Good morning everyone, I hope your weekend is off to a great start. I have written about Gift Card Granny many times before (1, 2, 3, etc.) – it is my go to source every time I want to buy or sell a gift card. In today’s post, I will give you an introduction, overview, and review of Gift Card Granny’s loyalty program – Granny Rewards. The program is free to join, you just need to create a free Gift Card Granny account. To motivate you to join, they provide 2,500 points as a sign up bonus (warning: 2,500 points is not worth much).
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.
Chase Freedom, Discover It, and Citi Dividend Q2 Category Comparisons
On you marks, get set, shop! It is almost April (technically today is March 16, so we round to the closest month), so here is a run down of all the rotating cash back categories. (Hint, bust out your gardening gloves and tool belt, it’s time to get to work!)
Chase Freedom Categories:
- Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores – you can buy Lowe’s gift cards for a 9.6% discount by going through Gift Card Granny.
I have bought and sold many gift cards to/from CardPool over the years. They are very dependable (not like Card Snagger), have very fast processing times, and are located close by in San Francisco. In this tutorial, I will show you how to successfully sell your unused gift cards to CardPool. The entire process took me 12 days from February 23 to March 6. I will show you how I sold 5 $250 Bloomingdale’s gift cards.
The best place to start for either buying or selling gift cards is Gift Card Granny. Go here and search for any gift card you want to sell. Click the sell link below the store’s name.
You will see payout rates for 5-6 different gift card merchants. I look at the merchants with the highest payout rates, in this case CardPool and GiftCards.com. Clicking on the payout link takes you to that merchant’s website where you can sell gift cards directly to them.
To read the entire tutorial, please click here.
I also will be writing a tutorial on how to sell gift cards to GiftCards.com, that should be done by tomorrow. Have a great weekend everyone!
PSA: Don’t Buy or Sell Gift Cards To/From Card Snagger
Card Snagger is living up (down?) to their name. A few months ago, I had a bad experience buying from Card Snagger (link), where I wanted to buy my dad a Home Depot gift card for his birthday, but never heard anything from the company after more than a week. I was one of the lucky ones who got a refund from the company, but my blog post has received a lot of attention recently from others who have bought or sold gift cards to/from Card Snagger. If they had a hard time mailing a gift card to me, I would bet they would have an even harder time paying people for sending them gift cards. Which is why i sent out the following tweet a few minutes ago. If you have been burned by Card Snagger, please retweet so Gift Card Granny get’s the message and drops Card Snagger as a reputable gift card merchant.
— Grant Thomas (@travelwithgrant) February 25, 2014
Here is Gift Card Granny’s policy on their gift card merchants (link):
I would recommend dealing with CardPool (based in San Francisco) for buying and selling. I am in the process of selling $1,250 of Bloomingdales gift cards (AMEX Deal) and will write up a detailed tutorial of how I sell gift cards online. I am also in the process of a GiftCards.com online order, which I will report on next week.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the linked post.