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  • Happy 5th birthday Cardyard

    Happy 5th birthday Cardyard

    24th of November, 2020

    As Cardyard reaches the grand old age of FIVE – our founder, Mike, looks back on how things were in 2015. A very different time.

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  • Spend Local to Support Local Businesses

    Spend Local to Support Local Businesses

    23rd of November, 2020

    Buy local to support your local townToday VISA* released figures showing that when we shop local a whopping £3.80 from every £10 we spend STAYS local. Why does shopping local matter? This matters because it is keeping our high streets alive – our co...

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  • Did someone send you a random giftcard on “random acts of kindness day”?

    Did someone send you a random giftcard on “random acts of kindness day”?

    20th of November, 2020

    We all love a little random act of kindness - but Lockdown has made the “Random Acts of Kindness Day” a little different this year.It’s not like we could just catch up with someone in the local café and buy them a surprise cake to go with their coffee. Nor, if we aren’t going to work, cou...

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  • ​  Sell your Sainsburys giftcard?

    ​ Sell your Sainsburys giftcard?

    16th of November, 2020

    You got a Sainsbury’s giftcard – but there’s no Sainsburys nearby? Well that’s ok. You can sell it at Cardyard. At Cardyard you can trade in your Sainsbury's e-gift card, and get a 87% return for it. That’s £8.70 for every £10 you sell us. And actually – if you prefer to get Cardyard...

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  • ​  Hotel Chocolat – our latest range of gift-cards

    ​ Hotel Chocolat – our latest range of gift-cards

    12th of November, 2020

    Hotel Chocolat – just the name of this gorgeous shop brings up mouth-watering memories of tempting aromas, beautiful stores and presentations, and of course the taste – ooooh the taste – of their amazing ranges of chocolates, confectionery and ev...

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  • Get more Loungewear for your buck with giftcards

    Get more Loungewear for your buck with giftcards

    10th of November, 2020

    Loungewear – it’s huge! Remember the 1980’s? The years of the padded shoulders, sharp-cut jackets and hyper-grooming. Hairspray and bouffant styles. Bright make up. High heels, pointy shoes. Our fashion sense was “sharp”. Well 40 years on, the 2020’s are likely to be kn...

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  • Black Friday Giftcard Hack

    Black Friday Giftcard Hack

    6th of November, 2020

    It may have its origins in USA, but Black Friday is here in the UK to stay. According to Wikipedia, in the USA, as from 1952, Christmas shopping started in earnest in the days after Thanksgiving, when hordes of shoppers and traffic would descend into the city of Philadelphia.A few decad...

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  • Is there anything, ANYTHING, you can’t buy with an Amazon giftcard?

    Is there anything, ANYTHING, you can’t buy with an Amazon giftcard?

    4th of November, 2020

    Amazon seems to sell everything - so here is the question: Is there anything at all, that you can’t buy with an Amazon giftcard? This is the challenge. What on earth can you not buy at Amazon, using your Amazon giftcard? Well armed with...

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  • The Big Cash Secret – you’ve already got it!

    The Big Cash Secret – you’ve already got it!

    2nd of November, 2020

    Shhhhh.... How to discover the cash you didn’t even realise you had. No – we aren’t talking about going down the back of the sofa, although that’s not a bad idea for a few pennies or even a shiny £1. This is much savvier and scan get you a LOT more cash for your effort.Do we have your ...

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  • ​  Bookshops are booming, here’s how you can save cash.

    ​ Bookshops are booming, here’s how you can save cash.

    2nd of November, 2020

    Last week we heard on the radio that independent book shops across the UK are having a boom time in book sales. Apparently, their Christmas book sales seem to have been brought forwards, as stores are reporting the sorts of levels of book sales that they would normally see in December when people ...

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