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Is Legit?

One of the questions we get every now and then at is whether we are a legit (legitimate/trustworthy) organization. We even get phone calls about it.

Here are a few things you should know about us:
1. We are currently in our 5th year of business
2. We provide the best customer service in the industry. Don’t take our word for it – call us (1-877-800-4413) 9 out of 10 times, you will be talking to a person. On those rare occasions when our phone is busy, leave us a message or email us and you will get a response within 1 business day. We love talking to our customers and getting your feedback, so feel free to contact us.
3. Unlike other sites, we stand behind our gift cards 100%. All the cards we re-sell are thoroughly verified to ensure the balance is there. However, should you have any problem with an order, simply call us and we will make it right. Check out our return policy.

We can go on and on about how great of a company we are. But we want you to be confident when buying or selling your gift cards to us. Check out what our customers are saying through these video testimonials or see our media coverage, which is archived by year by clicking here.

We know you will come back to us for all your gift card needs once you try our service – Give us an opportunity to earn your business and you will be happy you did.

How To Prevent Gift Card Fraud

Be Informed

Gift cards are becoming more popular every year leading to a plethora of merchant options for consumers. These days, you can buy gift cards just about anywhere from the actual retailer to convenience stores, internet auctions and more. With more options available to buyers comes more viable ways for scammers to attack. Here is an example of a scheme used by scam artists recently which has made news across the country:

The crooks have found a way to rob you of your gift card balance. If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has various store cards you may become a victim of theft.

Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the store and then wait a few days and call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find the card is “activated,” they go online and start shopping.

You may want to purchase your card from a customer service person, where they do not have the Gift Cards viewable to the public.

Although this may seam highly unlikely to happen to you the truth is that is has actually become a popular plot. Where does this kind of scam occur? Any retail or convenience store with card displays that are not controlled or behind the register. Frauds can jot down the pin and card number before waiting for activation. Once activated, they are able to expend the funds online essentially leaving you with nothing. This became a huge problem this past holiday season due to the fact that consumers would activate cards at purchase before giving them as gifts. The period in between became a perfect window for gift card fraud.

More Gift Card Scams and Threats

  •  Counterfeit, used, or stolen gift cards for sale on auction websites
  • Scam artists who lie about the available funds and sell the cards on auction sites. Buyers do not get what they think they purchased.
  • Using stolen credit cards to buy gift cards before turning to resale for profit.

How To Protect Youself From Becoming A Victim

  1. Steer clear of purchasing from online auctions. These are just crawling with fake,stolen, and used gift cards wating to be purchased.
  2. Do not purchase gift cards from public display racks. As discussed, this is the easiest place for scam artists to take down card information before they wait for activation.
  3. Purchase cards directly from the distributing retailer. For example: Purchase an American Eagle gift card AT American Eagle.
  4. Always examine the gift card. Do not purchase cards with exposed pins or those which look suspicious of tampering.
  5. When purchasing online, use a secure site. Sites like GiftCardRescue specialize in gift card exchange, sell gift card, and buy gift cards. Here you can buy discounted cards and even sell unwanted for cash back on every dollar with the security of a guaranteed purchase.
  6. Register your card online at the retailers site if at all possible. This way you can track spending and account activity.
  7. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Don’t fall for online stunts for free gift cards. This seems to be a big problem via social media like facebook and twitter. Let’s be honest. There is no way WalMart is going to give away thousands of $100 gift cards. Don’t fall for pitches like these.
  8. Never give out any personal information. Social Security number, date of birth, account information. Reputable companies should NEVER need this and should not even ask.


Tips For Holiday Gift Cards

It was estimated that each American would receive at least one gift card over the winter holiday season.  For many reasons though, millions of dollars each year go unspent on gift cards. Chances are, some received cards of no personal value and decided to stick them in a drawer somewhere. Others like me, may spend weeks debating on how to spend it and eventually forget about it. My advice, use your gift cards sooner rather than later unless they are for something like Starbucks where multiple gift card transactions are necessary to diminish the card’s balance. Here are some tips to help you with those gift card decisions:

1.) Remember Necessity Over Frivolous Spending = Win

For those of you with the $50 or $100 Walmart gift cards, this one is for you. Impulse might tell a lot of you to upgrade your life in the electronics department with every dollar you have. A good approach I try to take to this situation is the 80/20 rule. If you purchase necessities like toilet paper, soap, groceries, and other NEEDS. This will free up budget in the immediate future. With the other 20%, go ahead and treat yourself to a movie or something. It can be fun trying to meet that $20 cap at the end of shopping for something you WANT.

2.) Re-gifting Never Hurts

No I  don’t mean re-give the gift card. Have a loved one or friend with a birthday coming up? Instead of forcing a personal purchase, use the gift card to buy something for them instead. This saves you money you would have probably spent anyway.

3.) Trade OR Redeem For Cash

There are some great sites to exchange or sell gift cards like Gift Card Rescue offers consumers the chance to swap gift cards and even to earn up to $.92 back on every dollar.  This route might take a little research and work but it is surely worth it once you reap the benefits of the savings they provide. GCR accepts cards from over 350 vendors and offers trades for credit with merchants such as Amazon.

