Holiday Countdown Crunch: Last-Minute Shopping Tips Guru Available

Gift Industry innovator, David Stone, CEO of CashStar, available to share valuable consumer and retail insights on last-minute, ecommerce and mobile shopping

Dec 13, 2012, 08:00 ET from CashStar, Inc.

PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent CashStar/Harris survey, a quarter of Americans have admitted to being last-minute shoppers and this season is getting down to the wire. But consumers should not fret quite yet as there are plenty of ways to manage the holiday madness, check their holiday shopping lists twice and get gifts for their loved ones. David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar, the world's leading digital gifting and incentives company, is available to share last-minute shopping tips and guidance. Stone has worked with more than 250 large retail customers such as Best Buy, Starbucks, Gap, and Home Depot, is an eGift Card pioneer and has new insight to share on last-minute and mobile shopping.   

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Some highlights of shopping tips include:

  • Seriously Santas, have a list: A recent survey by CashStar showed that mail carriers, neighbors and the babysitter rank among the most-forgotten gift recipients and millions of others are overlooked. Check here for an infographic with other data Stone can expand upon.
  • In 2012 Ho-Ho-Ho is Mo-Mo-Mobile: Hundreds of retailers like Starbucks, Gap, Sephora, and Williams-Sonoma have optimized their websites, mobile apps, and even their stores so consumers can shop on-the-go with their phones. Stone can expand on how consumers should look for deals and leverage easy, personal and popular eGift Cards this holiday season.
  • Don't forget the basics: Have a plan and take a breath when you head out in these next weeks. There is still plenty of time left and more tools than ever to help.

"The most important things for shoppers to remember are not to panic and that the holidays are a time to enjoy, not stress over. Holiday shoppers should take a deep breath, get their plan together and realize that they are armed with more shopping tools than ever between mobile devices, retailer incentives and eGift Cards," said Stone.  "There is still a lot of time left in the holiday shopping season. Thanks to technology, a few minutes before a holiday party is actually still enough time, as consumers can even send a personalized eGift Card from their phone as they walk through the door to grab some eggnog. Or, they can print an elegant foldable version before they leave home to hand deliver it on arrival."

What:  Last Minute Shopping Tips Guru available for commentary and guidance

Who: David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar, the world's leading digital gifting and incentives company

How: Please contact Kiley Nichols at or 781-684-0770 to arrange an interview  

About CashStar, Inc.

CashStar is the world's leading digital gifting and incentives company, preferred by the world's leading retailers. More than 250 brands leverage CashStar's on-demand B2C and B2B gifting technology and multi-channel marketing strategies. CashStar's brands acquire new customers, drive incremental sales, increase loyalty, and boost profitability by delivering unparalleled personalized, secure, and engaging eGift experiences via email, mobile and social channels. CashStar's clients include Best Buy, Chili's Grill & Bar, Gap, Pottery Barn, QVC, Sephora, Staples, Starbucks, The Cheesecake Factory, The Home Depot, and Williams-Sonoma.   To learn more about how CashStar is constantly innovating the way businesses strategically leverage gifting in the digital world, please visit or e-mail


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