Heads up, gamers. In case you have any old gift cards lying around that you just don’t intend on using you can now trade them in for credit at GameStop. GameStop is attempting to make it even easier for customers to look its stores and website by expanding its gift card exchange program. The video game retailer allows customers to exchange unwanted gift cards to get a GameStop e-gift card through a program powered by gift card exchange platform Cardpool.
to sign up, submit your gift card info on GameStop’s website by choosing the store it’s for, entering a card number, and also the pin (if it’s available). Once the details are verified, a GameStop gift card is going to be mailed for your needs. After that, you should use the credit card at the over 4,400 GameStop store locations nationwide or online. It is possible to exchange gift cards from nearly 100 retailers, including popular stores like Best Buy, Gap, Kmart, and Kohl’s and restaurants like California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and P.F. Chang’s.
“We’ve always been about providing our customers access to the finest in gaming technology and providing value through our trade-in and preowned offerings,” Jon Haes, vice president of pre-owned merchandising at GameStop, said within a statement. “Through our partnership with Cardpool, GameStop is providing customers a brand new way to find the devices and games they like playing. Offering our customers the unique capacity to exchange other retailers’ gift cards into gamestop gift cards, we are providing a way to get more value from as being a GameStop customer.”
The retailer announced that customers can now sell much more select gift cards to GameStop to acquire the items they want to buy at any of its over 4,000 retail locations and also online.
“We’ve always provided the ideal value through our trade-in and preowned offerings, and the achievements our original gift card exchange offering has proven that,” said Jon Haes, senior director, pre-owned merchandising at GameStop. “We’re interested in our growing partnership with Cardpool. This is basically the logical ‘next step’ in revolutionizing the way in which major retailers offer prepaid gifting exchange while providing customers more ways to access immediate value in their retail shops and web-based.”
Depending on the successful 2014 launch and consumer interest in the web based exchange program, GameStop Exchange is expanding to ensure that customers could also quickly sell their gift certificates in GameStop retail stores and possess the value loaded into a GameStop gift card that can be immediately employed to make GameStop purchases. This instant gratification is actually a key component to the GameStop exchange experience, as well as a differentiated advantage for GameStop through its partnership with Cardpool. “GameStop is already the leader from the game trades business,” said Tomas Campos, Blackhawk Network general manager of digital & emerging services. “Gift card exchange is yet another valuable company to offer with their customers that further differentiates GameStop on the market.”