The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Coinstar Exchange. I received a gift card to test the services, and compensation for the review, but all opinions are my own.
I think it’s safe to say that the holidays are (mostly) behind us. Many of our decorations are being packed away, and most of the gifts have found their places on shelves or in drawers. Some of you may even be dealing with an over abundance of gift cards to spend.
I love a great gift card, but sometimes the gift card isn’t the right fit. I love having the option to buy my own item, but I don’t always love the store. Or, have you ever felt that you could use the cash more than another item to take up space in your home?
There’s a new service popping up in grocery stores – Coinstar Exchange. With Coinstar Exchange, you can exchange your gift card for cash. It takes just a few minutes and it’s so simple to do. Simply locate the closest Coinstar Exchange (in my case, there happened to be several in the city my brother lives now. I’m holding out hope my own city gets one SOON!) Take your unwanted gift card to the kiosk, follow the steps and insert your card.
The Coinstar Exchange kiosk will display how much your gift card is worth (there is basically a fee for making the exchange) and you’re given the option to decline or accept the offer.
Once you accept, a voucher will print out, and you can exchange that for cash.
It really is simple – and helpful if you have gift cards that have been stacking up around your house (hey, we all have some hidden somewhere.) Why not exchange the for cash?
I actually received a gift card a few weeks ago (don’t worry, family. It’s not one that was given to me by a family member.) The card is for a place I never shop at, and when I looked into what they do offer, it’s not a line of product that I’m interested in. Truthfully, I could use the cash for several of the bills we have stacking up.
Do you have any gift cards hanging around your house just waiting to be exchanged for cash?