar And Grill Closed In Sioux Falls

2/24/2015 12:51 PM

According to its Facebook page, The Other Place Bar and Grill has closed. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.g...

Full Story
Touch Of Europe Permanently Closed

2/25/2015 4:29 PM

The Touch of Europe restaurant will be closed for good.

Full Story
Pizza Restaurant Coming To Downtown Sioux Falls

2/25/2015 11:40 AM

Montana-based MacKenzie River Pizza is scheduled to open its first South Dakota location on September 1 at 11th Street and Main Avenue.

Full Story
Eastside Restaurant Row

2/25/2015 10:10 PM

Dunkin' Donuts, Fazoli's, BurgerFi, Chipotle--all food chains that have indicated an interest in Sioux Falls.  Now the question is, what ...

Full Story | Watch
The City's Largest Construction Project Will Impact Thousands

3/2/2015 5:04 PM

It's being billed as the city's largest construction project this year at a cost of just under $9 million and it's going to impact thousan...

Full Story | Watch


Events