One of the Best-Ever Ways to Save Money Is on Sale This Week

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Discounted gift cards are among the best ways to save more money — especially when you use them to buy items that are already on sale. And many gift cards are available at an extra discount this week on Raise.com.

In honor of its fifth anniversary, Raise is offering an additional 5 percent off various discounted gift cards — up to $15 — for five days. That’s akin to a sale on a sale.

The offer runs until 11:59 p.m. CT Friday. To redeem it, use promo code 5FORYOU at checkout. To see which gift cards you can apply the offer to, visit Raise’s website and click on the “5th Anniversary Week” banner at the top of the home page.

About discounted gift card marketplaces

Raise is an online marketplace for discounted gift cards. In other words, it’s a website where you can sell unwanted gift cards or buy other folks’ unwanted gift cards for less than their face value.

Cardpool.com is another reputable example of this type of site.

Both Raise and Cardpool guarantee all the gift cards they sell for one year from the date of purchase. So, if there is ever an issue with a card you buy from either site, you can get your money back within that time frame.

If you’ve never used a discounted gift card marketplace, there’s no reason not to try a reputable one. It’s an outstanding way to save money, as I detailed in “How Unwanted Gift Cards Saved Me $300 Last Year.”

How to use Raise.com

I’ve used Raise many times and find it user-friendly.

If you’ve never used the site, the first step is to sign up for an account by clicking on “SIGN UP” near the upper right corner. This takes a few seconds and is free.

Once you’re signed up, you’re set to browse and buy gifts cards from hundreds of retailers, restaurants and other merchants.

Do you use discounted gift cards to save extra money? Tell us your experience below or on Facebook.

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