A Great Way to Cash In Your Unused Gift Cards [+ $100 Giveaway!]

by J. Money -

gift cards

Happy Friday :) If you logged onto this site this morning wishing for a place to sell your unwanted gift cards and to be entered to win two $50 cards you’ll actually love, then your wish has come true! And you should go and play the lottery next!

I got a note from my new friends over at GiftCardRescue.com asking to pass on the word about them, and after checking out their site and asking “what’s in it for my readers?” I got the following:

  • How about a way to buy gift cards for 35% off?
  • Or even better – to earn up to 92% cash back selling your unwanted ones?
  • Lastly, how about a bribe? Let’s give your readers $100 worth of free gift cards!

They had me at bribe 92% cash back.

And if you’re wondering why their name sounds so familiar, well that’s because they were once featured on the best show on the planet: Shark Tank!!! So of course I had to partner up with them today… I mean, Kevin O’Leary can be watching, right? (*waves*)

In all seriousness though, their site sounds bad ass. I’m not a gift card connoisseur, but I do know I’m sitting on at least 3-4 unused cards myself to places I damn well know I’ll never use. Like Red Lobster (is that place even still in business?). And odds are you are too. The average American family is estimated to have at least $350 of unused cards laying around their house, and a recent study by the New York Post shows that over $44 billion in gift cards have gone to waste since 2008.

That’s a lot of money!

So if you want some extra cash in the pockets/bank account/investments (my recommendation), make it your mission this weekend to dust off those crappy cards and see how much you can make over at Gift Card Rescue. But if you have a gift card towards beer, you better send those to me first ;)

Now Who Wants $100 in Gift Cards?

Per bullet point #3 up above, G.C.R. (my new hip-hop name for them) has given me two $50 gift cards to give away to y’all today, one to Target and one to Walmart, and you’ll have two ways to enter:

  1. Visit GiftCardRescue.com and tell us what card you’d be most likely to purchase and/or sell
  2. Sign up to their newsletter to get the latest discounts and deals.

You’ll get one entry for commenting below on the card you like/want to sell, and one entry for signing up to their newsletter (make sure to let me know in the comments that you did that as well). We’ll run the giveaway until next Sunday, the 15th, at midnight, and then crown the 2 winners shortly there after. One will win the Target card, and the other will win the Walmart card (and if you prefer one over the other, I’m sure we can hook you up no problem regardless of the one you win).

Now go and enter, and then cash in all those cards you have laying around!

***GIVEAWAY OVER*** Congrats to our two winner: Tyneisha and Anne Marie!

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Photo up top by frankieleon

Jay loves talking about money, experimenting, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his two beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!

{ 198 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bryan February 6, 2015 at 6:37 am

Hi J!

I would be most likely to buy a Morton’s Steakhouse Gift Card. You should write a post comparing GiftCardRescue to Raise.com which has similar business model.

Also, I signed up for the GiftCardRescue newsletter.

Thanks again for all the great articles on here and on RockStar Finance. I look forward to reading your updates on both sites.

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2 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Not a bad idea actually – I’ve been hearing a lot about Raise.com recently but haven’t poked around much yet.

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3 S L February 6, 2015 at 7:21 am

It is out of stock — but 1800PetMeds is a definite gift card I want. I have just started lifetime meds on my dog which… hopefully… will be another 6-9 years. I have been extremely lucky and been able to use all the gift cards I have received. I love Red Lobster (yes they still exist) especially becuase I can order off the menu without any issue. Goot admit, not many places like that will do that without a lot of dirty looks at the least. Neat idea!

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4 Christina R. February 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

i would probably buy grocery cards like Kroger since it would actually save me money instead of other gift cards where you end up buying ransom stuff you don’t really need.

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5 Liz February 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

I would get a Home Depot gift card. We have so many home improvement projects on our list. I feel like I should buy some Home Depot stock!

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6 Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life February 6, 2015 at 7:42 am

My favorites are Trader Joes and Lululemon. I just got a whole bunch for Christmas-I should tell my family to buy them discounted next year!

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7 Dee @ Color Me Frugal February 6, 2015 at 7:43 am

Amazon! I live really far away from Walmart and Target and only make it to those places maybe once a month. So I buy everything from quinoa to dog toothpaste (my dogs have high maintenance teeth!) to razor cartridges on Amazon.

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8 Jon @ Money Smart Guides February 6, 2015 at 8:04 am

I use this site all of the time. In the past when I had a credit card that gave me points, I would cash in the points for gift cards and turn them around and sell them for cash. It was the easiest way to get cash for the points. Now that i have switched credit cards to a pure cash back card, I don’t do this as much.

