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Trying to figure out how to convert SB/SK earnings into money I can use at CVS/Walgreens

Zombie
Skilled Saver

I'm trying to figure out a way to convert my Swagbucks and Shopkick earnings into Walgreens and CVS (possibly Meijer) gift cards. My goal is to keep my cash OOP cost as close to zero as possible.

But neither SB or SK can cash out to a Walgreens or CVS gift card...

I see that Swagbucks has options for AmEx and Mastercard gift cards, but the reviews/comments make those options sound like a nightmare...

If I cash out to a PayPal gift card, how does it work? Can I login to my PayPal account and send that money to my bank account? Or is it an actual gift card that I can only use by paying with PayPal? Is there any way to use a PayPal gift card to purchase Walgreens or CVS gift cards?

Is there any retailer (Walmart, Target, etc) that sells Walgreens or CVS gift cards? If so, can I use a gift card for that retailer to purchase a gift card for a different retailer (Walgreens/CVS)?

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Re: Trying to figure out how to convert SB/SK earnings into money I can use at CVS/Walgreens

Nique
Rewards Advocate

For Shopkick, it's PayPal credit, not a gift card. You will be prompted to enter your email address. The money is sent within minutes. You can then transfer it to your bank.

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Re: Trying to figure out how to convert SB/SK earnings into money I can use at CVS/Walgreens

Nikkimcniknik
Deal Sharer

Hi! I have a PayPal debit card that works only on my PayPal balance. Its free to get one. I signed up for it on their website. I use that card when I do all of my couponing transactions and I cash out to PayPal on all of the couponing apps, except for fetch I cash out to Kroger gift cards, because there is no PayPal option. So essentially I am reusing the same monies over and over again. I started using it about 2 years ago because I was using my bank debit card too much with all these couponing transactions and I wanted to keep my couponing money separate. I only keep about

$200 in my PayPal balance, so if I do alot of moneymaker deals and my balance gets over $225, I transfer the extra money from my PayPal to my savings account. I also earn 1% back from PayPal. 1% is not much but to a couponer every penny counts. Just a thought. It works great for me.

Re: Trying to figure out how to convert SB/SK earnings into money I can use at CVS/Walgreens

mmoore01
Deal Master

Swagbucks has a "sister" site called MyGiftCardsplus.com You can buy a CVS gift card from there.

I don't know if you can buy a gift card from there with Swagbucks since I have never done this. But I would think they would allow it. Does anyone know if you can use swagbucks to buy gift cards at MyGiftCardsplus.com?

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Eyegottaibotta
Deal Ambassador

My gift card plus does not accept SB as a form of payment. I’ve also not be able to use the SB virtual Visa but haven’t tried with the virtual Mastercard or Amex cards.

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Re: Trying to figure out how to convert SB/SK earnings into money I can use at CVS/Walgreens

MelissaR
Skilled Saver

@ZombieYou can use your SB to get a CVS GC. I'm seeing the $10 GC on discount right now for 950 SB instead of the usual 1000. There's also $25, $50 or $100 values.

I've cashed out for the MC through SB a few times. I add the card # to my Walmart acct, and try to stay as close to $25 as I can. I don't remember by how much I went over the last time I got a MC, but I did a split payment. I typed in the difference on the screen (let's say my total was $31.50), I put in $6.50, and paid with my debit card. Then I tapped WM pay, on my phone screen selected the MC as payment. Then I deleted the card from WM since it was $0 balance.

Most stores do not allow you to purchase a GC using a GC. The only one that I know is Amazon will let you use your GC balance towards a Whole Foods GC.