Saturday, January 22, 2011 Gift Code Giveaway!! is a merchant services industry watchdog that reviews the top companies in credit card processing like Elavon and iPayment Inc. 

Founded by Philip Parker, a former Merchant Services Agent, offers unbiased processor reviews, ratings, and money saving advice.  You will find advice on all kinds of subjects, such as What is a Merchant Account, Transaction Fees, Monthly Fees, and more. Then, there are also reviews of many different Merchant Accounts.

I browsed the website for a while, and was impressed at how Philip Parker seems to really get involved in helping people find the best solution for their needs. I saw responses to just about every comment left on the website; offering advice, help and more information for each individual's question.

"As a former merchant services agent, I learned just how confusing the merchant services and credit card processing industry can be. To make matters worse, many merchant account providers take advantage of the complication by using unethical and misleading sales tactics. I created to help business owners avoid the pitfalls that cost naive business owners thousands of dollars in excessive fees. Unlike most merchant account blogs that are secretly trying to sell you a merchant account, on this site you will find unbiased merchant account reviews, ratings and money saving advice.
-Phillip Parker"

And now, the part I know you're all waiting for! is giving a $5.00 Amazon Gift Code to one of my readers!!

Mandatory Entry-
Go to and tell me something you learned (that is not mentioned in my post)!

Bonus Entries-

2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Subscribe to my RSS Feed.

1 entry-Subscribe to my email updates. This must be confirmed!

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once every 7 days, which means a total of twice during this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

1 entry-Leave a comment on a review (NOT giveaway) post. You may do this for up to 2 review posts=up to 2 comments.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

This giveaway ends Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this post. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the website.


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  3. I learned about Trans First.

  4. I like all the Q&A ! Thanks for the giveaway.


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