But what I do now is I buy gift cards. If I am looking at a large purchase, say a new TV and Best Buy has the best price, I buy up some gift cards at a 10% discount which essentially means I’m buying the TV for 10% off! Never had an issue buying or selling with them.

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9 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Dayummm such a great idea man! Way to hack the system! :)

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10 Chung February 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

I like to get target gift card. You walk in with one thing in mind but always end up with multiple items.

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11 Stephanie Phelps February 6, 2015 at 8:06 am

I would get the Home Depot Gift Cards because we are remodeling our home and this would come in handy!

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12 Stephanie Phelps February 6, 2015 at 8:07 am

I signed up for you wonderful email updates! Thank you for the chance to win!

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13 Don February 6, 2015 at 8:10 am

I would like to purchase a 1800flowers gift card since we are so close to Valentine’s Day.

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14 [email protected] February 6, 2015 at 8:21 am

I’m feeling a little splurgy and would like a SpaFinder gift card. 25% off is pretty sweet too!

I signed up for the newsletter!

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15 Sarah February 6, 2015 at 8:52 am

I would get the Hobby Lobby gift card!

I’m signed up for the newsletter!

Thanks for the giveaway, hope you have a great weekend :)

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16 Carson February 6, 2015 at 8:53 am

I’d get a gift card for Sunglass Hut

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17 Stephanie February 6, 2015 at 9:09 am

Hello! I’ve been reading for a couple months but have yet to comment – I love your approach to money and always enjoy reading your posts. Anyway, this site is kind of genius. I have a few gift cards laying around at home that I’ll probably never use so I’m bookmarking this site. In terms of what cards I’d buy, the AMC gift cards are a great deal. Going to the movies is one of those indulgences I enjoy every once in awhile so it’d be nice to save a bit! I’m also seriously contemplating selling a Coldstone Creamery giftcard that’s collecting dust at my house. I signed up for the newsletter too…thanks for this giveaway! Fingers crossed :) -Stephanie

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18 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Thanks so much for reading and letting me know! Love seeing first time comments on the site, always makes me happy :)

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19 Alex M February 6, 2015 at 9:10 am

I would probably buy a Cracker Barrel gift card. Planning a road trip and always stop there. Might as well save 12%.

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20 David T February 6, 2015 at 9:11 am

I’m going on a trip soon and a gift card for Olive Garden would work for me. That or gas cards! BTW,c thanks for featuring Digit-love ’em!

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21 J. Money February 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Glad you like Digit! They’re awesome :)

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22 Cate February 6, 2015 at 9:12 am

I’ve signed up for their newsletter. I have a gift card to Target that is in my husbands drawer that I’d love to get rid of (if they’ll take it, it’s a paper one – remember when they used to do that?) as well as several to Dairy Queen that someone keeps giving my son but he never uses.

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23 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I do not remember that, haha.. but sounds old school!

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24 Kelli February 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

I would get a grocery gift card like HyVee because those are easy to use right away before I lose them or forget about them.

I passed this blog onto my daughter who just got married and has lots of gift cards!

I signed up for their newsletter.

Thanks!

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25 Michelle Gisi February 6, 2015 at 9:14 am

I would buy a Home Depot card since I have an unfinished front and back yard, and spring (landscaping season) is fast approaching! And yes, I still like and go to Red Lobster! Don’t be a RL hater!

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26 Jen A February 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

Hi,
I would like Disney, Black Angus and Starbucks gift cards.

I have ulta and sports chalet I would sell.

I signed up for their newsletter….
Thanks!

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27 John @ Frugal Rules February 6, 2015 at 9:18 am

Nice giveaway J! I’m always game for an Amazon gift card because you can get pretty much anything you want there. Target vs. Wal-Mart is a no-brainer…Target! :)

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28 Taylor February 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

I would buy up the gas cards!

Ended up selling my Bed Bath & Beyond gift card to them to try it out. It was worth $40 off a $50 face value, pretty good deal. If this works out well I sell off the other ones I have collecting dust in my wallet!

Thanks for the info, signed up for the newsletter.

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29 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Way to go! Please do let me know how it continues to go :)

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30 OFG February 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

I’d like to sell a Noodles and Company gift card.

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31 OFG February 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

I signed up for newsletters.

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32 Erin February 6, 2015 at 9:36 am

I would like to sell a Pottery Barn gift card.

