Monday, November 19, 2012

Buy and Sell Gift Cards at Cardswap.ca

by Elizabeth

in Product Review

It is the beginning of the Holiday season, and many people, including myself, are in the throes of list making and gift shopping.  Some of the people on my list are easy to shop for and some get gift cards for shops I know they love.  I love to make sure everyone gets something they actually want.  The only problem with giving gift cards is actually having to face the crowds and go store to store to pick them up. This year I have found the perfect solution and will be buying all my gift-cards at Cardswap.ca.

Buying Gift Cards

Cardswap.ca allows you to buy and sell gift cards from a variety of popular retailers.  When buying a gift card you pay only for the face value of the card itself, just like you would at the store, but you also earn “SwapPoints” on each purchase. SwapPoints can be accumulated and then be redeemed in exchange for more gift cards or cash back.

As an example of how this works see below.

You can purchase this particular Canadian Tire Gift Card for $60.00.  It has a $60 value and you pay no fees and get free shipping.  On top of that you get 153 SwapPoints added to your account.   Keep in mind that the number of points awarded varies from retailer to retailer and increase with the value of the gift card.  To give you an idea of the value of SwapPoints, 1000 SwapPoints will get you a $10 gift card from CardSwap.

To purchase a gift card from CardSwap.ca simply login (or sign up) and then click Buy.  You can then browse all the available cards or narrow it down by category to find just the right card.  I found CardSwap has a really good selection of popular retailers like Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, Winners, HBC, Amazon.ca and many more.  Once you’ve found the perfect gift card just select and hit add to cart.

The entire process was quick and easy and I love that they accept both INTERAC online as well as Paypal on top of the usual Credit Card option for payment.  Once my card was purchased I received an e-mail confirmation that my order was received and would be shipped within 2 business days.  If that isn‘t fast enough for you, some retailers available on CardSwap offer e-codes that are available immediately after purchase.

 Sell Gift Cards

CardSwap.ca will also buy unused Gift Cards from you.  This is perfect for those cards sitting around your house unused and going to waste.  Just enter the details of your gift card and you will receive an offer worth up to 92% of the value of the Gift Card.  CardSwap will then mail you a pre-paid shipping label to send them the gift card.   Once your Gift Card is received they send you a cheque within 2 business days, or should you wish, credit your account with the amount owed.

Build a Wishlist

Since I buy gift cards fairly often I was happy to find that I could build a wishlist on CardSwap.ca with my favourite merchants.  So now, with my wishlist build, I get notifications when gift cards from my favourite retailers become available.  Also, I was able to setup priority merchants which will allow me to view and purchase my favourite gift cards before anyone else. 

P.S.  I ordered my Gift Card Thursday evening and received it Monday morning!  Incredibly fast service.

 
I was provided with the above mentioned products in order to facilitate my review, but as usual this is a personal blog and all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and m own.

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Huguette En November 19, 2012 at 3:53 am

I’d like to with the Tim Horton’s for hubby.

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Glogirl November 19, 2012 at 4:24 am

I would like to give the Shopper’s Drug Mart gift card to my sister.

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Nicole Marie November 19, 2012 at 4:41 am

I would love to win the Tim Horton’s card for a dear friend of mine who has been going to the hospital here for cancer treatments so that she can stop by Tim Horton’s in the hospital and get herself a nice treat whenever she has her treatments

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Jonnie (JB) November 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

I would like to gift a Cineplex card to my niece

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Jeannie November 19, 2012 at 7:14 am

I would give my husband a Timmy’s card because he’s a huge timmy lover and can’t go into the office without a visit to Timmy’s first.

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 8:16 am

Shoppers Drug Mart for my aunt

plur268 at yahoo dot com

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Kevin L November 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

I would go for the Esso or whatever Gas gift cards where available. For the other half.

kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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Nick November 19, 2012 at 11:54 am

Amazon.ca for my girlfriend.

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Michelle B November 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I would gift my daughter a Canadian Tire gift card

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Lori JB November 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I would give the Cineplex gift card to my daughter.

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Sny Med November 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I would give a Swiss Chalet gift card to my grandparents.

Jenna Em (@SnyMed)

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julie G November 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I think grocery cards to a friend in need or winners card to a friend is indeed are always welcome :) I would gift the card to my bestie. I guess I’d get her both!

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Realva November 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I would like a Swiss Chalet gift card to give it to my friend Linda who loves their food.

