5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Some call Valentine’s Day as a celebration of love, others see it as just a made-up holiday. So what is it, exactly? Should we celebrate Valentine’s Day or not? What do you think? We say, yes, we should celebrate Valentine’s Day. We should give each other cards and gifts. And we should enjoy being with our loved ones on this day. In fact, there are 5 different reasons why we feel everyone should celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether it’s a standard festival or not. Read on!

1. Spare Some Love For Yourself

Who doesn’t feel hopeful and full of dreams on Valentine’s Day? Even those who’ve given up hope of love experience a rekindling on this day. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Valentine’s Day reminds us to love the people in our lives. Do you know who deserves to be loved the most? You. Yourself. So go ahead, treat yourself to something truly wonderful and celebrate Valentine’s Day feeling good about yourself.

2. Make Those Bonds Tighter!

Have you noticed that when you gift something nice to a loved one, you feel all good inside? That’s what gifting does to people. When you gift something thoughtful, your recipient feels gratitude and affection towards you. Needless to say, friendships are strengthened and people come closer than ever before. And Valentine’s Day is all about gifting! Go for it, we say!

3. Come Clean To Your Secret Crush

Been scared to tell that cute girl how you feel? Just send her lovely gift on Valentine’s Day and see how she responds. Whatever happens, you don’t have to be embarrassed. It’s Valentine’s Day! It’s your day to express your feelings. No matter what happens.

4. Let Loose Some Creativity!

Can’t draw a straight line to save yourself? No worries, buddy! It’s Valentine’s Day, and no one is going to judge what your card looks like. It’s the thought that counts. So forget ready-made cards and make your own funny cards. Draw squiggly hearts and smileys! Pen something hilarious! Paste emoticons all over your card! Get creative! It’s Valentine’s!

5. More Smiles And Hugs – Who Could Say No?

Ever noticed how good you feel when someone gives you a hug? Ever taken the time to wonder why a happy smile on someone’s face makes you feel happy? It’s all chemical, friend. Our mind responds to hugs and smiles just as the body responds to vitamins. So go, spread some love vitamins around. And watch healthy miracles as they happen.

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Valentine Week 2018 – Celebration of Love

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Come February and love is definitely in the air. With Valentine’s Day lurking in the corner, the smell of red roses fill the air, and so does the anxious, happy faces of those who are waiting for 14h February with abated breath. The day dedicated for love has lovers waiting to declare and express their feelings, surprise their loved ones with a well-planned day and exchange gifts that show they care about each other. Valentine ’s Day is a special day to celebrate the universal feeling of love.

Valentine Week 2018

Valentine Week begins from 7th February with Rose Day and continues till 14th February. Each day of Valentine week has significance. Below is the full list of Valentine week days 2018.

Feb 7th – Rose Day

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Feb 8th – Propose Day

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Feb 9th – Chocolate Day

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Feb 10th – Teddy Day

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Feb 11th – Promise Day

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Feb 12th –  Hug Day

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Feb 13th – Kiss Day

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Feb 14th – Valentine’s Day

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As with any other year, this year too, you’re probably wondering what to get for your special friend.  Why gift something you could only “hope” they like?

Woohoo.in has a range of Valentine’s special gift cards that are sure to sweep your loved ones off their feet once again. Keep the guessing out and gift them what they truly love, from a wide range of options they themselves could choose from. Go on, pick your a Valentine gift card today.

 

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Shop Gift Cards with UPI and Get Special Cashbacks

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Be it festivals, birthdays or weddings, Woohoo.in has over 100+ brand gift cards to make gifting easy for any occasions. With a gift card, you are keeping the guessing out and offering your loved ones what they truly love, from a wide range of options they themselves could choose from.

And, here is another reason for cheer. This February, Woohoo is bringing you special cashback offers on your favorite brand gift cards.

You can pay using UPI for gift card purchases of Rs.1000 or more on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app and then get assured cashbacks between Rs.20 – Rs.200 for every brand gift card purchased. The cashback is instant. It will be added to your woohoo account, within 30 minutes of completing the transaction.

