Does Walmart Buy Gift Cards? [All You Need To Know] 

Have you ever received a gift card you know you won’t use? Or maybe you would rather have money for something different?

Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, is looking to solve this problem commonly experienced by consumers with its gift card trade-in program. Here is what I discovered…

Does Walmart Buy Gift Cards?

Walmart does buy unwanted gift cards from over 200+ merchants (Target, Amazon, Gap, Starbucks, eBay, etc.) in exchange for Walmart e-Cards. This service is offered by third-party provider CardCash, which pays 70% – 95% of the gift card’s original face value and is only available online. 

If you want to learn more about whether you can exchange your gift card, its potential value, plus more, keep on reading!

How Much Will Walmart Pay Me For My Gift Cards?

If you are hoping to receive the full face value for your gift card, this, unfortunately, won’t happen.

The rates for certain gift cards change daily, but generally, you will receive 70-80% of the card’s original value if you choose the cash option.

This will also hold true if you exchange a non-Walmart gift card for another non-Walmart gift card. 

When you exchange for a Walmart gift card, again, the rate varies, but you will be able to keep more of your money and receive anywhere from 80-97% of the original value depicted on your card.  

What Type Of Gift Cards Are Available On CardCash?

What Type Of Gift Cards Are Available On CardCash?

Well, there is, of course, the Walmart digital gift card available for trade, but there are other options as well if Walmart isn’t the gift card you would like to trade for. 

The options change daily, but CardCash currently has a variety of gift card options available from the following list:

  • Starbucks 
  • Chipotle 
  • Burger King 
  • Target 
  • Olive Garden 
  • Amazon
  • Ulta Beauty 
  • Michael’s 
  • Applebee’s 
  • eBay 
  • PetSmart

This isn’t the full list of gift cards available, but they are some of the most popular currently on the site. If you don’t see your favorite store or restaurant, you can always email customer support on CardCash and ask for more information.  

How Does The Buy Back Process Work?

If you have a gift card you wish to sell to Walmart, head over to the CardCash website and input the details of the gift card you are selling.

The CardCash website will then make you offers for the card. Once you have been given the card’s value, you can choose cash (which will be less).

Alternatively, you can exchange your unwanted gift card for a digital Walmart gift card (which is worth more) since Walmart wants you to shop in their stores.

How Will My Gift Card Be Delivered? 

With the Walmart card trade-in program, the entire process will be handled online, and you will be emailed a digital Walmart gift card after your transaction is complete.

This makes it very convenient for those who wish to start shopping on immediately.  

Can I Use My Digital Gift Card In Person At A Walmart Store?

Yes, the digital Walmart gift card you receive as a trade-in can be printed, or saved to a mobile device, then used at any Walmart location. 

Can I Sell A Gift Card At A Walmart Store? 

As of this article’s writing, Walmart only purchases gift cards online via the CardCash site. Additionally, there is also a method on how to get cash back from a Walmart Gift Card, which you can learn more about here!

To learn more, you can see our related guides on if Walmart gift cards are reloadable, where Walmart gift cards can be used, and where to buy Walmart gift cards besides Walmart.

Do I Need To Mail In The Gift Card I Am Trading In?

When you sell a gift card to Walmart using CardCash, you don’t have to worry about the hassle of mailing your gift card in.

Instead, you will enter all the information online and simply discard your old gift card once you receive your new digital Walmart gift card.  

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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