Anyone who has ever been into a Starbucks knows the beverages aren't cheap. As a frugal mom, I hardly ever go there - I brew my Green Mountain coffee at home and add flavored creamer and cappuccino mix. I have found a way to get Starbucks gift cards free and I sell them on eBay. Starbucks gift cards hold their value very well. Some sell for more than the face value. Here are a few examples of recently completed listings - notice the listings all have lots of bids which indicates an item's popularity.
$20 Starbucks Gift Card
Selling Price $21
Starbucks Gift Card $20
Selling Price $19.47
Click here to see all completed listings for Starbucks Gift Cards.
Ok, so here is what I do. Sign up at Swagbucks. You earn points for using their search engine. You don't have to use it exclusively, but just use it a few times a day. Some creative ways to use the SwagBucks search and win feature:
When kids are doing homework. They are programmed to go to Google. Tell them they must use SwagBucks now -put the shortcut on your desktop and on bookmarks. Retrain them to search with SwagBucks when they are doing homework or reports. It can be used on multiple computers. Depending on how old they are, you can even bribe them with a gift card when you get enough points! (Works for teenagers.)
If you are married or have another significant other in the home or that uses your computer, also explain how this works and train them to use SwagBucks. Once the gift cards start rolling in, they will understand. Use the same bribery technique as above.
Remember to use it yourself. Whether you are searching for coupons, a recipe, blog material, celebrity gossip, shopping codes, or a news story, use SwagBucks. Make it part of your routine.
Once you have 130 points, you can redeem a $10 Starbucks Gift Card. The Starbucks cards are the only ones on Swagbucks that are NOT e-Cards. In other words, you get an actual gift card in the mail in about a week. Every other gift card on Swagbucks must be redeemed online - such as at Target.com, Amazon.com, etc. And with e-Cards comes shipping fees on the merchandise you are getting free, so your "prize" can actually be eaten up paying for shipping. (I found this out the hard way.) The Starbucks card is is an actual physical card that you can sell on eBay.
I usually wait until I have a few and sell them as a batch. That reduces your listing fees, final value fees, and Paypal fees. And always use delivery confirmation when shipping a gift card, so you can prove that the item was delivered to the buyer.
Click hereto sign up at Swagbucks and start earning points for Starbucks cards to keep or sell for cash on eBay!
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