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Gift Card Ecommerce Marketplace

Published 10/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

GiftCardRescue allows users to easily exchange those old, unwanted gift cards for cash. Many people receive gift cards ever year for holidays and special occasions, yet not everyone actually uses those gift cards. Almost everyone has received a gift card for a business they do not frequent, and this usually results in a wasted gift card. Gift Card Rescue lets users get cash while allowing someone else the opportunity to purchase gift cards at a lower price. Both parties benefit, with the seller earning money they otherwise would have wasted and the buyer getting a gift card for less than face value.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

GiftCardRescue appeared in 2008. The creators wanted to give visitors a better way to benefit from unwanted gift cards. The site still serves the same function as it did when it first went live. Helpful features and tools make it easy for anyone to find a gift card or sell one through GiftCardRescue. Today, users can buy, sell or even trade their gift cards for something that they will use (either money or a gift card for a business they will visit).

What are the differences to other apps?

GiftCardRescue gives users a chance to do something with a gift card they do not want. This is not an auction or classified ads website. Users have three options when selling a gift card. They can either sell it for actual money, exchange it for a gift card from another business, or exchange it for an gift card. The options add flexibility that makes it easy for anyone to find something they will actually use.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Visitors to the GiftCardRescue website are greeted with bright yellow and green accents and a plain, white background. The white background helps tone down the site, which is complimented by the other brilliant colors. Five clean looking tabs across the top of the homepage allow users to easily navigate to the areas they want to visit. Large icons just below the tabs allow users to link to GiftCardRescue on Facebook, Twitter, or to visit the site’s blog.

How does the registration process work?

Visitors that want to become users can click on the blue “Sign up” link in the grey box at the top of the homepage (just beside the black shopping cart icon). The visitor is taken to a registration form which requests a first and last name, email address, phone number and password. A check box to opt in to the GiftCardRescue special offers notifications is automatically checked. The user must uncheck it to opt out of email notifications.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can stop by the GiftCardRescue website and create an account for free. There is no premium paid membership or other fees required. Everyone can browse, sell, or buy gift cards as much as they like. The site earns money when gift cards are sold. The only cost users incur on the site is based on how many gift cards they choose to purchase.

Who would you recommend the application to?

GiftCardRescue is intended for anyone that has an unwanted gift card, or anyone who needs a gift card and wants to save money. Users can purchase gift cards for less than their face value while others can sell them and earn a little cash or an gift cards. They can even be exchanged for gift cards the user will actually use.

  • Trade their unwanted gift cards for an gift card
  • Trade gift cards for those from businesses they will actually visit
  • Sell gift cards to the site for real money
  • Connect to Gift Card Rescue on Facebook or Twitter
  • Check out a list of current hot deals on the homepage

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GiftCardRescue pricing

FREE - Permanently free version




GiftCardRescue on Twitter

Link to app information

Company blog