Posts Tagged ‘gift card’

All I Want for Christmas is a BBAV Gift Card

Monday, November 26th, 2012

It’s Post-Thanksgiving, everyone, and you know what that means—the holiday shopping madness has begun in full force! Crowds have only slightly lessened since the insanity of Black Friday, and if you are not too keen on braving the throngs of shoppers, we think we can help you out with your gift buying. Today is Cyber Monday, meaning that thousands of people will be doing their holiday shopping online. While you’re perusing the sales of the online world, don’t forget that we also have a gift possibility!

The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBAV) is, as always, offering gift cards for purchase, and these gift cards just happen to make the perfect gift for the holidays. Why? I’m very glad you asked:

  • Our gift cards never expire.
  • They are good at any BBAV member inn, which includes establishments all across Virginia.
  • They help to support the local Virginia economy.
  • They are a unique gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend, co-worker, or family member.
  • They can be purchased in any increment of $25 from $25 to $800, so the amount is entirely up to you.

And just think, these reasons don’t even mention the overall benefits of gift cards in general, the most prominent of which being that gift cards allow for an immense deal of flexibility for the receiver. Book a romantic weekend for two, coordinate your stay with a Virginia event, or just take off for some relaxing “me time” at an inn—our gift cards are ready and waiting to be used at your leisure, giving the hardworking individual something to look forward to. (And just maybe, you’ll decide to add a BBAV gift card to your own personal wish list!)

Click here if you are interested in purchasing a BBAV gift card.

By Tara Stoll

BBAV Gift Certificates

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011


The usual holiday gifts include such dull items as a tie for Dad, a scented candle for Mom, sets of lotion and bodywash for the girlfriends, and moderately pleasant aftershave for the boyfriends. While these are not necessarily bad gifts, they’re not particularly memorable and certainly not personalized enough to express how meaningful a relationship you have with these individuals.  (Although, if you’re not terribly fond of these acquaintances, a bodywash set might be appropriate.)

Instead of the usual generic gift sets, how about presenting your friends and family with Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia gift certificate? You can buy them in $25 increments between the prices of $25 and $500. They are redeemable at any inn that is a current member of the BBAV. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. ANY INN!

Besides the fact that these gift certificates would make wonderful presents to the holidays, you might be wondering why else you should purchase one. I like a good list, so I’ve decided to present to you a list of three reasons why you should pick up a BBAV gift certificate:

1. You will undoubtedly be the most envied of all gift-givers at your holiday party.

2. You don’t have to fight the Black Friday crowds to buy your gift. In fact, you don’t have to fight any crowds, since the gift certificates are available for purchase online.

3. BBAV gift certificates have no expiration date. Much like that fruit cake that you’re thinking about giving the neighbors. But a BBAV gift certificate is much more appealing than fruit cake.

Photo by Kelvin Kay

By Tara Stoll