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If you’re like me then gift cards can be a go to gift item, especially if you’ve procrastinated. Unfortunately the nature of gift cards typically does not allow them to ever be on sale. Bummer. Luckily though there are websites out there that allow consumers to purchase gift cards at a discount. Here’s how to find discounted gift cards on Raise.
What is Raise?
Raise is an online platform that allows both the sale and purchase of discounted gift cards. Users can either sell their unwanted gift cards or purchase the gift cards at a discount. Essentially the site acts as an ecommerce site for people wishing to buy or sell gift cards (sort of like ebay but without the bidding).
How Does It Work?
On Raise, users who wish to sell their unwanted gift cards simply list the card at the price they wish to sell. Once the card is sold, the site takes a 15% commission from the selling price. Purchasing the cards are even easier. Simply purchase any card listed on the site for the listed selling price.
The site offers 3 types of gift cards: physical – you will receive an actual physical gift card; egift – digital gift cards that are only guaranteed to work on online purchases; and vouchers – which are digital vouchers that can be redeemed either online on in store.
Worried that this exchange can leave you high and dry – out of money but no usable gift card? Totally understandable. Luckily Raise offers their users a guarantee, meaning if your gift card doesn’t work they’ll refund you. In turn they hold their sellers responsible by making them liable for any amount of non working gift cards they sell.
Raise also frequently offers additional deals on selected discounts through email. These deals typically offer about an additional 3% off any gift card, making your potential savings even greater.
Plus, currently Raise if offering $10 off any $50 purchase on initial sign-up. As an added bonus, use referral code tlallen14 for an extra $5 to spend. If you prefer to sell, new members can earn an extra 5% with code SELLAF10.
Don’t have any last minute gift to purchase? I hear ya. But don’t forget this can be a good method for purchasing discounted gift cards to stores that you coupon at, too. Nothing like saving an extra few percentage points on top of everything else.