The introduction of gift cards has literally changed the way we give gifts. No longer do we spend hours searching for the perfect present when we can give gift cards that are often better received than the neck ties or socks, we used to get from grandma.
Remember gift certificates? Probably not since they were phased out when Neiman Marcus introduced the first gift card in 1994, though they didn’t advertise or display them. It was Blockbuster who first displayed the gift card in its stores the same year (apparently due to rampant counterfeiting of their paper gift certificates). The next big gift card seller was Starbucks, who in 2001 introduced gift cards that worked more than once. In 2012, 1,500 Starbucks gift cards were purchased every minute in the U.S. and Canada. So far, this year, the coffee giant has sold 450 million cards, worth $16 billion.
Research shows for the past 10 years gift cards are the number one requested item on holiday wish lists, with 41 percent of Americans preferring gift cards over other gifts like clothes, electronics, or jewelry.
While Fuzzy’s Taco Shop wasn’t the first to the gift card party, it is the holiday gift for the taco lover you care about the most. And the least. Give the gift of cool Baja vibes to your friends, family or yourself with a $25 gift card before December 31, and we’ll return the favor with a $5 bonus card to use January 1- January 31. We know that Christmas shopping can be overwhelming, so when your breaking for lunch after a long day of holiday shopping, grab a gift card for that special person on your list! And if you truly are a last minute shopper, Fuzzy’s now offers eGift cards available immediately at Fuzzystacoshop.com.
“Fuzzy’s famous breakfast and Baja-style tacos are delicious all year long,” said Mel Knight, President of Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “Our holiday gift card offer allows fans to share taco love with their friends, family or even themselves.”
Come into one of our 146 restaurants to give the gift that everyone will taco ‘bout this holiday season!