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A few years ago, I stumbled upon this fabulous thing called RAISE. It is a site where you can buy and sell your unwanted gift cards.
But, the even greater thing is that they give you credits for your first purchase AND there is a great coupon code right now!
****I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THE ENTIRE POST BEFORE TRYING THIS. THERE ARE DIFFERENT STEPS FOR DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES
So, my hubby’s birthday is this weekend. He had his eye on something and I had told him we would get it for his birthday. It was in and out of stock at Academy the last few weeks, but we needed to wait. So, this week, he found it at a different store for about $25 cheaper, but it would have to be ordered and not here until next week….it was in stock in Covington Academy NOW. Hmmm….I really want to save that $25, but is it worth it to not have it for his birthday?
So, I took a peek at RAISE and found gift cards for Academy at a staggering 1% off! WOWZERS, right?? I checked for cards to the other store, where it had to be ordered and they had 5%. This was a $600-ish purchase, so 5% is significant…and it’s already $25 less than Academy.
I ended up buying 4 gift cards to Sportsman’s Warehouse and saved about $30 more dollars! So, now we are saving $55, and he agreed that was worth waiting a few more days!
This morning, I woke up to an email with a coupon code to save $10 on a $100 purchase…GRRRRR….I hate when they do that! But it did prompt me to want to pass the info to you!
FIRST – Here is how it works:
*CLICK HERE to sign up and use code kjordan4 if it isn’t auto-filled. This is my referral code and I will love you forever for using it. This should also give you a $5 credit for signing up.
*You will get an email to verify your account. Do that.
*It will now prompt you for your phone number and then text you a code to verify that. Do that.
*Once you are in, you might see a $5 credit. Search for cards by store, or I actually filtered by cards valued at under $25.
***If you do not see the $5 in your account, OR IF YOU ARE ON A PHONE*****try this….
Right now, you can get an additional $10 off a minimum $100 purchase with code EVERYDAY – so the $200 gift cards I bought with the 5% off, you can get today for 10% off! That’s a $20 savings on a $200 gift card! (**I am not sure if your $5 referral credit will stack with this code, but it’s possible! I can’t check it because I don’t have any credits at the moment. Someone try it and let me know!) This code can only be used 1 time and is good through February 17.
It’s almost VALENTINE’S DAY! I see gift cards to PF Changs for 18% off…buy enough to spend $100 and use the code EVERYDAY! Get $150 for just $112.58!
Do you have a Starbucks addiction? Save some money with this deal! I see cards at 7.6% off…buy $100 worth and apply the code to save more!
***For those who may be skeptical, let me tell you that I have bought and used several cards since I first posted this in 2016. I purchased a gun with one! Not kidding. They are also guaranteed for 100 days. So, if for some reason the code is not good, it should be replaced or refunded with no problem. Purchases from this site are fully insured and covered by their 100% money back guarantee. In the case that a gift card has a value other than what was shown at the point of sale, Raise will cover the buyer’s transaction for up to 100 days from the date of purchase.
Be sure to read ALL the fine print to determine if it’s a physical card, or it will be delivered via email. ALSO, see if it is valid in store only, online only, or BOTH!
Most cards appear in your account almost immediately, but they do request 24 hours before you panic. Last night, I saw the charge in my account immediately, but it took about 15 minutes for it to actually come out of my bank balance and the card codes appear in my Raise account.
Full disclosure – I bought my parents a card a few Christmases back and when they tried to use it, it was empty. HOWEVER…it was over 2 years old and these cards are guaranteed for 1 year. So, be sure you are going to use it soon, and keep that protection!
All orders on our marketplace are backed by our 1 Year Money-Back Guarantee. In the event a gift card cannot be redeemed as indicated, we will refund the purchase price of the card, not any discount or savings the buyer received. Please visit our guarantee page for a full list of what’s covered under this policy.
If you have questions, please ask me! But this is a great deal!