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CashStar Commerce Platform Powers Hundreds of Gift Card-Based Promotions for Leading Brands This Holiday Season

Brooks Brothers, Hotels.com, Nordstrom, Petco, Ulta Beauty and Other Top Brands Drive Sales with Engaging Gift Card-Based Promotions

The Children's Place Gift Card-Based PromotionsCashStar announced today that top retailers and restaurants are utilizing its platform to power more than 200 gift card-based promotions for this holiday season. With the CashStar Commerce platform, merchants can develop creative gift card-based promotional campaigns and incentives to entice and delight holiday shoppers.

“We’re excited that more clients and partners use our platform to create campaigns that attract consumers, drive revenue and increase brand loyalty,” said CashStar President and CEO Ben Kaplan. “We know from years past that brands offering promotions during the holidays consistently outperform those that don’t. It is always rewarding to help clients unlock the marketing power of gift cards to capture consumers’ mindshare and wallet share during this critical and competitive time of year.”

For the tenth year in a row, gift cards have topped the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) list of the most requested items by consumers, with 61 percent saying they would like to receive them as a gift. In addition, a recent NRF flash poll conducted by ORC International found that 87 percent of consumers could be convinced to spend an extra $25 this holiday season if tempted by a good sale or promotion, the perfect gift for themselves or others, or free shipping.

Restaurants and retailers offering promotions this holiday season include:

  • All Posters: $10 for every $50 purchased in eGift cards from Nov. 21 through Jan. 6, 2017
  • Art.com: $20 for every $100 purchased in eGift cards from Nov. 21 through Jan. 6, 2017
  • Big Fish Grill: $10 bonus eGift card for every $50 eGift card purchase on Black Friday (Nov. 25); $10 bonus eGift card for every $100 eGift card purchase from Nov. 26 through Dec. 31
  • BJ’s Restaurants: $10 plus a 20% off VIP card for every $50 spent on gift cards and $25 plus a 20% off VIP card for every $100 spent on gift cards through Jan. 4, 2017
  • Brooks Brothers: $25 eGift card for every $150 purchased in eGift cards from Dec. 10 through Dec. 25
  • Buca di Beppo: $10 reward card for every $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31
  • Caribou Coffee: $5 gift cards for consumers who spend $20 in gift cards from Nov. 26 through Nov. 28
  • The Children’s Place: $10 coupon with a gift card purchase of $40 or more now through Dec. 24 in U.S. and Canada
  • Earl of Sandwich: $5 reward card for every $20 gift card purchase through Dec. 31
  • Hotels.com: $10 gift card for every $50 purchased in eGift cards from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31
  • Kona Grill: $25 bonus card for every $100 purchase in gift cards purchased on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28); $20 bonus card for every $100 purchased in gift cards from Nov. 14 through Dec. 31
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants (includes over 60 different brands and 100 restaurants nationwide, including Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab and RPM): $25 eHoliday bonus for every $100 worth of eGift Cards purchased through Dec. 30
  • Nordstrom: Holiday shoppers can give the gift of personal styling by selecting the Personal Stylist eGift card. In addition to the value of the gift card, recipients will receive a Personal Stylist appointment
  • Pei Wei: $5 bonus card for every $25 purchased in eGift cards from Nov. 21 through Jan. 3, 2017
  • Petco: $5 for every $50 purchased in eGift cards at Petco.com from Dec. 16 through Dec. 25; Offer valid online only
  • Planet Hollywood: $10 reward card for every $50 gift card purchase through the end of the year
  • Public School on Tap: $25 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 through Dec. 31; $30 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28)
  • Regal Cinemas: $15 bonus card for every $50 eGift card purchase on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28); $10 bonus card for every $50 eGift card purchase from Dec. 12 through Dec. 31
  • Stein Mart: $20 bonus cards for every $100 spent on eGift cards from Nov. 21 through Dec. 21
  • Studio Movie Grill: Free movie ticket for every $25 spent on eGift cards from Nov. 23 through Jan. 3, 2017; Two free movie tickets for every $25 spent on eGift cards on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28)
  • TGI Fridays: $10 “Bonus Bites” promo card for every $50 eGift card purchase from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31
  • The Daily Grill: $25 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 through Dec. 31; $30 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28)
  • The Grill on the Alley: $25 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 through Dec. 31; $30 bonus card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 on Cyber Monday (Nov. 28)
  • Topgolf: $20 bonus card for every $100 spent on eGift cards from Nov. 25 through Dec. 25
  • United MileagePlus X: Users of the United MileagePlus X app will be rewarded with more miles per dollar spent when they use the app to purchase eGift cards from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28
  • Ulta Beauty: $10 reward card for every gift card purchase totaling $100 from Nov. 30 through Dec. 10
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: $5 bonus voucher for consumers who spend $25 on eGift cards through Dec. 31

For a full list of CashStar-powered holiday gift card offers, please visit: http://www.cashstar.com/buy-egift-card/#special-offers. Brand-specific terms of agreement can be found on each company’s digital gift card purchase page online.

About CashStar
CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, enables the world’s top retailers and restaurants to grow and innovate in the rapidly evolving retail environment. CashStar provides best-in-class capabilities, revenue-optimizing risk management and a client success model based on aligned growth, to optimize digital gifting and prepaid commerce experiences. CashStar powers more than 300 leading brands worldwide including Best Buy, Brookstone, Coach, Crate & Barrel, Dell, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, lululemon athletica, Nine West, Office Depot, Petco, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, The Home Depot, Ulta Beauty and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more, please visit www.cashstar.com, follow @CashStar or e-mail .

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