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33 Kathi February 6, 2015 at 9:38 am

My preference is an Amazon gift card – that way if the Kindle book is $.99 instead of free – I can still click!!

My second would be Target – to get “free”, something I would buy for around the house anyway. I signed up for the newsletter – with fingers crossed!

Didn’t know you could buy gift cards at discount – very cool.

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34 Brittany February 6, 2015 at 9:39 am

I’d buy a Burlington Coat Factory Card – it’s like getting 23% of my son’s clothes! At 5, we go through a lot of them!

Signed up for the newsletter!

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35 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Plus Burlington is already heavily discounted! So more like a 73% deal! ;)

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36 Tegan February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

The Amazon gift card and the Target gift card would be the two that I would be most likely to buy. Thanks for the tip, I signed up for the newsletter.

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37 jennifer February 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

I would love to see my bed bath and beyond gift card…. I can’t ever find anything at that store!

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38 andy February 6, 2015 at 9:53 am

i signed up for their newsletter! if i was to buy one, i would buy frisch’s big boy, as it is listed at 30% off, and we have a few nearby. good home-cooked food and a great soup & salad bar / breakfast bar.

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39 Chris @ Flipping A Dollar February 6, 2015 at 9:56 am

I’d love the Target one. One word: DIAPERS. C’mon man, you get it.

This is also a great way for people to re-sell online. I know a lot of guys who do this and make huge returns on Amazon because they can buy something for 35% and then re-sell it! Instant profit.

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40 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:15 pm

You would be the man to know too :)

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41 Rebecca February 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

I would most likely buy a Pottery Barn gift card. We just bought a house, and PB has a mirror that I would like for our bathroom.

I also signed up for the newsletter.

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42 Anne Marie February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

I’d love to get rid of my Pier 1 Imports gift card and buy one to use at my annual semi-splurge at Macy’s.
I need to round up all my dusty gift cards this weekend!

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43 Noelle February 6, 2015 at 10:24 am

I would love a Target gift card so I can check out the liquidation sales before they pull out of Canada!

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44 Angie February 6, 2015 at 10:35 am

I would be most likely to buy a Home Depot or Lowes gift cards.

I also signed up for the newsletter.

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45 [email protected] February 6, 2015 at 10:36 am

I would love the Walmart card to take the edge off of the personal care items we get there.
Keeping 5 people clean can get expensive.

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46 Laura February 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

I would probably buy the one for Dick’s Sporting Goods (husband needs a new golf bag).

I also signed up for the newsletter.

Thanks for the info and for articles that always encourage me to look for new ways to save money.

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47 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:18 pm

You’re welcome Laura :) Thanks for encouraging me to continue blogging!

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48 Beth F. February 6, 2015 at 11:04 am

I’d buy a Target gift card. you can never have too many of those! :)

I also signed up for the newsletter.

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49 Will: firstquarterfinance.com February 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

I want to get rid of my gift cards to Hastings Book Store. I’m also going to double-check that I don’t have any gift cards for Radioshack… ;)

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50 Darrell February 6, 2015 at 11:57 am

When Circuit City closed, I got a killer deal on a camera. I actually looked it up and saw that RadioShack had a giftcard up for sale at 17% off. We don’t have any big purchases to make, though. I bet they’ll have some nice closeout deals since 2,000 stores of inventory has to go somewhere!

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51 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm

hell yeah! gotta scoop in and pick up stuff on the cheap!

(but *only* stuff you need/will turn around and flip.)

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52 Brian @ Debt Discipline February 6, 2015 at 11:15 am

I might pick up a discounted GameStop gift card. Our kids love their video games, but I never play them.

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53 Laura February 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

I’d buy a Banana Republic gift card — I love gift cards for clothing, since I usually feel a little guilty spending my own money on it.

And I signed up for the newsletter!

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54 Jason K February 6, 2015 at 11:29 am

I signed up for the newsletter, and since we have a 1 year old, we would probably be likely to buy either movie gift cards, or Bed Bath and Beyond, since that’s about the limit of our excitement these days..except for reading your newsletter of course!

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55 Darrell February 6, 2015 at 11:53 am

REI would be my most likely card to get. Next would be Kroger or ARCO. Assuming that the site operators are looking through these, I’d have a suggestion to enable you to search for cards on every results page, too. It’d make it easier to shop for what you are looking for rather than starting over from the home page every time. Cool site though. Having email lists with a wish list to notify you of when cards are available is a great idea!

