Before the holidays, and before we make any major purchases, I always seek out discounted gift cards to save money. I regularly save an additional 5-10% on top of any other discounts and sales by paying with gift cards I have purchased online at a discount! This has saved us loads just at home improvement stores, where we seem to spend thousands of dollars every year.
There are many reputable sources for discounted gift cards out there, but I want to share my two favorites with you today! First, you might be wondering how this works. For a variety of reasons, many folks want to sell their unused gift cards in exchange for cash. These sites are essentially marketplaces that allow people to buy and sell gift cards (both physical and electronic) with confidence.Both of my recommended sites offer a 100% guarantee for a certain period after a card is purchased. I’ve purchase many gift cards from these sites and I’ve never had a card not be exactly what it was supposed to be. If something did go wrong with a card, I completely trust that these companies would make it right.
The site I have used the most is Raise. While there are other sites that may offer slightly better discounts, Raise has excellent buyer protection (a generous 100-day money back guarantee policy) and a great selection of gift cards. You can also redeem Raise gift cards from your phone with their mobile app.
If you are new to Raise, you can get $5 off your first gift card purchase of $25 or more (this is my referral link). And remember that’s $5 off on top of the discounted prices of up to 30%!
My other favorite site is CardCash. They seem to always have gift cards in stock that might be out of stock other places (Target is a perennial favorite). They offer 45-day buyer protection and very competitive discounts. Though their site says it may take up to 24 hours to deliver e-gift cards, I have found that they are often sent within minutes!
I also like that CardCash often offers additional savings on select gift card brands with promo codes on their site. If you are new to CardCash, you can get $5 off your first purchase of at least $25. Right now I am looking for a few discounted cards to get a jump start
Have you ever purchased a discounted gift card? If not, why? Please leave a comment below!