Happy Friday :) If you logged onto this site this morning wishing for a place to sell your unwanted gift cards and to be entered to win two $50 cards you’ll actually love, then your wish has come true! And you should go and play the lottery next!
I got a note from my new friends over at GiftCardRescue.com asking to pass on the word about them, and after checking out their site and asking “what’s in it for my readers?” I got the following:
- How about a way to buy gift cards for 35% off?
- Or even better – to earn up to 92% cash back selling your unwanted ones?
- Lastly, how about a bribe? Let’s give your readers $100 worth of free gift cards!
They had me at
bribe 92% cash back.
And if you’re wondering why their name sounds so familiar, well that’s because they were once featured on the best show on the planet: Shark Tank!!! So of course I had to partner up with them today… I mean, Kevin O’Leary can be watching, right? (*waves*)
In all seriousness though, their site sounds bad ass. I’m not a gift card connoisseur, but I do know I’m sitting on at least 3-4 unused cards myself to places I damn well know I’ll never use. Like Red Lobster (is that place even still in business?). And odds are you are too. The average American family is estimated to have at least $350 of unused cards laying around their house, and a recent study by the New York Post shows that over $44 billion in gift cards have gone to waste since 2008.
That’s a lot of money!
So if you want some extra cash in the pockets/bank account/investments (my recommendation), make it your mission this weekend to dust off those crappy cards and see how much you can make over at Gift Card Rescue. But if you have a gift card towards beer, you better send those to me first ;)
Now Who Wants $100 in Gift Cards?
Per bullet point #3 up above, G.C.R. (my new hip-hop name for them) has given me two $50 gift cards to give away to y’all today, one to Target and one to Walmart, and you’ll have two ways to enter:
- Visit GiftCardRescue.com and tell us what card you’d be most likely to purchase and/or sell
- Sign up to their newsletter to get the latest discounts and deals.
You’ll get one entry for commenting below on the card you like/want to sell, and one entry for signing up to their newsletter (make sure to let me know in the comments that you did that as well). We’ll run the giveaway until next Sunday, the 15th, at midnight, and then crown the 2 winners shortly there after. One will win the Target card, and the other will win the Walmart card (and if you prefer one over the other, I’m sure we can hook you up no problem regardless of the one you win).
Now go and enter, and then cash in all those cards you have laying around!
***GIVEAWAY OVER*** Congrats to our two winner: Tyneisha and Anne Marie!
Photo up top by frankieleon
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!