Hey there. It’s been a while…

August 30, 2011

It’s been a very busy year at GroupCard. Since teaming up with InComm in 2010, we’ve grown our team and have been hard at work on a number of exciting new projects. Most of them focused around our group gift card platform.

But we’re still dedicated to the core of the business as well. Our designers keep the site fresh with new card designs and we’re seeing tremendous growth in the number of GroupCards created and delivered each day.

We really love it when people rally the troops to create extra special cards with hundreds (0r thousands) of contributors. Here are a few of our favorites from the past few months…

Hugh Hefner: http://www.groupcard.com/c/HappyBirthdayHughHefner
Justin Bieber: http://www.groupcard.com/c/hRB6pn_6CUT
Leonard Cohen: http://www.groupcard.com/c/hHCoBXDzTrP
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham: http://www.groupcard.com/c/bjHsq7w2RkL
Get Well Dougie Poynter: http://www.groupcard.com/c/B_obpOkmvpl


GroupCard has been acquired by InComm

April 29, 2010

We’re excited to announce that GroupCard has been acquired by InComm.  Helping people come together to give their friends and family a meaningful gift has always been an important part of GroupCard. We created GroupCard with the basic principle that social expression and group gifting would be a major growth driver for the online prepaid business. Teaming with InComm will help us achieve an even broader social payments strategy in partnership with the leading product brands and retailers worldwide.

Read our press release:

InComm, the leader in sales and marketing of prepaid products and innovator of transaction processing, has acquired GroupCard, a leading developer of social gifting applications on Facebook®. Leveraging the GroupCard social gifting platform, InComm extends its leadership in online gift card and social payments services. Together, the companies will generate greater social marketing exposure for retailers and some of the industry’s first ecommerce solutions for prepaid gift card products.

“This acquisition will allow InComm merchants and product partners to capitalize on social platforms, especially Facebook, to sell and distribute gift cards online,” said Brian Parlotto, InComm Senior Vice President of Consumer Products and International. “It demonstrates our commitment to the Facebook ecosystem, and complements InComm’s solutions with new, world-class ecommerce capabilities that will drive additional business for all of our partners.”

Read our full press release here


Celebrate Mom With a Card from the Entire Family

April 23, 2010

Celebrate Mom! Mother’s day is May 9th.

If ever you were going to be mushy with your mom, now is the time to do it. Start a GroupCard for your very special mom today so that the entire family has a chance to sign it!

mothers day

SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY PROMOTION
To make things even more fun, we’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on Mother’s day. The one with the best, most signatures will receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card!* And that’s not all. We’ll give the creator (probably you) $25 just for getting the card started. So choose a card and invite everybody in the office to add their special message.

** GroupCard mothers day gift card rules

  1. We’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on admins day. The one with the best, most signatures wins. Period.
  2. For the winning GroupCard, we’ll e-mail $100 to the recipient and $25 to the creator within 7-10 days.

Legal stuff:

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and theAmazon.com logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com GiftCards (“GCs”) may be used only to purchase eligible goods on Amazon.com or its affiliatedwebsite Endless.com. GCs cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift certificates or cards, orfor items from some third party sellers. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred forvalue, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. For complete terms andconditions, see http://www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued and © 2010 by ACI GiftCards, Inc., a Washington company.


It’s Office Admin Appreciation Day! Start a GroupCard and get $125 to Share with Your Favorite Office Admin

April 14, 2010

Did you get the memo?! Administration Professionals Day is next Wednesday, April 21st?

You had better start that office appreciation GroupCard today so that you have time to get everyone in the office to sign it!  The best cards take 7 days to circulate around an office… so now’s the time!

Check out all of our admin/appreciation card designs…

SPECIAL PROMOTION
To make things even more fun, we’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on admins day. The one with the best, most signatures will receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card!* And that’s not all. We’ll give the creator (probably you) $25 just for getting the card started. So choose a card and invite everybody in the office to add their special message. Read on for more info and to see rules.
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By the way, remember you can start unlimited printable GroupCards for free with a 30-day trial.

** GroupCard admin day gift card rules

  1. Unlimited entries per company, per team, and per admin
  2. We’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on admins day. The one with the best, most signatures wins. Period.
  3. For the winning GroupCard, we’ll e-mail $100 to the recipient and $25 to the creator within 7-10 days.

Legal stuff:

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon, Amazon.com, and theAmazon.com logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Amazon.com GiftCards (“GCs”) may be used only to purchase eligible goods on Amazon.com or its affiliatedwebsite Endless.com. GCs cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift certificates or cards, orfor items from some third party sellers. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred forvalue, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. For complete terms andconditions, see http://www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued and © 2010 by ACI GiftCards, Inc., a Washington company.


Introducing GroupCard Apps Merchant Social Gifting Service

April 12, 2010

Read our full press release here

Back when we started GroupCard in 2007, the goal was to create the world’s best way to say “we care about you” . So far we have  helped millions of people do just that!

An important part of our goal is to help people combine forces and give gifts together as a group.   In 2008, we became the first service to offer a group gift card.   Today,  we’re introducing GroupCard Merchant Social Gifting Service, which moves group gifting beyond groupcard.com and enables to retailers  launch and promote social gifting applications from their own Web sites and Facebook Pages.

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Happy 99th Birthday Connecticut College

April 6, 2010

What better way to celebrate than by getting more than 1,300 people to sign a GroupCard!? The final printout was 76 feet long.

We look forward to next year’s 100-year celebration!


“GroupCards have been a grand slam of a success!”

January 5, 2010

Last year GroupCard had the privilege of working with the fine folks at Bills.com/Freedom Financial Network. The program was a huge success and today Brent Rickles passed along some very nice words about their results.

Thanks Brent!

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This year, we started sending GroupCards to our clients for various occasions. What I thought would be a simple client appreciation initiative turned out to be one of the biggest surprise successes of the 2009, creating an entirely new channel of positive interactions between us and our clients.

Every day we receive replies from clients thanking us for the GroupCard we sent them. “Thank you, you’re the best!”, “You all rock!” and “I can’t thank you all enough!” are just a few of the replies from clients that arrived in my inbox this morning.

The constant flow of these messages from our clients provides us with daily reminders of the positive impact our company has on our clients’ lives. We’ve even gained some new clients from current clients who have shown the GroupCard we sent them to a friend, who in turn came to us for services.

Without a doubt, GroupCards have been a grand slam of a success!

Sincerely,

Brent Rickles
Bills.com/Freedom Financial Network, LLC


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