December 14, 2010 11:19 ET

kgb Is Giving Everyone Free Holiday Tips for Gift Ideas and Shopping via Text

Great Ideas for Green Gifts, Charitable Giving, Pet Gifts, Gifts for Your Boss, Holiday Tipping Advice -- All Texted Free to Your Mobile Phone

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) - kgb 542542, America's favorite text answer service (, has launched a free holiday gift and shopping tip service to help consumers get quick ideas and answers to common questions that arise this time of year. From ideas for best green gifts and charities to lists of the hottest toys of 2010, gift ideas for boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and bosses and this year's hottest gadgets -- and even the best presents for dogs and cats -- 'tis the season for kgb's free holiday text tips.

Anyone can sign up for any of these tips for free by simply texting the corresponding keyword to kgbkgb (542542). Consumers who sign up will receive between five and 10 text messages within a few minutes, depending on how many free tips each category includes. Consumers can sign up for as many tip categories as they like and receive all content for free, though standard messaging rates will apply depending on their text plans. 

For gifts under $20, text 20GIFT to 542542
For gifts under $10, text 10GIFT to 542542
For gifts for cats, text CATGIFT to 542542
For gifts for dogs, text DOGGIFT to 542542
For sports gifts, text SPORTGIFT to 542542
For green giving gifts, text GREENGIFT to 542542
For charity giving, text BTR2GIVE to 542542 -- this text alert comes once every morning through Christmas.
For original gifts, text ORIGGIFT to 542542
For the hottest toys, text HOTGIFT to 542542
For gift-giving etiquette, text DIFFGIFT to 542542
For ways to make Christmas special for kids, text SANTATIPS to 542542
For holiday travel, text HOLTRAV to 542542
For holiday shopping sites, text HOLSHOP to 542542
For holiday decorating, text HOLDEC to 542542

Below please find a sample of kgb's holiday gift tips from some of the most popular categories:

Dog gift tip: Need to stuff your dog's stocking? Get the PEZ for Pets Treat Dispenser! It's on sale now for $12.99 at & comes with chicken-flavored treats.

Cat gift tip: The Flashing Firefly Mat gives your cat hours of nightly entertainment while you sleep. The randomly flashing lights are touch activated. $21.99 at

Green giving gift guide tip: You can save a tree and give two gifts in one by forgoing traditional wrapping paper and covering your Christmas gifts in colorful, reusable shopping bags.

Charity guide tip: Small donations could put you on a mailing list. Make sure a charity won't share information if you donate leaving you with a mailbox full of solicitations.

In addition, for a one-time fee of 99 cents, kgb agents will research and text users the top five shopping deals on the Web each morning through December 23. To receive the online shopping deals alerts, text DEALME to 542542. Users pay the .99 only once and get texts with top online deals delivered daily. Recent examples include:

Looking for the best deal on Toy Story 3 toys? has Talking Woody, Blast-Off Buzz, & Talking Jesse for $29.99 each (reg. $39.99/each) w/free shipping!

Think you know the next top chef? has Cuisinart Kitchen Choice 18-pc Stainless Steel Knife Block for $99.99 (reg. $169.99), plus a $30 mail in rebate!

Still looking for a deal on the Wii? has a white Wii Bundle for $199.99 w/free shipping & $50 Amazon credit, or a black bundle w/o credit for $177.

About kgb

kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its nineteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful brands in the telecommunications, customer care and enhanced information services sectors. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered hundreds of millions of questions.

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