Sunday, December 29, 2013 Posted by Dina N
There's another way to buy gift cards at a discount - or sell ones that you won't use: GiftCardRescue.com. They offer a variety of gift cards up to 35% off. The site loads quickly and is easy to navigate. You can browse gift cards by category - say books, music and games, clothing and shoes, electronics and appliances, health and beauty. Or, search for a specific merchant by name. I found CVS gift cards at 5% off, Starbucks at 10% off, Michaels' at 26% off, and Home Depot cards at 9.7% discount.
The minimum order value is $20. As payment, they accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Credit and Debit Cards. If you are selling a gift card, its value must be between $20 and $5000. I went through my stash and checked how much I'd get for a couple of gifts cards I have there. Depending on the card, I'd get 75%-89% of the face value. They send a check two business days after your cards are received and verified.
Some of the gift cards I was interested in (Costco, Subway, Visa, American Express, Walgreens) were out of stock. In that case, I can add them to my wish list and will receive an email once they have it.
There are several shipping options - from the free super saver shipping that takes 5-8 business days to next business day shipping ($27). Rush processing can be added for faster service.
If you received a gift card for Christmas or one has been gathering dust somewhere since your birthday two years ago, consider GiftCardRescue.com. It can put some extra cash in your pocket and save you money at stores you shop anyway. Now that's a win-win.
* I received a promotional item for this post. Any opinions are all mine. Photos courtesy GiftCardRescue.com.