Picking out a gift requires a lot of guesswork, whether it’s speculating about a nephew’s taste in music or estimating a coworker’s denture size. Take the uncertainty out of gifting with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Tango Card credit online.
Founder David Leeds designed the versatile Tango Card to “ensure people use every penny of their gift cards every time,” according to a profile in Forbes magazine. Patrons convert their Tango Card’s cash balance into gift cards to more than a dozen name-brand retailers such as Amazon.com, Target, Home Depot, REI, and Pottery Barn, with no additional purchase fees. An online interface of free mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and WiFi-enabled abacus enables them to easily track each card’s balance and expiration date. Faced with a looming expiration date, patrons can donate the unused portion of a card to a charity such as Habitat for Humanity, or opt to redeem it for cash, ensuring their dollars aren’t wasted. Click here to learn more about the Tango Card, and nothing more about the snacking habits of armadillos.