Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Upgrade GameStop Gift Card to Amazon Gift Card

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A friend of mine let me know that GameStop gift cards can be used to purchase other types of gift cards in store including Amazon Gift Cards.  I spend a ton of money on Amazon every year so Amazon Gift Cards equivalent to cash in my mind.

This is quite nice since GameStop Gift Cards can be bought at a discount online.  I went tonight to check it out myself and it worked like a charm!

A quick check on Gift Card Granny shows that you can buy a GameStop gift card for 10% off via eBay and 8% off via giftcards.com.

Buying gift cards on eBay is great since you can get an additional 1.5% cashback from Top Cashback and you are eligible for eBay Bucks which can be used for future purchases.  If you use a Chase Ink Business credit card you might even get 5x points for the eBay purchase.

Once I knew about this I checked online and there have been others who have talked about it before.  One is in the Frequent Miler Laboratory which is a great resource to check for any gift card or shopping portal questions.  It is also discussed on Slickdeals.

  • Make sure you buy physical gift cards, not eGift Cards so that it can be used in store. Amazon Gift Cards are not sold online by GameStop
  • Buy close to $50 or numbers divisible by 50 since Amazon Gift Cards are sold in GameStop in $50 denominations, at least in my local store.  Otherwise you are paying for the rest with a regular credit card.