The Rundown of the Coinstar Gift Card Exchange
Does a Coinstar gift exchange work? Can you get real cash for your gift card at a Coinstar gift card kiosk? DoNotPay has all the answers!
Initially, the Coinstar gift card exchange kiosks offered the opportunity to sell your gift cards for instant cash. The company doesn’t have this service anymore, and the kiosks can now be used for other matters. Here is what you can do with your spare coins at a Coinstar kiosk:
- Exchange coins for notes
- Use your coins to get eGift cards
- Donate to a charity organization
- Add cash to your Amazon account
- Buy Bitcoin
There is no fee for the exchange unless you are exchanging your coins for notes, in which case you will be charged an 11.9% service fee.
If you wish to use a Coinstar kiosk, here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the Find a Kiosk page on the Coinstar website
- Enter your address, including the city, state, and zip code
- Press Enter
The page will show you all kiosks near you, along with the addresses and directions.
Coinstar partners with over 150 stores and restaurants to provide eGift cards in exchange for cash at their kiosk. A few are mentioned below:
- Red Robin
For the full list, check out the eGift Cards page on their website. The availability varies by retailer and kiosk location.
You take your coins to a kiosk near you and select the card you want. Each eGift voucher works like a plastic gift card and has a unique code printed at the front. Whenever you need to buy something from a store you love or pay the bill at a restaurant, use your code to make the payment.
|Buy items using the gift card and sell them||There are two ways you can do this:
|Sell it to someone you know||If you don’t have any use for your gift card and know someone who does, give it to a friend or a family member in exchange for cash|
|Sell it online||Sell the card online on Facebook, Craigslist, or eBay. Bear in mind that you might not get the exact value of the gift card|
|Use a reseller website||A lot of websites specialize in reselling gift cards. If you don’t find a more convenient option, you can resell it there. There is a risk of getting scammed, so make sure that you do proper research before going for this option|
|Trade your card for another one||Find an online platform that provides card exchanging services. You can exchange your gift card for different ones, such as:|
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If you want to redeem the remaining balance on a gift card, use DoNotPay to do it without a hassle. With our exciting new Gift Card Cash Back feature, you can get your leftover balance as cash in a few steps. Here’s what you need to do:
- Access DoNotPay on your web browser
- Go to the Gift Card Cash Back feature
- Enter info about the gift card, such as the company, gift card number, and the remaining balance
And you’re done! DoNotPay will check if your state has a cash back policy and file a request on your behalf. Don’t worry if your state doesn’t have a cash back policy—we will try to locate the company’s office in Puerto Rico or one of the 11 states where it’s possible to get the gift card cash back and send your request there. You should receive your money within three weeks.
Do you want to know where to get free gift cards? Or do you have a stack of used gift cards that you want to redeem for cash? DoNotPay’s learning center offers numerous articles related to various cash back topics and company-specific gift cards. See the list below for more information:
- TGI Fridays
- Dairy Queen
- Victoria’s Secret
- Whole Foods
- Taco Bell
- Trader Joe’s
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