Gift Card Rescue, a site for buying, selling and trading gift cards, has released its list of the top 20 most wanted gift cards of 2013. According to a press release, the numbers are based on a national sample of approximately 12,000 gift card wish lists.
Here are the results:
2.) Darden Restaurants (includes Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and others not in SWVA)
3.) T.J. Maxx
5.) Home Depot
7.) J.C. Penney
15.) Trader Joe’s
17.) Panera Bread
18.) Bed Bath & Beyond
There are a few things that stand out to me on this list. First, JC Penney’s presence on the list — and in the top 10 no less — tells me that maybe people are starting to forgive the retailer for the changes that have taken place over the past couple years. And second, Southwest Virginians have access to all of these retailers and restaurants except two — Costco and Trader Joe’s. I know many people would love to see these two stores come to the area, but we’re also pretty lucky.
Are you surprised by the results? Which restaurants and retailers would you add or remove on your own list?