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Stores that allow buying third-party gift cards with their own gift cards (in-store purchase) Updated 24 November 2014 - Please put verification next to updated line with date:

1. Barnes and Noble - Most clerks will deny your attempt, supposedly the system will allow you to redeem Barnes and Noble gift cards for some of the third-party gift cards they sell.

2. Sears  - You can buy Sears  /Kmart  gift cards and pay with Sears  /Kmart  gift cards. They have many including Shell, Staples , Subway , Visa(up to $200.00 + 6.49 fee), AMEX(up to $100.00 + 5.49 fee), MasterCard(up to $100.00 + 5.49 fee) and more.  Update 27 Jan 2015 -Verified by tickleddoofus 27 Jan 2015

3. Kmart  - See Sears (above).

4. Staples  - Rumored that POS allows GC purchases using GC.

Staples  choices: Visa/MC/AMEX (fees apply), AMC, Barnes and Noble, Bass Pro  Shops, Bed Bath Beyond, eBay , Express, Foot Locker , Gap/Banana Republic  /Old Navy , Home Depot, iTunes, JC Penney, Jiffy Lube, Kohls, Lowe's , Macy's, Marriott , Marshall's/TJMaxx/Homegoods, Michaels , Nook, Nordstrom , Pottery Barn, Outdoor Adventure, PETsMART, Pottery Barn, Regal Cinemas, REI , Restaurants (Applebees, Chili's, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesdays, Subway etc), Shell, Southwest Airlines, SpaFinder , Starbucks, toys r us

5. Kroger Stores are: Baker's Supermarkets, City Market, Dillons Food Stores, Fry's Food & Drug, Gerbes Super Markets, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, Kroger, Owen's, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC, Ralphs, Scott's, Smith's, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, Foods Co. Ruler Foods, Dillons Marketplace, Fry's Marketplace, King Soopers Marketplace, Kroger Marketplace, Smith's Marketplace, Fred Meyer Jewelers, Barclay Jewelers, Fox's Jewelers, Littman Jewelers, Kwik Shop, Loaf 'N Jug, Quik Stop, Smith's Express, Tom Thumb Food Stores, Turkey Hill Minit Markets

- sell plenty of other stores' gift cards, you can buy any gift card including choose your amount visa cards up to $500.00.

Kroger choices: Aeropostale , Amazon , Banana Republic  /Gap/Old Navy , Barnes & Noble , Bass Pro  Shops, bath and body works, Bebe, Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Blockbuster, Build a Bear, Cabela 's, Claire's , eBay , ESPN. com, Foot Locker , GameStop , golfsmith, Home Depot, iTunes, JC Penney, Jiffy Lube, Joann , Kohl's , Land's End/Sears  /Kmart , Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Marriott , Marshall's/TJMaxx/Homegoods, Michael's, Nordstrom , OfficeMax , Overstock, REI , Restaurants (Applebees, Carraba's, Chili's, IHOP, McDonalds, Olive Garden, Outback, Panera Bread, PF Chang's, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday, Subway, TGI Friday's), Shell, Staples , Southwest Airlines, Staples , Target , toys r us, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover and more.

6. safeway - Never had a problem buying third-party GCs with safeway GCs.

7. Publix - Bought gas and AMEX GCs using a Publix GC

Publix choices: Aeropostale , AMEX, Applebees, AT&T go card, Bahama Breeze, Banana Republic , Barnes and Noble, Bass Pro  shops, bath and body works, bed bath and beyond, belk, best buy, bonefish grill, boost mobile, bp, chilis, macaroni grill, maggianos, busch gardens, cabellas, carrabbas, chevron, Texaco, club penguin, cold stone, cracker barrel, crispers, Disney, eBay , Foot Locker , GameStop , gap, golfsmith, pennytalk, itunes, jcpenneys Kohls, lands end, longhorn, maycs, marshals, Net 10

nexon, Nike , nordstron, Old Navy , olive garden, outback, pfchangs,PacSun, publix, red lobster, ruby Tuesday, Sears , SeaWorld, shell, Sony , southwest, SpaFinder , starbucks, sti tgi Fridays, Talbots , tj maxx, cheesecake factory, home despot, ticketmaster, tmoblile, toysrus  . tracfone, universal, verizon, virgin, xbox and more.

