5 Legit Ways to Sell Unused Gift Cards for Cash

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You can sell unwanted gift cards for cash easily!

Have some gift cards lying around that you don’t plan to use? Sell them for cash or trade them so you can spend them how you’d like! With these legit websites below, you can receive up to 92% of their value in cash or gift card payouts to add a little extra padding to your shopping budget.

Here are 5 easy & legit ways to turn your gift cards into cash:


1. Get up to 92% back for your gift cards with CardCash.

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  • Payout value: Up to 92% of the value of your gift card depending on the retailer.
  • Payout options: Check by mail, ACH deposit, PayPal, other retailer gift card.
  • Retailers accepted: More than 1,100 brands.

CardCash accepts gift cards from a wide variety of retailers and features a straight forward selling process. Plus, if you’re just interested in trading your gift cards, you can even receive up to 7% more! After you accept their offer for your unwanted gift card, the site will let you know to either enter the card information to transfer the balance or mail in your card to be processed.

While this site is not BBB accredited and they have some unsettled claims, they do have a B rating and plenty of positive reviews, and a 3.97 out of 5 rating on ResellerRatings.com.

Shopping around for a gift card? For a limited time, you can score an additional 2% OFF their already discounted gift cards! Just use promo code UNICORNDAY at checkout!


2. With Raise you’ll get to set your own price for your unused gift cards.

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  • Payout value: You set the value of your gift card!
  • Payout options: Check by mail (for $30 fee), ACH deposit, or PayPal.
  • Retailers accepted: More than 750 brands, though there are many brands with restrictions.

Likely one of the most popular websites on this list, this BBB accredited and A-rated site is another great place to sell your unwanted gift cards. It’s a bit different from the other two websites mentioned as you have the freedom to set your own price for the sale. Sweet!

At Raise, after you enter in the amount of your card & card information, you choose your selling price (though it will offer a suggested amount based on the card’s value) and the website will show how much you can earn from the sale after they take their cut of the selling fees. So while it may seem you could get more for your card on Raise, don’t forget to take into account the 15% commission cut.

New to Raise? Right now you can score an extra 10% OFF all discounted gift cards with promo code FIRST for a max savings of $20. Valid on first purchase for a limited time only.


3. Gift Card Granny ensures they’ll offer you the highest payout for your gift cards.

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  • Payout value: Up to 92% of the value of your gift card depending on the retailer.
  • Payout options: Typically check by mail or PayPal, depending on the selling partner.
  • Retailers accepted: More than 650 brands.

Sell with confidence on Gift Card Granny with their BBB accreditation and A rating! Gift Card Granny will buy your gift card directly or let one of their partners make an offer that ensures you get the highest payout possible! You then proceed with the listing either on the partner site or through Gift Card Granny if applicable.

Need cash now? Search for locations near you that exchange your unwanted gift cards for cash on the spot.

Here’s an awesome Hip2Save reader testimony:


“I’ve used ALL of these services. I’ve only ever purchased from Raise but I have sold gift cards to the other two companies listed above that I wasn’t using. I had a great experience with all of them and highly recommend!” – Heather, Hip2Save reader


4. Get your cash payments in just 15 minutes with Prepaid2Cash.

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  • Payout value: Up to 92% of the value of your gift card depending on the retailer.
  • Payout options: Instant direct deposit with a valid debit card.
  • Retailers accepted: More than 100 brands and valid prepaid cards.

Prepaid2Cash allows you to instantly and easily scan your prepaid Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards. Plus, over 100 other brands like Best Buy, Target, Nike, and more! With their convenient app for iOS or Android, you can scan your card in seconds and transfer funds to your linked banking account.

After verifying your card details and submitting your transaction, you can select to receive your payment instantly (within as little as 15 minutes!) by using your debit card or next business day using your bank account and 2-3 business days for gift cards!


5. Use your unused, low balance prepaid gift cards and turn them into Amazon Cash.

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  • Payout value: 100%.
  • Payout options: Redeem for Amazon Cash on your gift card balance.
  • Retailers accepted: ALL prepaid.

Amazon has literally everything, so chances are this route could be even better for you. I’m excited to let you in on a little secret…and while you won’t get physical cash for this technique, you can rack up some serious Amazon Cash for all your prepaid gift cards and it’ll only take seconds. It’s a great way to avoid paying any maintenance fees or risk going past the expiration date too!

This not only applies to any prepaid gift card you have around but also any balances as well. Whether $50 or just 5 cents, you’ll get 100% of its value. But note that this only works for prepaid cards and will not work for store or brand gift cards.

It’s helpful to know the exact amount left on each of your cards so redeeming your unused prepaid cards is easier. Once you have your card added to your account, you can use it to reload your Amazon gift card balance to apply to your next purchase.

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Here are the steps for redeeming your unused prepaid cards on Amazon:

    • Make sure you’re signed in to your Amazon account
    • Click HERE
    • Click “Add a debit or credit card”
    • Add all the information from your card (*If your name isn’t on your prepaid card, you’ll still add it to the field “Name on card” and click next)
    • Click “Add your card”
    • Then you can reload your Amazon gift card with the value from your prepaid card – easy peasy!

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Comments 12

  1. Paisley

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling us about the Amazon cash using prepaid gift cards! I have several with very small amounts on them, and had no idea what to do with them. This is awesome 🥰

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome, Paisley!

  2. Suzanne

    Just sold an iTunes card that has been sitting in the drawer for years; thank you! 💕

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

  3. Klp

    I exchange the prepaid cards for gift cards (usually target or amazon) all the time. Great idea!

  4. ASHLEY HARNISH

    can you exchange any gift card to target/amazon? Like a restaurant gift card? I’m confused

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Ashley! For Amazon it looks like that will work for any prepaid card. Be sure to click through the links to the other options above that accept more card options such as those for restaurants. You can search for those in their available search box on each site. Hoping this helps!

    • Klp

      Any prepaid card with money on it. Not gift cards

  5. Abby

    I understood it was for any gift card. I tried a restaurant card. It wouldn’t take it because I didn’t have an appropriate expiration date for it. What am I doing wrong? ……or am I also confused?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hmm, you will have to give some of the card information. Which option above were you clicking through?

  6. seco

    The amazon one doesnt work, i used a steam card and it doesnt have a exparation date. It wont accept it.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! It seems that one may not qualify for the Amazon option. They will accept prepaid gift cards. Hope that helps!

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