Gift cards have become highly popular gift items. But let’s be honest, they’re not exactly original, and how often have you received a card for a business you have no interest in patronizing? You could always re-gift such cards, but some people don’t like doing that.
A better option in my opinion is simply selling the gift card. There are many sites that allow you to sell your cards, and you can try places like Ebay as well. You won’t get full price for your card, however, it’s still nice to be able to get some cash for a card you don’t intend to use otherwise. You can also swap your card for a different one. This may be the wiser option from a financial standpoints, since you’ll get close to the full value of your card if you trade it in instead of selling it.
The flip side of this is that you can often purchase gift cards at a discount. For some gift cards, you can get up to a 20% discount on the value of the card. This is a smart method for saving a bit of extra money when you shop.