way to get money back from a gift card?

Let’s say you received a gift card from a store you have no interest in shopping at. I know most places do not allow you to get that cash back. However, can you buy something with that gift card, and then return it a few days later and then get the money back? I’m just curious if that’s fine or if you’d still receive store credit at most places.

...asked on July 26th, 2011 @ 8:00 pm in Credit Card - Cash Back

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Most places will refund you in gift cards if you brought an item with a gift card. And if you buy something less than the value of the card, again they will give you giftcards in change.

Keep hold of the card and ask your friends if they want it in exchange for cash. Ive even seen people selling giftcards on ebay a few dollars less than there value.

...answered by Spud on July 26, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

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If you purchase something with a gift card, it’ll show that on the receipt, so you’ll get store credit back. If you try and return without a receipt, most stores these days will only offer store credit (gift card) to you.

Your best bet is to find a friend that shops at the store and is willing to pay you cash for the credit, for either the full amount of the card or a discount, since they are a) doing you a favor b) laying out cash and c)committing to buying something at that store.

...answered by Amanda on July 26, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

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Sell it on EBay. You can get near the face value of the card and it is cheap to send. You will have to take a small loss but you will get cash.

...answered by Debbie L on July 26, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

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Use the card to buy gifts for people you planned to buy gifts for or give the gift card as a gift.

...answered by shipwreck on July 26, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

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