Have you ever been disappointed to receive a gift card for a store you wouldn’t ordinarily choose to shop in? Have you ever found yourself saying thank you when in all honesty, you’d have preferred to have the cash? I know I have, and until now I had assumed that I had no other choice than to find something to buy simply for the sake of spending the gift card or, best case scenario, palming it off on my parents!
So when I heard about Zeek, an online marketplace where you can buy unwanted gift/store cards at great discounted rates to spend online, and instore, with hundreds of high street retailers, I knew that this was the answer to my problems!
And even better, with an easy downloadable app, you can sell, and buy, unwanted gift cards from just about anywhere!
The idea is simple, as a seller you merely enter the details of the gift card including the store, the amount, expiry date and serial number, and then name your price. A minimum of 7% discount is applied to each gift card sold, so if you were selling a £100 git card for example, you would receive £93. 94% of gift cards are sold within a day and can be paid directly into your bank account or as Zeek credits to buy the gift cards that you really want!
Purchasing gift cards is slightly different, with discounts starting at just 1% but going right up to, at this moment in time, 40%. Using the filter feature it is possible to view the gift cards from highest discount to lowest, meaning that you can grab yourself a fantastic bargain! Both on line gift cards and paper store cards are available, and are clearly labelled on the site.
With Lewis’s birthday approaching this weekend I intended to buy him a Game voucher, something which I do every year, and yet thanks to Zeek I was able to save money on my purchase. Although I only saved £1.60 this time, if I add up the number of gift cards I buy each year for family and friends, I would be looking at a much bigger saving.
Zeek are also running a special offer this Easter weekend where you can earn up to £50 free credit. For every £100 spent on the site, you will receive £10 back to spend on any gift card or voucher. The promotion runs from 12th until 18th April, 2017, and is definitely worth taking advantage of!
In future I will be cashing in unwanted gift cards and using this site to purchase them too!
*** We were kindly gifted a Zeek voucher for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own. ***