8. Bestbuy - You can now by Amazon  kindle giftcards at best buy with best buy gift cards. These kindle cards can be used for any purchases on Amazon  (basically an Amazon  giftcard). Great way to swap best buy gift cards from citicard, Chase, Discover or any other thank you network for something useful.

Best Buy choices:

Facebook, iTunes, Kindle, Napster, Playstation Network, Zune and more.

9. Giant Eagle - sells plenty of other stores' gift cards, including Amazon , Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohl's , Sears , Macy's, Office Max , Shell, Staples , and more.

10. GameStop - You can buy any gift card with the GameStop gift card in store. Choices: Shell, Taco Bell, Starbucks, iTunes, Android, etc. - (Needs Recent Verification)

11. Wal-Mart (In-Store Only): Sam's Club , and Murphy USA will all allow you to buy third-party gift cards with a Wal-Mart gift card. You cannot buy the variable amount Visa, AMEX or MasterCard gift cards with WalMart gift cards, only the fixed amount cards and some cashiers will stop you, despite POS allowing the transaction.

12. Toys"R"Us / Babies"R"Us (Purchases $100 or less do not require manager override.) - Amazon , Amazon  Kindle, iTunes, restaurant cards (Burger King, Subway, Chili's, Olive Garden, Friday's, Ruby Tuesday, Pizza Hut, UNO, Outback, Dunkin Donuts, Cracker Barrel), AMC, Ticketmaster, Regal movies, Xbox, prepaid phone cards. Update 4/17/2015: Multiple reports that Toys R Us has started blocking gift card to gift card purchases. (This is a YMMV deal now.  Tried 3 stores in NJ.  First of all, they stopped carrying gift cards, which I believe was the biggest bang for the buck.  They started to carry eBay gift cards, which is also very good.  As far as buying GC with GC goes, I was successful in 2 and failed in 1.  1st store's cashier saw a message on the POS screen, didn't bother reading it and just clicked through.  2nd store's cashier said NO because the POS system now tells them "GC cannot be paid via GC".  3rd store's cashier said no, but when I asked if I can buy Toys R Us GC with Toys R Us GC just I can change the denominations, he said check with the customer service desk and the customer service desk cashier said she is not supposed to do it because the POS system tells them so, but she can try and see if it goes through.  She tried, and it went through.  I bought eBay and Home Depot gift cards. 7/29/15)

13. Target : 9/2014: Users report using Target to buy Wendy's (and other restaurants), T-Mobile, iTunes, and Target. Terms on GC restrict the purchase of Visa/MC/Amex.

Stores that DO NOT allow buying third-party gift cards with their gift cards (system restricted, not cashier restricted):

1. Kohls - system will not allow payment by GC or merchandise credits, even when also buying merchandise in the same transaction with third-party gift cards, for any third-party gift cards they sell.

2. CVS - checkout system prohibits purchasing gift cards with CVS gift cards.

3. Home Depot - checkout system prohibits purchasing gift cards with HD gift cards.

4. Lowe's  - checkout system prohibits purchasing gift cards with Lowe's  gift cards.

5. JCPenney  - No gift card purchase with JCP gift cards

6. Office Max  /Office Depot  - will not allow you to buy GC with OfficeMax  GC either online or in store.

7. ShopRite - will not allow you to buy other GC with ShopRite GC.

8. Amazon  - will not let you buy other store GCs with Amazon  gc

9. Walgreens

Stores that DO NOT allow buying third-party gift cards with their gift cards (system restriction unverified):

1. RadioShack  - Against terms . Choices: Hulu, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Facebook, Nook, Amazon , Xbox, and PlayStation.

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