11/20/12


Gift cards have become one of the most simple and convenient ways to gift give these days. There isn't really much work into purchasing a gift card - think up a store the one to be gifted would enjoy and go purchase a gift card in a reasonable amount for them! Instant present and a great addition to a festive greeting card! 
CardSwap.ca is a great place to look if you want to give a gift card but avoid going to the store to buy one. CardSwap allows you to buy and sell gift cards on their website, you can also earn swap points at each transaction and eventually redeem them in for a gift card yourself! You win, win with CardSwap



I was invited to sign up and try CardSwap.ca for myself, being an online shopper I was quite interested to see how something like this would actually work. Sign up is free and simple, it only takes a few minutes and you're good to go.  You can search for the type of card you're looking to buy. CardSwap accepts debit, credit or PayPal as method of payment! If you've been using CardSwap and accumulate enough Swap Points you can redeem them for gift cards too! 1000 Swap Points gives you a $10 gift card, it's a start! 



I suggest if you do see a gift card you would like to maybe purchase, add it to your wish list if you can't purchase it right away, it seems gift cards on CardSwap go pretty fast! CardSwap.ca makes it easy with 100% guaranteed transactions, FREE shipping and a great selection of gift cards for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list! 


I decided to go with a practical card that we would use up easily and also be given as a gift this holiday season, a Tim Horton's gift card for $50. Trust me, it doesn't take long to spend $50 at Tim Horton's! It didn't take long to make the purchase either, following the instructions and I even earned 600 Swap Points for the purchase. If you happen to have an iPhone with the passbook app you can actually preload your gift cards purchased on CardSwap.ca right into your phone using the provided code when you get your physical card in the mail. 

It took less than a week to get the card, not too much waiting and avoiding a busy store or in this case coffee shop is always preferred! As promised the Tim Horton's gift card I received was preloaded with $50 and ready to go! Very impressive service, I would most likely use again and recommend you try out too! 


Get a gift card from a relative to a store you never shop? No problem, you can sell your gift cards on CardSwap too! Head over to the sell section and choose the merchant (store) your gift card comes from, input the amount of the cards worth and you should receive offers in no time! Send your gift card to CardSwap with their prepaid shipping label (provided by them) and then CardSwap will either send you a cheque or credit your account after your gift card is validated! You can use that toward a purchase for a card you'll actually use! 

For more information and to check out all the different gift cards available please visit www.cardswap.ca! You can also follow @CardSwap on Twitter and Like the CardSwap Facebook page! 

Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of CardSwap.ca. We received complimentary store credit to use for review purposes. All opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author.

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24 comments:

  1. i personally like getting gift cards cuz i know it will be spent on that...if someone just gave me money, i would spend it on soemthing else!

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  2. I love trying to find the PERFECT gift for my loved ones :-)

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  3. I like getting gift cards ,so I can take advantage of boxing day sales
    thanks

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  4. i like both getting and giving. it is easy to let people choose something they really like and it is fun shopping for yourself

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  5. I like giving gift cards as it is quick and easy to do so and I know the person receiving the gift card will like it and use it.

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  6. I like giving and getting gift cards because then the person can get whatever they want (or if I am receiving the card, I can get whatever I want). There are no issues about returns etc.

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  7. I like giving or receiving gift cards because that way I know other or myself can get the item that we really need or want


    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com
    belinda mcnabb

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  8. I like getting gift cards because it allows me to pick out the items I want.

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  9. I love getting them because I can shop for, or eat what I want!

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  10. The convenience for susre for the giving part. And i like having to buy myself something which I never seem to do.

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  11. It is convenient and hopefully the recipient can choose exactly what they want

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  12. I like giving gift cards so that people can pick out exactly what they want.

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  13. I love giving gift cards because then the receiver can get what they really want. And that makes them happy and me happy!

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  14. Giftcards are always a good gift idea because then you can buy whatever you really want!
    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

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  15. I like getting gift cards for restaurants because I love to eat out!

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  16. I love getting them! I love them for Kohls and Starbucks

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  17. I love giving giftcards to places I know friends/family usually goes to because they will appreciate it more and it'll come in handy. Personally I love getting giftcards to timmy's.

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  18. i love getting gift cards espcially for the movies and bookstores.

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  19. I love getting cards to Clothing (Roots) or Electonic stores. (Future Shop/Best Buy)

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  20. I like giving gift cards for stores I know they shop at or places they will go. I got my best friend a giftcard to her favorite restaurant and my niece a gift card for Chapters because she loves to read! I love receiving giftcards to Tim Hortons and I love when my kids get gift cards to Bonnie Toggs :)

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I love getting and giving gift cards. I'm always thrilled when I get one to Chapters.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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