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Giving to KNOM with Gift Cards and eCodes

How to help KNOM with unused gift cards

  • Mail gift cards to KNOM, PO Box 988, Nome, AK 99762. It’s a good idea to sandwich it between two papers or index cards so it doesn’t get ruined during automated postal processing.
  • Email eCODEs (electronic gift card codes) to business@knom.org.

Please note

  • Be sure to include your name and address/email so we know whom to thank.
  • We’ve been advised that gift cards are probably not tax deductible, be sure to check with your tax accountant if this is important to you.

The fine print

  1. Gift cards and eCODEs must have a minimum of $10 in value remaining.
  2. Gift cards and eCODEs must be transferrable.
  3. KNOM can redeem gift cards and eCODEs from nearly 400 vendors, including restaurant chains.

How it works

  1. KNOM collects and tallies the cards/codes.
  2. We bundle the cards/codes in a batch and mail/email them to a broker.
  3. The broker will determine a buy-back value (usually 15% discount rate of face value).
  4. The broker sends a check to KNOM or exchanges for cards KNOM can use (at a lower discount rate).


We’ll use the 100% of the value of cards for things we need now:

  • Amazon.com and Best Buy for engineering supplies and equipment
  • Sears for a dishwasher
  • Hewlett Packard for a copier
  • Apple for computers and accessories
  • iTunes for music downloads
  • Office Max/Staples for paper and office supplies
  • LL Bean for volunteer house bedding

Thanks so much for your support!