Redeeming Gift Cards Is a Piece of Cake With DoNotPay

iEditorial Note: These blog posts represent the opinion of DoNotPay’s Writers, but each person’s situation and circumstances vary greatly. As a result, you should make sure to do your own independent research. Because everyone is unique, our self-help tools are never guaranteed to help with any specific situation. DoNotPay is not a law firm and is not licensed to practice law. DoNotPay provides a platform for legal information and self-help.

Redeeming Gift Cards—The Ultimate Guide

Gift cards are an awesome way to surprise anyone who loves shopping for free. Depending on the company that issued the card, you can redeem them for all sorts of goodies—from movie tickets to groceries and luxury clothing.

The tricky part is that even the most popular companies have complicated methods for redeeming their gift cards. That’s why DoNotPay is here to make things easy! Our article will tell you how to check your remaining gift card balance in a snap and then spend it hassle-free.

What You Should Know About Gift Cards

Gift card technicalities vary from company to company, but most gift cards:

  • Come in physical and electronic form
  • Can have any amount between $5 and $2,000 loaded on them, depending on the company
  • May be redeemed online and in stores at the cash register
  • Can be loaded with more funds once the original amount is spent
  • Can’t be returned if they are damaged

Popular Gift Cards and How To Redeem Them

Every company has a different procedure for gift card redemption. That’s why we’ll show you how to redeem some of the most popular gift cards:

Gift CardHow To Redeem It
Amazon gift cardAmazon gift cards add funds to your account, which are automatically applied to your next order. To the company’s gift cards:
  1. Find the claim code
  2. Locate the Redeem a Gift Card section
  3. Enter your claim code
  4. Click on Apply to Your Balance

You can also redeem your gift card on the checkout by entering the claim code in the Gift Cards & Promotional Codes

Gyft gift cardIf you purchased a digital Gyft card, you will receive a notification email. Open the link inside it, and your Gyft card will be automatically redeemed.

In case you have a physical Gyft card:

  1. Go to the Gyft card redeem page
  2. Enter the Gyft card code and PIN
Google Play gift cardOpen the Google Play app and:
  1. Tap on the profile icon at the top-right corner
  2. Go to Payments & subscriptions
  3. Find Redeem gift code
  4. Enter the code
Apple gift cardOpen the App Store app and:
  1. Tap Today at the bottom of the screen
  2. Find the sign-in button or your photo and tap on it
  3. Redeem Gift Card or Code

If you’re on Mac:

  1. Open the App Store
  2. Click on your name or sign-in button
  3. Click on Redeem Gift Card

For Android devices:

  1. Download and open Apple Music app
  2. Go to your account in the pop-out menu
  3. Tap on Redeem Gift Card or Code
  4. Enter the 16-digit code and redeem your gift card

Think You Have Some Balance Left? Check Your Gift Card Balance in a Jiffy With DoNotPay

You’ve used your gift card once or twice, and now you think you have some remaining funds on it? Use DoNotPay and find out how much money you have left on your used gift card. To see your remaining balance:

  1. Select the Check Gift Card Balance feature
  2. Upload photos of your gift card from both sides
  3. Enter your email address

We’ll contact the company that issued your gift card and let you know how much balance you have remaining in no time. Some other popular companies that offer gift cards we can help you with include:

Redeeming Gift Cards for Cash—Is It Possible?

Although you can’t redeem your gift cards from most companies unless required by law, everything is possible with DoNotPay. Puerto Rico and 11 U.S. states have policies that allow gift card cash backs, and they are:

  • Vermont
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Oregon
  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • Washington
  • Massachusetts
  • California

To claim your money if you’re in a cash back state, you’ll have to:

  1. Contact the customer support of the company which issued your gift card
  2. Explain the state laws to the customer service rep

Not located in any of these states? Don’t want to do any explaining? DoNotPay can help! We’ll reach the company in your stead and ask them to return your remaining balance.

How To Use DoNotPay To Redeem Gift Cards for Cash

Whether you have a gift card from eBay or Adidas, DoNotPay is able to help you redeem it for cash. All you have to do to claim your money is:

  1. Select the Gift Card Cash Back product
  2. Enter the necessary gift card information, such as:
    1. Name of the company that issued the gift card
    2. Date you purchased your gift card
    3. How much remaining balance is on the card

And that’s it! You should have your money within two weeks. Need more help regarding gift cards? We can teach you all about exchanging gift cards, getting cash for gift cards or:

Use DoNotPay To Resolve Administrative Tasks in Minutes!

Tired of brainstorming the easiest way to deal with administrative issues? We know how you feel, and we’re here to take the burden off your back!

Once you subscribe to our app, you’ll be able to resolve an abundance of bureaucratic issues with ease.

Taking a valid passport photo, reporting workplace discrimination, reducing property taxes, preparing for a government test, applying for a college fee waiver, and appealing a parking ticket are some of the many tasks we assist you with.

In case you need a quick way to draft a document, such as a power of attorney, divorce settlement agreement, or a child travel consent form, DoNotPay will do it for you!

Learn How To File Claims the Easy Way

Are you dissatisfied with a certain company and/or its products? You don’t have to stay quiet! Use DoNotPay to file your insurance, warranty, or missing/late parcel claim effortlessly! We’ll also show you how to request an item return in a few steps.

If you want to cancel a subscription or request a refund or chargeback, you can do it with our assistance without breaking a sweat. Use one app to deal with countless issues!

Want your issue solved now?