Enter Gift Rocket, a new type of gift card.
The gift recipient gets the money once they’re at the designated business. They just click “redeem” on their smartphone and the gift is deposited into their PayPal account.
You can designate any amount of money to be paid towards your friends gift. They use Yelp for listings, so anything goes. You can send a GiftRocket to any business or location, including restaurants, bars, parks, even tourist destinations. Even if they don’t accept gift cards.
Imagine having your friends phone alert them that they have an open tab at the bar as they walk past their neighborhood pub. A great way to show your appreciation for that long-time drinking buddy who’s moved out of state.
You can learn more at www.giftrocket.com.
P.S. Thanks to my out-of-state drinking buddy, Fook, who alerted me to this awesomeness!
Mindy Segal’s “Thoughts on a Peanut Butter Cup” at Hot Chocolate has peanut butter mousse and “peanut butter cup” milk chocolate hot fudge, with Concord grape syrup and peanut butter cookie dough truffles.