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Unwanted Gift Card? Take the Money and Run!

It’s your birthday--another year older and another gift card richer! If you’re anything like me, you get excited when your mailbox starts piling up with birthday cards. Yes! A gift card for Adidas from grandma will get you a new pair of kicks. Alright, an Olive Garden gift card from your brother so you can eat something besides pretzel rods and Ramen noodles this week, but then you open the dreaded not-so-usable gift card from your favorite aunt. That’s right; Aunt Susan bought you a Home Depot gift card at her favorite grocery store so she could rack up her gas perks. The problem is that you will probably never use this gift card. You’re not Mr. Fixit, you’re terrible at building birdhouses and, well, you don’t even own a house!Wouldn't it be nice if you could just take the card to Home Depot and ask for the money instead of buying something you won’t use? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy. Most merchant gift cards state that cards cannot be redeemed for   Read More »
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Gear You Gotta Get for National Camping Month

Every Memorial Day, we go on a family camping trip with several other families in our congregation at church. We go to the same campground every year, jockey for the best sites and enjoy the unplugged, simple life for a glorious two and a half days. While at the campground, I often fantasize about  Read More »

Why Should I Reload Retailer Gift Cards?

Gift Card Girlfriend answers the gift card questions you've been asking. Reloadable retailer gift cards are gift cards, from stores or restaurants, that you can add value to after the initial activation. Although not all cards are reloadable, increasing the balance on those that are can usually be  Read More »
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