Looking to sell a gift card? The quickest way is by choosing an online gift card exchange site redeeming your gift card for cash or another gift card.
You can sell your gift card instantly to PlasticJungle (which is the only site currently offering instant payments) and get the money deposited into your PayPal account, or you can browse the different options for selling your gift card and getting paid by check.
In order to help you choose the option that best fits your needs, consider the following factors:
- Different forms of payment available
- Paid percentage of card value
- Ways to cash in your check: by mail or instantly
- Free shipping option
- Site reliability
The 3 sites presented here each have their own advantages and disadvantages, but they are all reliable options, and have thousands (if not more) of happy customers.
To know exactly what you will get in exchange for your specific card, click on the blue button.
PlasticJungle offers the biggest variety of payment options:
- PayPal transfer
- Cashier’s check
- Deductible donation to charity
- Amazon gift card
You can get up to 92% of your card’s value if you select any of the 3 first options. The fourth option – an Amazon gift card, gives you an additional 5% on any gift card that you sell.
This card exchange site has been around since 2005, and received great reviews from Oprah’s magazine, the New York Times, NBC Chicago, USA Today and other known brands.
CardPool offers only 2 payment options:
- Cashier’s check
- Amazon gift card
CardPool is relatively new and has only been around since 2009, but already received good reviews and was mentioned by many brands, including NBC, CNN, Fox News, ABC, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
GiftCards.com offers only one payment option, which is cash, but they have been known to offer a little more cash back for some cards than the other car exchange sites. While their process is a little less user friendly than of it’s competitors, you still might want to check and see if you get a higher offer for your card here.
Sell Unwanted Gift Card FAQ
What’s better: an instant sale or mailing in my card?
It depends. You will get a couple of dollars more when you mail in your card (the savings are particularly significant when you have a high value card). Since most companies offer free shipping for your card, this option does not cost you anything extra except time. Keep in mind that it takes a couple of days (varies between sites) to receive your gift card and issue your check. If you can wait, this is the better option.
If you cannot wait, and want to get paid instantly, then providing your card’s PIN number can get paid by Paypal within minutes. This option is not offered by all companies, but is available on PlasticJungle.
Where will I get the most for my card?
It depends on what kind of card you have. Most sites offer roughly the same amount but in order to be sure, you should request offers from a couple of different sites.
How can I verify that my chosen card exchange site is reliable?
One indication is how long is this particular site been in business, and what kind of complaints were posted regarding its services. A simple search for the site’s name + complaints on Google will be able to tell you what experiences other had with this site. Keep in mind though, that it is part of the human nature to report only bad things (and keep the good reviews to oneself). Read any reviews while keeping this in mind.
Another indication will be where this service has been featured already. If reliable sites (like Oprah’s magazine) are giving this service a “thumbs up”, this should be a positive indication as well.
Can I sell a card with just any remaining balance?
Not via card exchange sites. The minimum balance accepted is $25.00, but you can check out our site for other ways to sell your gift card online.