What is RAISE?
Raise is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell gift cards at a discounted price! Basically, the whole idea is if you received a gift card for a store and do not want your gift card, you could sell it to someone who does want it at a discount and buy a gift card for a store that you DO want. The BEST THING about this is that you are 100% protected when doing a transaction through RAISE so there is no risk that you are being scammed.
HOW DOES BUYING A GIFT CARD ON RAISE WORK?
Before you shop online or in stores, check out the Raise marketplace to find discounted gift cards to brands such as Target, Walmart, Starbucks, Macy’s, etc. You can search by brand, category, or value, and simply add to your shopping cart. You get free shipping on ALL gift cards so there are no additional charges to you as a buyer. You can purchase e-gift cards that you can use right away or plastic gift cards that will be mailed to you.
As you are searching for gift cards you will notice that each listing displays the full value of the gift card, the seller’s asking price, and the percentage of money that you will be saving. Plastic (physical) gift cards will be shipped to you by mail for in-store redemption, and eGift cards will be available electronically in your Raise Account for online redemption. Keep in mind that many eGift cards can also be printed and used as an in-store voucher. Select a gift card and click “Buy Now” to add it to your shopping cart when you find one that you want.
When you are done shopping for your gift cards and have added them to your cart, you can then proceed to checkout. Enter your billing information and agree to the terms and conditions of Raise. If you have a promo code, you will enter it in the final stage of checkout. Once you complete your order you will receive email notification when your gift card purchase has been confirmed and delivered.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY GIFT CARDS?
- Physical Gift Cards: Delivered in 3-14 business days. If you do not receive your card within 30 days from the date of purchase, the order is covered by the Raise 100-Day Guarantee.
- eGift Cards: Delivered to your Raise account immediately, but processing may take up to 24 hours if further verification is needed.
NOTE: If you are a first time buyer and/or if your order total is above a predetermined threshold, you may receive a phone call or email from Raise Member Services to verify your order information. Raise takes these precautions to ensure a secure marketplace and to protect their members’ transactions.
AM I PROTECTED WHEN PURCHASING GIFT CARDS?
YES! Raise offers a 100% guarantee on all purchases on their site!
For 100 days from the date of purchase, the Raise Guarantee covers:
Gift cards that are not active
Gift cards with an inaccurate balance
Gift cards received as a different brand than ordered
Gift cards not received within 30 days from the date of purchase
The Raise Guarantee does not cover:
Buyer’s remorse or change of mind
Misinterpretation of gift card delivery method or timing of delivery
Misinterpretation of how a particular gift card is redeemed
Neglecting to apply a promotional code before a purchase
HOW DO I GET STARTED? ANY DISCOUNTS?
It is SUPER EASY to get started and to sign up for an account! If you sign up through my link below you will also receive a $5.00 CREDIT that you can use towards your first purchase!!
- CLICK HERE and sign up for your account
- If you have a mobile device, download the RAISE app to your phone, it makes it super easy to buy, sell and redeem your gift cards!
- YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT and confirm your email for it to be active
- Once you have created an account and are making your first purchase, the $5.00 credit will automatically be applied at checkout!! If you have additional promo codes you can stack them with this $5.00 off as well!
- Keep an eye out for my posts with ACTIVE PROMO CODES. They pop up randomly for $10 off (and others) but are only valid for a short period of time. I will let everyone know as soon as they go live!
Is there any way to earn rewards or extra bonuses on my account?
YES! Once you sign up, you can refer your friends to Raise and earn $5.00 for each person that signs up and makes a purchase within 30 days! They get a $5.00 credit for signing up and YOU get $5.00 for sharing the exciting program with them! It’s a win-win situation!
The link that I have provided above to sign up is my referral link. I would definitely appreciate you using my link to sign up and then refer your friends with your own link! You will need to use a referral link to get the $5.00 credit to your account. If for some reason you didn’t you can also us my code ccarpente3 to claim your $5.00 credit!
How do I SELL my unwanted Gift Cards on Raise?
You can sell your gift card on the marketplace in just a few easy steps:
- Enter the name of the gift card’s retailer, serial number, and PIN.
- Verify the gift card’s balance and create a selling price.
- Validate your secure profile using a major credit card.
Raise Member Services verifies every seller and approves each gift card on their marketplace to make sure that their members are protected.
They accept gift cards from any brand, retailer, or restaurant. You can sell physical gift cards and merchandise credits with a minimum balance of $10, eGift cards with a minimum balance of $1, and all gift card balances must be under $2,000. The cards may be partially used and do not need to have an even balance.
When a gift card is listed for sale, Raise will determine whether or not the store can convert your physical gift card into an eGift card. If the retailer allows online redemption, you are given the option to list your card electronically. Once your eGift card has sold, it will be delivered electronically to the buyer’s Raise Account.
After your gift card sells, Raise will deduct a 15% commission from the selling price. For physical gift cards, the greater of $1.00 or 1% of the value will also be deducted from the payout. Electronic gift cards have no additional shipping fees.
You are only charged these selling fees when your gift card sells. If your gift card does not sell, you will not be charged.
When your physical card sells, all you have to do is download and generate the prepaid shipping label provided by Raise within your account. All physical cards are shipped using the United States Postal Service.
You can get your funds by ACH Deposit, Check or deposited right into your Paypal account!
There is a lot more information on the RAISE website too if you have any more questions! This is a no brainer for me. If I am going to shop online I want to save as much as I possibly can! By combining DISCOUNT GIFT CARDS and then using PROMO CODES on the actual store website or coupons in store I am maximizing my savings! You can buy these year round but right after the holidays there will be tons of people looking to sell their gift cards at discounted prices!! Make sure you are signed up in advance so that you can get in on some of these awesome deals!!