Saving money this Easter with Zeek

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. ***

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30 Comments

  1. April 14, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    Such a great idea, I haven’t heard about Zeek before but will check it out! 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      It’s a fab idea, I don’t know why someone didn’t think of it sooner! xx

  2. April 14, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    What a brilliant idea! My sister in law always buys us gift cards from shops that she likes, not shops that we like!!! I end up either not spending them or trying to find something that I can buy. This will change my life, and I will be selling them in future and actually get to spend the money on something I like! x

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Haha yes! Me too! I feel like I have to force myself to buy something I don’t really want for fear of wasting the card, but it could have bought so many things I actually DID want! Our card came within 2 days, its such a good idea! xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 14, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      It’s a fab idea isn’t it? Our gift card came within two days too! xx

  3. Joanna
    April 14, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    This is such Fab idea I’ll have to look into using their website its sounds really handy.

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      It’s a fab website, so easy to use and comes with a phone app too! xx

  4. April 15, 2017 / 9:37 am

    What a good idea! We get given quite a lot of gift cards and end up buying things we don’t really want. I would consider selling them and using the cash elsewhere instead.

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Definitely! It’s a great way to cash in unwanted gift cards and so secure too! xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      It’s such a fab idea! Our gift card was here in two days! xx

  5. April 15, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    This is a great idea…..I have a wickes card that is due to run out soon and I cannot see us using it

    • Laura Dove
      April 15, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Get it on there!! xx

  6. April 16, 2017 / 8:53 am

    This is a really good idea! Worth knowing about for the future. I got a John Lewis voucher once and I don’t really shop there. I kind of “forced” myself to spend it (incidentally on others rather than myself). #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Yes I do the same all the time, end up buying things I don’t actually want and missing out on something I do want from another store because I cant justify the cost! xx

  7. April 16, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Oh this looks like a brilliant site for us! Living on Jersey we are often sent gift cards which is lovely but more often than not the store on Jersey doesn’t accept them! Being able to sell them would be brilliant. Going to bookmark this site as it will be really handy for us 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Ahh I’m so glad this could help you out! It’s so much better than spending a gift card on something you don’t really want too! xx

  8. April 16, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    Ooo thanks for the tips, ive never heard of zeek before, ill take a look. 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks for reading Maria! xx

  9. April 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I’ve heard the name before but never read about it. Sounds amazing! Such a brilliant idea. #KCACOLS

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:04 pm

      Thanks for reading Beth. xx

  10. April 17, 2017 / 10:51 am

    This is such a great idea! I’ve never heard of Zeek before but will definitely check them out. We’d love 25% off at Build-A-Bear. xx

    • Laura Dove
      April 17, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      It’s a great idea, I don’t know why I didn’t discover it sooner! x

  11. April 17, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    This is such a good idea, we have often received gift cards which never get spent despite all good intentions as they are just for shops we don’t use. I love that you can buy cards to and that you can get discounts. I am going to have to look at this, because if you are going to spend the money anyway then its really worth while. Such a great idea. Thank you for sharing x

    • Laura Dove
      April 18, 2017 / 3:49 pm

      I totally agree, even if you’re just saving a few pounds then it’s common sense to use the site! Every penny adds up! xx

  12. April 18, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    What a clever idea! #kcacols

    • Laura Dove
      April 18, 2017 / 3:41 pm

      It’s such a fab idea, I’ve already cashed in another card! xx

  13. April 22, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    Loving this idea – definitely something I’m going to be using in the future. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    • Laura Dove
      April 23, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      It’s such a great idea, and saves money too – bonus! xx

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