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Last $35.51 USD
Change Today -0.14 / -0.39%
Volume 324.4K
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6220 Stoneridge Mall Road

Pleasanton, CA 94588

United States

Phone: 925-226-9990

Fax: 925-226-9083

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. operates a prepaid payment network utilizing proprietary technology to offer a range of prepaid gift, telecom and debit cards, in physical and electronic forms, as well as related prepaid products and payment services in the United States and 21 other countries. The company is a third-party distributor of gift cards worldwide. Its retail network connects to approximately 600 content providers and approximately 190,000 active retail distribution locations, providing access to various consumer visits per week. In addition, the company sells physical and electronic gift cards or eGifts to consumers through major online distributors and its Websites, such as,, and Products and Services Prepaid products that the company offers at retail are ‘activated’ when a consumer loads funds (with cash or with a debit or credit card payment) at a retail store location or online. The company also provides reloads for reloadable prepaid products, including prepaid telecom accounts and general-purpose reloadable (GPR) cards. As of January 3, 2015, the company had agreements with approximately 600 content providers. The company’s Blackhawk Engagement Solutions division provides software, consulting services, program management, reward processing, and reward fulfillment to approximately 2,250 business clients for their loyalty, incentive and reward programs. In 2014, Blackhawk Engagement Solutions processed approximately 12.4 million rebate, incentive and reward transactions. The majority of rewards are fulfilled using a prepaid open loop card. Retail Products Gift Card Products Closed Loop (Private-Branded) Gift Cards: The company distributes closed loop gift cards in categories, including digital media and e-commerce, dining, electronics, entertainment, fashion, gasoline, home improvement, and travel. Gift cards that the company distributes for sale directly to consumers in physical or online locations carry no consumer fees, and funds associated with the cards do not expire. Open Loop (Network-Branded) Gift Cards: The company distributes single-use, non-reloadable open loop gift cards carrying the American Express, MasterCard, and Visa brands in its retail channels. It also serves as a program manager for its proprietary Visa gift cards that the company distributes. Prepaid Telecom Products The company distributes a range of prepaid wireless or cellular cards used to load airtime onto the prepaid handsets. It also purchases handsets from manufacturers and sells them for a markup to its retail distribution partner locations. The company offers prepaid telecom cards from all the major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint’s Boost Network and Virgin Mobile brands, T-Mobile, TracFone, and Verizon. Prepaid Financial Services Products (Open Loop Reloadable) GPR Cards: The company program manages and distributes a proprietary, bank-issued GPR card that it has branded PayPower. The company distributes GPR cards provided by Green Dot and NetSpend. GPR cards have features similar to a typical bank checking account, including fee-free direct deposit, in-store and online purchasing capability wherever a credit card is accepted, bill payment and ATM cash access. GPR Reload Network: The company offers a proprietary reload network named Reloadit, which allows consumers to reload funds onto their previously purchased GPR cards, including its PayPower GPR card and certain other third-party GPR cards. The company remits funds directly to the card issuing bank once the consumer instructs the company to transfer funds from their Reloadit Pack to their GPR card, which is done either on a Website or through the telephone. In 2014, it also distributed Green Dot’s Money Pack product. Loyalty, Incentive and Reward Products In early 2015, the company announced the formation of the Blackhawk Engagement Solutions division, which provides rebate, incentive and reward processing and validation services. The company, through its acquisitions of loyalty, incentive and reward providers that include InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions, LLC and its subsidiaries (


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