Friday, July 3, 2015

Sign up For Gift Card Rescue - Possible $5 off $100 Coupon Code a Few Days Later

I signed up for Gift Card Rescue on June 29th so that I could sell some gift cards from them.

On July 2nd, I received a welcome email from them with a coupon code for $5 off my next order of $100.



If you are interested in buying a gift card from them, sign up and you will probably also get a coupon code a few days later.

Keep in mind Miles to Memories post that they may not have the best reviews so be aware.

Anyone else sign up and receive an email a few days later?  Comment below.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bought a Gift Card on eBay and Selling Price Went Down? Wait it Out

eBay can be an excellent source of gift card deals.  The great part about it is that eBay, Forums and Bloggers do a great job telling people when deals are available and when they can be sold for a profit.  The big problem is that eBay, Forums and Bloggers do a great job tellign people when deals are available and when they can be sold for a profit.  This results in a glut of gift cards hitting the market and resell prices plummeting.




My suggestion is that once the gift card comes in the mail, sell it that day before the price drops.  What if you got in on the deal late or you couldn't sell it that day for some reason and now you are stuck with a gift card with lower value?  My recommendation?  Wait it out.

My Example - Chevron Gift Cards


There was a nice opportunity a little while back with Chevron Gift Cards on eBay.  You could break even on the sale, keep your points and eBay Bucks.

I tried to sell my cards to SaveYa immediately but I had already reached my monthly limit with them.  I was having trouble getting them to respond to my Bulk Seller status request until a reader helped me out (thanks!).

In the meantime, the prices dropped and instead of SaveYa and others buying at about 90%, they were buying them at closer to 87%.  Not very good.


So I waited and it's been more than 3 weeks now since the eBay deal came out and the prices are finally back in the 90% range so I sold them today at 90.25%  Not too shabby!




Here is a chart from Gift Card Wiki that shows Chevron inventory and you can see how there was a big increase in the amount of gift cards sold and we have dipped back down at this point.


2 Shop with Points Amazon Offers - Discover and Membership Rewards

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HT - Doctor of Credit and Just Another Points Traveler


I just received $10 off my Amazon purchase.  That's solid.

If at least 1 Discover point and coupon code SWP07DFS10, most (not all) people will receive $10 off their purchase of $10 or more.  It needs to be the first time you use Discover Pay with Points.



Great Posts from Around the Web

Some Great Posts from Around the Blogosphere to know about from last week or so.  I'm trying to empty my Feedly so here goes:



  • Amazon Allowance Set Up Automatic Debit Or Credit Card Transactions
    • Doctor of Credit
      • This is a great way to set up automatic transactions on your credit or debit cards.  Can be used for Better Balance Rewards or for cards like the AMEX everyday or AMEX everyday preferred which requires 30 transactions a month for the highest earning rate.
  • $20 Upromise Referral Bonus Returns
    • Big Habitat
      • All you need to do is be referred by someone who got an email from Upromise, make one purchase and you will get $20.  Feel free to leave a comment with your email to refer others.  Limit of 10 per person.  You can also look at the comments section there for people who are looking to refer others.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Staples Gift Cards Can Be Used to Buy Visa Gift Cards In Store - If They Let You

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This may not be old news to many of you, but some may not know that the Staples register actually allows you to buy Visa Gift Cards.  If you check Frequent Miler Labs, you will see it mentioned there as well.

Most cashiers are trained to not allow it, but every once in a while you might find someone who lets you do it.

Today was one such day for me: