OK, in case you were wondering, Ebay isn't the only place to get discounted gift cards! Plastic Jungle is another great resource to help you save even more purchasing gift cards at a discount!
I heard about Plastic Jungle a while ago (and I mean at least two years ago) from Carrie at Money Saving Methods. It's not a gimmick site, actually it's complete opposite. It's been around since 2006 and you can actually get gift cards at a discount off the face value.
Essentially, Plastic Jungle is an online portal where you can:
- Purchase gift cards at a discounted price.
- Sell gift cards you know you are unlikely to use.
- Exchange a personal gift card for another gift card.
- Donate gift cards.
Purchase Discounted Gift Cards
To purchase cards is easy. Just click on the Buy Cards tab to see all cards listed for sale. You can further query by store, price or % off. For example, as of this posting a $100 Ruths Christ Steak House gift card is going for $86 (14% discount). Now, that isn't huge but if you know that restaurant, than you know it is expensive! Getting a discount on a gift card of 14% is a decent bargain in my opinion. Since dining extravagantly is not something we do frequently, I can better plan in advance to make the purchase.
There are several other restaurant and retail gift cards available. You will just have to peruse the site to see if any interest you.
Sell Gift Cards
If you have gift cards with a balance of at least $25, you can sell them on Plastic Jungle. This is nice since you don't have to mess with the Ebay listing if you have ever done that before. Plastic Jungle will purchase the gift card from you for 85% of the value.
The video above walks you through the steps to sell your unused gift cards. Once Plastic Jungle received my package, I received an email notification stating my check was in the mail!
Exchange Gift Cards
If you have cards with less than a $25 value, you can exchange them to use at other online stores (like Amazon) or even donate them to a nonprofit.
Shipping of your purchase is FREE and all purchases at are guaranteed. If you do not receive your gift card within 2 weeks of the date of purchase, you simply file a claim. Plastic Jungle will attempt to resolve the issue for you or they will credit you with the amount you paid for the gift card. Essentially what that means is if so you can purchase with little risk.
Have you used Plastic Jungle before? What has been your experience?
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