February 4, 2021
We're going on a scavenger hunt - come along!

Get to know the RGCA website: throughout the month, we'll be sharing clues and to-dos that will send you to www.thergca.org, with prizes along the way (gift cards, of course!)

Our first clue is:

"There’s a friendly face at home. Don’t be chicken…use the member directory to find this member and send an email."

Good luck!

FEBRUARY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE POSTED
The February legislative update has been posted to our website. Our committee is monitoring proposed legislation in Indiana, New Jersey, and New York.

In addition to the monthly legislative updates, our online legal resources include state by state cash bach requirements and a memorandum on gift card taxability issues.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING (VIRTUAL) ON FEB 10
Membership Meeting (Virtual) on February 10

On February 10 at 11:30 AM - 1 PM CT, all RGCA members are invited to participate in a virtual member meeting. The agenda will include updates from RGCA board and committees and opportunities to discuss member priorities for 2021.

Members are asked to RSVP by Monday, February 8.

ONLY A FEW SLOTS LEFT IN 2021 MEDIA TOURS
The RGCA is offering three national television opportunities for consumer-facing members to promote their gift card programs at a significantly discounted rate of $2,500 per opportunity. The national TV opportunities will air on more than 400 regional TV stations across the country and reach more than six million viewers.

The Fletcher Group, RGCA’s PR firm, will manage the entire process for you. You will just need to provide inactive gift cards, packaging and a few sentences about your gift card program, and they’ll do the rest.

RGCA National Television Opportunity Themes and Schedule
• Springtime Gift Guide: Airs April 13 and 17
• Holiday Gifting for Everyone: Airs November 19 and 20
• Stress-Free Gift Giving: Airs December 3 and 4

We are accepting sign-ups for all three holiday gifting themed broadcast segments. The deadline to sign up for the Springtime Gift Guide opportunity is February 12. 

If you have questions, email Heidi Weinstein at heidi@fletchergroupllc.com.

JOIN VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAKS ON THURSDAYS
Join us next Thursday, February 11 at 10:30am CT/11:30am ET for our next coffee break, and every Thursday, for conversation with your fellow members. Topic is TBD.

GIFT CARD ROUND-UP

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, IDEAS?
Megan Flanagan, Executive Director
RGCA
mflanagan@thergca.org