Looking for things to do with unwanted gift cards?


If you know you’re not likely to redeem a gift card within the first few weeks or months of getting it, then you need to do something else with the card immediately instead of allowing the card to waste.


In this article, we will take a look at some of the things to do with unwanted gift cards.


Quick Review

Here’s a list of the things you can do with unwanted gift cards:

  • Donate
  • Regift
  • Buy presents
  • Buy things to sell
  • Sell


Detailed Guide

1.   Donate

Fundraising committees for charities, churches, clubs and schools need gift cards that they can redeem for supplies, auctioned at fundraising events, or given as prizes. Gift cards that you don’t want could yield hundreds of dollars for a valuable cause.


2.   Regift

If your unwanted gift card is in good shape and has a whole dollar amount on it, then you can gift it to someone else.


However, if the gift card looks rough or its balance is an odd number, then you can take it to the store to get a replacement that you can give out. Not all stores allow people to buy a gift card with a gift card, you may be lucky to find some that do.


3.   Buy presents

Another thing you can do with unwanted gift cards is to buy presents with them. You should be able to find something that others will love since we have birthdays and celebrations occurring year-round.


You can use your unwanted gift cards to create a stash of gifts like scarves, candles, and toys that suit different tastes.


4.   Buy things to sell

The store that you got your gift card from may not have the items you enjoy, but someone else will. If (for instance) you have a gaming gift card, you can purchase the latest video game and sell it on social media or online stores.


This is an opportunity for you to make money from your unwanted gift cards. Simply look around for things that you can buy used and resell to make some extra cash.


5.   Sell

This is one of the easiest things to do with unwanted gift cards. When you sell your unwanted gift card to a gift card exchange platform, the amount of money you will receive will be determined by how popular the gift card is and the amount of inventory that is in stock.


Although you can find a buyer for your unwanted gift cards on social media or via classified ads, it is advisable to use reputable gift card exchange platforms, like Nosh, because they are safer and also offer secure ways to trade your gift cards.


At Nosh, you can sell Amazon, Target, Walmart, and Google Play (amongst others) gift cards.


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And there you have the things to do with unwanted gift cards.


If you don’t use your gift card within a few months of receiving it, there is a high chance that you will end up not using it. Rather than allowing the gift card to waste, you can use any of the ideas shared above to put the card into use. If you want to take the easiest route, then you can sell your gift cards to Nosh via our Android app or iOS app.

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