This post is brought to you by Coinstar Exchange Kiosks!
Christmas is over and chances are there is a gift or two that just isn’t you. Maybe it’s a sweater that’s not your style or a perfume that you don’t like the scent of, luckily you can exchange those items for something that is more your style, but what do you do with a gift card that you’ll never use? We’ve all gotten a gift card to somewhere we don’t shop and it just sits… collecting dust and never getting used. It’s such a waste and when I get those I try my hardest to find something at the place I can use it on, but it can be really hard. Coinstar feels your pain and is making it easy to exchange those unwanted gift cards for cash!
I’m sure you’re all familiar with Coinstar Kiosks located in grocery stores like Safeway and Walmart, right? I’ve been using them for years to cash in our coins for cash and I let them do all the dirty work of sorting it all. Now I’m loving Coinstar even more because they have have Coinstar Exchange Kiosks that allow you to turn in unwanted gift cards for cash. In just a few simple steps you’ll be on your way with cash in hand and no more unwanted gift card.
You can use their handy dandy store locator to find a Coinstar Exchange Kiosk near you and there are locations all over the Denver metro area, and since I’m currently in San Francisco there are locations all over here as well. I just typed in my zip code, found the closest location, and headed on my way with gift card in hand. When I got to the Kiosk I scanned my gift card and entered the pin, it then came back with what it could give me for the gift card, and from there it asks you to swipe your ID and enter your phone number and ID, insert the gift card, and once all that is done it prints your voucher which you can cash at the store.
The whole process was very simple, quick, and I now have cash I can use on something I really want versus a gift card that is just going to sit around. So if you have a gift card that you’ll never use, take it to a local Coinstar Exchange Kiosk and get some cash!