SEATTLE, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the school year comes to a close, millions of parents will look for the perfect gift to show appreciation to their children's teachers. Unfortunately, this annual tradition is much more time-consuming and frustrating than it should be; traditionally the organizing parents send dozens of emails to orchestrate the gift and then spend hours tracking down checks. That changes today with the new Tango Card™ Teacher Gift, an online feature-rich gift that gives teachers the #1 present they want – a gift card – as well as a personalized greeting card. In addition it radically simplifies the creation, management, and payment process for parents.
"My wife was room mother for our son's preschool class last year so I saw firsthand how tough it was to organize 15 families to give one present," said David Leeds, CEO and Founder of Tango Card. "She must have sent 100 emails trying to organize the gift, we misplaced one check along the way, and then there was the unexpected $6 purchase fee we paid at the grocery store when we bought the gift card. I wanted to solve this for us and the millions of other families out there that want to buy a great gift but need it to be easier."
With Tango Card Teacher Gift, the room parent visits www.tangocard.com/teachergift, establishes the basic parameters of the gift and invites other families to participate. Everyone contributes financially to the gift, and then personalizes the gift with messages and pictures. The gift value and all the comments and pictures are then delivered to the teacher. The teacher then chooses exactly how to spend their Tango Card – using the value all at once or in chunks with retailers including Amazon.com, Target, SpaFinder, Starbucks, and others. They can also donate any portion of their Tango Card to a non-profit or even redeem for cash.
Gift cards are the number one requested gift from teachers. Diane Devlyn, room parent at The Bear Creek School in Redmond, Washington said, "Our parents have always given teachers a Visa gift card in the past. Now that it's so easy to organize a group gift card online where everyone pitches in, a Tango Card Teacher Gift is all we'll give from now on."
About Tango Card. Tango Card is making gift cards better for gift givers, gift recipients, and great brands. Our flagship Tango Card allows the recipient to use their value in ways that brings them the most pleasure. It also allows gift givers to give a thoughtful, flexible product without the constant, often excessive fees they have become burdened with. Our social gifting solutions allows groups to give great products in easy, fun, and social ways. Try it for yourself at www.tangocard.com/teachergift.
Tango Card, Inc.
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