Recent survey says gift cards may be the way to go

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Dec. 8, 2015) – Although many say they think it’s better to give an actual gift as opposed to a gift card, what they’re not telling you is that they would really rather receive a gift card themselves.

According to a recent Bizrate Insights survey, 61% of those questioned hope to receive gift cards this holiday season, yet only 46% plan to give them as gifts. In fact, of the more than 11,000 online shoppers age 18 and over who responded to the survey, more than 70% ages 18-34 and more than 65% of those 35-49 say they prefer receiving a gift card.

“Without a doubt, our retailers do see an increase in gift card sales this time of year,” said Fred Walters, vice president and general manager of La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera. “Many of our shoppers who come the day after Christmas are here using their gift cards to take advantage of the remaining holiday sales.’

There are more than 130 retail and dining locations in the La Palmera Shopping District with many selling a store branded gift card. For added convenience, shoppers may also purchase a La Palmera Gift Card, which is accepted at almost all stores and restaurants at La Palmera and The Shops at La Palmera.

Available at Concierge or online at lapalmera.com in a limited edition holiday design, the La Palmera Gift Card may be purchased in amounts ranging from $10-$500.

For more information on La Palmera Gift Cards, go online to lapalmera.com, stop by Concierge, or call (361) 991-5718.

ABOUT LA PALMERA

Located in Corpus Christi, Texas, La Palmera is a 1-million square foot super-regional mall with more than 100 retail and restaurant tenants including Dillard’s, J.C. Penney, Macy’s, P.F. Chang’s and Coach. Acquired in July 2008 by IMI and Trademark Property, La Palmera is the first mall to be awarded LEED® Silver for Core and Shell 2.0 established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The mall features a 600-seat food court with a 4,500-gallon feature aquarium and a children’s ocean-themed play area. For more information on La Palmera, go to www.lapalmera.com, or call (361) 991-3755.