You’ve searched high and low to find that perfect gift with no success. What do you do? You give a gift card. I recently discovered that gift cards are not just the last resort. Instead of only giving gift cards you can also purchase them at a discount for personal use.
The Benefits of Using Discounted Gift Cards (In no particular order):
- The savings, it allows you to stretch your spending dollars
- It satisfies the feeling of using a credit or check card at a discount
- It keeps you on a budget and reduces overspending
- It allows you to pre-plan by choosing the stores or restaurant in advance
The two websites I recommend are Cardpool and Plastic Jungle. At both Carpool and Plastic Jungle you can purchase discounted gift cards at up to 35 % less for hundreds of stores and restaurants including: T.J. Maxx, Target, JCPenny, and Marshalls, to name a few. You can even sell unused gift cards and receive up to 92% cash back or exchange them for something else.
Here’s how it works. I recently purchased a JCPenny gift card at a 28% discount. I paid $129.60 for a card valued at $180. The best part is that shipping is free, there’s a purchase guarantee and there are no fees and no expiration! After placing an order the gift card (s) arrive in 3-7 business days. If you you need the gift card (s) sooner they will email an eCODE. For details on buying/selling and trading browse the websites for Cardpool and Plastic Jungle.
Has anyone purchased discounted gift cards? I would love to hear your experiences.