Knowledge base

Knowledge Base

Only want cards with value above Only want cards with value below Only want cards with discount % greater than : (e-g 9%) Clear

how to sell gift cards

We'll purchase your unused gift cards at up to 92% of it’s value. Sell your gift cards for cash. Have a check sent out, ACH or PayPal deposit within 1-2 days. See our price match guarantee.

Selling Basics

Selling a gift card to CardCash is easy. We'll guide you through these simple steps:

  1. Click the link Sell a Gift Card at the top of any page on the site.
  2. Enter details about your gift card - the retailer, card balance and quantity.
  3. We'll tell you how much we'll pay you for the gift card. Choose from these payment options:
    • Check
    • ACH Deposit
    • Deposit into PayPal account
    • Trade card for Amazon gift card, CVS gift card or United Airline miles.
  4. Sign In to CardCash - if you are new, it is easy to create an account.
  5. Confirm Sale.
  6. Verify your identity [if applicable] if a first time user. This ensures us that we are paying you for the card, and not someone else.
  7. Mail us your gift card [if applicable]. Depending on the gift card you are selling, you may need to mail us the physical gift card.
  8. When we receive your card, we will verify the actual card value, and make payment to you based on the verified balance upon receipt.
Why CardCash?

CardCash is the web's largest secured gift card exchange. We've helped thousands of people get what they really want by converting their unwanted gift cards into cash that can be spent any way they want and by offering big savings on discounted gift cards in return. In fact, we sold more than $130 million in gift card value in 2013, and we are growing rapidly! Our CardCash Guarantee:

  • All transactions guaranteed
  • Always free shipping
  • No fees
  • No expiration dates
  • We have been endorsed by the following major media outlets:
  • Forbes
  • Inc. 500
  • CNN Money
  • CBS News
  • Daily Finance
  • Money Watch
  • Accepted Gift Cards
  • We currently accept gift cards from more than 400 different retailers at CardCash, and we add new retailers all the time.
  • Depending on the retailer, we accept plastic cards, eCODEs, and merchandise credits.
  • We require a minimum of $20 total balance on all the gift cards you are selling.
  • You can sell a gift card to CardCash that has been partially used; it does not need to be brand new or a full dollar value (i.e. we take gift cards with a value of $41.26 as well as $45.00).
  • We do not accept the following cards: cards with expiration dates, rewards cards (i.e. cards registered to specific user), promotional gift cards, damaged or unsellable cards (illegible card number or PIN), unapproved retailers, or paper certificates.
Payment Options

We make you the best offer we can for your gift card, based on a variety of factors including brand popularity, seasonality, and denomination. We don't pay you 100% of the card's value because we turn around and sell that card to others at a discount. That's what makes this marketplace a win-win for everyone!

Payment Timing

We issue payment within 1-2 business days. You can track the status of your payment in Order Status.

PayPal Payment

To receive payment through PayPal, you must have a confirmed email address with PayPal or else it won’t be able to be processed. If your email address has not already been confirmed, please Sign In to your PayPal account and click on the "Confirm email address" link under the Notifications section of the PayPal My Account Overview page. Please follow the instructions on that page.

If you have any issues with PayPal please email us at [email protected]

If you're mailing high value gift cards (or lots of them), we suggest you purchase a tracking service at your local post office to ensure your gift cards arrive safely. CardCash is not responsible for a gift card until we receive it.

Identity Verification

Depending on the type of gift card you are selling and the payment option you select, we may require you to verify your identity before completing the sale. Once you are verified in our system, you will not need to be verified again unless your CardCash account information changes.

If you must verify your identity, you will be notified when you sell your gift card(s). To verify your identity, we will call the phone number listed on your CardCash account.

Problem Resolution

We've got you covered! Please consult the CardCash Guarantee to learn more about the protections we provide, and don't hesitate to email us at [email protected] so we may help resolve any issues you may encounter.