Only three businesses still have gift cards available at The Southeast Missourian's online Half Price Gift Card Store.
Tiger Ridge Restaurant and Tiger Ridge Tours, both located at Crown Ridge in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. as well as Vines 2 Wines Excursions winery tours still have half-price gift cards available.
"I was surprised how many cards sold out so quickly," said Gera LeGrand, promotions specialist at The Southeast Missourian.
Most of the 330 discounted gift cards offered by local businesses sold out by noon on Sunday, the first day purchases could be made on the website, said LeGrand.
The most popular gift card on the site was for Texas Roadhouse. The restuarant's 40 available gift cards sold out in just 29 minutes.
Nearly 300 people visited the website, www.seMissourian.com/giftcards since Sunday.
LeGrand said The Southeast Missourian plans to offer the Half Price Gift Card promotion again and will be talking with more local businesses about participating.
The Southeast Missourian's gift card store will remain open through Aug. 14, or until all the gift cards sell out.