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Looking to sell your gift cards but don’t want to waste a bunch of time on the process? You’re not alone. While many people would love to get cash for their gift cards, the majority are under the impression that the process will take days or weeks to finish, and they stay away because of it. Fortunately, these people are wrong!

The fact of the matter is that selling a gift card is fast and painless, and you often have a deposit in your account or a check in the mail in just days.

With this in mind, hers’s your ultimate guide on how to sell your gift cards in twenty minutes or less.

Part 1: The Preparation Work

For the best results, you’ll want to do your prep work before you sit down to actually sell your gift cards. This is especially true if you have multiple cards to sell, or you’ve never engaged in the process before. To start, follow these steps:

  • Gather all of your cards. Nobody wants to waste time digging through papers and trying to remember where they last saw a gift card. With this in mind, take the time now to gather all of your cards in advance, and put them in a convenient and simple place where you’ll be able to access them easily when the sale time rolls around. This will save you time and stress down the road.
  • Determine how much value is on each card. Just like you don’t want to be searching for your cards when it’s time to sell them, you also don’t want to be trying to figure out how much is on each of them. To avoid this, go through and determine how much money each card contains. You can do this through the card-issuer, or, if the card is brand new, by looking at the gift packaging it came in. Most retailers write the card amount on the packaging at the time of purchase. Once you’ve got these numbers, write them down on a sheet of paper that you’ll keep in a safe place.
  • Do some background research on resellers. The best way to sell a gift card is to go through a certified gift card re-seller, such as EJGiftCards. In addition to being the most secure option, this approach will also pay you the most and will help ensure that your personal information and card data stay safe throughout. It’s also fast and easy, even for people who have never sold cards before. With this in mind, spend some time now working to find a card seller you like. There are many options out there, and it’s important to go with one that has good reviews and a track record of success.

Part 2: Sell Your Gift Cards

Once you’ve done the preparation work listed above, it’s time to actually make the sale. Here’s how: find a gift card re-seller you like and trust and head to their website. While each website is a bit different, the next steps apply generally to each of them. First, you’ll have to enter your card information. On our site, for example, you simply choose the gift card merchant from our extensive list of merchants. Once you’ve located the merchant, input the face value of your gift card and click “get offer.”

We’ll make you an instant offer that you can either accept or deny. If you accept it, you’ll be redirected to another screen where you enter your PayPal information and verify the card. Once it’s all said and done, we’ll make an electronic deposit into your account – no muss, no fuss!

Part 3: Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor

Once your funds show up, the decision of what to do with them is yours! This is an exciting feeling, and we don’t blame you for smiling. While it sometimes takes a few days to get paid, it’s easy to take the money you earned from your gift card and turn it into a fun dinner out, a trip with friends, a gift for a family member or loved one, or a new gift card, from a merchant you enjoy and frequent.

Since trading a gift card in is such a quick and simple process, it’s something that many people swear by, and it’s likely something you’ll find yourself doing again and again, every single time you receive a card you don’t like or don’t want to use.