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56 Nicky February 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

This is a great site! I’d most likely buy for clothing stores (like NY &Co or Banana Republic) since I always try to avoid paying full price for clothes. This would allow me to potentially double my discount!

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57 Christine Presto February 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

Funny you should mention red lobster, because that is the card I would be most likely to sell as well. It’s a Darden restaurants card that includes Long Horn, Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden and my favorite, Red Lobster, ha.

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58 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Mmmmm now I could get down for some Olive Garden! I wonder if they’ll take my Red Lobster card?

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59 Christine Presto February 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Just signed up for their newsletter with my email address listed for this post!

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60 Kim @ Money Under the Cushions February 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

I would choose the Starbucks giftcard. Always good to have a free cup of joe while working in your (their) office? :)

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61 emily February 6, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I would sell some GCs to a couple big box stores that we got cards to for our wedding, but that we never go to. They were for small enough amounts that we’d still have to pay some out of pocket for anything we’d buy… buying some to Target would make the most sense because we’re sure to spend money there!

Also signed up for the newsletter!

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62 Heather February 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I would definitely purchase a Target gift card. Perfect for covering all my needs as well as the inevitable wants…

Signed up for the newsletter as well!

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63 Baba February 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Ummm…what a novel business idea! What will people come up with next? Never knew that anyone “re-cycled” gift cards.
I’d like to buy lots of them: Apple, Best Buy, Bonefish, Subway, Target, Walmart, Kohl’s and any home improvement ones like Lowes or Home Depot.
JMoney, your blog is great. Even old folks like it… ;)

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64 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Thanks Baba :) You’ll just have to close your eyes on the 1,001 areas I curse!

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65 Ange February 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I’d buy a Kay Jewelers card if they get more in stock. I’ve got my wedding coming up and we’re hoping to use gift cards to get a little extra discount on the wedding bands.

And I signed up for the newsletter!

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66 Karen February 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm

I would sell a a Macy’s card from a returned Christmas present – my size was no longer available so I had to take a GC. I signed up for the newsletter as well!

Thanks; I would be thrilled with either GC!!

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67 Dawn February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I don’t have any gift cards to sell, but this is a great site to find. I would buy the Children’s Place gift card because
1. They have great clothes for my kids, better quality than Wal-Mart on a budget.
2. They love to send me 30% off email coupons which is only time I shop them!
3. Couple that coupon with the 19% off gift card from this site, and my girls have new clothes!
4. Their clearance by the way is cheaper than our local resale shop!
I signed up for this site’s emails. Winning the Wal-Mart gift card would be a blessing this month for sure!

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68 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Good idea :)

I believe there are some good online ‘gently used’ kids clothes swap places too. Which would be even cheaper!

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69 EP February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I need to sell my northface gift card and nordstrom gift card … and I signed up for their newsletter!

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70 Maricela February 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I would love the Target card. It’s my one stop place for everything!

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71 Maricela February 6, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I signed up for their newsletter :)

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72 Mandy February 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm

I’d like a Pottery Barn gift card if I were to get one.

I also signed up for the newsletter.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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73 [email protected] February 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm

I received $300 Apple gift cards from my bank as a bonus. I’m not an Apple fanboy so didn’t have much use for it. I sold it on one of those gift card sites and got about $284 Amazon credit. Pretty awesome. Discounted gift cards are great…why pay full price??

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74 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:22 pm

bad ass!

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75 Erika February 6, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Hi!

I would most likely buy my gift card at places I shop regularly:

1. Dunkin Donuts. If I got 20% off 100$, that’s like 10 free coffees. I am in!
2. Walmart/Sam’s Club. I don’t think this requires a justification lol
3. Express. When I go shopping, I always use their coupons and rewards that I earn. Would love to save more!
4. Applebee’s. Love their 2 for $25 deal. Saving a little bit off of that could buy drinks or an extra appetizer.

Thanks!

Erika

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76 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Haha… you had me at Dunkin.

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77 Sterling Gray February 6, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I took a look at this site, and it seems pretty sweet. I would definitely be most interested in the Target card, since A) My girlfriend shops there a lot, so it’s be an easy gift, and B) I shop there less often, but enough that I know I’ll use it. Also, I signed up for the newsletter, so count me in for 2 entries!

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78 Addrienne mertens February 6, 2015 at 1:48 pm

I have a Claire’s card to get rid of.. This would be a perfect place to sell this.

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79 Donna Freedman February 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I use discounted gift cards all the time to pay for stuff like haircuts, home improvement products, drugstore items, movie tickets, restaurant meals and even groceries.
The card I’d be most likely to buy is Walgreens, as it seems I’m there every week.

