How to Cash In With Panini Rewards Points
In its commitment to keep the sports card industry fresh, Panini introduced Panini Rewards Points in 2014. Panini members can collect and stockpile points in their Panini America accounts and redeem them for cards, autographs, or even sealed packs.
While Panini points aren’t new, a lot of new collectors remain unfamiliar with the concept.
This post will examine Panini Rewards Points and answer some FAQs on the topic.
How Do You Get Panini Reward Points?
You can find reward points in almost every Panini product. Think of Panini Point redemptions as a hit in terms of the odds of pulling one.
In fact, as far as the company is concerned, Panini Points count as a hit in many boxes. Particularly in hobby boxes, where they replace a hit. In other words, if your box is supposed to contain four autographs, you might find three autos and Points.
You may be a bit disappointed. However, because of the rarity and their redemption potential, Panini Points have a good resell market.
What Are Panini Rewards Points Worth?
If you are considering reselling (or purchasing) Panini Points, first, you must figure out how much they’re worth.
Unlike cards, Points are usually pretty easy to price. That said, just like cards, the resell market fluctuates. While the price seems to hover around 5-10 cents a point, it is always a good idea to execute a sold item eBay search for “Panini Points” and get a feel for the value of recent sales.
From there, either look for good deals as a buyer or list your points accordingly.
Cards can range from 150 points to 15,000 points, so while the price per point doesn’t change much, the cost of the cards does.
How To Buy And Sell Panini Points
Buying and selling Panini points is done just like cards. You will find them on eBay and most other card markets.
That said, there is one significant element to keep in mind. Since the Panini Points cards are redemptions, you need to make sure to buy them unused.
There is a QR code on the front of each point card. Therefore, if you are listing them, cover it up. If you don’t, somebody can (and probably will) redeem your point. Then the card will be worthless.
As a buyer, be alert. Sometimes people will list used Panini Points cards online. Don’t get scammed and read the details closely.
How Do I Redeem Panini Points?
Panini points are redeemed by logging into your Panini America account. The process is similar to other types of Panini redemptions. If you don’t have one, create one. Then you enter the code on the card. You can either redeem the points immediately or stockpile them.
What Are Some Examples of Previous Panini Point Prizes?
Panini has an online marketplace of cards and other point-redeemable items, and you can search through it at any time. The cards often change, so be on the lookout for good deals or your favorite players.
You can also use the points on packs. Often Panini will offer special sealed packs for this purpose. They may include Optic white sparkle, On the Horizon, and more.
While the packs might cost anywhere from $250 to $500 in points, they also have a high resell value and massive big-pull potential.
The Pros And Cons Of Panini Points
Some collectors are not big fans of Panini points. Meanwhile, others swear by them. Let’s look at a few pros and cons so you can judge for yourself.
- Freedom of choice. When you pull an autograph, you get the autograph of that player (of course). With Panini Points, the buyer has the freedom to determine what they want to use the points for: you can pick your player, card, or pack.
- A new way to strategize. Points can be redeemed just as quickly as you pull them—or you can choose to wait. Again, you have more choice in the matter.
- They’re not a hit. Let’s face it. No matter how Panini wants to frame it, pulling a points card is not as exciting as pulling an awesome card. When you buy a box with three hits, you hope for three hits… not two hits, and a points redemption.
- Too frequent. On top of being a slight let-down, this feeling comes a bit too often, as well. Many collectors believe Panini inserts point redemptions at too high a rate, especially the lower numbers (150-250).
Ready To Start Your Points Collection?
Now that you are an expert on all-things Panini Points, start ripping some packs and saving up for your favorite players or packs. And, most importantly, have fun along the way!