Friday, July 12, 2013

Gift Card Rescue $30 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Thanks to Gift Card Rescue for providing me with a gift card in exchange for this review and giveaway!

Has this ever happened to you?  You receive a gift for a birthday or anniversary.  It's a gift card!  But it's for a store you don't shop at, or is for a store that isn't in your area.  What do you do?

In the past, when this has happened to me, I usually just put the gift card away somewhere and forgot about it.  But here's a better solution: stop by Gift Card Rescue and sell or trade your gift card!

If you want cash for your gift card, just go to the Sell page and type in your card type, amount, and expiration date.  If Gift Card Rescue wishes to buy your card, you'll be presented with a dollar amount that they will pay.  Like the offer?  Then click on the cash offer button.  Once you send in the card, a check for that amount will be sent to you within two business days!

If you'd like more, you can also trade your gift card for an Amazon gift card.  Not only will you get more in trade than you would get in cash, but you'll also receive a gift code via email, so you'll have your money sooner.

I gave the selling a try with a hypothetical $50 Kroger supermarket gift card.  We don't have Kroger in my area, so if I were to receive one, it wouldn't do me any good.  Gift Card Rescue offered me either $42.50 in cash or $44.63 on an Amazon gift card.  Not too bad for something that would otherwise sit unused in a drawer!

Gift Card Rescue is great for unwanted gift cards, but it's even better for helping you save without clipping coupons or watching for sales!

That's because you can also buy gift cards from Gift Card Rescue at a discount.  If you buy a store card for 10% off the face value, that means that when you use it, you're saving 10% right off the bat!  (Of course, if you combine the card savings with coupon and sales savings, you'll save even more!)

I checked the prices for some of my favorite places to shop:
  • Publix: 5% off
  • Target: 4% off
  • Walgreens: 6% off
  • CVS: 6.5% off
  • Kohl's: 6% off
Smaller stores may save you even more!  For instance, Aeropostale cards give a 15% savings!  Wow!

I also really like that Gift Card Rescue has a guarantee on their cards.  In the past I've thought about buying or selling cards on auction sites, but I worried that problems might happen.  What if I received a card and it didn't work or had less money on it than was advertised?  What if I sold a card and the purchaser spent the money on the card, then claimed that it was empty when he or she received it? 

Purchasing from Gift Card Rescue helps avoid these problems.  They'll issue you a refund if:
  • The gift card you received is not the card you purchased, or
  • The value on the gift card you received is different from what was advertised or indicated at checkout, or
  • If you do not receive the gift card you purchased within (3) weeks of the date of purchase.
I'm definitely going to look into purchasing cards at Gift Card Rescue - the extra savings is wonderful!

Want to learn more about Gift Card Rescue?  Sign up for the Gift Card Rescue newsletter, become a fan on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

Or would you like to get a gift card for free?

Frugal Follies is giving away a $30 Target gift card, courtesy of Gift Card Rescue!

The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.  Open to US residents 18 and older.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: Frugal Follies is not responsible for prize shipment. Please contact with any questions about the giveaway. One winner will be chosen via at the end of the giveaway. If you are the winner, Frugal Follies will contact you via the Rafflecopter email you have provided. If you do not respond within 48 hours, you will be ruled ineligible to win the prize, and another winner will be chosen.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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peg42 July 12, 2013 at 2:13 PM  

I'd love the cvs or kohls gift card.
Thanks so much.

foodmom4life July 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM  

Wet Seal! My daughter loves that store and her birthday is next month!

san wal,  July 12, 2013 at 10:41 PM  

I really like the Target gift card the most,since they both food and clothing .it's really the best.

sdavis July 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM  

i like the jc penney gift card. i shop there alot and it would really be great.

courtney hennagir July 13, 2013 at 12:34 AM  

I love the Build-A-Bear card! I have been wanting to get one for my daughter so this is awesome!

cman July 13, 2013 at 12:41 AM  

I would love the target gift card. I shop there a lot and there is always something new!

Dee July 13, 2013 at 12:59 AM  

I would choose the Target card and use it towards groceries. Thanks for the chance!

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Wes Sweepstakes July 13, 2013 at 1:07 AM  

I'll go to WalMart... if I have to but I'd prefer to goto Target. 30 bucks would help out... what else can I say?

Wes Sweepstakes July 13, 2013 at 1:11 AM  

I'd spend time in Target before I do at WalMart. Call me

Some Lucky Dog July 13, 2013 at 1:17 AM  

I like the Cinemark and Hobby Lobby cards. We like to go to the theatre and I love shopping at Hobby Lobby!

CINDY B on rafflecopter

Lucy Lopez,  July 13, 2013 at 2:53 AM  

I would get a Target gift card. It's my daughter's and my favorite store to shop at.

Allison C,  July 13, 2013 at 3:28 AM  

I would choose the Express card. Lots of nice clothes there.