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kipper November 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’d like to win a Starbucks card for my wife

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Laurel C November 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I’d Love a Toys R Us gift card for my kids. They love shopping

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Victoria S November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’d love a chapters indigo card for my mom

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the_jaunty_loon November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I’d like a Canadian Tire card for my husband.

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All For My Boy November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Anything free is always great, especially for a Stay at home dad

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C Wilson November 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I would like to win a Home Depot Card

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fredamans November 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I’d go for a Boston Pizza card, though for whom is unknown… it would be a gift for either my sister or brother.

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

ToysRUs for my kids

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Starbucks card would be fine

irene_sql@yahoo.ca

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

cool

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Vesper Meikle November 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I would give a chapters card to my husband
meikleblog at gmail dot com

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Nicolthe pickle November 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I would go for Amazon or a Chapters gift card for my husband.

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Debbie B November 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Canadian Tire

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mongupp November 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

TIM Hortons for husband

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MandiF November 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I’d gift a Chapter’s gift card to my hubby.

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Gary Lin November 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I would love the gap card to my wife.

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Henry C November 19, 2012 at 7:59 pm

A Canadian Tire GC for my wife

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dorcontest November 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Mark S WEAR warehouse

DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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Andrew P November 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I would love a Chapters gift card for my friend

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jessrm November 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I would like a Sephora gift card for my friend…

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stacey dempsey November 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm

oh my daughter would love a winners card and my son a subway card and my other son a tim hortons card lol there are so many we would love

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flowerchild November 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I would like to gift the Marks gift card for my husband
thanks

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Anonymous November 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

a homesense card for my husband
Jan

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Maegan Morin November 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I would choose Walmart for my sister because I have no idea what to get her for christmas and they have everything :D

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2012july November 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’d like to get a Chapters gift card for one of my kids.

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Kelly Bouma November 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Tim Horton’s please for my husband

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Megan Willis November 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Tim Hortons please for my girlfriend :)

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Bree November 19, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Chapters for my mom!

breej23 at hotmail dot com

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Burcu November 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Canadian Tire Gift Card for my husband

frankburcu(at)gmail(dot)com

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Jennifer L. November 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I’d give a chapters gift card to my mother.
jentam777 at gmail dot com

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lelalacc November 20, 2012 at 1:17 am

i’d give a walmart card to my mom

entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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Belinda M November 20, 2012 at 1:42 am

I would love to get a tim hortons gift card for my boyfriend so he can use it to grab coffees on his way to work!@

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
belinda mcnabb

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JeannetteNL November 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

I would like a Canadian Tire card for my husband…Canadian Tire is his favourite place to shop. ;-)

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Olivia L November 20, 2012 at 2:06 am

I’d get a Chapters Indigo card for my mother-in-law.

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Lisa L November 20, 2012 at 3:07 am

Home Sense for my mom!

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NenaS November 20, 2012 at 3:08 am

I would love to gift the Keg gift card to my best friend, it’s her favorite restaurant!

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Anonymous November 20, 2012 at 4:40 am

Would love to win a Home Depot GC for a painting project this winter. thanks Marg (mrsshopper1 twitter name)

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Nicole Marie November 20, 2012 at 5:00 am

I would love to win a chapters gift card form my little book worm daughter.

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Rebby November 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

A Tim Hortons gift card!

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SG November 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Chapters – for my husband.

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Just Us Girls November 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Oh definitely a Walmart card since it’s so close to Christmas!

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Nicky November 21, 2012 at 3:45 am

toys are us = for my niece

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Angela M November 21, 2012 at 7:56 am

I’d like a Chapters/Indigo gift card.

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contestcrow November 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I’d like to with the Tim Horton’s

contestcrow at gmail dot com

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Sha November 22, 2012 at 1:32 am

Pizza Pizza card for my friend

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ksceviour November 22, 2012 at 3:14 am

I would like Shoppers Drug Mart,and I would give it to myself :)
I shop there regularly so it would come in handy.

(Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

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Jennifer November 22, 2012 at 4:56 am

The Keg for a date night or Canadian Tire for home repair.

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Tasha W November 22, 2012 at 11:05 am

I would love to buy an Old Navy Gift card for my little sister. She loves to shop there;)

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Anonymous November 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Chapters to buy books for my daughter

Carmen Q

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Insane Mamacita November 22, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Chapters to buy books for my family. Or Old Navy to buy clothes for my family.

