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  1. New York health insurer Oscar to pay members who walk more

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    Mon, 8 Dec 2014

    Dec 8 (Reuters) - Oscar Health Insurance, which sells health plans on Obamacare exchanges in New York and New Jersey, said it will pay members up to $240 per year in Amazon.com Inc gift cards for the thousands of steps they take each day.

  2. BRIEF-Citycon launches a new shopping centre gift card in Finland and Estonia

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    Thu, 20 Nov 2014

    * Citycon launches a new shopping centre gift card in Finland and Estonia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (gdynia.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; +48 58 698 3920)

  3. Why Consumers Aren’t Buying the Idea of Mobile Wallets … Yet

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    Tue, 16 Sep 2014

    where shaking the phone brings up the barcode of a consumer’s Starbucks card to make the purchase. The wallet stores gift cards and rewards frequent purchases. In an earnings conference call for the quarter ended June 29, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said mobile payments now account for 15% of

  4. From Barron’s, August 25, 2014 (Part 2)l

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    Sat, 23 Aug 2014

    the proceeds to its charity partners. Their business suddenly grew 10-fold when Nordstrom [ JWN ] started giving $40 JWN gift cards to people who donated 5 items to the Fashion Project. Closed: India on Friday Data this week: New home sales, Chicago

  5. Tips for Providing Financial Help to Family Members

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    Sun, 3 Aug 2014

    parents had made on their behalf. Atomiccab wrote, "I have bought things like a hot water heater for my parents, given them gift cards to restaurants, and paid for some of their vacations. I paid for a funeral. I couldn't possibly repay all that I owe

  6. What to Do With a Tax Refund

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    Sun, 6 Apr 2014

    MoMo2014 plans to deploy the money into an Amazon.com AMZN gift card , part of a promotion that TurboTax is running along with Amazon ..... but with the bonus it's like $2,200. For me an Amazon gift card has almost the same liquidity as cash. So this will be easiest

  7. Wal-Mart Initiates Preowned Video Game Program; No Change to GameStop's Fair Value

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    Tue, 18 Mar 2014

    in partnership with CExchange, an electronic trade-in and recycling company, and will provide customers store credit or gift cards , which can be applied at any Wal-Mart or Sam's Club location, both brick and mortar and online. GameStop's preowned

  8. As Retail Industry Undergoes Structural Changes, Wide-Moat Starbucks Remains Well Positioned

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    Fri, 24 Jan 2014

    was driven by a 4% increase in transactions through beverage innovations, food platform enhancements, and increased gift card /My Starbucks Rewards use. U.S. comps of 5% represented 2 times the average for U.S. retailers this quarter, according

  9. China’s Consumer Stocks: Opportunities Despite Slower Growth

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    Fri, 27 Dec 2013

    Similarly, department store operators are seeing negative same-store sales growth, much of which has been ascribed to fewer gift cards being distributed. With little optimism that income growth will rise in the near term or spending restrictions will be removed

  10. Consumer Spending: How Are the Holidays Shaping Up?

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    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    happen. What's the deal with gift cards this year? Johnson: Gift cards are only counted, as always ..... used. So, if you purchase a gift card and give it, until that you ..... numbers a little bit, too. Gift cards last year were an astounding

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    from the other, so it's not all taking from the brick-and-mortar. Stipp: Gift cards have been a big component of holiday shopping in the past, but they are counted a little bit differently when sales actually happen. What's the deal with gift cards this year? Johnson: Gift cards are only counted, as always, when they are actually used. So, if you purchase a gift card and give it, until that you actually into the store and redeem it, it's not counted as a sale. That's been a big deal in past years. That may have affected last year's numbers a little bit, too. Gift cards last year were an astounding 23% of holiday purchases, which is just a huge number, it's the biggest in history. That number had gone from 14% or something like that, just four or five years earlier. It's just a huge boom in interest in those gift cards . That tended to defer the sales until after the holiday season. Now, what's interesting this time, at least according to a survey that the council did, there is much less interest in gift cards this year. They're projecting at most they will be 20% of sales. So, that's really quite a shift. Stipp: What that means is that we might see those sales happening on real items, which will get counted during the holiday shopping season, but maybe January won't look quite as good if there are fewer gift cards being spent? Johnson: Correct. Stipp: What about the idea? You mentioned that some shopping might have happened earlier, but that we have
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