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Turning holiday cash and gift cards into a summer vacay!

First of all, let’s talk about the cash, and those Visa, American Express, and MasterCard gift cards. If you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet, now is the time.  It’s right around the corner, although it may not feel like it, and it’s the best time to get away with the family. Booking now gives you excellent rate options and you also have wider selection than those that are waiting until the last minute. The Dayton House is available to help with your selection of dates and rooms and of course we are happy to work with you for your entertainment while you are with us as well. Think of how wonderful it will feel to not only book your vacation early but how great it will be to not be dipping into your savings to pay for it. If you’ve already booked your vacation but would like to upgrade your room to an oceanfront suite, or maybe your vacation package, well now you can.  It will be like Christmas in July.  We can help with that as well. Just give us a call at the Dayton House.

Now let’s move on to those store gift cards, We have you covered for shopping and for getting the most bang for your buck, and bang for your gift cards as well. We have two malls in the area and two of the largest outlet centers. At Tanger Outlets alone you will find such stores as: The Gap; American Eagle; New York & Company; J. Crew; Justice; Talbots and Vineyard Vines just to name a few. If you received a gift card for any of these stores then you will be saving more with us in our outlets than you would in your stores back home. We also have the big box stores such as: Belk; Best Buy; Dillard’s and even Bass Pro Shop.  Head down to Market Common and you will find all sorts of trendy boutiques to enjoy CityMac, and Barnes and Noble if you are still carrying around those Visa gift cards.

Is all of this planning and shopping working up your appetite?  We have those food gift cards covered as well. When you come to the beach you are probably overlooking some of the very restaurants that we have here which are found in your own hometown. If it’s a chain restaurant, we likely have it along the Grand Strand and those gift cards you have for; TGIFriday’s; Pizza Hut; Abuelo’s; Olive Garden; Ruby Tuesday’s, even Ruth’s Chris Steak House can all be used here at the beach.

One last bit of advice for those gift cards in your wallet.  If you have some that you know you are not going to use at all, that’s ok.  You can sell them. That’s right, head over to one of several popular sites that will either pay you cash or help you trade your gift card for one that suits your needs better than the one you have.  www.giftcardzen.com  www.cardpool.com  www.cardcash.com  are the top sites.  Do some research at each site to find the one that works best for you so that you get the most for your card value? When you have it all together and are ready to talk dates, the Dayton House is here and ready to help upgrade your current reservation, or create a new vacation package for you.  Merry January!