By now you probably understand how we offer gift cards at a discount. You know that we buy gift cards for less than their value from people just like you who don’t want them, and resell them at a discount so you can save.
You also are almost certainly familiar with our 45-day guarantee and that we will refund you for any cards that lose their balances within that time frame.
However, do you understand how and why a gift card might lose part or all of its value?
Why do gift cards go bad?
Unlike a carton of milk past its expiration date, gift cards do not go bad all by themselves. The two most common reasons gift cards lose their balance are: (1) The card was purchased with a stolen credit card and subsequently canceled by the issuing company. (2) The original owner used the card number after selling it to CardCash.
How can you protect yourself?
These simple steps will keep you safe from unscrupulous sellers and fraudulently obtained gift cards:
1) Check your gift card balance before going to the store.
2) Use the full balance of the card within 45 days of the purchase. Even if you checked the balance and it was fine within 45 days, the guarantee expires at 45 days from your purchase date. All you need to do is use the card within 45 days.
3) Report any balance discrepancy within 45 days of the purchase to [email protected]
How can you save?
Determine the amount you need and the best discount available.
Make sure you use all of your cards within the 45 day guarantee period.