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CourtneyF November 22, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Walmart, I’d keep it for myself to do Christmas shopping

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bellz November 22, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I would get The Keg and give it to my dad and step mom

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spynaert November 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

best buy and I would give it to myself

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cotec007 November 23, 2012 at 1:32 am

shoppers drug mart

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Bee W Bedard November 23, 2012 at 1:38 am

cineplex and to by son

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Lisa A. November 23, 2012 at 4:23 am

Old Navy for my daughter

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Andrea Amy November 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

Cineplex for me and hubby

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pamalot November 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

I would like a gift card for hubby and I so that we can have a chapters indigo date.

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LauraT November 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I would like the Red Lobster gift card for my daughter, for her birthday on December 26 she always wants to go there for dinner!

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Jenn November 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I would choose a cineplex card for my best friend because she and her hubby could definitely use a date night!

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Kim G. November 24, 2012 at 4:18 am

I would get a Mark’s card and keep it for myself

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D.Wyman November 24, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Walmart for me, I’d buy some groceries.

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MommyKnowz November 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

walmart or tim hortons

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Sue2Sueper November 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I would get a Roots card and buy something for my husband with it.

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LcR November 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Canadian Tire card maybe…

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inmy30sanditstime November 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm

i’d love a winners gift card, this time for myself. i’ve got everything for everyone else already! :)

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Martina November 27, 2012 at 2:02 am

walmart

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oddduck November 27, 2012 at 3:09 am

Canadian Tire GC for my brothers girlfriend.

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Disada November 27, 2012 at 4:17 am

Walmart

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Anonymous November 27, 2012 at 5:22 am

Petsmart.

Donna L.
naloe@hotmail dot com

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Anonymous November 27, 2012 at 5:31 am

Winners card.

Marjorie L.
thealoes@rogers dot com

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Anonymous November 27, 2012 at 5:34 am

Canadian Tire card.
nick a.
thealoesr@rogers dot com

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SS_Summer November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Tim Hortons and myself lol

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Claudette Lariviere November 27, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I would choose the Amazon, and gift to my hubby so he could buy more e-books, as he loves to read..:-)

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freestuffforme November 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I would buy a Tim Hortons card and give it to my mother.

Adina H.

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missjandme November 27, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I’d get Best Buy or Future Shop for the hubs.

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Brenda Penton November 27, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I would use it to get an Old Navy gift card. I would keep the card for myself to buy my kids some clothes.

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Journeys of The Zoo November 28, 2012 at 12:30 am

Loblaws for sure!

Besos, Sarah

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danw78704 November 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Tim Horton card

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Helisa November 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Toys r us for my nephews in ontario

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K. April Holgate November 29, 2012 at 2:09 am

I would get an amazon card for my cousin so she can buy books. She has kids and never gets stuff for herself. That would be a real treat!

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Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen November 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Tim Hortons for my husband :)

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Erika E November 29, 2012 at 10:43 pm

I would like the Canadian Tire gift card for my husband.

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Beth Gallinger November 30, 2012 at 12:42 am

Amazon.ca for my Mom

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Rachel November 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

Old Navy for me

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E. November 30, 2012 at 1:29 am

I’d buy a LuluLemon gift card and give it to my bff!

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Rene Beaubien November 30, 2012 at 1:38 am

I like giving a Tim Horton’s card as part of our sponsored Xmas family gift package, so I’d likely do that!

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Yan Deng November 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

i’d get an amazon card for myself!
rafflecopter – Yan Deng

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Katy Emanuel November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I would get myself a chapters/indigo gift card since it has been a long time since I treated myself to a new book

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Mary Mirvis November 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I would want the Express gift card!

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frillygirly November 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I would get a Cineplex Gift Card and give it to my brother-in-law and his girlfriend, they could really use a date night and this would be perfect! :)

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Amy/Sean November 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

American Eagle Outfitters for my daughter.

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marbles999 December 1, 2012 at 2:49 am

Walmart!~

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Lori Bazan December 1, 2012 at 11:56 am

Amazon.ca for my mom!

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Kristi R. December 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I would like a Canadian tire gc for myself!

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Danette December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Amazon.com and give to my niece to find nice toys for her kids. Or get herself something nice since she deserves it.

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Tina L. December 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Shoppers Drug Mart

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Bob Cronkwright December 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

I would grab a Starbucks card

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pippirose December 2, 2012 at 2:13 am

I’d get hubby a Canadian Tire card.

