Plastic Jungle Launches Refer-a-Friend Program

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Up to $250 Per Year Offered to Consumers Who Help People Save with Discounted Gift Cards

Plastic Jungle, the Web’s largest secured gift card exchange, today launched a new program that allows customers to earn cash back when they refer friends and colleagues to Plastic Jungle. Plastic Jungle customers will be rewarded with $5 deposited into their PayPal accounts for every friend they refer who then buys a discounted gift card on the site. Customers can get rewarded for referring as many as 50 friends per year via email, Facebook and Twitter and earn up to $250 in cash back. Users can sign up to refer friends to Plastic Jungle here.

“We want as many people as possible to learn about the quick and easy ways our customers can get extra savings with discounted gift cards to the hundreds of brands on our site,” said Kristin Morse, Vice President of Marketing and Marketplace General Manager for Plastic Jungle. “This program is just one way to show our thanks to our loyal customers who have spread the word about Plastic Jungle and the benefits we bring to our users.”

Plastic Jungle brings liquidity to the secondary gift card market by allowing consumers get the most value out of gift cards. Consumers can buy gift cards at their favorite stores for savings up to 35%, sell unredeemed gift cards for up to 92% of the gift card value, or donate the value of unused cards to their favorite cause. Plastic Jungle also enables users to exchange gift cards for online balances to use at the millions of merchants that accept PayPal; Amazon.com Gift Cards; credit on ChargeSmart to pay utility, car or mortgage bills; virtual currencies for online games and social networks; and more.

“Plastic Jungle has been a great tool to help me save money, and it’s so nice to know that I’ll get a little extra for spreading the word, which I would be doing anyway,” said Mickey Mikeworth, a long-time Plastic Jungle user. “The extra cash back on top of the discounted gift cards available will stretch my dollars even more.”

The program was developed and is being managed by Extole, the leading provider of social engagement applications that drive measurable results on and off Facebook for leading brands and agencies. "It's a privilege to provide our rewards solution to such a customer-centric company,” said Greg Brown, Chief Revenue Officer at Extole. “We’re excited to help Plastic Jungle grow its business and significantly advance its mission of helping consumers save money."

About Plastic Jungle
Plastic Jungle (http://www.plasticjungle.com) is the web's largest secured gift card exchange, giving consumers the choice and flexibility to convert their gift cards into other forms of spending power -- including online balances to use at the millions of merchants that accept PayPal; Amazon.com Gift Cards; credit on ChargeSmart to pay utility, car or mortgage bills; virtual currencies for online games and social networks; and more -- and to stretch their shopping dollars at their favorite merchants. Plastic Jungle’s patent-pending marketplace and payment applications aim to safely unlock the estimated $30 billion in unredeemed gift cards trapped in the economy for the benefit of consumers and merchants alike. Based in San Jose, California, the company is privately held, with venture backing from Shasta Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures, First Round Capital, Bay Partners, Harrison Metal and Western Technology Investment.

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