Got Gift Cards? Want Cash?
If you received gift cards for Christmas, but would rather have the cash, we’ve found 3 sites that can help you turn your unwanted/unneeded gift cards into cash.
We not recommending one site over the other, we’re listing them in alphabetical order with descriptions directly from the developer. All of these sites allow you to sell your gift cards and get cash for them; of course all of these sites charge a fee. What that means is that if you want to sell a $50 gift card, you’re not going to get $50 for it, but you might get $40 or so for it. If you’re not going to use the gift card, $40 cash in hand is better than a gift card you’re not going to use. We recommend you visit each site and fine the one that best suits you.
Cardpool is a gift card exchange that makes it easy for anyone to safely and securely buy discounted gift cards at up to 35% off or sell unwanted gift cards for up to 92% of their value. Cardpool customers have saved over $32 million and counting.
How it works
Cardpool was founded in 2009 and quickly became the prefered (sic) way to buy and sell gift cards online. Cardpool has been featured on Rachel Ray, The Talk, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, NPR, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and previous investors include the founders, CEOs, and investors of Google, Facebook, PayPal, Zappos, StubHub, and Twitter.
Cardpool was acquired by Blackhawk Network, Inc. NASDAQ: HAWK a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, in 2011. Cardpool is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About Gift Card Granny
Gift Card Granny has been saving shoppers money since 2009. Originally founded as the first gift card comparison site, Granny has grown from a single person operation to a team of close to 40 employees. Today, Gift Card Granny is the largest discount gift card website on the Internet – with over 400,000 gift card deals and over 18 million visitors a year.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Gift Card Granny is the latest in a long line of successful gift card websites owned by Wolfe, LLC. Granny’s savviness and ability to find the best deals on discounted gift cards has earned her notoriety from many major news outlets over the years. The Today show, ABC Nightly News, the Huffington Post, Oprah, and Forbes Magazine have all written and talked about Gift Card Granny extensively.
More recently, Granny has expanded her money saving powers to include a browser extension and mobile app. The browser extension is available for Google Chrome and automatically alerts users to great savings opportunities as they browse the web. The mobile app is free to download on iOS and Android devices and is regularly praised for its useful and realtime features. App users have the benefit of taking Gift Card Granny’s discounts on the go, selling their unwanted gift cards directly from their phones, and setting customized alerts for their favorite stores and brands. Best of all, Gift Card Granny rewards her adoring fans with free reward points with every qualified purchase they make through the site or app.
Raise is an online gift card marketplace where you can sell gift cards for cash or buy discount gift cards to all your favorite brands.
“Now more than ever, people need to get the most out of their money. Raise helps put the purchase power back into the hands of the consumer, and that’s what giving yourself a raise is all about.” George Bousis, Founder & CEO
The 2013 launch of Raise.com marks the beginning of change in the gift card industry. While saving money is often associated with discounts, we’re setting out to redefine the conversation. We’re an optimistic bunch here, and our team of brilliant, creative minds has helped us evolve our philosophy and our mission – whichever way you decide to use our marketplace, we want you to feel as though you just gave yourself a raise.
We hope this helps everyone who has gift cards they aren’t going to use!