When I first started working from home, PayPal and check was the only option. Nowadays some “extra cash” earning sites pay with gift cards. There are some where PayPal is an option but the redemption value is higher. So what do you do when you get the option of a gift card you don’t want or need? Lucky for you, there are websites that allow you to sell unwanted gift cards for up to 97% of their value, or trade them for ones you’d prefer. These type of sites turn around and sell gift cards at a discounted price. The best part about it is they accept cards from retail establishments, restaurants, and movie theaters. All you need is the code and pin numbers on the gift cards.
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If you wish to sell your gift card for cash, then this might a top pick for you.
How: If you choose to send a physical card in and sell it, Raise provides you with a prepaid shipping label. You also have the option to input the card number and pin number online. You can then choose if you want Raise to mail you a check, provide you with a PayPal payment, or a direct deposit. You are allowed to choose your own selling price so when it sells, Raise will pay you your money minus their $1 + 15% commission fee. P.S- There is a mobile app to make your transactions easier.
If you wish to sell your gift card for cash or exchange for an Amazon gift card, then this might be another option for you.
How: If you chose to send a physical card in, Cardpool will provide you with a prepaid shipping label. There is also an option to electronically send in your gift card number and pin. Cardpool opts to send a check within 1 business day of receiving your gift card.
If you wish to sell your gift card for cash or exchange it for another one, then this might another option to look into.
How: If you choose to send a physical card in, you will be responsible for covering the shipping cost to mail it in. There is also an option to input your gift card information in electronically. You can then choose to have CardCash mail you a check, pay through PayPal, direct deposit or provide an Amazon gift card.
There are minor differences in the amount of money you can receive among the three. The best thing is you could see how much you could get from each site before you make your choice. Perfect for work from homers who use an app or site that doesnt pay through PayPal and for those unwanted holiday/birthday/anniversary gift cards.