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80 Donna Freedman February 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Signed up for the newsletter, so this is my second entry.

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81 Gerry Humprehy February 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

I signed up for the G.C.R. newsletter =)

I would probably go for the Firehouse Subs cards.

Although there are a lot of deals that are good.

(If you want to see one that is not, try selling an Amazon giftcard to them) =)

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82 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Haha… will take your word for it ;)

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83 lil February 6, 2015 at 2:06 pm

amc! any way to cut those movie tix prices.

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84 HS February 6, 2015 at 2:29 pm

I will buy Target gift card.

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85 HS February 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

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86 Addrienne mertens February 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Got the newsletter..

subscription to our list has been confirmed.

Thank you for subscribing!

GiftCardRescue.com

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87 Kelly D February 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I would be most likely to sell a Best Buy gift card and I would be most likely to buy a Target gift card.

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88 Kelly D February 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I subscribed to the newsletter.

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89 Shane Crick February 6, 2015 at 3:09 pm

Would definitely be both Walmart and Sears since I seem to shop both those places often. Especially as Sears seems to have clearance sales often and able to score some nice deals In combination with using SYWR points.

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90 Even Steven February 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

I would buy Costco, any chance you can get a discount from them is pure gold. It’s either cash, debit with pin, or Amex, so very little chance of getting a break.

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91 Nancy February 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

I would be most likely to sell iTunes cards. My children get so many they cannot spend them all and they sit for months!

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92 Kayla @ Femme Frugality February 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

I like to get gift cards as gifts because then I can use them how I please, but sometimes store-specific gift cards aren’t the best gift if you are trying to cut down on shopping by avoiding the stores, haha.

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93 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Cash as gifts is even better :)

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94 Nancy February 6, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

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95 Amelia February 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

I would do one of the movie theater ones or maybe PF Changs or Ruth’s Chris. Thanks!

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96 Cedes February 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

The Children’s place would be a great card because I can save up to 19%. now that I’ve got nieces and nephews to buy birthday and Christmas gifts for, that extra 19% could stretch my dollars a little bit further!

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97 Amanda Sakovitz February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I would love to get the Target gift card!

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98 Amanda Sakovitz February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

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99 Tabby February 6, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I would definitely buy a Starbucks card. It’s my one indulgence, and I put my money on my Starbucks card anyway so buying a discounted card would be great!

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100 Tabby February 6, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Oh, and I signed up for the newsletter too. Thanks for the tip!

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101 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Hey old friend! nice to see you here :)

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102 stephanie February 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Trader Joe’s or Walmart!

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103 stephanie February 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

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104 Bob February 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

NorthFace or REI. I need a new jacket,,,

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105 Bob February 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Oh, and I signed up for the newsletter.

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106 Kristen February 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

I’d sell a Food Lion gift card.

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107 Shilpa February 6, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I would get the Target gift card

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108 Brentt February 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

I would be most inclined to sell gift cards for children’s stores (IE: Build a Bear Workshop), and purchase gift cards from chain restaurants (IE: Olive Garden).

I have signed up for the newsletter, and look forward to hearing about the winners! Long time lurker here who posts quite infrequently, lol.

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109 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Well thanks for doing so today :)

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110 Sue Brandes February 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

I would buy a Cracker Barrel card. I signed up for their newsletter too. Thanks for the giveaway.

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111 Revanche February 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

So many good gift cards, so little time! I actually had a heck of a time finding discounted Container Store gift cards when we needed them, so I’m happy to see them and Trader Joe’s gift cards at this site.

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112 christina h. February 6, 2015 at 8:03 pm

I would get a Panera card, because it’s often where I end up working since my office is currently in my house, which is also occupied by two little loud, fun people who really want my attention.

I also signed up for the newsletter.

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113 Liz February 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Probably Target!

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114 Aimee February 6, 2015 at 10:36 pm

I would buy Target or REI. I don’t have any I’d sell (except maybe Cabela’s) though.

Trying to sign up for the newsletter but getting an error!

P.S. If by some magic luck I win please no Walmart. They are the worst thing in America.

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115 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Haha.. duly noted.

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116 Kelli February 6, 2015 at 10:43 pm

I would buy a Victoria’s Secret GC because I need new undies! No kidding! Oh, and I subscribe to their newsletter. :)

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117 Alissa A February 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm

I would love to buy a Target card!

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118 Alissa A February 6, 2015 at 11:05 pm

I signed up for the newsletter!

