Re-purposing Gift Cards

It happens to everyone; you get a birthday or holiday card as a gift from a friend or family member, only to open it up and discover a gift card from a store you haven’t shopped at in over 10 years. You put on your best half-hearted smile and tuck the gift card away, only to be seen again when you yourself aren’t sure what to get someone for their special event. What you don’t know, though, is that you can get rid of gift cards, guilt-free.

1.) Trading

Once the holidays are through, the odds are pretty good that you’re not alone in the world of misfit gift cards. Start a group text message and let your friends know that you are open to giving away any gift cards in return for a trade. Whether or not the price of their card does not quite match up to yours, if it’s to a store you would actually shop at, it may be worth it. Get enough friends together and you can even through a post-Christmas present-trading party; play a rousing game of white elephant with the cards and gifts that you lost the receipts to! trading brings a whole new definition to re-purposing your presents because you’ll receive new presents that give you a purpose.

2.) Do Something Good

The holidays always often leave us feeling generous. As a new year begins, selflessness should be on everyone’s new year’s resolution list. What better way to give to those in need than by going to the store you never shop at and buying supplies for those who are in need? From cooking supplies to clothing and jackets, you can always find something to buy that another person in need will appreciate.

You may not be able to buy a home with a gift card, but I can make sure you get the best financing!

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Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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