With the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to start getting your budget in order, and planning for what you will spend, who you will be buying for and getting a feel for what your budget is going to look like. I start to do things right now to minimize the stress that come with the holidays.
First of all, I am clearing my house of extra clutter that we don’t need anymore. Getting rid of old toys to make room for the new. If things are worthy of selling, I will pop them up on craigslist (I have even been selling some things on this new local facebook garage sale group that I have recently discovered). Anyway, I am stashing the extra money from the items that I have sold into my “holiday spending stash”.
This is where CouponTrade comes in, and I am so excited to tell you about it!! I think it is brilliant to clear out the clutter before the holidays (make room for the new!) but also make some extra money in doing so! Along with extra bikes, toys, furniture and clothing that you might have to sell, if you are like me…then you might also have some extra gift cards taking up space in your drawers, glove box, wallet, etc. Well guess what? There is a way to turn those into cash as well, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
My friend Karen, over at KouponKaren, shared yesterday about how she cleared out some gift cards that she wasn’t going to use by SELLING them on the CouponTrade website…yes, she listed a gift card that she had no use for and is going to sell it for cash (paypal) … sweet, right?
Now get this: you can also BUY gift cards at CouponTrade, and even better, you can buy them at a discounted rate because other people, like Karen are selling them and they set their own price depending on how anxious they are to get rid of them.
I am all about getting people what they want for the holidays … so gift cards are often on my list because I love to see people get what they really want for themselves. You can go to CouponTrade right now and see a wonderful selection of gift cards that people have for sale, in fact, I just talked to Karen and her gift card sold in less than 24 hours, and she will soon have the money in her paypal account to buy something that she really wants!
Isn’t this an awesome site? For example: before coupons or anything, if you are able to buy a $100 gift card for $90, and being the savvy shopper that you are, you can take that money and stack it with coupon codes and scenarios to stretch your dollars even further! Here is a tiny sampling of how gift cards are listed for sale:
There are so many gift cards to choose from … some of my favorites include: Nordstroms, Pier One, Columbia, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Home Depot, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and more! Take a look around, you just might find something that could score you an even better deal on something that you were going to buy anyway! I also love LOVE that they partner with paypal as a payment option!
So …. if you have any gift cards lying around that you are not going to use, head on over to CouponTrade to sell them, and then you can turn right back around and spend money on some gift cards that you really want and can use! Just go here to check out the awesome selection of gift cards for sale!
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as I am a brand ambassador working closely with CouponTrade. As with anything that I share, I genuinely see value in this site and feel that my readers will too. These opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by another.
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.