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So, go ahead and make your gift card purchase without a moment’s hesitation.

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Sankranti and Pongal gifts for your loved ones!

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Hey everyone! The colorful, exciting festival of harvest, Sankranti, is almost here. What are your plans for this festive occasion, celebrated across most parts of India?

Makar Sankranti, falling on January 14th  this year, is a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest and a day of joyful festivities for the gifts received over the year. In North India (Prayag), thousands of devout pilgrims line up to bathe at the confluence of the three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati (Triveni Sangam). In the South India, devotees throng to the Sabarimala Temple to get a glimpse of the Makara Jyoti.

Families all over the country clean their homes and sanctify them. In Tamil Nadu rice is cooked in milk till the milk overflows. This is called ‘Pongal’. The overflowing milk symbolizes the desire to fill their homes to the brim with wealth.

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Rural India comes alive on this day with farmers painting the horns of their cows in bright colours and tying colourful ribbons and bells around their necks. Kids fly colorful kites and conduct kite-flying competitions. There is joy, freshness, newness and the beginning of new life everywhere. People visit each others’ homes bearing unique gifts. Make yours the most unique gift of all by opting for Pongal gift cards from Woohoo.in

With gift cards you let your gift to your loved ones echo the very essence of this festival – abundance, as the recipient of your gift card can choose from a wide range of products across 100+ top brands such as Amazon, Flipkart, Helios, Fastrack, World of Titan, Croma, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Four Fountains Spa and more. These brands offer everything from fine watches, music, books, smartphones, electronics, fashion apparel, spa services, sportswear and home equipments.

So send your gift cards right away and let your loved ones be spoilt for choice this Sankranti!

Note: Images are from happymakarsankranti.co.in and happypongalfestival.net. Copyright vests with respective copyright holders.

(Post updated on 13 Jan 2018)

 

 

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Time to Spread the Christmas Cheer Again with Awesome Gifts

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Can you hear the jingle bells just around the corner? Santa’s getting his reindeer ready, rubbing their noses with fresh snow from the North Pole. His cart is loaded and he’s on his way to your home to spread some Christmas cheer all around! Just in case he doesn’t make it to the homes of your families and friends, maybe you just might need to put on Santa’s cap this year. And we have cool Christmas gift ideas to make it really easy for you to wear that lovely red hat.

About Christmas and Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ as everyone knows. The concept of gift giving during Christmas arises from the precious gift of myrrh and frankincense that baby Jesus received from the three wise men. Now, we get to deliver Christmas gifts to our loved ones, but without having to travel miles on foot to deliver – via gift cards and e-gift cards.

Why Gift Cards Make The Best Christmas Gifts

As far as gifts from the North Pole go, gift cards are right up there on top. That’s because they are easy to shop for, easy to send to your loved ones and best of all, christmas gift cardsthe choice of gift is left entirely to them! It’s your gift, but their choice. It’s simply impossible to have it this way unless you went around handing out money. We all know the risks involved with cash, so why not choose gift cards from great brands and make someone super happy this year?

Advantages of Christmas E-Gift Cards

An e-gift card makes an ideal last-minute Christmas gift. Your e-gift card is delivered to the recipient within seconds; they can start shopping the second they receive it. How much easier could it get? We have e-gift cards for everyone this Christmas. For the foodie – try e-gifts card from Blue Foods, Bombay Blue, Cafe Coffee Day, Dineout, and Noodle Bar. Get Croma, Flipkart, Big Bazaar or Amazon.in e-gift cards for the tech-lover. For the shopaholic, get Lifestyle e-gift cards, Shoppers Stop e-gift cards and Westside e-gift cards. Get Gaana, PVR Cinemas and BookMyShow for the music and movie lovers. There’s an e-gift card for everyone. Just browse the collection on www.woohoo.in and make your pick.

