Back in my hey day of gift card churning, I used to leverage Raise, Cardpool, and Plastic Jungle as well as credit card offers and buy points like a mad man. It was especially lucrative when Top Cash Back offered an extra 2.5% for any transaction at Plastic Jungle. Sadly, in April 2013, Plastic Jungle was no longer a player in the B2C sphere and announced that they would only convert gift cards into CVS Extracare or United Miles.
Then, recently I wrote about Plastic Jungle questioning if they would even exist anymore when they pulled the US Bank Flexperks as well as Best Buy. Today, on a whim, I decided to check them out again. If you go to Plastic Jungle, you will see this:
There’s a small news blurb out there that it turns out Plastic Jungle was bought out by Cardcash for an undisclosed sum of money. I’ve never successfully transacted with Cardcash/ABC Gift Card so I can’t comment on how well they operate their business. The other day a reader left several comments on this post regarding his experience with Cardcash. I honestly hope they get rid of the Cardcash site and use some of the infrastructure from Plastic Jungle. Plastic Jungle had its fair share of problems, but Cardcash site blows. It needs to join the 21st century.