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Holiday Countdown Crunch: Last-Minute Shopping Tips Guru Available



      Holiday Countdown Crunch: Last-Minute Shopping Tips Guru Available

Gift Industry innovator, David Stone, CEO of CashStar, available to share
valuable consumer and retail insights on last-minute, ecommerce and mobile
shopping

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 13, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent
CashStar/Harris survey, a quarter of Americans have admitted to being
last-minute shoppers and this season is getting down to the wire. But
consumers should not fret quite yet as there are plenty of ways to manage the
holiday madness, check their holiday shopping lists twice and get gifts for
their loved ones. David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar, the world's
leading digital gifting and incentives company, is available to share
last-minute shopping tips and guidance. Stone has worked with more than 250
large retail customers such as Best Buy, Starbucks, Gap, and Home Depot, is an
eGift Card pioneer and has new insight to share on last-minute and mobile
shopping.   

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120814/NE55929LOGO )

Some highlights of shopping tips include:

  o Seriously Santas, have a list: A recent survey by CashStar showed that
    mail carriers, neighbors and the babysitter rank among the most-forgotten
    gift recipients and millions of others are overlooked. Check here for an
    infographic with other data Stone can expand upon.
  o In 2012 Ho-Ho-Ho is Mo-Mo-Mobile: Hundreds of retailers like Starbucks,
    Gap, Sephora, and Williams-Sonoma have optimized their websites, mobile
    apps, and even their stores so consumers can shop on-the-go with their
    phones. Stone can expand on how consumers should look for deals and
    leverage easy, personal and popular eGift Cards this holiday season.
  o Don't forget the basics: Have a plan and take a breath when you head out
    in these next weeks. There is still plenty of time left and more tools
    than ever to help.

"The most important things for shoppers to remember are not to panic and that
the holidays are a time to enjoy, not stress over. Holiday shoppers should
take a deep breath, get their plan together and realize that they are armed
with more shopping tools than ever between mobile devices, retailer incentives
and eGift Cards," said Stone.  "There is still a lot of time left in the
holiday shopping season. Thanks to technology, a few minutes before a holiday
party is actually still enough time, as consumers can even send a personalized
eGift Card from their phone as they walk through the door to grab some eggnog.
Or, they can print an elegant foldable version before they leave home to hand
deliver it on arrival."

What:  Last Minute Shopping Tips Guru available for commentary and guidance

Who: David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar, the world's leading digital
gifting and incentives company

How: Please contact Kiley Nichols at cashstar@schwartzmsl.com or 781-684-0770
to arrange an interview  

About CashStar, Inc.

CashStar is the world's leading digital gifting and incentives company,
preferred by the world's leading retailers. More than 250 brands leverage
CashStar's on-demand B2C and B2B gifting technology and multi-channel
marketing strategies. CashStar's brands acquire new customers, drive
incremental sales, increase loyalty, and boost profitability by delivering
unparalleled personalized, secure, and engaging eGift experiences via email,
mobile and social channels. CashStar's clients include Best Buy, Chili's Grill
& Bar, Gap, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake
Factory, The Home Depot, and Williams-Sonoma.   To learn more about how
CashStar is constantly innovating the way businesses strategically leverage
gifting in the digital world, please visit www.cashstar.com or
e-mail info@cashstar.com.

Contact:

Kiley Nichols
Schwartz MSL
cashstar@schwartzmsl.com 
(781) 684-0770

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners

SOURCE CashStar, Inc.

Website: http://www.cashstar.com
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