Sell unwanted gift cards for cash

Now that the 2012 holidays are over, do you have a drawer full of gift cards?

Chances are some are for stores or restaurants you never visit, meaning they will probably go unused. But that doesnt have to happen.

Like so many of us, Trista Popper and Amber Patchman of Northern Kentucky each received a wallet full of gift cards over the holidays. And they already know they wont spend all of them. Amber said some usually go unused. I forget theyre there.

Popper told me I usually just leave them in my purse for months.

Beth Baldner told me I try to use them as soon as possible, otherwise I will forget them.

But rather than buying stuff you dont want right now, or just leaving them to collect dust and expire, why not cash them in?

Sell your Gift Cards for Cash

An entire gift card trading industry has popped up in recent years:

The websites Swap-a-Gift , Plastic Jungle, and Card Avenue are the big 3 of card trading sites (click above links).  Card Avenue, however, is currently undergoing a redesign.

Some newer sites getting good reviews include Card Hub,   Gift Card Rescue , and Card Pool .

How they Work

Card Pool recently tied Plastic Jungle for top ratings from Consumer Reports Magazine.  

Card Hub is unique in that it uses Facebook to trade cards.

At Swap-a-Gift,  youll pay $1.99 to list a card you want to sell. List it at a slight discount, and someone will take it off your hands.

If you want an immediate sale, without haggling, then you may want to try Plastic Jungle , which will buy your card immediately for a commission fee.  I tested the site by offering it a $30 Best Buy Gift card.  Plastic Jungle made me an immediate offer of $30.  Not a great deal, but fast and easy.

Sure, these may not be the best business deal, compared with getting the full value, but it sure beats leaving that card unused forever.

Bottom Line

Viewers have asked me if you can return a gift card: No: Stores wont take them back. The bottom line: The only way to get full value out of a gift card is to use it at the store that issued it.

But if you cant do that, you may want to try these sites, so you Dont Waste Your Money.


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How Andover Spent Your Money Last Week

Each week the town spends money approved in the annual budget for everyday expenses and, each week, Andover Patch will be running a new feature, highlighting a handful of these expenses for our readers perusal.


This past week Andover cut 203 checks to various vendors with a grand total of $2,033,070.63. Check out how Andover spent your money last week.


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Place Your Hard Earned Money Into Venture Capital At Limerick


Venture Capital will be wanted to have to upstage Willie Mullins major Aintree Great Country wide potential customer Royal prince Disse Beauchene within the Woodlands House Hotel Difficulty about time 3 from the Holiday racing festival in Limerick.

Ruled out of the huge race in Gatwick on the eleventh hours this coming year, Prince Disse Beauchene provides their begin today since conquering Dark-colored Apalachi inside the Bobbyjo Chase inside February. Using the champ coach stressed to protect the actual nine-year-olds score, outings above walls is going to be limited prior to the National as well as surely has the opportunity to accomplish around flights, getting quickly won on one associated with his just 2 previous attempts.

That all mentioned, Knight in shining armor Alle de Beauchene will certainly rarely become very 100pc today, that ought to be in order to Venture Capitals edge. Acquired through JP McManus right after readily conquering Brilliant Fresh Beginning in a Fairyhouse fender last year, the Philip Fenton-trained son regarding Delivering scored on the first-time of inquiring above travel arrangements in Wexford recently.

Provided, Brian OConnells attach did not beat a lot right now there within the circumstance of this competitive seven-runner event, yet he remains a fair prospective client. Whilst simply time will inform precisely how good Investment capital will be, it will likely be any let-down in case this individual will not proceed near here.

Mullins only some other runner on the card, Mr Groocock, is going to take the Roches Passes Maiden Challenge under the trainers nephew Emmet, whilst Noel Meade could be the guy to help keep on side in the Harry Duggan Memorial service Invalidité Run after.

With pound; 26, 200 open to the success, this is the days and nights best warmth at the Munster place. Was the winner through Fantastic National third Seabass this summer, it is suitably well contested, because the Eric McNamara-trained Kerry State main character Screwing up Fullback (right) is among a 16-strong discipline which isnt very easily deciphered. Still Meades Thouva will be unexposed, possessing work simply 2 times above fencing, and 4 occasions in every, because concluding their France bumper plate profession.

From Wexford previous moment, the actual five-year-old defied tests likely to protected any release success, defeating solid if unspectacular opposition along the way. Thouva will certainly clearly have to progress once again in case he or she is to adhere to up here under John Cullen, however certainly has the range to do so away a tag of 121 for only 10st 8lb.

In the Limerick Racecourse Vets Incapacité Hurdle, War Of Phrases appearance the particular pick for Denis Ahern, that is located in Dungourney, Company Natural. Put into the past about three begins, the actual son associated with Dushyantor might never ever have a far better opportunity to gain a competition right here beneath Martin Ferris.

The particular earlier Goggin Buckley Engineering Handicap Challenge is a likewise poor affair, using just two of the 12 beginners, Thepartysover and Sherika, boasting any sort of current type. Of those 2, Sherika is attractive because the a lot more strong alternative.

An initial winner for Co Galway omhandler Grainne OConnor, the sister-in-law of point-to-point kingpin Derek, in Gowran Park a fortnight ago, the Beneficial mare provides improved continuously this season.

Sherika increased eight lbs for her accomplishment right now, however such was initially i den forbindelse fineness when necessary and also the lack of worthwhile opposition that the lady encounters right here that youd find it difficult to help to make any kind of situation against i den forbindelse under the ever-reliable Indicate Enright.

– Rich Forristal


Irish Self-sufficient


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