Each year billions of dollars worth of gift cards are unused. If you received a gift card to a store or restaurant you don't want, turn it into cash. Here are step by step directions on how to sell a gift card.
Check out Craigslist.org for a simple and fast way to sell your gift card. Most cards are sold in the "General" section, but you can also list in special areas. For example, you could list a TJMAXX card in the clothing section.
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Decide if you want cash fast, knowing you will have to take less for the card. If you are willing to take less cash, sell directly to a site, such as GiftCardBuyBack.com or swapagift.com. Check the websites for other gift cards and the amount they will pay if you sell your gift card directly to them.
Consider selling or trading the gift card yourself. At swapagift.com you can swap or sell your card for a one-time transaction fee of $1.99, which is charged to your credit card. Your listing stays active for 90 days and you may list it for an additional 60 days if it does not sell.
Think about eBay as another way to sell your gift card. With millions of users, you can often sell a gift card there quickly. But keep in mind eBay charges transaction fees and if your card doesn't sell you are out of pocket.