Have you been hanging on to gift cards that you haven’t used? Gift cards get a permanent home in our purses and wallets for a number of reasons. While a wonderful thought from the giver, occasionally we receive a gift card for a store that we just don’t use (like a Starbucks card given to a non-coffee-drinker). Or perhaps you received store credit for an item that you returned to a store, and have yet to use the credit.
If you use ebay, you can choose to sell the gift card for any amount you choose using their “buy it now” option. Or you can take your chances and let bidders compete for the price.
There are also several online gift card purchasing companies. When dealing with money across the internet, always be cautious. Make sure you are dealing with a secure site and that you trust the organization. I have used cardpool.com and giftcards.com.