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MF December 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I would like the indigo gc

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MF December 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Indigo

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naiddia December 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm

toys r us, for my kids.

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Tanya Campbell December 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Indigo for my dad

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mike gismondi December 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I would buy indigo for my wife.

mikeg70 at telus.net

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amyorvin December 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

I’d like the Sephora card.
2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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Mystic Misha December 2, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Canadian Tire for my brother!

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BlueberryGirl December 3, 2012 at 3:17 am

I’d get a Walmart card

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Caroline Morin December 3, 2012 at 5:05 am

I’d get myself a Claire’s card.

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Denise G December 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

Amazon.ca for myself

ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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Caffeinated Momma December 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I’d get a Red Lobster gift card for my husband and I to use on our anniversary (which happens to fall at the same time as Endless Shrimp, yes! :)

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cathy henatyszen December 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

amazon would be nice

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Lori Bazan December 4, 2012 at 11:40 am

Canadian Tire GC would be ideal for my family, they sell the best dog beds!

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Jennifer Barata Allen December 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm
intensev5 December 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I would love to get a cineplex gc for my daughter for xmas — she loves going to the movies

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Suzanne December 5, 2012 at 4:24 am

Home Depot. We just bought our first house and there is a never ending list of things that leak or squeak and make my knees weak with the threat of breaking down.

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Anu Chopra December 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I would get the Canadian Tire gift card for my father-in-law!

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Courtenay Coad December 5, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I would get the Canadian Tire Gift card for my step dad! thanks for the chance

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Lisa Bolduc December 6, 2012 at 4:23 am

i would get the amazon card for my mom. she is saving her swagbucks cards for something big

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Sandra mitchell December 6, 2012 at 5:12 am

canadian tire

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lindz December 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Canadian Tire for my Hubby! :)

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rosannepm December 9, 2012 at 1:46 am

Red Lobster/Olive Garden

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Brianne Hager December 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

I would buy a Lush gift card for myself!

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darlene miller December 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

id buy a walmart,which is coming soon to the site. id give to my daughter

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Nicole Lapierre December 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I’d love a Starbucks card, I’d share it with my hubby!

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pippirose December 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I’d get a Canadian Tire gc.

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xmd5 December 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm

HomeDepot please

Ted Kooper
fwdsd45 @gmail.com

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Anonymous December 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

I want a Tim Card, and it be for ME! LOL

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Patrick Miller December 12, 2012 at 12:51 am

The INDIGO card – for my son, who never has enough books!

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tobyhir December 12, 2012 at 1:52 am

Chapters Indigo, for my daughter the bookworm!

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Em Sands December 12, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Canadian Tire, for my partner

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Christa December 13, 2012 at 5:03 am

I am torn between Chapters and Old Navy. I LOVE Old Navy’s comfy PJS and lounge pants and shirts, but I also ADORE reading! What would totally rock would be getting both, and being able to curl up with a great book while I am dressed in my new comfy O.N pjs! LOL
Yes, I live in a fantasy land ;)

And I’m going to be selfish this year , and keep the card for myself, since only my 4 boys will be getting gifts this year (thanks to my hubbys lay off last week :( It would be nice to shop for myself for a change too, without feeling guilty, and wanting to return the products soon as I get them home..because I felt bad for spending money on myself.
Oh the joys of motherhood! (lol)
-I am also a follower of yours on Facebook-
Christa

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Sarah S December 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I would like an Amazon gift card. s2inamug at aim dot com

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Kim Hardy December 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would choose Amazon or Home Depot

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Stacie F December 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Amazon.ca or ToysRUs

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kristina santos December 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Tim Hortons for my husband!!

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Diane52 December 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Either amazon (for books) or yummy Tim Hortons for the hubby

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Laurie Bolduc December 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

I would choose chapters or walmart and I would give it to my mom because she always shops at both!

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Sydney Bows December 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

A Timmy’s for me :)

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Heather December 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

A Chapters Indigo card for my daughter.

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Barbara B December 14, 2012 at 5:54 am

I would pick Whitespot for my teen’s February birthday…she loves to eat out.

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Susan Smoaks December 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

i would get an amazon.com gift card

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Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Tim Hortons card for my hubby cuz he goes there all the time! :)

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Angelene19 December 14, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I would love to win a Chapters/Indigo gift card. I am sooo behind on my reading.

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Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Winners- my daughter LOVES this store……….
bailey dexter fb

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