Military Appreciation Gift Card Week Starts June 27

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Gift Card Week to celebrate America’s Service members and families June 27-July 4.

Gift Card Weeks offers an easy yet meaningful way for Americans to show their respect for those who serve our country.

Gift Card Impressions and military support charity Operation Gratitude will launch Gift Card Week to benefit America’s military service men and women, this week, June 27 to July 4.

“The purpose of Gift Card Week is to give Americans an opportunity to recognize the service men and women in their lives and to show appreciation to those whom they may not even know, especially during the Fourth of July holiday,” said Gift Card Impressions Chief Executive Officer, Brett Glass. “This is a time when, as a country, we recognize and appreciate the freedoms we’re afforded. Gift Card Week offers an easy yet meaningful way for Americans to show their respect for those who serve our country.”

Participants will be able to visit giftcardweek.com to purchase a gift card for a friend, family member or neighbor who has served our country.

A customizable Military Appreciation Video is available to send for free during Gift Card Week (regularly a $1.99 value) to let that special service member know that a gift of thanks is on its way.

Those who may not have an immediate connection to someone in the military can purchase a gift card to be included in an Operation Gratitude care package or to give to anyone they know.

In addition to the full value of the purchased gift cards benefiting the military recipients, Gift Card Impressions will donate two percent of the total value of all gift cards sold through July 11 to Operation Gratitude for its military support programs.

“We have seen first-hand how notes, care packages and good wishes can truly help lift the spirits of our military men, women and their families,” said Operation Gratitude founder, Carolyn Blashek. “As a nation, we often wonder how we can say thank you to our heroes and their families, and Gift Card Week during the Independence Day holiday is a tangible way to show gratitude to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country.”

Gift Card Week participating brands include:

Amazon.com
Applebee’s
Bass Pro Shops
Best Buy®
Cabela’s
CharityChoice
Chili’s Grill & Bar
CVS/pharmacy®
IHOP
Lands’ End
Maggiano's Little Italy
On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
Regal Entertainment Group
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Sears®
SpaFinder® Wellness

Gift Card Week is sponsored by Gift Card Impressions, the Retail Gift Card Association, and Stored Value Solutions.

About Gift Card Impressions
Gift Card Impressions is a Kansas City based company focused on delivering strategic development, agency creative and packaging solutions to the gift card industry. Clients of Gift Card Impressions include most major retailers and most major gift card brands. The company provides leading product solutions for both physical and digital gift card delivery, and its solutions make the gift-giving occasion more memorable and personalized by using the latest technologies. The company has more than 69 patents pending or issued, and 56 trademarks issued or applied for. Gift Card Impressions is Bringing the “Gift” Back to Gift Cards™. For more information, please visit http://www.giftcardimpressions.com.

About Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm's way, to their Children left behind, and to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member's face and express to Military and their families the appreciation and support of the American people. Operation Gratitude receives the names of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from commanders in the field who see the positive impact of care packages on their troops' morale. Each package contains donated product valued at $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 975,000 packages to American Military and their families. For more information, please visit http://www.OperationGratitude.com.

About The Retail Gift Card Association
The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA) is a trade group whose mission is to promote the positive attributes of closed loop gift cards. The RGCA believes that educating consumers, retailers, media and legislative groups about the difference in prepaid products is paramount to ensuring a positive gifting experience. RGCA members abide by a code of principles, which support consumer-friendly policies around the purchase, and redemption, of closed loop gift cards. RGCA membership is open to retailers, restaurants and travel-and-entertainment merchants whose primary revenue is not derived from gift cards. For more information, visit us at http://www.theRGCA.org.

About Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS)
With more than two decades of experience, SVS is a prepaid pioneer and innovator, executing successful programs for top brands around the world. As a global prepaid leader, SVS manages over 600 million card products and processes billions of transactions from over 45 countries and in 26 currencies. To learn more about how we help our clients increase their bottom line with the most effective gift card and prepaid solutions on the market, visit us at http://www.storedvalue.com.

Amazon.com is not a sponsor of Gift Card Week or otherwise affiliated with Gift Card Week or Gift Card Impressions.

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