Gift card

Want to get rid of your unwanted or unusable gift cards

Every year, I somehow receive at least one gift card for a gas station from a family member. The problem? I don’t have a car. I live across the country from much of my family, and they also often give me gift certificates to businesses that don’t have locations in my state. I’m not the only one who lets my gift cards languish (or loses them immediately); according to MarketWatch, about $1 billion in gift cards went unused in the U.S. in 2015.

But there are ways to make sure your unwanted gift cards don’t go to waste, whether they’re to a store you hate or one that doesn’t have an outpost in your town. There’s the feel-good (and tax-friendly) option, or the quick cash option:

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