Congratulations to NASA and the JPL

by Lara on August 7, 2012

It’s no secret that we can be pretty nerdy over here at Cardpool (just look at our team profiles), which is why we were all super excited when NASA announced that their Mars Curiosity rover had successfully landed on Mars. So on behalf of Cardpool, congratulations to NASA and JPL teams for an amazing mission well done.

Unfortunately for Cardpoolers, we can’t get you discounts on any billion dollar Mars rovers, but we can give you 4% off on our discounted Best Buy gift cards so you can try to recreate the experience via Xbox or RC car. It’s not quite the same but way more affordable!


We’ve got one more month of summer left, and Cardpool is going to be making the best of it. We’re running sales on some of our biggest merchants to celebrate and give everyone the opportunity to save on the last shopping they need to do in the warm weather.

Home Depot gift cards and Lowe’s gift cards are now at 7% off! Looking to do a large scale renovation or other construction project? Remember to use our “Bulk Purchase” feature on all our merchant pages to get the almost exact value of gift cards you need to maximize your savings. We’re always trying to make saving as easy as possible.

Do you prefer decorating and furnishing to construction work? No problem because Cardpool also has Macy’s gift cards at 10% off and JCPenney gift cards at 28% off! Both of these department stores have amazing deals on home furnishings, decorations, beddings, and more. Compound their summer sale savings by using our discount cards to save even more.

Happy saving!


Cardpool is proud to announce our newest site feature: The Bulk Purchase button!

If there’s two things Cardpool prides itself on, it’s our technology driven company DNA and our commitment to understanding our customers’ needs. In the last few months, we’ve heard from a lot of people that they’re using our discounted gift cards to make big ticket purchases and were finding it a hassle to select all the cards to get to the amount they needed. Cardpool took this challenge seriously and decided that we could solve it with some good engineering.

Now, at the top of each “buy merchant” pages, you’ll find a big green button like the one seen above. All you need to do is push that button, enter the amount and type of cards you’re looking for, and then Cardpool will be able to automatically find the cards you need to get closest to that amount.

For example, if you needed a $1,000 of Home Depot cards, you would just go to the discounted Home Depot page, click the button, enter 1000 into the pop up box, and that’s it. It’s literally a two step process.

Of course, those who prefer to shop for individual cards will still be able to do so. We just wanted to make a feature that was convenient for people who had specific amounts in mind! We hope you enjoy this new feature, and as always, feel free to leave us feedback on our website through the left hand site link. Keep on saving Cardpoolers!



We Love Talking to Customers

by Lara on June 22, 2012

Cardpool is always looking to better understand our customers needs. As a result, we’ve been reaching out to talk to some of them recently to get good, honest feedback, and we’ve learned a lot.


While a lot of this information is going to help us drive how to better our site and our product, there were aslo a lot of questions that we heard from some of our customers that have been answered in other places on our site that clearly we didn’t do enough to communicate.


1. We received a lot of questions about buying our gift cards including shipping policies and expiration dates. We actually already have an FAQ in place that answers most of these questions, and you can find it here.


2. We received a lot of questions about what are electronic codes vs. physical cards. We’re going to do our best to better educate our customers in the future, but in short, electronic codes are gift cards that can only be used for online shopping with the merchant. When you buy these codes, you are agreeing to only use them in an online format as we provide you with only the code and pin for the cards for fastest delivery.


3. A few of our customers told us they were initially skeptical about their savings since they had not heard about before, and it seemed like it was too good to be true. We understand that online shopping, especially from a new type of business like Cardpool, can be daunting As a result, we really want to work hard to be as transparent as possible.


More importantly, you can learn more about our passionate, dedicated team at our About Us page including our co-founders amazing stories and the rest of the team’s fun hobbies. You can also read coverage about Cardpool from major news outlets such as NYTimes, CNN, and Fox News at our press page.


JCPenney at 30% Off!

by Lara on June 18, 2012

JCPenney Gift Card

I know this is crazy, but we weren’t content to just run sales on our Home Depot and Lowe’s cards. We’re going to be rolling a few more limited time sales starting with discounted JCPenney gift cards at an incredible 30% off. 

Men’s fashion, women’s fashion, kid essentials, JCPenney has it all and is an amazing place for one stop shopping, especially for families. JCPenney is actually in the middle of revamping its stores and brands so there’s really no better time to get the best out of JCPenney than right now. We’re hope you’re as excited as we are about these rates.

We’ll be launching other sales throughout the summer so just stay tuned…


Announcing Summer Sales on Home Depot and Lowe’s

June 15, 2012

  We know that summer is a primetime for home improvement and construction projects, especially with the good weather and the kids off to summer camp. As a result, we’re announcing some of our best prices ever on discounted Home Depot gift cards and discounted Lowe’s gift cards. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s discount has [...]

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The Ultimate Gift Card

June 7, 2012

Cardpool was started to help consumers get more value out of gift cards by allowing for a better, safer secondary gift card market, especially since billions of dollars of gift cards go wasted every year. When one Cardpool employee’s friend asked for ‘gift cards’ in their wedding registry, our employee wanted to make sure the [...]

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What is a Gift Card Exchange Exactly?

May 23, 2012

With the recent holidays and a lot of press around gift card exchanges, we get a lot of customers who have been asking what exactly Cardpool does and how we work. We thought it might be useful to just create a nice infographic on Cardpool and the state of gift cards in the United States [...]

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Treat Your Pets this Summer!

May 18, 2012

Had a tough time being cooped up all these cold seasons? Ready for summer? Well, check this out: so is your pet! It’s been a long season for them too, and there’s no better way to reward your dog’s unrelenting affection than picking up some new toys and heading for the park. Cardpool’s discount Petco gift cards and discount [...]

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For All Your Traveling Needs

May 11, 2012

Ah, summer! The calendar says it’s not quite here yet, but it feels like it already is. I’m just loving the sunshine we’ve been getting in San Francisco, yet it’s certainly making me want to take a few trips and explore what the rest of the country has to offer during this spectacular season. Traveling [...]

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