Saving Money With Gift Vouchers And ZEEK

Friday, 12 June 2015

Saving Money With Gift Vouchers And ZEEK

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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:

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

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  2. Louise Fairweather18 June 2015 at 14:57

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

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  3. ashleigh allan18 June 2015 at 17:31

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

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  4. interesting, thanks for sharing xx

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  5. Janet Humphrey19 June 2015 at 09:34

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

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  6. Susie Wilkinson20 June 2015 at 23:28

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

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  7. Louise Fairweather21 June 2015 at 20:37

    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

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  8. Louise Fairweather21 June 2015 at 20:37

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

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  9. Rebecca Cusick22 June 2015 at 08:02

    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

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  10. Frances Heaton22 June 2015 at 08:49

    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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. anthony harrington22 June 2015 at 18:31

    good idea!

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  13. This sounds like a fab idea.

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  14. Looks like it could be interesting!

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  15. sounds like a good idea

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  16. haven't seen this before but will investigate further

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  17. Leila Benhamida3 July 2015 at 14:07

    Thanks for sharing. Always good to discover new awesome website

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  18. oooo I'll check this site out

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  19. Theresa Parker3 July 2015 at 21:28

    Looks good

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  20. Not a big enough saving for me.

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  21. Such a great idea :)

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  22. Rebecca Nisbet8 July 2015 at 14:08

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

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  23. Louise Fairweather9 July 2015 at 20:45

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

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  24. Louise Fairweather9 July 2015 at 20:46

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

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  25. Louise Fairweather9 July 2015 at 20:48

    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

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  26. Louise Fairweather9 July 2015 at 20:48

    Oh that is annoying x

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  27. Had not seen before but worth investigating more

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  28. Sarah-Jane Laycock15 July 2015 at 20:00

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

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

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  30. Sounds interesting will have to look into further x

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  31. A good idea and helps with the cash flow

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  32. Anthea Holloway17 July 2015 at 15:11

    This sounds like a money saving deal.

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  33. Good idea for those competition win vouchers lying in the drawer

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  34. This is a great idea!

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  35. Barbara Handley17 July 2015 at 17:31

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

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

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  37. Great idea for selling vouchers you can't use!

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

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  39. Victoria Prince18 July 2015 at 09:01

    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!

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  40. Great idea, everyone wants to save a little money

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  41. Caroline Buckley18 July 2015 at 21:06

    Never heard of this before but a great idea

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  42. Sounds a great idea. Just waiting to use it!

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