If you want to sell gift cards for cash, chances are there’s a store near you that wants them. Finding such a store is simple when using this article. We have listed out all stores that buy gift cards (which include grocery stores, check cashing stores, and more) and then tell you what you need to know before choosing one. Details for each store includes if partially spent gift cards are accepted, how much you actually get paid for your cards, and more.

64+ Places Where You Can Sell Your Gift Cards for Cash

Whether you’re visiting a Coinstar kiosk, located inside dozens of grocery and retail chains, or a store with a GiftCardBin partnership, chances are there’s a store near you.

1.-55. Stores with a Coinstar Exchange Kiosk

Coinstar is famous for turning your coins into cash or gift certificates for a small fee, but they can also turn your gift cards into cash. Coinstar Exchange kiosks are located in many grocery stores, including Acme, Albertson’s, Amigos, Andronico’s, Baker’s Supermarkets, Carrs, City Market, Dillons Food Stores, Food 4 Less, Food Lion, Foods Co., Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food & Drug, Gerbes Super Markets, Giant, Giant Eagle, Haggen, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Jay C, Jewel-Osco, King Soopers, Kmart, Kroger, Lily’s, Lucky, Market Street, Marsh & Marsh Hometown Market, Martin’s, Osco, Owen’s, Pak ‘n Sav, Pavilions, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Randall’s, Roundy’s, Ruler Foods, Safeway, Sav-On, Scott’s, Shaw’s, Smith’s, Star Market, Stop and Shop, Strack & Van Til, Super Saver Foods, Super Target, SuperValu, Tom Thumb, Ultra Foods, United Supermarkets, Vons, and Walmart.

  • How it works: When you arrive at the kiosk, scan or swipe the gift card. If the card has a bar code, hold it in front of the scanner; if it has a magnetic strip, insert the card into the slot on the front of the machine. The kiosk will show you what Coinstar is willing to pay for the gift card, and you can either decline or accept the cash offer. You’ll need a cell phone number, driver’s license or state-issued ID, credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), and email address to verify your identity. After depositing your gift card into a slot at the front of the machine, your voucher will print. Redeem the voucher at the Customer Service Department of the store where the kiosk is located for cash.
  • Minimum gift card value accepted: $20.00
  • Maximum gift card value accepted: A customer service representative informed us that the maximum gift card value accepted is generally $300, but this varies by retailer, and some may accept gift cards with values as high as $500.
  • Amount you receive: This can vary, and it is only given in person at the kiosk. Cardpool, the company that owns Coinstar, states that it pays up to 92% of the value of the gift card. In one example of how to use the Coinstar Exchange, the kiosk displayed an offer of $32.00 for a $50.00 Outback Steakhouse gift card (64% of the value).
  • How you receive the funds: The Coinstar Exchange FAQ only mentions that you can redeem the voucher for cash. However, if you’re at a store that offers prepaid debit cards or store credit, you could choose to use your cash for one of those items instead.
  • Gift cards accepted: Cardpool (Coinstar’s owner) buys and sells gift cards for hundreds of popular brands, including Target, Macy’s, Starbucks, Olive Garden, Bass Pro Shop, and many more.
  • Not accepted: Non-standard-sized gift cards, merchandise return credits (MRCs) from some stores, gift cards under $20.
  • Are partially spent gift cards accepted? No.
  • Other services: Turning spare change into cash, gift cards, or a donation to charity.
  • Find locations: We contacted Sandi Stoller, Coinstar’s Director of Marketing, and she told us that while none of the retailers mentioned above guarantee a Coinstar kiosk in 100% of their locations, Coinstar kiosks are located within 5 miles of 90% of the US population. You can use the kiosk locator to find a Coinstar kiosk near you.

56. Stores with a GiftCardBin Partnership

Local financial businesses and retailers have partnered with GiftCardBin to purchase your unwanted gift cards. Businesses include Boost Mobile, Cash 2 Go, Money Mart, USA Checks Cashed, and a wide variety of local pawn shops, check cashing stores, and cash advance stores.

