Wednesday, December 15, 2010

First Data eGift Social App

I'm going over a hundred miles an hour this holiday season and honest to goodness, I have not stepped foot in a mall. By the time I drive the 15 miles, fight to find a parking place and make my way into the stores to wait in long lines, I just can't make the space on my calendar. And frankly it's okay with me because I'd rather spent that time with my family - The First Data eGift Social App allows me to get the gifts I want to give while saving tons of precious time!

Just what is this app? The First Data eGift Social app is an innovative new application from First Data that lets people quickly and easily send real gift items (like an ice cream treat, a cup of coffee, a sandwich, or a movie ticket) from some of their favorite stores to their friends on Facebook or by e-mail. Friends are notified by e-mail, Facebook wall posts or both. The message includes an account number that is redeemable for a real gift at participating merchant locations.

This is a great service for so many reasons: You can give something small from eGift Social and combine it with another more personal gift. There is such a great selection of retailers participating - the places that families shop everyday! But the best thing is you can shop via Facebook. I LOVE this! Check it out yourself - eGift Social on Facebook.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of First Data and received an eGift gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”


Denny Coates said...

Is Christmas about buying and giving gifts? Maybe this is what people mean when they say, "Are you ready for Christmas?"

I don't like the commercial side of the holidays. I don't like being pressured to buy and give gifts that most of the time make people scratch their heads while saying "Thank you."

It seems impossible anymore to celebrate the birth of Christ. If you're a Christian, that is. No wonder so many people feel conflicted and depressed this time of year.

Kathy said...

Denny - I'm with you on one hand, but on the other, there are people I want to give a gift to this time of year. Call it social pressure, but I do partake in the gift-giving aspect of Christmas. With that said, my family does not go over board with so many gifts we can't take it all in. We give more than we get and even more importantly, we give all year long! It means the world that you comment on my blog, and I love your thoughts and care about how you feel! Big smiles! Kathy