You’ve received a gift card as a present that you can’t use and can’t return, or maybe there’s a specific gift card you want to buy but can’t find. Either way, you can turn to the web. Certain websites allow you to buy, sell, and swap gift cards. You can even purchase specific gift cards at a discount. Here’s how to get started.
Buy a Gift Card on CardCash
The CardCash homepage offers a few different ways to dive in. At the top, type and select the name of a specific store or retailer, enter the amount for the card you want, and then click the Search button. You can also scroll through a list of retailers and brands, select the one you need, enter the card amount, and then click the Find Gift Cards button.
After conducting your search, the site displays the card amount for the retailer you picked. It may also show you other card amounts for the same retailer. For certain retailers, you can opt to receive your gift card either electronically or through the mail as a physical card.
Alternatively, if you’re not quite sure what you want, click the Buy Gift Cards link at the top of the homepage to browse through cards for different retailers. By default, the page shows you the most popular gift cards, but you can sort the list.
When you find a card you want, click the Buy button or the Add to Card button and proceed to checkout. You’re prompted to create an account with the site if you don’t already have one. The bill can be paid via credit card, PayPal, other gift cards, or even Bitcoin via BitPay.
Sell or Swap a Gift Card on CardCash
Want to sell a card instead? At the top of the homepage, click Sell Gift Cards. Type the retailer’s name and the amount to receive a cash offer that’s less than the total value of the card. You can also add additional cards if necessary.
Either take the money and run or opt to trade it in for another card and score a better deal. If you choose the money, you can get paid via a printed check, ACH direct deposit, or PayPal Express.
The site asks you to add the number and PIN of the card you’re selling, as well as your credit card details to verify your address. You’ll then receive a printable order page with instructions on mailing your gift card.
Buy a Gift Card on Raise
At Raise, you can buy a gift card by browsing the available stock and sorting through your options. The site allows you to choose between receiving a card by mail and getting it electronically.
Select the card and amount you want to purchase. At the shopping cart, click the Proceed to Checkout button. You’re asked to create an account at the site, which you confirm via email. You then pay by credit card.
Sell a Gift Card on Raise
To sell a gift card on Raise, click the Sell Gift Cards link at the top of the homepage. Enter the name of the retailer and click the Get Started button. At the next page, type the number and PIN for the card along with the amount. The site tells you how much money your card will fetch.
Click the Continue Listing button to list the card for sale. If it sells, you receive your money through direct deposit into a bank account, through a check, or through PayPal.
Buy a Gift Card on ClipKard
To buy a card at ClipKard, click Buy Gift Cards. Browse from the website’s database or search for a specific card, and click the card you wish to buy.
After registering for an account with the website, click the Buy button next to the card you want. Proceed to the checkout page, enter your credit card information, and then click the Submit Order button to buy the card.
Sell a Gift Card on ClipKard
To sell a gift card, click the Sell Gift Cards link at the top of the website. Enter the gift card you want to sell, the amount, and the quantity. Click the Add Gift Card button, choose if you want to be paid by mailed check or PayPal, then click the button to Submit Order.
Buy a Gift Card on GiftDeals
GiftDeals lets you buy gift cards, though it hasn’t yet completed its process for people to sell cards, at least not online. To buy a card, browse among the ones on display or search for a specific card at the top of the homepage. Choose the type of card and the amount you want.
You can either add the card to your shopping cart, or choose Buy It Now to check out. When ready, check out to pay for the card. You’ll be asked to create an account if you don’t already have one.
Sell a Gift Card on GiftDeals
Though you can’t yet sell cards to GiftDeals online, you can sell them in person, at least in a few limited areas of the US. At the site, click the Sell Gift Cards (In Person) link. You’re shown a map of some locations in Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and South Carolina where you can sell cards at various stores.
The contact details list the name, address, and phone number of each store, so you’ll want to call a store before you head there to make sure it will buy whatever card you want to sell.
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