What to do with unwanted gift cards?

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Toni Pauze Profile
Toni Pauze answered

Regift them to someone else, sell them, donate them or buy a gift for someone else.  I hope you said thank you to the person that gave them to you. After all it's the thought that counts.

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Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun commented
I've decided I have that "it's the thought that counts" saying.
It seems to just be a way for people to excuse NOT thinking about the gift they are giving.
Toni Pauze
Toni Pauze commented
That may be true Walt. But, I always thank someone if they give me something I even if I hate it. I feel like they tried.
Firstname Refreshme lastname Profile

Go to the store and stand near the cash out line and make someone's day by offering it to them. Or purpose if they are paying cash to go 50/ 50 with them on the purchase. That way you walk away with some cash and they get a savings.  Win/ win.

Nealious James Profile
Nealious James answered

Hello Steve! Did you just mention ‘unwanted gift cards’? How can any of these ever be unwanted?! I cannot comprehend this fact to be frank! When I receive them, I always use them up within a few days. It’s just that people who normally gift them know me and they eventually buy the cards from shops with items that I will find interesting! However, you can still sell them to friends or on eBay. Good luck!

Darren Wolfgang Profile
Darren Wolfgang answered

I would use unwanted gift cards to pay bills that need to paid or redeem them on Amazon to purchase an Amazon Gift card and that recently came in hand for me I just purchased a cell phone case that came to $16.00 and with the Amazon Gift card I had I only had to pay $6.00 for the case ?

Arjun Ullas Profile
Arjun Ullas , Gift card Specialist, answered

There are many ways to use your unwanted gift cards for extra bucks apart from selling it on online marketplaces like eBay.

You can redeem your gift cards especially unwanted ones for cash in the following ways:

  • Sell your gift cards in places like CardCash, CardPool, etc...
  • You can trade-in and cash-in those unwanted gift cards.
  • You can includes in your business promotions as reward programs if you are running any businesses.
  • Feel free to re-gift or purchase a gift for someone special to use. Make maximum use of it.

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