SOURCE: Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network

December 14, 2010 13:41 ET

Blackhawk Network's Gift Card Mall™ Now Available on eBay

Free Shipping Available for America's #1 Requested Gift November 24 - December 15

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, has joined forces with eBay to offer premium prepaid cards on the world's largest online marketplace. In time for the holidays, Blackhawk Network's Gift Card Mall on eBay (http://stores.ebay.com/GiftCardMall) will include a variety of branded prepaid cards in dining, entertainment, fashion and home improvement categories; including the eBay gift card, which consumers can use to shop eBay's expansive selection ranging from tech to fashion. Customers will receive free standard shipping on purchases made from November 24 through December 15, 2010.

"We are meeting the demands of our valued customers in providing them with a convenient one stop, gift card shop," said Jeff Loui, Head of Credit and Gift Cards at eBay. "Our alliance with Blackhawk enhances the shopping experience in finding the perfect gift for friends and family at the holidays and throughout the year."

Attracting over 90 million users globally, eBay is the perfect complement to Blackhawk's extensive network of leading supermarkets, big box, convenience, pharmacy, specialty and Internet retailers worldwide.

"More and more people are turning to online outlets to purchase great gifts for friends, family and coworkers," said Talbott Roche, president, Blackhawk Network. "Gift Card Mall on eBay gives our customers enhanced flexibility to purchase prepaid cards from a highly reputable and trusted source while further developing our presence online."

About eBay
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and our global portfolio of online brands, visit www.eBayinc.com.

About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network, a subsidiary of Safeway Inc., is a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses. The company's Gift Card Mall™ offers the industry's most popular prepaid gift card and telecom products. Gift Card Mall reaches more than 165 million people each week through an exclusive network of leading grocery, big box, convenience, drug, and specialty stores and is available through Internet retailers including GiftCardMall.com. Blackhawk Network's business solutions include reward and incentive programs that offer choice and flexibility through a wide array of card brands, custom designed Visa® prepaid cards and fulfillment options.

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information about Blackhawk Network visit www.blackhawknetwork.com and www.giftcardmall.com

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