How Far Can Your $10 Gift Card Go?

Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up treat to transition into the busy holiday season, or you are starting to get your stocking stuffers all lined up … now is the time go Give.Get.Swych. and grab those awesome beauty deals. And don’t forget to SEND a Sephora gift card to your BFFs, so they can join in the fun, too.

1. rosebud perfume co. rosebud salve

This is described as a cult favorite and for good reason! This stuff will work magic on your chapped lips when the cold weather comes to town! (Find it here)

2. Sephora Collection Enchanted Sky Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette is a must for the holiday season. It is full of beautiful neutral shimmery shades perfect for all those holiday parties that are sure to come. $10 ( Find it here )

3. First Aid Beauty Clean Canyon

The last thing you need to worry about as we get closer to the holidays is your skin. This set, perfect for someone on the go, will cleanse and hydrate your skin, and it’s just the right size to pack for all your travels over the river and through the woods … this holiday season. $10 (Find it here)

4. Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks

At just $4 each, you can grab a couple for $10 and help refresh your skin while you sleep. Each mask has different ingredients to give you just the right refreshing benefits. $4 (Find it here)

5. Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish

Grab two of these for the holiday season! This long-lasting nail polish comes in 17 colors that will make sure you’ve nailed that look for the season! $5 (Find it here)

6. Sephora Collection Foot Mask

While sandal season may be over, don’t neglect those feet — think of all that fancy footwear your feet will be rocking this holiday season! These almond foot masks will help hydrate and avoid cracking dry skin during these cold months. $5 (Find it here)

7. Sephora Collection - Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

Sephora's Long Lasting Kohl Pencil is the perfect eyeliner for the holiday season! It will give you a bold look and last throughout those holiday parties! (Find it here)

8. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask mini

Need a good hair day? In as little as five minutes, this mask—good for all hair types —can restore essential hydration to your hair. It is recommended to use weekly. $9 (Find it here)

9. Makeup Forever Pro Finish Sponge Refill

This reusable makeup sponge works with either dry or wet makeup. Some even claim it is better than the beauty blender! $5 (Find it here)

10. Sephora Collection Cleansing and Exfoliating Wipes in Greentea

Grab these wipes to help take away all the makeup from the day. These are made with natural green tea extract and are easy to throw in your bag and use anywhere. $7.50 (Find it here)

Are you itching for one more vacation before summer ends?  Is the back-to-school season bumming you out?  Are you already worried that tan you worked so hard on is starting to fade? We know the feeling, but the fun doesn’t have to stop now! There is no better time to take a last-minute summer trip! We want to let you in on some of the Labor Day weekend travel deals that are going on now, so you can make the most of the long weekend to come!

The Snapdragon Inn, Vermont

For $119 a night you can travel to Vermont and stay in the beautiful Historic Vermont B&B, that is 50% off regular price! You will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery, it doesn’t get much better than that! The Snapdragon Inn is home to some legendary writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe who were known to be regulars of the inn.  This Vermont town is also home to Harpoon Brewery and a brewery tour for two along with Harpoon Brewery handmade pretzels are included in your stay!

Puerto Vallarta Bay

Want to leave the country for a few days? There are some amazing deals to Puerta Vallarta! Only $249 for a three-night stay in the town of Sayulita! This beautiful beach town hosted the TV series, Bachelor in Paradise, so you may recognize it! Spend a few days soaking up the sun and beautiful beach scenery and prolong that summer tan!

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haven’t made that trip to New Orleans yet? Travel to this unique city and stay at the Ace Hotel, named one of the best hotels in New Orleans! You might want to leave the kids at home for this trip, New Orleans is known for its nightlife and food! But if you do decide to bring them don’t worry, New Orleans is family friendly and there is plenty to do for kids as well! You can take them to the sea aquarium, shop at the French Market, ride an authentic steam-powered riverboat up the Mississippi River, visit the NOLA museum, ride a streetcar and much more! And don’t forget to stop by Café Du Monde and grab some café au lait and an order of world-famous beignets! This is a city you won’t easily forget and for only $119 a night how can you say no?