Ann Fantom,  July 13, 2013 at 9:27 AM  

I would get a Staples gift card.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Unknown July 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM  

There are a lot of cards to choose from and some with really good savings I like the cvs and the Claire's cards

Pam July 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM  

It's hard to choose just one. I'd go with Visa, since you can use it anywhere.

slehan July 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM  

I have some craft work that I want to do so Hobby Lobby would be a good choice.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Andrea July 13, 2013 at 3:54 PM  

I would choose a Bath & Body Works card, or a Michael's card or a Starbucks card. ;)

Carol July 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM  

I'd love to get the Hobby Lobby gift cards.
brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

Unknown July 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM  

I would love the Bath n Body Works gift card!! I LOVE that store!! Nicole Becker

Anonymous,  July 13, 2013 at 9:17 PM  

That is a tough one, but because I do some crafting and the savings is great, I would go with the Michaels card.

Christy July 14, 2013 at 5:11 PM  

JJill. They have great clothes I can wear to work.

CindyWindy2003 July 15, 2013 at 3:55 PM  

target gift cards interest me the most, thank you! carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

CindyWindy2003 July 15, 2013 at 3:56 PM  

Target gift cards interest me the most, I shop there probably the most so there's always something I can buy there, thank you for the giveaway! carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

ann July 16, 2013 at 5:51 PM  

I go to Walmart and Target alot for groceries and other items so these would be best for me

ann July 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM  

Oops I forgot to let me email name for ann
amhengst at verizon dot net

tat2gurlzrock July 16, 2013 at 6:40 PM  

Walmart or Target would be good.The Payless and Best Buy are two other places we like to shop.Thanks for the chance!

Dana Rodriguez
tat2gurlzrock at hotmail

Unknown July 16, 2013 at 9:18 PM  

I would like to choose the Gamestop game Gift card because my hubby and sons are huge gamers, thank you.

Kitty Iecvan,  July 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM  

I would want to buy the jcpenney gift card for my family because of the 22% discount!

Cjnedrow July 22, 2013 at 7:45 AM  

I am most interested in the Starbucks gift card.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

Hannah,  July 23, 2013 at 12:53 AM  

I would love the
jc penny gift card. That is where I buy a lot of my clothes.
joyfilledjem664 (at) gmail (dot) com

Gigi,  July 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM  

Target, Walmart, or Kohl's. I frequent all.
Gigi(rafflecopter name) gigicoan at yahoo dot com

price21100 July 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM  

I like the Best Buy and Target Cards. Between those 2 I could get a lot of shopping done! :)
Brandi Price
Price21100@ yahoo dot com

Anonymous,  July 23, 2013 at 2:23 PM  

I also like Walmart gift card, that is what also interest me besides Target

D Johnson,  July 25, 2013 at 1:38 AM  

Bath & Body Works and Sephora. Glad I came across this giveaway because I had actually never heard of Gift Card Rescue before. Definitely going to be bookmarking the site for future use.

nera_caligula AT yahoo DOT com

Unknown July 26, 2013 at 3:13 PM  

I would choose the pac sun gift card. I dont usually shop there but i would love to broaden my horizen a little bit. Plus they do have cute styles and my size of jeans/shorts luckily unlike a lot of stores! :D so i hope i win this giveaway it would be awesome! Thankyou for your awesome giveaway :D

Sheila July 30, 2013 at 8:19 AM  

Definitely Target. I can find anything I need there for me, my husband, or my two daughters. We buy clothes as well as household stuff and groceries there usually.

Danielle (,  July 30, 2013 at 8:29 AM  

I can make use of most any gift them!

Lynda Thomas,  July 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM  

The Hot Topic gift card would be awesome! Especially because it has a savings percent of 40%!!! That is awesome! :) RC Name: Lynda Thomas RC Email: ilikevindiesel(at)

Anonymous,  July 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM  

The Wal-Mart card interests me the most.
Jean Holland

Tiffany Mann,  July 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM  

If I could choose any gift card from the site it would have to be a Target card. Target has everything you could need!

jen July 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM  

What an awesome idea!! I love this. I would love a target gc, or even walmart.

Roxann July 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM  

I would choose Build A Bear. My son wants a bear and that would make a great Christmas gift. (Roxann)

Lala77 July 31, 2013 at 11:54 AM  

There are a lot I could use Amazon would be great but I would also love to get a Michael's Arts and Crafts gift card as well.

kat July 31, 2013 at 3:27 PM  

Discounted Michaels Gift Cards I love Michaels for my craft items!

Mya Murphy,  July 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM  

I will go with a restaurant one since I rarely get to go. Olive Garden would be my choice. It's hard to choose...just one lol

Anonymous,  July 31, 2013 at 8:43 PM  

The Walmart or Target gift card definitely!

Amanda Sakovitz
pokergrl8 at

Unknown July 31, 2013 at 8:53 PM  

The gift card that I would like from Gift Card Rescue is target. I can always get find something there.


imaclutz89 July 31, 2013 at 9:33 PM  

Whoops! I didn't make my last comment at least 15 words! Recommenting!

I love the Kohls gift card!


Unknown July 31, 2013 at 11:19 PM  

Walmart or target! Both are awesome in my book! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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