Show Santa How to Gift Real Joy and Win Real Points
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Making someone happy is its own reward. But it’s Christmas time, after all. So we’ve decided to reward you with Woohoo Gifting League, for wanting to make your loved ones happy! This entire season, for every action on Woohoo.in or the Woohoo app, earn exciting Woohoo points. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! Start gifting, start collecting, start celebrating!

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas that Don’t Look Last-Minute!

We’ve all been there, and done that; the last-minute hassles of gift-buying, the rush, the resultant mistakes and guilt when we compromise on the gift’s qualitylast minute gift or utility. Everyone forgets special occasions and birthdays at times. However, that last minute rush when we’re stressed for time and the guilt we feel when we forget makes us pick up any instant gift that’ll fit the bill. Then we end up facing awful traffic (just on that day), not to speak of parking issues, and a line at the store on top of it.

If everything goes well, there’s always the chance that we end up picking something that’s not appropriate for the occasion. Like we said, we’ve all been there and done that. The thing now is, is there a way to purchase a last-minute gift that doesn’t look last-minute – the gift that looks very planned, professional and is perfect in every way. Yes, there is. Read on!

E-Gift Card – A Cool Solution To The Last-Minute Gifting Dilemma

An e-gift card can solve your last-minute gift dilemma easily. Through an e-gift card, you’re offering your gift recipient a choice of gifts, plus the joy of shopping for what your recipient wants. By gifting an e-gift card, you’ll be eliminating any chance of the gift being ‘wrong’.

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You can choose colorful themes and animated templates and insert loving messages to make your e-gift card look less last-minute as well. It takes just a few minutes of your time – browsing the brands, picking up the card and deciding on the packaging. So you’ll have plenty of time to explore some last minute gift ideas and choose a brand which your recipient will appreciate.

Plus, you can put in as much funds as you want into the e-gift card – you are not limited by a gift’s pricing in this regard. Your e-gift card will be delivered within a few seconds of your purchase, making your loved one’s day complete. They’ll know that you didn’t forget their special day, and what’s more, they’ll think you bought the e-gift card ahead of time, when they look at the message and the colorful template!

A Few Top-Brand E Gift Cards For You

It helps to know your gift recipient’s likes and dislikes when you’re choosing an e-gift card. However, even if you know very little about what they like, consider the occasion and the expectation and then decide on the brand. If you’re still not sure, opt for the following brands:

1. Lifestyle E-Gift Cards

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Lifestyle is a Hypermarket which houses hundreds of brands under a single roof – fashion, fashion accessories, jewelry, watches, furniture, kitchen needs, home décor and more. Be it a birthday or a wedding anniversary, a Lifestyle e-gift card is the perfect gift choice.

2. Shoppers Stop E-Gift Cards

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Shoppers Stop is the perfect one-stop-shop for every imaginable luxury item a person might desire. Shoppers Stop hosts multiple lifestyle brands in beauty, fashion, accessories, home products, health, fragrances and many other categories. Purchase a Shoppers Stop e-gift card as a last-minute gift for any gifting occasion.

3. Amazon E-Gift Cardsamazon e gift card

An Amazon e gift card lets your recipient choose the gift of his choice from 1000+ categories such as Mobiles, Watches, Electronics, Household Needs, Watches, shoes, Apparels, Lifestyle, Shoes and many others from the top brands.

4. Croma E-Gift Cards

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Croma stocks the latest electronics and electricals. This is where you head to if you want to buy the latest digital gifts or the latest washing machine. Croma e-gift voucher can be a perfect last minute gifting option for your loved ones to choose from categories such as Phones, Camera, Computers, Entertainment, Home Appliance, Kitchen Appliance, Gaming and Accessories.

5. Big Bazaar E-Gift Cards

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Big Bazaar is one of India’s oldest and most successful hypermarket chains. Every gifting occasion is perfect for a Big Bazaar e-gift voucher. Whether it’s a birthday, a housewarming, an anniversary or even a religious function, a day out shopping at Big Bazaar with a gift voucher will be an absolute treat.

