Tuesday was the day after Christmas and a busy day for stores.
A gift card is an easy and thoughtful holiday present - and especially great for the person who seemingly has everything - but sometimes the card doesn't line up with your interests or tastes.
Yes, these do exist, and while you won't get an equal dollar amount trade, you will get pretty close. Well, I would. Cash is more helpful to me than an iTunes gift card, but here we are.
That gift card may have had a certain dollar amount on it just before you bought it, but it could be null when you go to use it.
As mentioned, the resale site will buy a gift card from you for a percentage that reflects the popularity of the card.
If you do have gift cards, there are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of them. They suggest that it's better to swap with someone you know in real life.
While courts typically do allow bankrupt retailers to honor gift cards, bankruptcy law doesn't offer any true protection. However, in some cases, plastic gift cards may still have an expiration date and require a fee to replace. You should also shop around a little before deciding which site to sell or exchange your gift card to. Bad in that they scream the giver didn't take the time to put any thought into what they were getting you. These sites will buy the card you don't want, verify the card's balance, and send you a check or PayPal deposit for up to 92% of the card's value. Be sure to read the fine print so you know exactly what you'll get in return for your card.
While you can't actually return gift cards, there are several different ways you can sell gift cards for cash or trade gift cards online for credit at another store. But you may have to wait to get a buyer who'll pay the price you're asking.
"People that leave them on the shelf, they forget about them, put them in a desk drawer", said Rosa. Not all Target stores participate in the program, so you should check the website to see if your local store is part of the Target trade-in program.
If you want to sell your gift card in person, rather than dealing with online gift card exchanges, you have a few options.
The question is, which one returns the most value?