GiftCardRescueHelping You Save More


What is is an online marketplace to buy gift cards for up to 35% off or sell gift cards for up to 92% cash back. Gift Card Rescue’s mission is to be your favorite place for all your gift card needs.

I am new to, how does this work?

To Sell: Click the ‘Sell Gift Cards’ tab at the top of the page and type in the merchant that you wish to sell along with the value of the card. Leave the expiration part unchanged. Click ‘View Offers’ and you will see the price that we are willing to pay for your gift card. Once you have finished the sell back process, mail your gift cards into 6230 Old Dobbin Lane Columbia MD, 21045. Your check will be mailed from our billing company in California once your gift card has been received and verified at our processing center.

To Buy: Click the ‘Buy Gift Cards’ tab at the top of the page and search for the merchant that you wish to purchase. Click the red button on the right for the card that you wish to purchase. Continue the checkout process by adding your debit/credit card information and reading/accepting all the terms and conditions. Your gift card will be mailed from our processing center in Maryland within 2 business days from your purchase unless more verification is required.

Why can’t I add electronic codes to my cart?

At this time, electronic codes are only available to be purchased by existing Gift Card Rescue customers. Your account will show a date at which you are eligible to purchase electronic gift cards.

What are electronic gift cards and where can they be used?

Electronic gift cards or eCodes, are only guaranteed for use on online purchases. If you want to use an electronic gift card for a physical purchase, call the retailer that you are going to make the purchase and verify that they accept the codes without a physical card.

How do I make payments for gift card purchases? accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express Credit and Debit Cards.

How do I ship my gift card to your processing center?

We recommend that you send your gift card in sturdier package than a standard envelope due to the chance the envelope ripping in the mail. We also recommend that you ship your gift cards with tracking to ensure the safe delivery of your order.

How long does it take to get my check?

Checks are scheduled to be paid within 2 days after we receive your card and verify the value. You will receive an email update when your payment has been scheduled. All checks are mailed via USPS First Class mail from our automated payment system and take about 10 - 14 business days to arrive during the regular season. During peak season (September- February) your payment may take up to 3 weeks to arrive.

How do I check the status of my order?

To check the status of your order, login and click on “My Account” at the top right corner of the page. Status updates are also sent to the email address we have on file, beginning with the order confirmation email. Sometimes, emails may end up in the spam box, so be sure to check your spam folder and add us to your address book to ensure that you receive status updates about your order.

What is a Merchandise (Store) Credit?

A Merchandise (Store) Credit is a card, (like a gift card) that is issued by retailers when someone returns merchandise to the store. The amount of the returns is credited to this card and can be used at the store to purchase items for up to the value on the card. All cards listed on our site can be either merchandise (store) credits or gift cards.

Do You Accept Merchandise (Store) Credits?

Yes, will buy your Merchandise (Store) Credit as long as the merchant is on our list.

Can a Merchandise (Store) Credits be used just like a Gift Card?

Yes, Merchandise (Store) Credits can be used just like gift cards to make in store purchases.

My gift card merchant is not on your list. Would you buy it?

No, we currently only buy gift cards from merchants that are on our list. But we are always updating our merchant list.

Do you operate outside of the United States?

No, we currently only buy or sell gift cards within the United States.

How do I find out how much my gift card is worth (current value)?

On the back of your gift card, you will find a serial number and pin number that are unique to your card. You will also find a toll free number. Call the toll free number and you will be asked to enter the serial number and pin to verify the current value on the card. If there is no number to call on your card, visit the card issuer’s website for assistance in checking the value on your card. You need the current value on the card to sell or exchange the card with You can also check your gift card balance here.

Is there a minimum and maximum value for gift cards that can be sold to

Yes. You can sell your gift card at if the current value of the gift card is $20 or more and up to $5,000. does not buy gift cards with a current value of less than $20 or more than $5,000.

Still have a question? Contact us and we’ll be pleased to help.

Do we accept bank issued gift cards?

No, we do not accept VISA, Vanilla VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or Discover prepaid gift cards. We only currently only accept closed loop gift cards that are merchant specific.