Yiftee™ Revolutionizes Campus Care Package Tradition at 1,000 U.S. Colleges and Universities

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Parents and relatives can instantly send thoughtful gifts to far-away college students.

Just in time for the back-to-school rush, Yiftee, an award-winning Silicon Valley company specializing in social gifting, is updating the age-old tradition of sending care packages to college students. “Campus Care Package 2.0” allows parents and relatives to send their far-away students a double shot espresso for late nights studying, a healthy lunch to say “thinking of you,” or a celebratory ice cream for a job well done. Their student is notified immediately of the gift via text, email or Facebook™ message, and they can pick up the gift right away on campus. Yiftee Campus Care Package 2.0 service is available at over 1,000 United States colleges and universities, with several local merchants to choose gifts from at each school. From now until the end of the year, Yiftee is offering a $15 bonus per merchant to students or parents who sign-up their favorite local venues to sell gifts on Yiftee.

Yiftee is changing the way the world views care packages. Sending boxes in the mail that take ages to arrive can now give way to the Yiftee Gift Pass, powered by MasterCard, which the students use to redeem their gifts. Yiftee is helping parents keep up with the times, and their tech-savvy children. Kathy Hovsmith, the proud parent of a University of California at Santa Barbara student, uses Yiftee Campus Care Package all the time, “I am just so glad I can send her a gift she will actually use and enjoy, and it’s so easy for me too! If she doesn’t have time to pick it up, the money is returned to me, and there is no waste, unlike gift cards that can pile up unused.”

Yiftee Campus Ambassadors are now located on several campuses and more are joining (to apply, email jobs(at)yiftee(dot)com). By signing up new merchants and reaching out to parents, the Campus Ambassadors are making it even easier for relatives to find something their young scholar would appreciate, while earning spending money and gaining valuable business experience.

About Yiftee™, Local Gifts, On-the-Go
Award-winning Yiftee (http://www.yiftee.com) (launched in December 2012) is an exciting new mobile app and Internet service that lets consumers send thoughtful, unexpected gifts (many under $20) among friends, family and colleagues quickly and easily via email, mobile and social media. Yiftee gifts are real items that the recipients pick up using their smart phones and tablets at favorite local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to local merchants. To be featured, merchants simply sign up at https://yiftee.com/enroll_your_business; there is no commitment, no special technology and no discounting required. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic and a free mobile/web sales channel. Please see yiftee.com to give your gift and spread the Yiftee love.

For more information, contact Melanie Anderson, Melanie(at)PitchPublicRelations(dot)com, 480-225-7148.

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