press & media

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about GiftYa

When purchasing a GiftYa, buyers can choose from almost any merchant across the USA, personalize their gift with a photo or video, write a personal message, choose from fun wrappers and deliver it within seconds using only the recipient’s phone number. Recipients simply link their debit card via their bank in just a few seconds, shop as they normally would and their account is credited with the amount they spend until their GiftYa is used in full. Unlike a gift card, a GiftYa can never be lost or stolen and it doesn’t lose value. Nearly $1 billion in gift cards go unused each year. GiftYa fixes that. If the recipient doesn’t claim the GiftYa the buyer purchased, the GiftYa amount is credited back to the buyer and if the recipient claims the GiftYa but doesn’t use the full balance before it expires, the unused funds are credited to the recipient’s GiftYa account… there’s no waste! The gift card industry is broken. GiftYa is dedicated to fixing it with the next generation of gifting. GiftYa is more than a website or app, it’s a movement! GiftYa makes the most of the technology we already use every day so givers can send meaningful gifts in the moment.

logos

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product images

GiftYa is available on desktop as well as a mobile app. These product images show GiftYa in action.

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videos

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b-roll

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GiftYa's spokesperson: Trae Bodge

Shopping expert, lifestyle journalist, and brand strategist, Trae Bodge, has appeared on dozens of TV shows and radio networks to discuss smart shopping tips. Appearing alongside hosts like Rachael Ray and Harry Connick Jr., Trae has shared her smart shopping expertise with countless consumers over the years.

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founder & CEO: Jason Wolfe

In 1995, Wolfe founded the first online coupon site, known initially as CouponsDirect.com. After growing the company, he sold it to a competitor for roughly $23 million in 2000, then reacquired it in 2002. Jason then began to build an affiliate tracking technology and platform called Direct Response Technologies. Wolfe sold the company to Digital River in 2006 for $22 million. In 2008, Jason launched GiftCards.com. That company was acquired by Blackhawk Network Holdings in 2016 for $120 million. His current focus is reinventing gifting with GiftYa.

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news

GiftYa is always working behind the scenes on new features and garnering new partnerships. Read below for some of the exciting progress that the company is making.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Jason Wolfe is an entrepreneur through and through. After growing up in the Milton Hershey School, an orphanage founded by Milton Hershey, Jason found himself living out of his car. He taught himself himself how to code by using books at the local library and CompUSA's 'Building the Perfect Web'. This led to building the first coupon website and launching his first internet business. From 1995 to 2000, Jason built the business, raising $500k in VC from Jupiter Media and garnering >$1 million in annual sales and 20 million page views per month. MyCoupons.com sold for roughly $23 million in 2000, shortly before the DotCom bubble burst. Jason rolled over his proceeds into successive wins with his companies Direct Response Technologies (acquired by Digital River for $22 million), Jambo Media (for $15 million) and Giftcards.com (by Blackhawk Network for $120 million).

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 Going Deep With Aaron: Don’t Marry Your Business, Commit to Your People w/ Jason Wolfe

Jason Wolfe is an entrepreneur through and through. After growing up in the Milton Hershey School, an orphanage founded by Milton Hershey, Jason found himself living out of his car. He taught himself himself how to code by using books at the local library and CompUSA's 'Building the Perfect Web'. This led to building the first coupon website and launching his first internet business. From 1995 to 2000, Jason built the business, raising $500k in VC from Jupiter Media and garnering >$1 million in annual sales and 20 million page views per month. MyCoupons.com sold for roughly $23 million in 2000, shortly before the DotCom bubble burst. Jason rolled over his proceeds into successive wins with his companies Direct Response Technologies (acquired by Digital River for $22 million), Jambo Media (for $15 million) and Giftcards.com (by Blackhawk Network for $120 million).