Saving Money With Gift Vouchers And ZEEK

Friday, 12 June 2015

Saving Money With Gift Vouchers And ZEEK

Zeek screenshot


I have to admit that when an e mail landed in my inbox about a buy and sell gift card website I was skeptical to say the least. My initial reaction was why would someone want to sell a gift voucher for less money than it is worth? Then I thought about it. I think we have all received a voucher before for a shop that we never usually shop in. I know the boys have been sent them where the nearest shop is 45mins drive away. Whilst it's lovely to receive a Sainsbury's gift card, it isn't that helpful if you only ever shop in Tesco. Maybe you won a gift card in a raffle or giveaway, but are struggling to think of anything to buy? Well ZEEK might just be what you are looking for. Here you can sell a gift card for slightly less than the origin value, but it means that you get the cash. To spend on what and more importantly where you want. 


Looking for a bargain? 


Then you need to look at purchasing a gift card. I like a bargain, but saving money requires organisation and thinking ahead. I was given some credit to try out ZEEK for myself. As it was for review purposes, I played it safe with a Sainsbury's gift card. I have a store just around the corner and can go there easily. The money saving was £4 which is ok but some of the other deals are much better.




I downloaded the app to my phone and it was really simple to use. I chose a £50 Sainsbury's giftcard. I used £45 of credit and paid £1 via Paypal to verify the purchase. The card was then sent out to me via registered delivery and took a few days.



That was it. Simple. £50 to use in Sainsbury's for £46.



It went well so I tried again, this time with a Next voucher. Here I mainly used my own money - but hey that is what I would do when I go into Next. But this way I received a £30 card for the price of £28. Not a massive saving this time but again every little helps! The only downside is once you have sent up your app to connect to Paypal it is really really easy to buy vouchers. Note to self make sure the boys don't play on my phone! 


It is worth noting that the cards come recorded delivery and you need to sign for them. If you are spending your saving on parking charges to go and pick them up then that is no good, just make sure that it is delivered where it can be signed for.



There are bigger savings to be had on some vouchers, and there are also some that have online codes that can be used straight away. Why not go and have a look yourself. I have a referral code of 2hzt8q which will give you £5 of free credit. (And then I will get some in return and the same happens when you refer people too)

43 comments:

Tracy K Nixon said...

A good money saving site! Thanks for sharing - I will check it out!

Louise Fairweather said...

Only downside is having to wait if it's not an online one. Def worth looking at if you are ordering off Amazon!

ashleigh allan said...

Great post - havent heard about this - will definately take a look!

Ruth Harwood said...

interesting, thanks for sharing xx

Janet Humphrey said...

very useful, we do get vouchers and gift cards we cant use

Susie Wilkinson said...

I think this would be more useful for selling than buying, but it's certainly worth a look!

Louise Fairweather said...

I don't know how much they take off if you are selling but if you cant use the vouchers then it is worth looking into

Louise Fairweather said...

I figured sometimes we might win something that isn't easy for us to use x

Rebecca Cusick said...

Oh that's fab especially for unwanted gift vouchers that you'll probably never use. I'll definitely be getting mine out of the 'bits and bobs' cupboard lol x

Frances Heaton said...

It sounds a very good idea. I occasionally get gift vouchers that I won't use, and these days it's quite expensive to sell on Ebay. Definitely worth looking into.

Heather Haigh said...

I haven't seen this before. Hubby has a couple of giftcards he might not use atm - he's so hard to buy for that people got him giftcards and he still hasn't used them lol.

anthony harrington said...

good idea!

hellcat366 said...

This sounds like a fab idea.

williamgould said...

Looks like it could be interesting!

SHARON said...

sounds like a good idea

pixiepie said...

haven't seen this before but will investigate further

Leila Benhamida said...

Thanks for sharing. Always good to discover new awesome website

Sara Janeg said...

oooo I'll check this site out

Theresa Parker said...

Looks good

Claire Woods said...

Not a big enough saving for me.

SARAH LAMBERT said...

Such a great idea :)

Rebecca Nisbet said...

this is such a good idea, i have wasted a few in the past.

Louise Fairweather said...

I figure sometimes we win things as well so might be worth a look.

Louise Fairweather said...

I never realised you could even sell vouchers on ebay! Not sure how much you have to pay to sell them.

Louise Fairweather said...

There are the odd ones with massive savings but they tend to be more unusual! I am not sure I'm organised enough to buy them in advance just to save a couple of pounds. Might get some more next ones though as I could do with some new clothes

Louise Fairweather said...

Oh that is annoying x

kim neville said...

Had not seen before but worth investigating more

Sarah-Jane Laycock said...

I am on my way to check it out now, what an ingenious idea

Ellie Spider said...

signed up for this but havent used it yet - because i am in work in the day having to sign for packages isnt ideal

Sarah Lewis said...

Sounds interesting will have to look into further x

jo liddement said...

A good idea and helps with the cash flow

Anthea Holloway said...

This sounds like a money saving deal.

Irene Murdoch said...

Good idea for those competition win vouchers lying in the drawer

Katie said...

This is a great idea!

Barbara Handley said...

Never heard of this scheme before. Will look into it.

cornishgirl said...

This looks like a good idea - I've had vouchers in the past that I'd have been happy to sell like this

Kirsty Woods said...

Fab

PamGregory said...

Great idea for selling vouchers you can't use!

Tammy Neal said...

Great idea for selling or giving vouchers you can't use <3

Victoria Prince said...

I think it's a great idea. I've heard quite a bit about them over the last few weeks, keep meaning to explore it as I have a gift card I am thinking of selling but haven't actually got round to it yet...you've just inspired me to actually get galvanised into action!

Ursula Hunt said...

Great idea, everyone wants to save a little money

Caroline Buckley said...

Never heard of this before but a great idea

Kim W said...

Sounds a great idea. Just waiting to use it!