Washington DC

Back to school have you craving some history? Why not travel to Washington, D.C., and stay at the Wink Hotel which is walking distance from Dupont Circle and Georgetown.  Pack your walking shoes because there is no lack of things to do in this city!  Right now, the Wink Hotel is featuring a deal for only $129 a night!  Visit our national monuments, walk the National Mall, check out all the museums at the Smithsonian and so much more!

Lucky for you we also have plenty of travel options in the Swych app to help you get there! Southwest has their low fare travel calendar which will help you pick the best dates to travel. American Airlines will give you plenty of options for flights and Delta Airlines for some pretty great prices! All of these can be found in the Swych app!

At Swych, we want to help you make memories and make sure you have time for things that really matter! That’s why we make purchasing gift cards hassle free and give you the option to Swych your gift cards for the things you really want! With plenty of in-app deals, you never know what you might find! So, if you’re planning a trip why not make the Swych today and let us help you get there! Swych your cards for any number of our travel cards and make your traveling plans that much easier.

Give. Get. Swych. For any occasion.

Planning on one last road trip before summer ends? Swych has everything you need to put a delicious twist on your travels! Forget fast food, with the BR Guest gift card from Landry’s, you can feast on a meal that “hits the spot” and will fit into any budget. BR Guest restaurants range from cozy burger joints to classy upscale dining.

Here are six new BR Guest dining options for you to Give. Get. Swych!

First let’s start with Bill’s Bar and Burger. With restaurants in Chicago, Pittsburgh, New York, New Jersey and Louisiana, Bill’s Bar and Burger brings you fresh, perfectly made burgers! The first restaurant opened in New York City in 2009 and has since expanded to 6 more restaurants. With 12+ burger options (they even make vegetarians and vegans happy by offering The Impossible Burger) Bill’s Bar and Burger will take care of those burger cravings!

If you’re in the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine, Dos Caminos is the place for you with 5 locations in New York City. Dos Caminos has over 100 different kinds of tequila and authentic Mexican cuisine, need we say more? Know someone in the city or travelling to the city? Why not Give. Get. Swych. and help make their dinner choice a little easier.

Now, who doesn’t love some good Italian food? Grotto brings you incredible Italian food with locations in Texas (The Woodlands, Houston, and Galveston), Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Lake Charles. Grotto serves Neapolitan Pizza and Italian dishes that will make your mouth water, top it off with their Peach Bellini and variety of Italian wine and you’ve got yourself a perfect night out.

Looking for a good old-fashioned steak? Strip House is a meat lover’s heaven! With locations in New York and Las Vegas, Strip House brings you that memorable steakhouse experience. If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas anytime soon make sure you Give. Get. Swych. and experience dining at Strip House.

Although not part of the BR Guest Landry’s gift card, we have another dining option for those who want to, “go gourmet.” Dean & Deluca market and café offers delicious jams, baked goods, deli and specialty items. Pack a picnic basket for yourself or treat someone special to a gift card for one of their monthly clubs. Options include a select variety of Cheese, Charcuterie, Coffee or Community Supported Fishery. With locations around the world, you can count on Dean & Deluca to have something for everyone, everywhere.

We hope you are as excited about these new additions as we are! Our team is constantly working to bring you the brands that you love! Are we missing any of your favorites? Follow us on social media and drop us a line with those requests.

Whatever the occasion … Give. Get. Swych. Oh … and don’t forget to leave some room for dessert!

Are you getting a little overwhelmed with the kids heading back to school? We want to help you tackle that back-to-school shopping list! You know the one full of school supplies, not including the backpacks, lunch boxes, clothes, shoes … well you get the idea.

If you have received a gift card that you haven’t Swyched yet, you could Swych to Amazon. Like most things, Amazon is making that back-to-school supplies kit very easy to find and less stressful for you! You can order it online and have it sent right to your door! Amazon has a list of supplies; just click the ones you want, add it to your card and you’re done! If you have a card that you haven’t Swyched yet, you can Swych it to Amazon! Another option that is incredibly easy option that takes all the guesswork out is teacherlist.com. You simply put in your zip code, search for your child’s school and click where you would like to purchase the items and it puts everything in your cart for you! Or you can simply take the list to your local store and check items off as you find them (hopefully it’s not too picked through).

