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Happy New Year! Gift Card Giveaway and a Great Option for Unwanted Gift Cards


Happy New Year All!
If anyone has any unwanted gift cards after the holiday season gift card exchange madness, check out a little site called Cardpool.  I discovered Cardpool after receiving a (very generous!) gift card to Pottery Barn.  After I realized I could buy only a small bag of decorative rocks at PB with the gift card I'd been given, I looked into gift card exchanges and found cardpool.com where you can sell as well as buy gift cards at a discounted price.  I quickly exchanged my $100 to Pottery Barn for an $80 Amazon card and bought a killer toaster for our new kitchen.  They make money and I get something I can actually use.  Score!  My 4-slot toaster is way better than a box of rocks or seashells.  :)

I always use this site when giving wedding or birthday gifts instead of choosing a card for the recipient so they can choose one of their own.  I also go through them to buy restaurant gift cards so I can get more bang for my buck.  The hubs and I just bought a $50 Cheesecake Factory card for $40.50.  It's like getting $9.50 for free! (Confession: rather than just saving the money, I bought a slice of lemon raspberry cheesecake which was SO worth the calories!)

You can purchase regular gift cards they will mail to you, or can get e-gift cards which will be e-mailed to you within 1 day (usually within a few hours).  Give yourself a little time on the e-gift cards though.  I ran into a bit of trouble with this during Secret Santa week this year when I waited until midnight to purchase a Barnes & Noble gift card for my Secret Santa recipient.  It didn't arrive until the next morning at 10 am and then I was stuck explaining Cardpool.com to my Secret Santa friend.  Luckily she wanted the $20 from Cardpool rather than the $15 we were sworn to stick to.  I technically only spent $15, but she got $20 because of my fancy online gymnastics.  Sweet!

I'm starting off the New Year (Happy 2016!) by running a little gift card giveaway to Cardpool.  Enter in the Rafflecopter below.  The giveaway runs through January 4th - hopefully bringing a little New Year's happiness to a lucky teacher who goes back to work that day.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

13 comments

  1. Amazon would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  2. I would pick Target! Thank you!

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  3. I would like Nordstrom gift card.

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  4. I would choose an amazon gift card

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  5. I would pick a Nordstrom giftcard to get new clothes for work.

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  6. Oooh I think I'd get an Olive Garden gift card!

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  7. I'd choose amazon so I could get some great e-books for my kindle!

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  8. I would pick amazon, because I love my amazon prime! Although victoria's secret would be a tough second because I'm OBSESSED with their workout capris!

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  9. I would chose Amazon because then I could buy anything (well, almost anything)!

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  10. This is an awesome giveaway, and I would choose Amazon giftcard, and use it to buy Thomas and friends and garth brooks. :)

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  11. This is an awesome giveaway, and I would choose Amazon giftcard, and use it to buy Thomas and friends and garth brooks. :)

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