There are very few things that I hate about christmas. One of them is gift cards. They are impersonal, and usually for the wrong thing. Example: I got a gift card to an ice-cream shop a few years ago, and I hate ice cream. This gift card spent four years circulating my group of friends as a re-gift until I got it back! Now someone has come up with a wonderful fix for that! Swagg is an iPhone app that allows you to buy, send or swap Swagg. Getting rid of your un-wanted cards, and trading them for one that is really more your style.
The other function is basically a version of a pre-paid phone. You can put say... 20 dollars into your Swagg account, then transfer 10 of it to one retailer, and 10 of it to another. I like that. You are pre-paying through Swagg to get a gift card from another store? I am not sure the complete functionality of that, but if you want to only use your credit card on one sight, they make up "credit card" numbers to use on one of their affiliate sights.
Signing up online was fairly easy. Figuring out the iPhone app was a little more difficult. But once it was loaded, it was super easy to deal with, and a pretty fun way to shop. I do have a problem that none of my local-ish chains are listed on their site. It would be nice to have a function to put your own gift cards in and label them yourself.
I guess over-all I am not a fan of online shopping to begin with. I like seeing and feeling whta I am going to buy. So it makes it a little difficult to get into something that is just, well, not for me. But I know a lot of people who are into that, and have a lot of gift cards that are just sitting on the shelf wasting away to nothing that it would be perfect for.
SWAGG is a free mobile app (download here) that lets you shop smarter using your mobile phone. Buy, send or swap SWAGG GIFTS and organize your old school plastic gift cards.
For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the SWAGG app and then visit the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes site to enter to win a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival. Entry deadline is January 3, 2011, 11:59pm, PST.
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