Posted by William Charles on April 23, 2019

Published on April 23rd, 2019 | by William Charles


Swych: Take Pictures Of Your Giftcards, Get 10¢ Donated To Charity & 10% Off

The Offer

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  • Swych has partnered with Plastic Bank. They want users to upload their gift cards to Swych:
    • For every gift card uploaded 10¢ will be donated to Plastic Bank (maximum of 20 cards per month)
    • If you upload 20 gift cards within a month you’ll receive 50 Swych rewards points (worth 50¢)
    • If you share a photo of you and your gift cards on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag 10 friends with the hashtag #cuttheplastic you’ll get a coupon of 10% off

The Fine Print

  • Valid until December 31st, 2019

Our Verdict

When uploading to the app you need to take pictures of the front and back of the cards and then enter the PIN code. Obviously you’ll want to make sure to hide that information when uploading the picture of you and your gift cards otherwise people will be able to steal your balance. This promotion will end up with people having their balance stolen. I also don’t really understand how this helps with the plastic program, these plastic gift cards already exist and uploading them Swych doesn’t make that problem go away? I guess Swych are saying they are a better alternative for purchasing gift cards going forward. I think this is a poorly thought out promotion. Personally there is no way I can be bothered entering gift card information for $0.5 or a discount so I’ll be giving this one a big miss.

Hat tip to GC Galore

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“poorly thought out” indeed. absolute non-starter.


I have stacks of used 0 balance (or 0.01 to 0.05 cents left over) GCs…wonder if those will work.

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