Blogger Review: Cardpool.Com

Somewhere in your house there is a gift card you don’t want. 

Maybe your Great Aunt sent you a Motherhood Maternity card and you aren’t pregnant.  Perhaps your boss gave you an American Girl gift card and your son can’t seem to find anything he likes.  Or even better a co-worker gave you a gift card to Omaha Steaks and as a vegetarian you are having a difficult time deciding what to order.

The gift cards aren’t doing you any good- so turn them into money!

I first heard about websites where you could sell and buy gift cards while I was hanging out with some bloggers in Chicago. 

One of the names that came up was Cardpool.com.  Besides hearing from other bloggers they are reputable they have been featured on CNN, The New York Times, Fox News and most other major networks.

Cardpool’s website is one of the easiest I have ever tried to navigate.  Just select Buy Gift Cards or Sell Gift Cards and take a look around! 

I went in to shop and pulled up Itunes (because I can’t work out without new music every few weeks).  You can snag a $50 Itunes gift card for $45 with no shipping fees!  Some of them are even electronic gift cards so you can have them right away!  They have a huge selection of other gift cards as well- there must be 700 different merchants listed including restaurants, office supplies, sporting goods, travel, movie theaters and more!

Those unwanted gift cards can now find new owners who will appreciate them and you can appreciate some extra cash (or they have a new feature where you can get Amazon.com credit).   They specialize in Best Buy Gift Cards and you can usually get a very high value selling those!

Or you can create a Wish List- if someone has a birthday coming up create a wishlist and Cardpool will notify you when the card you would like is available.

So if you are looking to cash in some unused cards or buy some at a discount, Cardpool may be perfect for you! 

**I was compensated for this review before I wrote it.  So all of the opinions and reviews of Cardpool.com are 100% mine. **

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A Money Experiment

I did a small experiment with a box of books this weekend for a friend. This box of books had been in storage for years- I wanted to see if we could turn those books into money.

So she brought the box to my condo. Then she divided the contents into four piles- books to sell, books to trade, books to donate and books to keep.

The books to sell were listed on half.com. Over the weekend, she made about $13 by selling two of them- it cost her about $5 to mail them today. So she made $8 minimally. And I am confident she will make more over the next few weeks.

Next were the books to trade, which she posted on paperbackswap.com. She mailed three off today (which cost a little bit), but in return is getting books for free that she has always wanted to own. Buying them new would have been expensive, but now they will come to her in the mail free.

Next were the books to donate. These were books too big for shipping or books we weren’t sure someone would pay more than $.75 for. They were dropped off at the thrift store down the street and in return, they gave her a receipt. Depending on her tax situation, she may be able to write them off.

Lastly were the books to keep. Some were photo albums with pictures of her in tight rolled jeans and big bangs. Some were books bought but never read. Some were journals, full of thoughts from what seems like a past life. Sometimes a good laugh at your past is worth a million bucks.

So we have a two day profit of $8, a substantial savings on two new books, a possible tax write off and a really good laugh. All from one box of books and about an hour. It kind of makes you wonder what else is in that storage unit…

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Free Coupon Book and Cheap Kingsford Charcoal

Do you use Dawn, Cascade or Febreeze? You can click here and request a coupon book with over $35 in coupons for these products and more!

Also, if you need charcoal today there is a great deal at Lowe’s! Check out this post from StretchingaBuck.com

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Rite Aid Single Check Rewards

Okay, so now that you have grabbed the September 2009 Rebate Directory from Rite-Aid, you need to go on line and register to receive the rebates. The link is really easy to use.

When you open the page, click on the button that says “Sign up for SCR”. This will walk you through the process of signing up.

Here are a few things to remember:

– Keep your receipt! All of the information you need to enter the rebate is on it. You will NEVER have to mail the receipt in or fill out any paperwork.

– When the month ends, you need to go in and request they mail your check. If you don’t request it, you forfeit the amount after 30 days. I will try to remember to post something on this blog to remind you.

– You can only have one SCR account per address.

Other than that, it’s pretty easy. I have been using this program for about 9 months now and it works great. I usually receive a check in the mail about two weeks after I request it.

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