Get Gift Cards For Less

You’re probably familiar with how to use a gift card. But what about discount gift cards? If you’re concerned with what they are and where they come from then you’re in the right place. Gift Card Granny is the leader when it comes to discount gift cards and is here to walk you through the ins-and-outs of how they work.

How To Buy Gift Cards At A Discount

Where do discount gift cards come from?
The concept comes from people receiving gift cards they don’t want. So let’s use an example: say a person receives a $100 iTunes gift card but won’t be shopping on iTunes any time soon. Instead of it going unused, the person has the option to sell that $100 iTunes gift card to someone that is willing to pay $80 for it. The seller gets $80 for a gift card they didn’t want and the buyer enjoys the savings of a gift card for less than face value. It’s a win-win for both the buyer and seller.

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Discount gift cards can also come from the stores themselves as a way to drive business. Similar to Groupon and coupons, restaurants sell their gift cards for less than face value to incentivize customers.

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What are the advantages of buying a discount gift card over a regular gift card?
The main advantage of buying a discount gift card is purchasing one for less than it’s worth. Discounts can range from 1% up to 50% off the value of the card. There’s nothing Granny enjoys more than finding a great deal. Costco, Home Depot, Olive Garden and all your favorite brands have discount gift cards listed on Gift Card Granny. Find your favorite brands now. 

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Another major advantage of buying discount gift cards is earning free gift cards with a Granny account. Gift Card Granny has a program that gives reward points for every discount gift card purchase you make. Once you earn enough Granny points, you can redeem them for free gift cards. Best of all, the entire program is free!

Are there any downsides to buying a discount gift card?
The only downside to buying a discount gift card is the possibility of accidently purchasing a fraudulent gift card. Luckily, Gift Card Granny only lists inventory from trusted sellers that offer a money-back guarantee. Here you can find the guidelines that all sellers must abide by to list their cards on Gift Card Granny. Granny also asks for feedback from customers on their discount gift card purchases. This way Granny can ensure that sellers are staying true to the high Granny standard. The last thing you need is the worry of losing out on the money you paid for a gift card.

How do I make sure I don’t buy a fraudulent discount gift card?
Granny has been in the discount gift card industry for a long time. Here are some best-practice tips to make sure you have a great discount gift card purchase experience.

  1. Shop gift cards provided by Gift Card Granny. These are brand new cards provided directly from the merchant. Plus, they come with a 100% guarantee.
  2. Shop with Granny Reward Partners. Granny Reward Partners are esteemed sellers that work closely with Granny.
  3. Look for whole dollar amount gift cards. Discount gift cards with a balance ending in .00 are less likely to be fraudulent as they were probably never used. Best practice is to stick to dollar amount values that end in 0 or 5 such as $50, $75, etc.
  4. Verify your balance after receiving your gift card. The worst thing is to attempt to use your gift card at a store only to find it has a $0 balance. Prevent this from happening by checking the balance on your gift card before heading to the store. Do this sooner rather than later so you have time to order another gift card and take advantage of any time limits to the money-back guarantee offered by sellers.

If you have any other tips to add, feel free to leave them in the comments below!