Have you ever gotten a gift card to a store that you knew you'd never use?
Picture me last Christmas opening a card that a friend had just handed me. Inside was a gift card for a restaurant that I absolutely cannot stand.
"Oh, wow. Thanks! You really didn't have to give me a gift."
Really. You didn't.
Here I am having to look happy and joyful on the outside, but on the inside I'm thinking, "what the heck am I going to do with this?"
A few weeks later I ran across some sites that actually will buy that $50 card I had stuffed in the back of my drawer at nearly the full face value.
Even better, I discovered you can buy used gift cards to grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, and just about everywhere else for LESS than the money that's on the card.
Used gift cards? Well, they're just the gift that keeps on giving.