6. Woohoo E-Gift Cards

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If you’re not sure about the brand, then opt for a Woohoo e-gift card. Woohoo is a smart mega choice gift card brand with which your gift recipient can purchase an e-gift card or gift card from any other brand on Woohoo.in

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The Gift Of Giving to Worthy Causes through Woohoo.in

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The festive season continues; the brilliant Festival of Lights has only just recently concluded, and people are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas and New Year. However, not all of us in the society can rejoice and celebrate during festive occasions. There are those for whom every day is a living hell, where one day is no different from another, festival or not.

Make Donations As A Group Via Woohoo.in

Many people donate to their favorite causes by mailing a check or dropping off cash at their cause’s local office. With lives getting busier each day, it’s hard to make donations on time for festive occasions. Woohoo has tied up with leading NGOs and has provided an easy way for its customers to contribute wholeheartedly to the needs of the disabled, the underprivileged and the homeless through Woohoo – Gift of Giving

Contributors can choose one of the 5 top noble causes listed on Woohoo.in, such as aid for the blind, meals for the poor on festive occasions, education for the girl child and so on. They can add their heartfelt wishes and prayers to their value contribution, which will be delivered to the recipients along with the much-needed great gift of money.

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Woohoo is committed to spreading the festive cheer to every corner of the country through this step. Together, as caring and giving people, we can take advantage of the group donation feature to make each festive occasion more joyful and brighter for those who exist at the very fringes of our society. Invest no more than a few seconds of your time and watch as your contribution makes a world of difference in their lives. Shine the light into some deserving young person’s life with a loving contribution today!

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Accel & Helion-backed Qwikcilver forays into Singapore, lines up expansion to other SEA markets

As appeared in Deal Street Asia on 22 October 2017.

SaaS-based gift card solution provider Qwikcilver, a Bangalore-based company backed by VC investors like Accel India and Helion Partners, is foraying into Southeast Asia market (SEA).

“We are bullish on SEA market and has started with Singapore 2-3 months back as our base. We are also expanding across the regions like Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and other parts of SE Asia,” Sadiq Ahamed, chief strategy officer at Qwikcilver told DEALSTREETASIA.

Sadiq AhamedIn Singapore, Qwikcilver has partnered with NETS, a payments company, to enable digital gift cards in malls and retailers across the country. It is also working with 99SME to enable gift cards for SMEs, and with Lazada for the gift cards to be sold on its site.

“NETS being a dominant player in Singapore, it helps us to reach all the retailers and malls in a single shot. In this market there are only paper based vouchers. There is immense opportunity to digitize gift cards here. It’s also a large and worthy market hence, we are expanding here,” Ahamed said.

Founded in 2008 by Kumar Sudarsan and Pratap TP, Qwikcilver was primarily started as a processor and is a SaaS-based prepaid card solution provider. The company is also engaged in the business of distributing gift cards to corporate and individuals through Woohoo.in, a firm which was launched in 2015.

“Early this year, we launched operations in Middle East, and after starting in Singapore, the company will focus on Indonesia and Malaysia,” said Ahamed. The company has offices in Dubai, Singapore and Bangalore.

“Middle East has turned out to be really good. It has been contributing a few percentage to the revenue of Qwikcilver. We also have signed up with 40-50 brands in Middle East including Sharaf DG, Al Futtaim group, Novo Cinemas, Emke Group and many more,” he added. So far, Qwikcilver has deployed its cloud technology platform across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

Apart from Accel and Helion, Qwikcilver is backed by investors like Amazon and Sistema Fund. Last year in July, the company had raised $10 million led by Sistema Asia Fund, the proprietary fund of Russian conglomerate Sistema. In the round, existing investors like Amazon Asia-Pacific, Accel India and Helion Venture Partners also participated. Prior to that in 2015, it had raised $10 million from Amazon and others.

Ahamed further said that the company did not have any ‘requirement for fresh funding currently as it was already profitable’. “Right now, our focus is market expansion, whatever capital we have currently is what we are utilizing now,” he said.