Now that we’ve got the supplies taken care of, lets jump right in to the fall fashion trends so your back-to-school kids have the perfect outfits!

Are your kids waiting for you to take them shopping for their first day outfit? Remember that outfit? The one everyone will remember you by? The outfit that makes or breaks your first day back to school? They can’t possibly show up in last year’s clothes! Everyone would know!

Denim is always a must-have

Don’t worry, parents, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the fall must-haves when it comes to fashion!

Believe it or not, a lot of this year’s fall fashion trend is all about denim! There are so many cool ways to spice up those skinny jeans and white T-shirts! If they’ve already got the jeans they can add elements of pop and make it an all new outfit! Hold on to your chairs, keep reading and prepare to go down memory lane or prepare to be shocked, either one will do!

There are so many fall trends for denim this year including denim on denim (eek), mismatched denim, patchwork denim, embroidered denim, you name it, it’s probably a trend. This also makes putting together an outfit a little easier! You can add a plain tee, graphic tee or this year’s must-have sequined tee to any pair of jeans! Throw a neon jacket over that and they are good to go, looking the part for the new school year!

If you’re looking for the perfect denim piece look no further than the GAP, they have the latest trends when it comes to denim your kids are bound to find the perfect pair! Swych those gift cards and let the kids find exactly the right pair for them at the GAP.

Update any look with a great denim jacket

High tops, low tops … it’s all about the shoes

Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

Remember that neon jacket we told you to get? Well you can also layer neon this year! Layer them or simply throw some neon colors over your denim-on-denim-on-denim and it’s the perfect outfit!

Now that we’ve got their essential outfits covered let’s talk about all those must have accessories. Shoes first.

Luckily Converse is always in style, so you can either share with them the pair you’ve had in your closet for years (just kidding that wouldn’t be cool) or Swych those gift cards you’ve been sitting on and grab them a fresh pair! They are easy to match with just about any outfit you can image including jeans, skirts, even dresses! High-top or low-top let them choose and let the shoes work for them all year!

We know the girls are begging for new makeup this year! If you haven’t heard of Milk Makeup you need to head over to Sephora and check them out! Not only is Milk Makeup one of the new trends this year they are vegan, paraben free, cruelty free and so much fun, and we know how important those labels are to your kids! Their slogan is “It’s clean, cool beauty” so you know it’s the new it thing. You can also “Swych” your gift cards to Ulta if they prefer.

Backpacks. We haven’t forgotten about those! It’s probably one of the first things they asked for! You can’t let them go to school with that old torn backpack from last year. We are here to let you in on the newest backpack trends. First things first, mermaid sequins. You know what we’re talking about? The sequins, mostly seen in pillows, you can’t pass by in the store without having little hands touching and begging for a pillow for their room? Well they are in luck because they now have those in backpacks! There is no better way to see a smile on her face than to hand her one of these for the first day of school!

Nothing says shiny and new like sequins

Second on our backpack trend list is ears. Yup, you heard it, ears like unicorn ears or cat ears. You can also throw some pom poms on there and we’ll bet you’ll get some pretty happy campers. Don’t forget to grab the matching lunch box as well! Sending a boy back to school? There is still nothing better than classic durable backpacks such as the adidas or Jansport.

Are your kids going to college this year? Then send them the perfect gift of Bed Bath and Beyond and let them decorate their dorm room with the essential items they may need. Still need electronics this year? Maybe a laptop or tablet for school? Help them or get help by Swyching those gift cards to Best Buy and make the purchase a little easier.

There are so many so many ways Swych can help you with your back to school needs! Don’t miss out on any of the latest trends and help them go back to school in style this year. Swych makes it easy to give the perfect gift every time!

 

For any occasion simply Give. Get. Swych.