4.) Donate To Charity And Feel Good

If you really don’t happen to need a gift card, or are feeling extra generous, there are some options available for you to donate to charities. That gift card might not mean much to you, but to someone else it could mean everything. Works Of Life is a non profit Christian organization that combines smaller donated gift cards into larger cards to help needy individuals and families. GiftCardGiver distributes donated cards to non profit organizations which in turn, use the funds to help the less fortunate. GiftCardGiver also offers the option to throw a house party, meaning that you invite your friends over and collect their unused gift cards to make one bulk donation.



Top 10 Ways To Get Gift Cards For Less

Gift Cards spending and popularity has noticeably continued to grow since 2005. TowerGroup, a leading financial research and advisory firm, projected that gift card sales will top $100 billion this holiday season and exceed $130 billion by 2014. They have also added that in addition to increased gift card purchasing, consumers are also more frequently spending the full value on the card. This shows that consumers trends are leaning both towards gift cards and value.

There are many ways to score gift cards for less around the holidays. Here are 10 awesome ways to score gift cards for less:

1. Gift-card Exchange Sites

For example, Sites like this give consumers the chance to buy, sell, and exchange gift cards at discount prices. With GiftCardRescue, the value on the card is backed by a guarantee which should give shoppers a secure feeling. Average deals can range from 8%-25% savings. Daily deals can go even higher and are often announced through their facebook page. Check the site regularly and expect a spike in selection immediately following holidays.

2. Social Buying

This includes sites like LivingSocial and Groupon and typically includes savings anywhere from 10%-60% off. These sites both have smarthphone apps as well as e-mail options which are region specific and will notify you when new deals are posted. Be sure to check out Groupon’s GrouponNow App which will target your location and provide nearby deals.

3. Coinstar Savings

Got change? It’s likely we’ve all seen or used a Coinstar machine at our local grocery store. These machines usually tend to charge 9.8 cents to every dollar counted but will offer free of charge counting in exchange for gift cards to places such as iTunes, CVS, and Amazon among over 25 other merchant partners.

4.  Foursquare 

It’s all fun and games until someone gets a free gift card dropped on them. Seriously, aside from earning badges and becoming mayor, Foursquare has proved to be a useful marketing tool for companies. Starbucks recently awarded 500 $40 gift cards to customers who checked in on their 40th anniversary. Other merchants enter those who check in into store gift card drawings, another tempting customer incentive.

5. Frequent Flier Miles/ Points

Got a bevy of frequent flier points that you haven’t used in ages? Well, not only can these be redeemed for flights but also gift cards to retail outlets and movie theaters. Make sure to check your options through your personal account.

6. Bulk Grocery Clubs

If you pay for a membership to a wholesale warehouse like  Costco, Sam’s Club, or Bj’s you might have the chance to save with direct purchase. These merchants often offer gift cards below retail price. For example, at Bj’s you can buy $100 iTunes for 5% off and $100 Uno Chicago Grill for 20% off. Even Walmart is offering $50 iTunes cards for $40 while supplies last. Don’t miss out on these killer members only steals!

7. Local Media 

Especially around the holidays, local news and media outlets will partner with merchants for promotional discounts.  If you don’t catch any announcements during your viewing, visit the website and search for holiday deals or discount gift cards.

8. Retail Loyalty Programs

Retail stores are all about return customers, which makes up for a large portion of revenue. Many have marketing strategies that include customer loyalty programs which differ based on merchant. Usually, they offer a certain amount off relative to how much you spend. e.g $5 off every $100 spent. This can be a great way to save at your favorite spots.

9. Targeted Smartphone Apps

Savings can be just an Application download away. Social apps like Shopkick and Loopt offer repeat users chances to earn gift cards to local restaurants and retail stores like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and Crate & Barrel, Rack your “kickbucks”  up this holiday season.

10. Crowd-sourced Deal Sites

This includes sites like and These sites use social networking to find the best bargains around. A search of “gift card” will provide users with any deals available as well as tips for redemption and use.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Gifts for Him

Finding the right gift for a member of the male species can sometimes be as difficult as open heart surgery. Common male responses to the question “What do you want for Christmas?” fall anywhere from “I dunno” to “Just get me something you think I’ll like” to “You don’t need to get me anything”. In some instances, waterboard interrogation wouldn’t draw a sufficient answer.

A good rule of thumb to follow when buying gifts for the men in your life is, if it involves speed, explosions or flashy gadgetry, chances are you’re on the right track. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Stock Car Ride Along: What man hasn’t dreamt of zooming around a race track in a million dollar horsepower machine. Now that dream is possible. With a stock car ride along, you get the opportunity to sit shotgun in a Sprint Cup type stock car, driven by a professional. This is a must have for those men with a need for speed.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: From the moment it hit shelves, the newest installment in the Call of Duty video game line has been a smash success. The cold war flavored shooter available in console or PC format is sure to be a hit gift this year. The only problem will be ungluing your gamer’s fingers from the controller. For an extra kick, pick up the Prestige Edition, complete with game inspired remote control car.

