Sell Your Yearbook; Collect $25

Yearbooks

Classmates is no longer paying for yearbooks. If that changes at some point, I’ll post an update here.

Looking for a way to earn some extra cash? Classmates.com is currently offering up a $25 Amazon gift card for each yearbook that you send them, and they don’t even have to be your school yearbooks. My husband picked up an old yearbook at Goodwill for $.50, and collected a $25 gift card for his efforts. Not too shabby.

If you want to get in on the action, you’ll find all the details here.

Comments

  1. Keith Cline says

    I am a retired yearbook publishing rep. I have some samples for H.S., M.S., and College yearbooks that are in new condition. Is there a market for these books? Is anybody buying old yearbooks? I would love to move the entire collection. Thanks.

    • Erin Huffstetler says

      I’d try Classmates first — that’s an easy $25 for any that they need. Then, I’d list the rest on eBay. It may take a little while to sell them, but there’s bound to be someone out there who’s trying to track down a copy of their school yearbook.

  2. Jose karns says

    Yes for sure i was at an auction and 10 old yearbooks sold for 20.00 so i guess there is gift card money to be made!

    • Erin Huffstetler says

      Hi Emma, I would definitely follow up with them. I sent yearbooks twice, and was paid both times.

      • Ms. Lane says

        Is this still a current offering? I see the form to fill out, but nothing about getting money for it (as it says they will scan book and send back). If payment is given, how long does it take from mailing to Classmates and payment for what is sent?

        • Erin Huffstetler says

          Hey Ms. Lane,
          I just checked, and it looks like they’re no longer paying for yearbooks. I guess it was good while it lasted.

  3. Erin Huffstetler says

    Hi Erin this is Philip Vickery i sent some year books in to yearbook to get a 25 dollar amazon gift card and they scanned my books and sent them back to me. So i contacted them and ask about the 25 dollar gift card and they said they are no longer doing that. That they have not been doing that for a year. So please let people know they do not give you anything for sending your year books in. So they do not honer what you have on your site.

    • Erin Huffstetler says

      Hi Philip. Classmates shifted from paying people for their yearbooks to scanning them and sending them back. They updated the terms on their website when they made the switch (and I updated them on mine as well). Back when they were paying for them, you had to first see if they needed your yearbook, and then if they did, they sent you paperwork and postage to send it in. Your payment was then sent once they received it. (I did this twice). Now, they are simply covering the postage there and back. So, you don’t have to give up your yearbook, but you also aren’t getting paid for it. If you sent in your yearbooks when they were still paying, and followed the process that I outlined above, I would definitely follow up with them. If you sent your yearbooks more recently, it sounds like they handled things just as they said they would. Hope this helps to clarify.

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