Good morning everyone, I hope your Wednesday is off to a great start. 2 weeks ago, I sold a few Panera Bread gift cards to SaveYa and I wanted to share my positive experience selling to SaveYa. The first thing I did was look on Gift Card Granny’s sell prices for Panera Bread gift cards. Let me explain that I love Panera Bread but there are no restaurants near me in San Francisco. Plus, I bought these gift cards several months ago at a discount, so I don’t mind selling them for a big discount.
Anyway, since I am a small time gift card reseller (1-2 gift cards per month, I’m no bulk discount gift card reseller), I asked my friends on Twitter which gift card reseller I should use: SaveYa or Gift Card Rescue? The response was overwhelming. Everyone had a terrible experience with Gift Card Rescue and strongly recommended SaveYa. I’m sold!
Here is a timeline of everything from beginning to end (check in hand). I submitted my sell order at 10pm on 5/18, so let’s say the start date was 5/19 when I sent the 3 Panera Bread gift cards to SaveYa via USPS First Class Mail. At the time, SaveYa was offering to buy my Panera Bread gift cards for 80.01% of face value.
Here are all 3 confirmation emails from SaveYa. Since I could only receive payment via check, not PayPal, the disclaimer at the bottom of the email says “Delivery is typically 7-10 business days after receipt and processing.”
On Monday 5/23, I received an email from SaveYa that they received 2 of my Panera Bread gift cards and were sending out a check for $124.01. That sounded great, but what happened to my third Panera Bread gift card? I shipped all 3 Panera Bread gift cards together in the same padded envelope with a rubber band around all 3 gift cards.
Luckily, without any intervention by myself, I received another email the following day on 5/24 that they received my third Panera Bread gift card and were sending out a check for $40.01.
Yesterday, on 5/31, I received both checks for $124.01 and $40.01. The checks have different dates on them, so they were probably sent out or processed on different days.
Given that I am in San Francisco and SaveYa is in Pittsburgh, PA (boo Pittsburgh Penguins, go San Jose Sharks!), sending a small padded envelope across the country and getting 2 letters in return within 2 weeks is very impressive. If you live closer to Pennsylvania, your turnaround time should be even faster. As a recap, here are the dates:
- 5/19 – I sent out all 3 Panera Bread gift cards via USPS First Class Mail
- 5/23 – I received the first SaveYa email for 2 Panera Bread gift cards
- 5/24 – I received the second SaveYa email for 1 Panera Bread gift cards
- 5/31 – I received 2 checks from SaveYa ($124.01 and $40.01)
I still prefer to sell gift cards via Raise since I can sell most gift cards electronically, but if Raise is not accepting electronic gift cards, I will definitely use SaveYa. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Have a great day everyone!