How to Trade in Used Items for Target Gift Cards

A rTarget gift card featuring Bullseye, Target's mascot

If you have old phones, tablets, gaming consoles or even unused gift cards stashed away in your place collecting dust, why not get some Target gift cards for them?

As if we needed more reasons to love Target, their Trade-In Program allows you to swap older electronics and unused gift cards for Target gift cards.

Here’s what they’re accepting:

Brands include: Alcatel, Amazon, Apple, Asus, Blackberry, Blue, Google, HTC, Huawei, Kyocera, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, NUU Mobile, Samsung and Sony Ericsson

Brands include: Acer, Alcatel, Amazon, Apple, Asus, Barnes & Noble, Dell, Google, HP, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Samsung and Sony

Games for X Box 360, X Box One, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WIIU, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony

iPads, iPods, Apple watches and iPod Nanos

Brands include Apple, Asus, Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Pebble, Samsung, Sony and TomTom

Brands include Amazon, Braven, Google, Harmon Kardon, iHome, Insignia, JBL, Sonos, Sony

You can choose from their list of leading consumer brands to exchange cards for, including Gap, Nike and Walmart. 

How The Target Trade In Program Works:

  1. Find your item from their list and they’ll give an appraisal of how much you can get
  2. If you want to trade the item in, Target will provide a pre-paid shipping label so you can ship it for free OR if there’s a participating Trade-In location near you, you can bring your item(s) in-store
  3. Get your Target gift card!

Note that trade-ins may not be the best value you can get for these items. Still, it’s extremely convenient and everyone can use a Target gift card. There’s no need to list them on Craigslist or your local Marketplace and deal with negotiators, plus meeting with buyers.

Trade-in value could vary by day and also by how many accessories you have with your item, like the original box, instruction manual, cords etc.

Time to go hunting for items to trade-in!