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Gift Card Granny

Contents:
What is a Gift Card?
What is a Discount Gift Card?
What is Gift Card Granny?
What Are The Benefits of Using Gift Card Granny?
How Do I Know Gift Card Granny is Legit?
How Do I Know a Specific Gift Card Vendor Is Legit?
How to Buy Gift Cards
How to Sell Gift Cards
How to Check a Gift Card's Balance

 

What is a Gift Card?

A gift card is a pre-paid debit card that can be used at a specific store or franchise. Some people buy gift cards as presents when they don't know exactly what to get someone. Others use them to budget their everyday spending at a certain store. For instance, buying a $100 gift card to use for lunch at the Whole Foods near your office.

Gift cards have no fees and most have no expiration date. The only limit to a gift card is where you can spend it. Sometimes people receive a gift card for a business they don't care for. For example, a vegetarian might win an Omaha Steaks gift card in a raffle. Or you might buy a Home Depot gift card for a remodeling project and only end up spending half of it.

Gift cards are non-refundable, but they are 100% legally transferable to any other person. After all, gift cards are specifically made to be given away and used by others! 

 

What is a Discount Gift Card?

A discount gift card is a a perfectly valid gift card that someone else didn't need or want anymore. Say you get a JCPenney gift card with $127 left on it... and you don't see anything else there you want. You might be willing to sell it for $100 cash that you can use anywhere. The person who buys it from you would get a nice discount at Penny’s and you get cash, it's a win-win.

Just a few years ago, selling an unwanted card was a hassle. People would post newspaper classifieds or Craigslist ads. Not anymore. The demand for discount gift cards and the fabulous savings they offer is rising rapidly. The widespread popularity of these deals has created a new industry of professional gift card brokers and resellers. First, brokers certify the cards are 100% valid and then they pay cash for them. After that, the unwanted cards are resold in high volumes for a small, marginal profit.

 

What is Gift Card Granny?

Gift Card Granny is a gift card exchange site that connects buyers and sellers of discounted gift cards. We don't ship or sell any gift cards ourselves... instead, we do the research for you. There are over a dozen different sites where you can buy and sell gift cards. Our staff works hard to find out which brokers have the very best deal of the day on each specific card, and we list the different deals for you to choose from. If you like the price on the card you see, you can click on a link and you'll go directly to the broker's site. If you decide to buy it from that broker they'll send it to you with no taxes, and in most cases, with no shipping fees.

The brokers who buy and sell the cards pay a small fee to be listed in Gift Card Granny. You, the home consumer, pay absolutely nothing.

 

What Are The Benefits of Using Gift Card Granny?

Think of us as the "Google of Gift Cards."  There are so many different gift card brokers on the Internet that it's mind boggling and impossible to find your way around without some assistance That’s why we created Gift Card Granny -- as a discount gift card shopping search engine.

Gift Card Granny saves you both time and money. We point straight to the most reliable places with the very best deals, which saves you time. We also let you contrast and compare the different deals by a number of criteria so you save money. How awesome is that?!

 

How Do I Know Gift Card Granny is Legit?

Gift Card Granny has been featured on Good Morning America on ABC News, The Early Show on CBS, ShopSmart Magazine by Consumer Reports, and FOX News. These are major, reputable news sources that won't cover just any old website. They are accountable for the content they broadcast, so they only cover websites they trust.

While it's possible to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by using discount gift cards, it’s not “too good to be true.” It’s just basic supply and demand: people have gift cards they don’t need and others are willing to pay a cash for them in exchange for a discount.

Rest assured, Gift Card Granny will never ask you for money, your credit card number or anything like that. We just list different gift card deals from sources we know to be solid.

 

How Do I Know a Specific Gift Card Vendor Is Legit?

Gift Card Granny only features gift card brokers that we know to be extremely trustworthy and reliable. If you ever happen to have a comment or concern about any broker listed on our site, then by all means, please contact us.

 

How to Buy Gift Cards

Here’s how to find deals on discount gift cards via Gift Card Granny:

  • Click on the Gift Card Granny tab that says buy gift cards.
  • Click on the first letter of the company you’re looking for, or scroll down until you find it.
  • Click on the company name and then go select the gift card deal you’re interested in.
  • Click the “shop” button and you’ll be taken right to the broker’s site.
  • Add the card you want to the shopping cart, check out and that’s it!

You’ll typically get your gift card in the mail within 3 to 7 business days after purchase.

 

How to Sell Gift Cards

Here’s how to get cash for your unwanted gift card, via Gift Card Granny:

  • Click on the Gift Card Granny tab that says sell gift cards.
  • Click on the icon of any of the 5 major, trusted brokers.
  • Alternatively, scroll down the list to find your card in the list and select it.
  • Enter your remaining card value into the broker’s website and click the “see offers” button.
  • If you like the deal the broker is offering, follow the remaining steps on their website to sell your card.

You should generally receive payment for your gift card within 3 to 7 business days. That's how long it will take the broker to verify the remaining balance on the card and send your payment. We only feature honest and reliable brokers, but be sure to read the exact terms and conditions on the broker's website before you sell the card.

 

How to Check a Gift Card's Balance

Aren’t sure exactly how much money is left on your gift card? No problem! It’s really easy to to find out on our balance checker page.

  • Click on the company name and then punch the card number into their official website.

That’s it! You can always check the balance of a gift card by bringing it to a physical store location and asking the folks at the customer service desk.