Dad’s day is June 19, and Swych can help you celebrate your “World’s Greatest Dad” with great gifts from brands like Lowe’s®, Sears® and Best Buy®. And whether you choose to purchase the gift card for yourself to shop for Dad, or send it directly to Dad and let him pick out his gift, we’ve got some great gift finds for your favorite guy!

The DIY Dad always has projects around the house. Whether it’s a favorite hobby or the honey-do-list, here are some rockin’ tools to get the job done:

#1: Shop-Vac 10-Gallon 4-Peak-HP Shop Vacuum

#2: Impact Driver Kit

#3: Air Compressor

#4: Planer

#5: Miter Saw

The Yard Dad has the best looking yard in the neighborhood. Keeping the grass healthy and the edges trimmed, moving mulch to the garden or keeping the outside of the house spic and span, Dad can really use these items:

#6: Pressure Washer

#7: String Trimmers

#8: Yard Cart

The Host with the Most Dad takes every opportunity to show off his skills with fire. He’s the one who cooks the catch of the day himself or just loves a little relaxation while surveying his domain:

#9: Combo Grill

#10: Fire Pit

Next to you — and grandmom and grandpop, of course — teachers have the biggest impact on our children. They’re with them nearly every day, and are responsible for so much more than just lesson plans and grading homework.

May 8-12 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s a once-a-year reminder for us to thank those unsung heroes who teach our kids about the world they live in. While apples are great, here are some more terrific ideas to thank teachers for all they do:

Stock up the Classroom:  Help your teacher equip her classroom with what she needs by sending an e-gift card for Staples® or Best Buy.Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

Lunch is on You: For those rare days when your teacher can actually get out for lunch, make sure he has a Swych gift card he can use at his favorite place.

Give some much-needed R&R: Let’s face it, 7 hours a day managing inquisitive minds is no easy task. Give them the gift of relaxation with a Spa Week gift card so they can unwind with a massage or a facial.

When Reading is Fundamental: Send an e-gift for Barnes and Noble to that teacher with a passion for literature.

Life is an Adventure: For the teachers who encourage adventures, send an e-gift card for Groupon. You never know what new adventures they’ll find.

Want to say thanks from the whole class?  Band together and send e-gift cards for Celebrity Cruises, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts®, Hotels.com, Global Hotel Card, and others.

There are so many ways to say thank you to a teacher, and Swych makes it easy. Even if you haven’t picked out the perfect thank you, rest assured, they’ll still be able to get exactly what they want.  It’s as easy as “swyching” to another card.

There are only 24 shopping days left until Christmas, and many shoppers are already frazzled! They’ve survived Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, Cyber Monday … and yet still haven’t found that special something for that impossible-to-shop-for person on their list. Plus, lists keep growing: the teachers, the kid’s friends, the carpool moms or maybe that co-worker who gets you something every year. So many gifts, so little time, and no guarantees that they’ll love what you give.

Do you ever want to scream, “Stop the madness!” Holiday shopping should be fun and thoughtful, not a reason to curl up in the fetal position crying for mommy. Here’s how to take the stress out of the next 24 shopping days, get all the gifts you need and give them what they really want. Check out Swych.

Swych lets you send the perfect gift every time. Using your smartphone, you can choose gift cards from more than 100 popular brands and send them digitally right to the people on your Christmas list. They can redeem the gift card instantly or save it for that perfect shopping moment. What’s better than that? Letting them swych that gift card for one they like more. After your friends and family receive their gift card, they’re able to choose a different card that’s a better fit — absolutely free; so even if you miss the mark they’re guaranteed to get the card they want. Whether you’re shopping for a fashionista, a sports enthusiast, a connoisseur of fine foods, movie junkie or toy aficionado, Swych makes it easy for you to be the holiday gift hero this year!

Think it’s all about the recipient? Well … you get some great rewards too. Look for special deals for buying yourself something great. Earn points toward future purchases. And you’ll never be caught empty-handed when a gift is required.

Swych is your one-stop for the perfect gift from all the best brands.

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