Over the holidays, did you get any gift cards that you weren’t too excited about? Looking to find a way to get rid of them and exchange them for cash? Tired of holding onto all that plastic that you KNOW you will never use? Well, guess what?!
I have great news!
I just found out that Coinstar Exchange has machines all around the country that allow you to trade in your gift cards in exchange for money. I thought I’d test it out!
Finding a Coinstar gift card exchange kiosk near me
First, I went to the website and searched my zip code to find the nearest Coinstar kiosk. Then I searched for the bright yellow kiosk within the Super Stop & Shop that popped up in my search.
Coinstar Exchange conducted a consumer survey that found 37% of people who received gift cards as gifts last year still haven’t used them all! I’m am absolutely one of those people! This was so perfect for me.
Does Coinstar buy gift cards?
Yes! And the process was simple. I scanned the back of my Home Depot card, typed in my pin, accepted the offer and then inputted my driver’s license and email for identity verification. I think I was there for less than 3 minutes.
The Coinstar Exchange kiosk will pay up to 85% of the value of the gift card. Each card varies. You need to have at least $20 on the card to be able to use the system.
Easy enough, right?
Are you ready to try the Coinstar Exchange system out for yourself?
You will need to bring these items to the Coinstar Exchange kiosk:
- Your state-issued driver’s license or ID.
- Your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card or debit card.
- You may also need your cell phone, so please have it handy.
If you are looking to exchange some unwanted gift cards, be sure to visit a local Coinstar in your neck of the woods! Have you used this system before? What did you think?
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