Want insider savings on retail purchases? Raise.com offers savings on gift cards to a variety of major retailers.

Raise.com is a marketplace to buy and sell unwanted gift cards at deep discounts (anywhere from 5% – 20% below retail value is common). Opening a free account takes under a minute and requires only an email address and password. Better yet, Raise uses PayPal's secure service.

This month is the perfect time to shop at Raise. Through May 3, all members (new and existing) receive $10 off any order of at least $130 with code MOM10. Stack that with already-low sale prices on cards, and the savings add up quickly.

Remember, for those looking to sell a card, Raise charges a flat 15% commission of the gift card selling price. There is also a small listing fee of $1.00 per physical gift card sale (no listing fee for e-cards).

Want to try out Raise for free? Sign up for KCL's newsletter and enter to win one of two $50.00 gift cards to popular stores or restaurants.

The Details:

  • Visit Raise.com.
  • Create an account.
  • Add a card to your shopping cart.
  • Securely enter your shipping and billing information.
  • Done! Expect your gift card in 3-14 days (1-2 days for electronic gift cards).