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Mar 21 2013
4 years ago
12:28 PM MDT

Raise.com: Sell Unused/Unwanted Gift Cards for Cash (+ Buy Discounted Gift Cards to Save BIG!)

Mar 21, 2013 @ 12:28 PM MDT
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Do you have a stack of unused gift cards in your kitchen, junk drawer, cookie jar or collecting dust on your desk?! If so, consider selling those unused gift cards for cash!

As I mentioned earlier this month, Raise.com is a great place to go to purchase discounted gift cards for popular retail stores, restaurants, and more. In addition to buying gift cards, Raise.com is a great place to go to sell your unwanted gift cards to other shoppers. You can sell physical gift cards, E-gift cards and merchandise credit with a minimum of $20 on the card; the cards may be partially used and do not need to have an even balance.

Here’s what you need to do to get started:

* Gather up all your un-used and unwanted gift cards

* Head over here and create a Raise.com account

* Visit the Sell Gift Cards page.

* Enter the required info (Gift Card Retailer, Serial Number, PIN Number etc.). Keep in mind that all gift card serial numbers and pins are kept private at all times. You’ll also need to note the gift card balance and your selling price (depending on the brand, gift cards sell the fastest when discounted 3% to 30%). You can always choose to adjust the price if your card is not selling.

* For each gift card sale, Raise.com does take a flat 15% commission of the gift card sale price. They also charge an extra $1 per physical gift card sale (e-gift cards do not have any extra fees). You are only charged a fee when your gift card sells; if your gift card does not sell, you will not be charged.

* If you are selling a physical gift card, Raise.com covers all shipping fees and provides prepaid shipping labels for letters and parcels (they just ask that you ship your gift card letters and parcels within 3 business days).

* You can select to be paid by Check Payments or PayPal.

Special Note: Raise.com verifies every seller and approves each sale on their site. You can verify your account through the seller verification tab on the My Account page or when you list your gift card. There is a $1 pre-authorization credit card charge for validating each account. All authorizations will be reimbursed between 24-72 hours

Come back and let us know what card(s) you list and sell!

(To learn more about buying discounted gift cards on Raise.com, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)


Raise.com offers up discounted gift cards for restaurants, retail stores and more (perfect to help you save even more at the register since you can combine store coupons, sales and cash back sites with these discounted gift cards)!

Even sweeter, new customers can snag $5 off of a $75 purchase with the promo code HIP2SAVE at checkout (this code is valid through the end of March). Note that there are no fees to buy these gift cards (they don’t charge sales tax, shipping costs or processing fees!). Physical gift cards will be mailed through USPS (and arrive between 3-14 days) and E-gift cards become available in your Raise.com account within 1-2 business days.

On a side note, I love to snag discounted Starbucks Gift Cards from Raise.com to help me save even more on my frequent coffee runs. At this time, there are quite a few Starbucks e-cards available that range in value from $50-$500 and are discounted as much as 18.3% off. If you’re interested, be sure to snatch one up now as quantities are limited.

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Have you ever had moments when you're either out of time or out of printer ink, or both, and you really want to keep track of a "Hip" deal or print a valuable coupon in the next day or two? Or what do you do when an outstanding, but pricey, deal is posted and you want to save it for discussion with your significant other? Well, now you're in luck! No more searching through pages of posts to find the coupon or the deal. Simply add the post to your HIP List and access it at your convenience.

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It's easy! To use this feature, you first must head on over here and register and log into your Hip2Save.com account. Whenever you find a great deal that you want to come back later to, just click on the HIP List icon located on each post (see images below) and the information will be saved in your account.

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When logged into your account, you will then see your HIP List on every page.

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If you're wanting to print a certain deal, article, or the Weekly Store Matchups from your HIP list, click on the small blue printer icon in the upper right corner of the HIP list. That will allow you to customize the information that you want or don't want to include in your HIP list so you're only printing the information that's most important to you!

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If there are deals that you are not interested in keeping on your list, just click on the minus button to remove it.

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Now, just print your customized HIP list whenever you're ready to go shopping and snag some "Hip" deals!