Round of Golf at TPC Sawgrass: Home of the Players Championship, the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass is every golfers dream round. Sawgrass is one of the most affordable tour quality courses that allows public play and located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, makes for a great weekend getaway trip.

Blu Ray Player: Blu Ray has become a must have for the avid movie junkie. With Blu Ray player technology becoming more mainstream, prices are as affordable as ever, with recent pricing seen as low as $79 or less. Couple the disc player with a few new releases like Inception or The Town for a great gift bundle.

NFL Tickets: Professional football is a staple pastime for men all over the country. What better way to watch the game than to enjoy a Sunday afternoon at the stadium. With the NFL’s new ticket exchange, it is now easier than ever to find tickets for your favorite team. offers discount gift cards to over 300 top retailers. With gift cards to stores such as NLF Shop, Bass Pro Shops, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, you can be sure to find the perfect gift card for the man in your life. For a full list of discount gift cards, please visit our Buy Gift Cards page.

Cheap Gift Cards At Gift Card Rescue

The convenience and ease of gifts cards has made them a hot selling item this holiday season, with everyone from grocery stores to gas stations getting in on the action. Gift cards have become the number one gift idea among consumers in recent years. With so many gift cards floating around these days, it’s easy to see how many of them go unused every year. It’s estimated that  nearly 20% of gift cards are never cashed in, until now. allows consumers to get money back by selling unwanted and unused gift cards. That means for all the bargain shoppers out there looking for deals on gift cards, GiftCardRescue is the place to go. Selling discount gift cards from hundreds of retailers at up to 30% off, it is easy to find the perfect gift for those on your list at a fraction of the price. Put great gift cards in the hands of your family and friends, and money back in your pocket, by shopping online at

Sell gift cards on eBay?

Do you have gift card you don’t want? Are you considering selling them on eBay? Here are three reasons why you should sell your unwanted gift cards to instead of eBay.

  • Price Guarantee

When you sell your gift cards on eBay, you have no guarantee on how much you are going to get. Until the auction ends, you have no idea how much the final bid will be. When you sell gift cards to, we will give you a quote that offer tells you exactly how much we will pay for your gift card. Unlike Cardwoo or Ebay, the quote is guaranteed and we pay up to 90% cash back depending on the merchant. Don’t take a risk when selling your gift card for cash, choose Gift Card Rescue.

  • Purchase Guarantee

At, every time that you sell a gift card it is 100% guaranteed. If the gift card is on our merchant list and meets our terms and conditions (over $20 and does not expire within two years), we will buy it for cash or credit. When you sell your gift card on eBay, there is no guarantee it will sell or that you will get the money.

  • No Selling Limit

Ebay’s terms and conditions currently limit you to the ability to only list one gift card at a time. If you have multiple gift cards you may have to wait weeks to sell them. No only do we want to buy your gift cards, but we want all of them! If you have bulk gift cards, please contact one of our agents at 1-877-800-4413 and we will work out a deal for you.

  • Potential for Fraud is Eliminated

Selling your gift card on eBay means you will be dealing with a stranger you don’t know. There are plenty of opportunities for fraud and the most common example is this:

The buyer who is receiving the gift card declines that they have ever received the card. They report this transaction to Paypal and almost immediately get their money refunded. This leaves you without a gift card and at a total loss.

By selling your gift card to GiftCardRescue, you eliminate the opportunity for fraud. We are in our third year of business and you can trust a reputable company like ours that has been mentioned in major media outlets such as; the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, and NPR.

We are confident that once you do business with us, you will come back to us for all your gift card needs, including our extensive volume of discounted gift cards of up to 30% off.

How to make money selling gift cards – Part 1

Welcome to part one of the series on how you can make additional money just by buying and selling gift cards.

The concept is very simple. All you need to do is buy gift cards for less than their value and resell them at Gift Card Rescue.  Just by doing this some of our best bulk suppliers make thousands of dollars a week from by selling gift cards. It’s an easy side project to start that can quickly turn into a serious money making venture.

To start you want to look up what Gift Card Rescue is currently paying for different merchants. You want to focus your efforts on buying gift cards to popular stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and Macy’s. The key to making the most money is offering a low percentage for the gift card.

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Discount Gift Cards – Top Sellers June 2010

June 2010 was a great month in sales for us fueled by consumers looking to save money on their summer vacations and fathers day gifts. Here is our list of our most popular gift cards for the month of June.

These gift cards sold out extremely fast so if you are interested in making a purchase it’s important that you sign up for our wish list. This way you will get notified when the gift cards become in stock.

Top Selling Discount Gift Cards June 2010

1.) Walmart Gift Card

2.) Visa Gift Card

3.) Home Depot Gift Card

4.) Lowe’s Gift Card

5.) Tiffany Gift Card

6.) American Airlines Gift Card

7.) Target Gift Card

8.) Best Buy Gift Card

9.) Macy’s Gift Card

10.) Olive Garden Gift Card

These were our top discount gift card sales for June 2010 as our customers look to save money on their summer purchases. We look forward to serving all of your gift card needs this summer and you can now sell gift cards to Wet Seal, Under Armour, and The North Face for cash.

Enjoy the 4th of July this weekend!

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