If you’ve just had a birthday then chances are you may have got a few gift cards gifted to you.
If you’ve just had a birthday then chances are you may have got a few gift cards gifted to you. Here are some of the things you can do with them.
Gift them to someone else
Are you short on cash or don’t know what to get one of your friends for their birthday? Then give them one of your gift cards, it doesn’t cost you anything and you end up looking generous!
Perhaps you feel that you should give a gift but you don’t want to put too much effort in. A gift card that you already have is a very easy gift and is a win for both sides. The recipient gets a nice gift that they can use to buy something they want and you haven’t had to spend any extra money.Do you have gift cards? Here are some of the things you can do with them.Click To Tweet
Put all of your cards from the same company into one
You might have got a lot of gift cards from the same store such as Amazon. If this is the case then rather than risk losing them, go onto a digital wallet and store them safely there. Services such as Apply Pay and Google Wallet are great for doing this. Most good retailers will let you transfer your gift card in this way.
Give them away to charity
If you have no use for the gift cards than a good choice is to donate the to someone else or a charity that can make good use of them.
Swap the gift card for another one
Maybe the card you have is from a store that you don’t shop in as they don’t sell anything you want to buy. There are quite a few places that you can exchange gift cards such as Cardpool and Raise where you can trade cards with someone who actually will use them, while you get the gift card that you want in return.
If you would rather have the cash then you can sell your cards on a website such as EJ Gift Cards. This website will buy your gift card and give you cash in return. They make money by selling the card for a little bit more money so you don’t get face value but you can get a good percentage of the value. Seeing that they were given to you for free then getting cash is quite a good trade off. EJGiftCards.com are one of the places you can do this.
Sell it on Ebay
If you want to make the most money then one of the best places to sell your gift card is on Ebay. You most likely won’t get the actual face value but you will get a high percentage of what the card is worth. To see how much you could make take a look on Ebay and use the completed items search to see what other gift cards of the same value actually sold for. Be aware that Ebay will charge you a small commission for selling something.