Thursday, April 21, 2011

Card Swap!

I got a gift card for my birthday in November. It's now April and I still hadn't used it. I don't want to say what kind just in case someone reads this and gets offended. Anyways, it didn't seem likely that I was going to use it as it was for something I don't really buy.

So, I was on the internet and came across Card Swap. I was able to trade in my $40 gift card for $30! That's not too shabby, I was expecting $20-25! So I accepted the offer on April 8, mailed my card in on the 9th and received my refund cheque yesterday (20th)! That's pretty good :)

So, I would recommend it for selling unwanted gift cards. Buying, umm, it depends. It seems the more expensive the card the bigger the discount so it certainly could be worth looking into if you are expecting to purchase a large item for yourself or a gift card for someone else.

There are no fees for buying or selling gift cards, which I found out because I bought a $50 chapters/indigo gift card for $45. This should come in handy as there are quite a few books I've been wanting to read ... So basically I went from owning a $40 gift card that I wasn't likely to use to a $50 gift card that I definitely will use and I only spent $15.

Has anyone else used Card Swap?

TTFN and Happy Easter!

BTW, this was not a sponsored post, just thought I'd pass the info along :)


  1. Alternative idea... if you've got a gift card you aren't going to use and a friend you know that's intending to shop at that store sometime soon (or you're out shopping with the friend and they're about to purchase something from that store right that minute), offer to do a straight switch.

    If they were definitely going to spend the money anyway, then I imagine most people wouldn't mind trading you cash for the face value of the card as a mini favour.

  2. That's true. I would have gotten the full value of the card that way, but I did end up getting another gift card that I'm going to use anyways.

    I'll keep that in mind for next time, though :)

  3. that is very cool - I will have to check that out!!!