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OMG (One Minute Gifting) from Promenade Temecula and Victoria Gardens changes your tough to buy shopping gifts forever

Williams Sonoma Promenade Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Williams Sonoma Promenade Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Do you have a loved one in Temecula or Riverside county?

Wondering what to buy a difficult to shop for tween, teen, teacher, coach, in-law, or significant other?

With only 26 days in this year’s holiday shopping seasonInland Empire residents are getting some serious help from local retailers.  Both Victoria Gardens and Promenade Temecula have launched an all-new digital gift card program for guests – called “One Minute Gifting” (OMG) – giving them the chance to purchase gift cards from virtually anywhere in the world.

Promenade Temecula's Pottery Barn, (c) Crispin Courtenay

Promenade Temecula’s Pottery Barn, (c) Crispin Courtenay

“The most amazing thing about the holidays is that in just one minute, you can show someone how much you care,” said Kym Espinosa, Director of Marketing for Promenade Temecula.  “One Minute Gifting is a great way to remember family and friends, or perhaps a favorite teacher or coach this year.”

In addition, the new “One Minute Gifting” digital gift card allows guests to make last-minute purchases to complete their holiday checklist, according to Melina Ferraez, Director of Marketing for Victoria Gardens.

“With this year’s shorter holiday shopping season, we expect that time-pressed consumers will particularly enjoy the convenience of sending a gift card to a recipient literally in just one minute, and even at the very last minute,” said Ferraez.

Promenade Temecula's Outdoor Mall (c) Crispin Courtenay

Promenade Temecula’s Outdoor Mall (c) Crispin Courtenay

The new e-gift cards can be purchased from each shopping center electronically from anywhere in the world. Recipients can then use their gift cards at any of the retailers, restaurants or service providers that accept MasterCard.  A limited-time “holiday special” allows purchasers to send e-gift cards without a service fee.

Here’s how it works:

  • From there, each shopper chooses “email digital card” and enters payment information and a personalized message.
  • Seconds later, the recipient receives a personalized email and optional text notification that includes a unique alphanumeric code. The recipient then takes the text message or a copy of the email to the Guest Services center at the shopping center named on the gift card.
  • Guest Services validates the code and gives the recipient a plastic gift card.
  • Each digital gift card is shopping-center-specific:  Victoria Gardens gift cards can only be used at Victoria Gardens retailers, while Promenade Temecula gift cards can only be used at Promenade Temecula retailers.

Espinosa added, “These new digital gift cards are also a convenient way for someone who lives across the country to send a gift to family or friends here in the Inland Empire.  With One Minute Gifting, they know their gift will arrive immediately and the recipient can enjoy a trip to their favorite local shopping center, either Victoria Gardens or Promenade Temecula.”

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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