“Qwikcilver is unique in India, Middle East and South East Asia. There is not a single player who provides end-to-end management of gift cards for brands. We have a 90 per cent share of the gift card market in India. The gift card market in the areas – Middle East and South East Asia – that we have penetrated is not fully evolved in fact we are building the market in Singapore and rest of South East Asia ground up. We are the dominant player right now,” he claimed.

Globally, Qwikcilver powers approximately 1.5 billion GMV worth of gift cards currently. Overall, around 100 million gift cards have been issued in the last three years and the company is expecting contribution of 20-25 per cent from South East Asia to its revenue in the next financial year.

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Why Not Gift The Whole World To Your Loved Ones This Diwali?

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Diwali – that magical, exciting, utterly bright and wonderful festival is here again. No matter what your journey has been over the year, the magic of Diwali makes everything feel fresh and lovely again. Old woes are forgotten and old hurts are forgiven. Everyone feels generous and happy during Diwali – it’s something to do with the bright lights, the firecrackers, and the smiles on peoples’ faces – you know it. So why not go all out and give the whole world to your loved ones this Diwali?

Why Do People Give and Receive Gifts during Diwali?

On this, the happiest holiday ever, people celebrate the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. Everyone cleans their homes so that even the darkest corner gets some light. Beautiful lamps are lit everywhere, to dispel darkness and to bring in cheer and good fortune. Of course, people buy new clothes for themselves and their loved ones.

Along with sweets, people share their good fortune with each other through gifts. It is believed that gifting brings good luck during Diwali, as it pleases the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. On Dhanteras especially, people gift gold and silver articles to please the goddess and invoke her blessings for a prosperous life.

What are the Popular Gifts During Diwali?

Gold and silver jewelry are considered to bring prosperity both to the giver and receiver, so many people shop for gold and silver articles during Diwali. Another diwali giftingpopular gift is apparel, as fine clothing is a sign of prosperity as well. Kitchen utensils, furniture, furnishings, food and books are preferred as gifts. Diwali is the biggest shopping holiday in India, when people line up at department stores to buy the choicest gifts for their loved ones. What do you plan on gifting your family this Diwali? Are you going to go the traditional route and buy gold coins for your wife or husband? Will you be investing in some real estate? Would you rather buy some rare and valuable books?

What Do You Plan On Gifting Your Loved Ones?

Diwali is that particular time when the giving is bigger than the giver. People take great pleasure in giving gifts, and not just in receiving them. However, there is no doubt that year after year, you might fall short of ideas to buy gifts for Diwali. You have been giving sweets, jewelry, and figurines as Diwali gifts all these years. Would like to gift something different this Diwali? Go for a gift card and give your loved ones the power of choice – a choice to pick the gift as per their own taste and convenience.

Best Diwali Gift Cards and E-Gift Cards to Buy

There’s no doubt the choice for gifts is immense at Woohoo.in. While buying something straight off your dear one’s wish list is the safest strategy, we think that you can consider their circumstances and their personality too. So, select a diwali gift cardsbrand that you know your gift recipient will favor. For example, if your wife loves jewelry, choose a gift card from CaratLane. If your son loves the latest cool jeans, give him a Levi’s or Myntra e-gift card. If you’re absolutely not sure what your gift recipient might like, stay on the safe side by opting for a gift card from a hypermarket brand like Lifestyle or Shoppers Stop. And, there is Woohoo gift card, the high-power gift card which can be redeemed against 100+ brand gift cards listed in Woohoo.in.

Or, what about gifting them experiences they’ll treasure, such as travel, a fine meal at a top restaurant and so on. Visit Woohoo.in and explore our many gifting categories and find the best Diwali gift cards. You will be glad you did.

Woohoo Gifting League

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With Woohoo Gifting League, the first of its kind gift card bonanza, you can win Woohoo points for every transaction on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! So, start gifting, start collecting.

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