  • How it works: Bring your unwanted physical gift card to a GiftCardBin location along with a form of ID and get cash for your gift card.
  • Minimum gift card value accepted: $10.00
  • Maximum gift card value accepted: $300.00 over 30 days
  • Amount you receive: To receive a quote on your gift card, you can go to the store in person. You can also get a quote online and if you don’t like it, you can send in a request for a different amount. GiftCardBin will decide to either accept or reject your counter-offer.
  • How you receive the funds: You will be paid in cash.
  • Gift cards accepted: GiftCardBin accepts gift cards for hundreds of popular brands, including Target, Macy’s, Olive Garden, Bass Pro Shop, and many more. If your gift card isn’t listed among their current stores, you can submit it for acceptance.
  • Not accepted: Gift cards under $10.00, gift cards over $300.00, more than $300.00 worth of gift cards within a 30 day period, e-gift cards, and “promotional ” types of cards, which are defined on the website as cards that have limitations and rules (those that are more like a coupon than a gift card). There is an example provided of one of those not accepted, the P.F. Chang’s Be Our Guest Card.
  • Are partially spent gift cards accepted? No.
  • Other services: The majority of GiftCardBin’s partners are payday loan and check cashing companies. Their exact services vary depending on the particular business chain.
  • Find locations: GiftCardBin partners with many local businesses. You can use the store locator to find a GiftCardBin partner near you.

57. Check Into Cash

Check Into Cash is a payday loan/cash advance company who will also buy your unwanted gift cards and pay you in cash. They operate in 29 states.

  • How it works: Bring your unwanted physical gift card to a Check Into Cash location along with a form of ID and get cash for your gift card.
  • Minimum gift card value accepted: $20.00
  • Maximum gift card value accepted: A customer service representative informed us that the maximum gift card value varies by location; contact your local store for details.
  • Amount you receive: To receive a quote on your gift card, you must go to the store in person.
  • How you receive the funds: You will be paid in cash. The company also offers a U.S. Money Card prepaid debit card that you could choose to load the funds.
  • Gift cards accepted: Check Into Cash accepts hundreds of gift cards including Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, Starbucks, and others.
  • Not accepted: Gift cards under $20.00
  • Are partially spent gift cards accepted? Yes.
  • Other services: Check Into Cash provides payday loans, cash advances, title loans, check cashing, money orders, prepaid debit cards, and cell phone top ups.
  • Find locations: The company has locations in 29 states. You can use the store locator to find a Check Into Cash near you.

58.-63. Money Mart and Its Affiliates

Money Mart is a check cashing company that buys gift cards. Money Mart and its affiliates (which include The Check Cashing Store, American Check Casher, American Payday Loans, Check Casher, and Payday Loans) have more than 1,335 locations worldwide.

  • How it works: Bring your gift cards in and receive an offer for less than face value for your gift cards.
  • Minimum gift card value accepted: None
  • Maximum gift card value accepted: A customer service representative informed us that the maximum gift card value accepted varies by location; contact your local store for details.
  • Amount you receive: Varies according to the popularity of the retailer issuing the gift card
  • How you receive the funds: Cash or a Momentum Card prepaid debit card
  • Gift cards accepted: The company does not supply a list of accepted gift cards; visit a location or call ahead to check which gift cards are accepted.
  • Not accepted: No information is given.
  • Are partially spent gift cards accepted? Yes
  • Other services: Check cashing, cash for gold, and other financial services
  • Find locations: Money Mart operates in 13 states under the names Money Mart, The Check Cashing Store, American Check Casher, American Payday Loans, Check Casher, and Payday Loans. You can use the store locator to find a Money Mart or affiliate store near you.

64. Currency Exchange

Currency Exchange offers a broad range of financial services and has more than 350 locations throughout Illinois (and Illinois only). Currency Exchange accepts gift cards and will pay you for them in cash.

  • How it works: Bring your unwanted physical gift card to a Check Into Cash location along with a form of ID and get cash for your gift card.
  • Minimum gift card value accepted: $20.00
  • Maximum gift card value accepted: A customer service representative at a Chicago location informed us that the maximum gift card value accepted varies by location; contact your local store for details.
  • Amount you receive: To receive a quote, visit any Check Into Cash store.
  • How you receive the funds: You will be paid in cash.
  • Gift cards accepted: Currency Exchange accepts thousands of gift cards including Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, Starbucks, and others.
  • Not accepted: Gift cards under $20.00.
  • Are partially spent gift cards accepted? Yes
  • Other services: Auto title and registration, Bitcoin ATM service, boat title registrations, check cashing, Chicago city stickers, coin counting, birth/marriage/death certificates for Cook County, credit card cash advances, fax services, foreign currency exchange, income tax preparation, license plate renewals, money transfers, notary public, photocopies, postage stamps, private mail boxes, prepaid phone products, and prepaid debit cards.
  • Find locations: This company is located in Illinois. You can use the store locator to find a Currency Exchange near you.

In Summary

It’s always wise to call ahead to confirm that the business you plan to visit still pays cash for gift cards; you may also want to ask if you can get a quote before going to the store. For Coinstar kiosks, you may want to call and verify that the Coinstar machine is fully functional as they have been down to break down.