I am sure that every one of us has received a gift card at some point, usually from a relative, for a store we’d never use. But, as it’s a gift, there is almost an obligation to spend it. However, there’s a new site which you can use to sell your unwanted gift cards!
I recently got the opportunity to receive a £50 promotion code to use on Zeek, an online gift card market place. You can sell your unwanted gift cards, or buy them at a reduced rate. £50 is a decent amount to be given to review something, as it’s free money! So, I happily accepted to see what it was like.
Now, I toyed with the idea of treating myself as it’s an unexpected cash sum. But, I couldn’t bring myself to do that completely, so I made a compromise.
If you click on the buy gift cards tab, there is the option to either get an online voucher, or one to spend in store. For both of mine, I chose the in store option, so these will be posted to be within 7 days of ordering. It then looks like this:
As you can see, there are difference percentages underneath each of the shops. That is the discount you can receive on the gift card, depending on the numeration amount. The first one I decided on was for Sainsbury’s. We normally do our shopping at Morrisons but there is a bigger discount for Sainsbury’s and we have one close by. I chose to order a £30 gift card which has a 4% discount. So, the cost is £28.80. So, not the biggest saving in the world, but not bad. The first slightly sticky point here was when I proceeded to checkout to buy my voucher, I had to pay £1 on my credit card, even though I had enough to cover it from the promo code. In the FAQs it does state that this would be the case, though I’m not sure why.
As I still had over £20 of credit to use, I decided to treat myself with the second gift card. I know that the “latte factor” is frowned upon by many pf bloggers, but I love coffee. So, I looked at the Costa coffee ones, and they had up to 8% discount on them. So, I chose a £20 costa gift card, which would cost £18.40 with discount. Not bad! Plus I’ll get my costa points whilst I’m there 😉
You can also go through Topcashback and Quidco, both which would give you an additional 4% on top. So, although it’s not a huge saving, if you had a gift card that you wouldn’t ever use them I would suggest selling them on Zeek to get some cash back.
If you want to sign up for Zeek, use the code 2REFZ4SM and you will get £5 credit in your account (I will also receive the same). It means you’ll save £5 off your first card!