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How to Send Someone A Gift On Facebook

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People are born everyday, so there is always a reason to celebrate…right?! Well, it just so happens that on this day someone I love was born so I couldn’t think of a better way to send them my gratitude. When you are far away from loved ones, this is an exciting and very modern way to extend your love or thanks. In doing so I gathered that there may be some folks who are like me and didn’t know exactly how to do so. Here is what I have found:

Facebook, which introduced “friending” as a verb, has, by sheer volume, inundated us all with a new one, “gifting.” There are multiple ways to give gifts this holiday season using Facebook.

Facebook closed its official “Gift Shop” in 2010, and it has recently brought it back into the official fold, with a new twist. You can access Facebook gifts from the Facebook App Centeror by going to Facebook.com/Gifts Click the big green “Give a Gift” button.

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Image_Someone_I_LoveJust choose a friend. Then choose a gift. Pay now or later. You can keep your gifting private or share the news on your Timeline. You can also send a card along with the gift. Your Facebook friend will be notified about the gift just as they would be if you wrote them a message — via their phone, email or Facebook page. Facebook said it has hundreds of gifts to choose from such as a digital gift card from Starbucks.

Similarly, Facebook announced a coming soon feature to make charitable contributions with 11 non-profit partners, including the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Livestrong. Each time you buy a charitable Facebook Gift, you have the option of choosing a non-profit recipient or letting your friend you’re gifting choose – a new twist on making a charitable contribution in the name of in lieu of a gift.

A secondary goal of gifts — beyond raising money — is to spread awareness of the work of non-profit organizations. However, as is usually the case, sometimes the best uses of a platform’s capabilities are found from third-party developers, such as Giftwhip, or two mobile apps: Treater and Wrapp.

With Treater, the list of gifts that can be instantaneously redeemed with a smartphone grows to include games of bowling, movie tickets and spa treatments. All users need to gift a Sweet Treat or Good Grub item is a Facebook account. The gifting process starts with picking the recipient from your friend list. Pick the item you wish to send and pay the item’s listed price with a credit card. There’s a $.50 processing fee for items below $5 and a $.99 fee for gifts under $19.99. All items that cost more than $20 will incur a 6% processing fee. A public Facebook prompt will alert the recipient of the gift. Friends can also include a personal message along with the notice. To claim the gift, the recipient can show the cashier the “Treat Card” sent to their smartphone.

For Android or iPhone devices, Wrapp will send free gift cards to your favorite friends, posting directly to their Facebook Wall. What makes this app different from others is its calendar function, which automatically pulls birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, new moves and other reasons to celebrate directly from Facebook. The variety of Wrapp gifts makes it an app you can use for everyone you have to shop for, including gift cards from retailers like H&M, Zappos, SpaFinder, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Sephora, Gap, Office Depot, Threadless and more. The Wrapp news feed updates you as to when your gift is received and redeemed, ensuring your Wall post is seen by its intended audience.

What makes this app even more fun is the collection of gift cards you can amass from your friends in your Wallet, making redemption easy without having to print a gift certificate. Wrapp gift cards can be redeemed in person at some retail stores and online. Funds from your gift card are available immediately upon receipt, so there is no need for your recipient or you to delay the benefits of being a Wrapp user.

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Hopefully, you have gained value from this article and will use Facebook gifting the next go round! When you do, be sure to send us a snap shot of your fun gifting experience on Facebook.

Source: facebook.com

Everything That Glitters

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We bet you’re probably wondering why anyone would name a BLOG The Sparkle Page … With a name like that, we’d be limiting all sorts of people, huh? No. Think again! Anyone who has not followed our page for a significant amount of time would more than likely assume it’s because of an affinity to cute shiny objects, or because everything that glitters IS GOLD in our world; or perhaps, our beauty and worth aren’t found at the MAC counter, or the hair salon or in the latest pair of Christian Louboutins. Hush hush, yes; we said it and YES, we know. This is a Vanity Blog!

Guys and Dolls, we are artists. Creative strategist and very sensitive about the craft. [Sound familiar?] Maybe, (insert emphasis) …our shine comes from somewhere deeper inside, pure, authentic and real. It doesn’t need any gloss or polish or bling to make it SPARKLE!

Moving right along, we decided to go ahead and give blogging another try. After all, what has anyone really go to lose? Who knows, this could just be the answer that we need. – Hey, wipe that smirk off of your face! Often times, you may think to yourself what do I really have to write about or say… It’s even possible that you question whether or not any one would even care to hear what it is you would have to say…or read, for that matter! Taking a page out of the “D-e-f-e-n-s-i-v-e Playbook”, we are well aware that we really don’t know anything; but, people want to pay to know whatever it is we know. Life is good.

Do you all hear that? (Incoming) Sounds like a huge storm cloud of D-o-u-b-t. We’re just going to step aside before getting hit. Whatever the case may be, we’d never have known if we didn’t just start somewhere. Thus, The Sparkle Page is formed. Someone should probably put it out there, there’s no particular strategy. Our page consists of what is called Lifestyle slash Vanity Blogging (Not in the vanilla kind of way…Okay, never mind) By definition, lifestyle is the way in which one chooses to live their life. Vanity is pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain. Therefore, in public opinion, we’re just going to ”Forest Gump” the entire thing – keep going until we run out of words to say.

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