Monday, November 26, 2012

Unwanted Gift Cards in your wallet? CardSwap.ca

I love buying gift cards. I love receiving gift cards. It's always nice to be able to go on a shopping spree, and NOT have to foot the bill!  However, there are times where I receive gift cards to stores I don't shop at - on those instances, they have stayed in my wallet for months (sometimes even years) hoping that I will eventually see something to purchase.

That doesn't need to be the case though. With CardSwap you can SELL your unwanted gift cards. It is super easy - you register with them; enter the card information you have and wait to see what they offer you (up to 92% of the card value).  Once you have completed the sale, you mail them your card (with their free shipping label); they will verify the balance and either mail you a cheque or credit your account with swap points.

If you want to BUY a card, you view the available cards they have and make your selection. You then can either purchase the card using existing swap points OR pay with your visa/mastercard, interac online or paypal account.

I was given 5000 points (equivalent to $50.00) to use for my review of the site. As I have written above, it is super easy to use. I haven't sold a gift card with them, but when I bought mine (2 chapters cards worth $25.00 each) they arrived super quick (4 days later). The first thing I did was verify the balance on the cards - and they were fully loaded to $25.00 each as they should be.

This will be an awesome way to buy gift cards for stores that are not in your area (I have friends/family that don't live near me, and they have stores which we don't)

I definitely recommend using the site if you need to purchase cards (you get "bonus" swap points when you purchase - they depend on the retailer/amount of the card). If you find yourself with unwanted cards this Christmas, then you know where to look!

Want some great news? Card Swap is offering one of my Canadian readers a credit of $40.00 to use! That's right - one of YOU will be able to shop from their site - my question to you is: would you gift the card you choose, or keep it for yourself?


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46 comments:

  1. I would get a Old Navy gift card and keep it for myself.

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  2. Chapters - half for me and half for Christmas presents.

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  3. If I won I'd choose a gas gift card if available.

    kevin.linkie@hotmail.com

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  4. I'd want a Canadian Tire gift card to give to my spouse.

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  5. I'd get a Loblaw's GC and include it in our Xmas family sponsorship basket!

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  6. I'd get a walmart card for me and only me.

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  7. I would want the Winners gift card and I would keep it for Christmas shopping
    thanks

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  8. There are so many! I might choose Tim Hortons and yes Id keep it for myself lol...maybe Id treat someone with it though!

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  9. probably a chapters card and I might give it to my husband to spend

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  10. I would like a Canadian Tire gift card and I would keep it for myself!

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  11. Starbucks! A prezzie to me!! :)

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  12. I sure could use canadian tire and walmart and I would keep it for getting gifts ...or maybe give as gift lol would depend what I still need when it came lol

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  13. I would use it to get a Walmart giftcard and use if myself.

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  14. I'd want an Indigo Chapters gift card for my mother.

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  15. I would like Shoppers Drug Mart,and I would keep it for myself,I shop there regularly! Thanks,
    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

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  16. Canadian Tire for my husband would be my choice!

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  17. I'd get a Chapters gift card and give it to one of my kids.

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  18. your rafflecopter form won't load for me for a few days now :( *sniff

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  19. Winners to keep for myself

    Carmen Q

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  20. I would want the Keg Steakhouse gift card to keep for myself.

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  21. i want a homedepot for myself

    Ted Kooper
    fwdsd45 @gmail.com

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  22. I would choose the shoppers gift card and use some of it for me and the rest on gifts. :)

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  23. i would get a amazon GC for myself
    rafflecopter - Yan Deng

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  24. I'd probably get the Canadian Tire GC for my husband to use for work stuff (probably a measuring tape)

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  26. A Canadian Tire gift card for myself!

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  27. A Canadian Tire card would come in the most handy.

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  28. I would choose roots and would buy something for hubby with it.

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  29. Timmies for me

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  30. I would buy a Red Lobster gift card to use for our anniversary.

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  31. I would choose a Boston Pizza giftcard!

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  32. chapters/indigo and would keep it for me.

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  33. I would want a Canadian Tire for me

    frankburcu(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. walmart probably, because I can get anything I need there

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  35. The Keg and I would use it towards date night with my boyfriend

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  36. A Home Depot GC for the home! I need paint! marg kitc19 at yahoo dot ca

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  37. I'd get chapters/indigo and keep it for myself!

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  38. I'd look for Chapters to gift, or Red Lobster for our upcoming anniversary dinner!

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