Gift Cards used to be my least favorite things to shop for. Not because there wasn’t any creativity involved, but because I could never get a “deal”! 🙂 Well, that has all changed now that there are some great online resources for purchasing discounted gift cards. Here is one of my favorites:
Planning to buy gift cards this year as Christmas Gifts?
Plastic Jungle allows users to buy, sell and trade gift cards on their website. Not only can you buy gift cards, but you can buy them at a significant discount! Just recently I was able to re-carpet my house at a 7% discount because I purchased discounted gift cards from Plastic Jungle. It saved me $210, plus I was also able to use a 10% off coupon on top of those savings! Here are a few more examples of what they currently have:
Cold Stone Creamery (15% savings)
Coldwater Creek (15% savings)
Fandango (13% savings)
Gap (9% savings)
Home Depot (7% savings)
Lowes (7% savings)
Target (3% savings)
The Limited (15% savings)
The Children’s Place (10% savings)
Victoria’s Secret (10% savings)
There is a gift card for pretty much every store under the sun, so make sure to check them out to see if they have what you are looking for!
One thing to keep in mind is that if you are purchasing a gift card from stores like Home Depot and Lowes and you are intending to use it for a gift it is always a good idea to double check if it is a gift card or store credit. The store credits are not as nice looking as gift cards at these stores, so it would be worth double checking with Plastic Jungle before you make your purchase.
Do you have any gift cards laying around that you would rather trade for something else or sell for cash? Just offer them up!
Plastic Jungle allows you to cash in cards with a minimum balance of $25 for up to 92% of the verified card balance. You can also have the option donate them for the benefit of your favorite nonprofit organization! Awesome!
For example, if I have a $50 Walmart gift card that I don’t want, I can get on Plastic Jungle and cash it in for a $45 check which will be sent to me two business days after they receive my gift card. Even better, I could take that $50 Walmart gift card and trade it for a $47.25 Amazon Gift Code which will be sent to me one business day after they receive my gift card. Plastic Jungle will even give you a FREE USPS Shipping label that will allow you to track your gift card while it is on its way to them! Can you say sweet?!?