31 Ways to Save in 2011: Turning plastic into cash!


Do you have gift cards just sitting around unused? Maybe you don’t have that store in your area or you just don’t like to shop there. If you do, look into turning that useless plastic into cash!

Plastic Jungle is a reputable company that specializes in buying and selling gift cards.  You can get up to 92% of the value of your gift card via Paypal, an Amazon gift card, or a check!

This is the basics on how this works:

1.  Click here to search for the merchant and to enter your gift card balance (you must have a minimum of $25 to sell your card)

2.  Click on the “see offers” button and you will see how much they are willing to offer you in Amazon gift cards, Paypal, or check (from my experience, Amazon gift cards are the highest payout amount)

3.  If you select the offer, you will need to register or log in if you already have an account.  You will be asked to enter your gift card number and PIN if avaialble.

4.  Once you have completed your transaction, you will receive a prepaid USPS mailing label (they pay for the shipping!) and all you have to do is attach it to an envelope and send it in!

5.  Once they receive your gift card, they will verify the balance and you will receive payment within two business days!

On a side note, you can also buy discounted gift cards.  If you buy a gift card, it will be shipped to you for free and they also have a Buyer Guarantee (see the details here)

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please refer to my disclosure policy for more information.  Please note, I have not been compensated by Plastic Jungle in any way for writing this post.  I just think it’s a great resource for people who have unused gift cards and need some extra cash!