Never pay full price again – Buying Discounted Gift Cards

I’ll admit I buy a lot at Home Depot. Probably more than I spend on food some months. By purchasing discounted gift cards I save 11% at Home Depot every time I make a purchase. You too can do this almost anywhere you shop. Do you like paying full price? Me neither, so follow my tips and start saving!

 

Buying Gift Cards

Cardpool is a online gift card exchange. They buy heavily discounted gift cards from people, such as yourself, and then resell them at a higher price. You just go to the Cardpool website and select the card and amount you want and it matches you with a gift card. Typically you can order an electronic gift card and have the code emailed to you within the hour.

Thrifty Tip #1: Buying something online?  Before you do check Cardpool to see if they have an electronic gift card for that retailer. You can order the gift card online and usually have it emailed to you within the hour!

 

Cardpool Thrifty Traveler

Small Sample of Gift Cards

 

What I buy from Cardpool:

– Home Depot 11% off

– Banana Republic 8.5% off

– J.Crew 6.5% off

– Dicks Sporting Goods 14% off

– AMC Theatres 18.5% off

– Target 4.5% off

As you can see there are huge savings for things you purchase everyday. Reader Nick S. purchased a $600 front door at Home Depot and was able to save almost $70 by using Cardpool gift cards! Another great way to save is to stack these with already existing store sales. For example, Banana Republic has 40% off sales very frequently, so stack a 8.5% off gift card and you’re almost getting 50% off!

Thrifty Tip #2: Want to buy a gift card for the exact amount of your purchase? Use the bulk purchase option and enter in exactly how much you want to purchase. Many times Cardpool will find a card for the exact amount or within a dollar or two. At Home Depot it can create a gift card for the exact amount, to the cent, you want. Not sure how this works but it does!

Bulk Purchase Option (Yellow highlight)

Bulk Purchase Option (Yellow highlight)

 

Selling Gift Cards

Cardpool is also a great place to unload your a gift cards you probably won’t be using. They typically discount gift cards by up to 25% but that is better than letting the gift card go to waste. The Target example below only has a discount of 13% if you mail the gift card in or 18% if you enter the code online.

Selling Gift Cards to Cardpool

Selling Gift Cards to Cardpool

 

Conclusion

Cardpool really is that simple. Buy the gift card online and they email you the gift card code within an hour, sometimes only minutes later. You save and earn points with your credit card at the same time. It’s a win win. Take a look at Cardpool’s gift card offerings, I think you’ll be impressed.

 

 

16 Responses

  1. Dorothy Monville says:

    Just read reviews about Cardpool and decided not to make the purchase. Has anyone had problems with the purchase of a gift card?

    • I too had seen negative reviews before I decided to give it a chance. I have bought thousands of dollars in gift cards in the last couple years and have never once encountered an issue.

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