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Going Green: National Gift Card Plans NGCecodes Discount for Earth Day Orders

Portion of sales to benefit local environmental group

April 18, 2011 - CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. In observance of Earth Day, Friday, April 22, and to encourage its new and existing customers to go green. National Gift Card Corporation (NGC) announced today it will offer on that day a special bonus discount on all NGCecodesorders.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the Earth Day sale will be donated to Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, a local citizen organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment.

The NGCecodes program allows gift card customers the ability to order and deliver digital gift cards electronically to recipients, bypassing the need for plastic gift cards, printed paper envelopes and card carriers, packaging materials, and the additional environmental impact of air and ground shipment and delivery. With as many as 10 billion new plastic gift cards manufactured every year, electronic delivery is becoming a growing cost-saving and environmentally-friendly trend.

We like to think of ourselves as a company concerned about the environment year-round by offering the NGCecodes program as an attractive and green alternative, offering the same variety, flexibility, and customization options as traditional plastic gift cards. Since making NGCecodes available last year, we've seen increased interest from our customers in using this option, said NGC President Adam Van Witzenburg. He added that digital gift cards delivered through the secure NGCecodes platform are as easy to use as traditional gift cards, whether the recipient redeems the gift card code at an online shopping site or a traditional brick and mortar establishment.

Van Witzenburg noted the NGCecodes program offers a large variety of major retail and dining gift cards available for electronic delivery. Customers may choose to purchase bulk quantities for their own delivery, or have NGC handle delivery via its individual fulfillment program.

For more information about NGCecodes, contact NGC at 877-959-6212, or visit www.ngc-group.com.

About National Gift Card Corp.: National Gift Card Corp. (NGC) is the leading marketer and supplier of gift cards for use in loyalty, incentive and rewards programs. The agency offers more than 175 major retail, restaurant and prepaid cards along with full-service marketing support, secure online ordering, distribution, fulfillment services and customized programs designed to reach each client's specific objectives. NGC continues to develop innovative technology solutions and delivers the best value to its customers. National Gift Card is headquartered in Illinois with sales offices in Florida and Colorado. To learn more about National Gift Card Corp., please visit http://www.ngc-group.com or call 877-959-6212.

Editors Note: Digital gift card images available upon request.

National Gift Card Corp.

800 McHenry Ave.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

877.959.6212

Immediately CONTACT:

Sue Voyles

Logos Communications

734.667.2005

sue@logos-communications.com