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Giving Back... Buying Discount Gift Cards

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, January 28, 2010

Giving back...online. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. The devastating earthquake in Haiti this month once again showed how valuable the Internet and messaging via mobile phones can be in getting information out...and in raising money to help. That giving back component is one of the selling points of a new site offering discounts on gift cards. Biddees.com...b-i-d-d-e-e-s.... works with a variety of retailers and other gift card issuers.... You pay 99 cents to view the current price of a card....which declines with each view. You have thirty seconds to buy after viewing. It sounds more complicated than it is...and says VP Danielle Mead...


"It's a really unique concept. When you spend your 99 cents, 15 percent ...or 15 cents of that 99 cents, goes to a non-profit organization that you choose."


You can learn more about how it works...and save some money...at Biddees.com. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at BootCamp.com. I'm Fred Fishkin.