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119 No Nonsense Landlord February 7, 2015 at 12:08 am

I would take your Red Lobster gift card…

I like Home Depot too.

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120 J. Money February 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

I’ll sell it to you for 92% off :)

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121 ashley shields February 7, 2015 at 4:01 am

I would be most likely to buy a target gift card.

Also, I signed up for the newsletter.

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122 Heidi Embrey February 7, 2015 at 6:08 am

Hi! I would buy a Lowes gift card. I should say I am going to buy a Lowes gift card. Thanks for letting me know about this site! :)

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123 Heidi Embrey February 7, 2015 at 6:10 am

I subscribed to the newsletter.

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124 Sharee February 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

Most likely Target but Bath Bath & Beyond is a possibility.

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125 Sharee February 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

I signed up for the newsletter – now on to the win!

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126 Cindy February 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

Love chick-fi-la cards. The one place the whole family can agreed on.

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127 Rosemary February 7, 2015 at 9:21 am

I have bought discounted gift cards previously. I would buy Payless Shoes and wait for their BOGO sale, to get an additional discount. I have problems finding wide widths which they carry.

I have also signed up for their newsletter.

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128 Megan J February 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

I’d buy a Buffalo Wild Wings giftcard because we go there every week to play trivia!

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129 Lisa Brown February 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

I would buy an amazon gift card.
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130 Lisa Brown February 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm

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131 Monique February 7, 2015 at 2:18 pm

I just signed up for their newsletter. I’d buy a Costco card. Being a member, not only can I use them inside but I can use them at the gas station as well. Definitely a win win for me :)

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132 Paul February 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Target for me….

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133 Pearl February 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I would buy a Target card. Thanks for the giveaway!

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134 Dee February 7, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I’d most likely buy a target card.

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135 Financial Underdog February 7, 2015 at 6:59 pm

What a timely post. I just received a whack of gift cards and 3/4 of them are useless to me.

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136 J. Money February 9, 2015 at 11:53 am

Good! Start hawking them!

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137 Jeff February 7, 2015 at 9:59 pm

I would buy a Chili’s card. I would also take a free Red Lobster card from someone who doesn’t want it. :-)

I also signed up for the newsletter!

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138 Erin Ellis February 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

I would buy a Kohl’s giftcrad. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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139 Erin Ellis February 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

I subscribed to your email list.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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140 Mrs. Larson February 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Cool! I signed up for their newsletter!
I’d most likely buy a Trader Joe’s giftcard.
Thanks!

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141 Kate February 8, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Menards or Home Depot. I always need some type of home improvement item!

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142 catherine February 8, 2015 at 1:54 pm

$350?! That’s a lot of wasted cash. If I receive a card I know I won’t use I usually try and sell it or I’ll go to a store, buy something then return physical object for cash back, sometimes this works and sometimes it doesnt!

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143 Stacie February 8, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Wish I had spied that Hibbett Sports card Friday. Had to score myself some new workout capris!

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144 Jen February 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Thanks for sharing this website! I have wondered about how this site works and if it was trustworthy. There are so many stores I would want cards for, but Target is where it would help me the most. I signed up for the newsletter and hope to start using the site soon.
On a side note, I would love to meet the families who have $350 worth of unused gift cards at home – mine don’t last me that long!

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145 J. Money February 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

Me too – I’ve probably had like $100 max at any time in random gift cards… $350 is a ton!

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146 Richard Anthony February 8, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Congratulations, J$, on a truly inspirational story. It’s wonderful to see hard work, a visionary concept, plus a little bit of luck, pay off. As Kwame said, “This is what the American dream is all about.”
In case I get lucky and win your drawing, I’d opt for a PacSun gift card. Since your giveaway runs to the 15th, and I’m busily promoting a book for Valentine’s Day, I’ll holler out to your readers who are language lovers and sweet talkers to check out: http://www.amazon.com/Would-You-Mind-Repeating-That/dp/0989812405 Dunno if amazon.com has gift cards!

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147 Elise February 8, 2015 at 8:28 pm

What an awesome site! I will totally be buying cards when its time for birthday shopping! What an awesome way to save! I would buy a the apple cards right now. They never have discounts so any money off is wonderful!

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148 Cakes February 8, 2015 at 8:58 pm

I’d probably buy an Olive Garden gift card, and maybe sell my random itunes gift card I’ve had for a year.
Also, I subscribed to the list.

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149 Jennifer February 8, 2015 at 10:18 pm

I would buy a Target gift and I signed up for the newsletter. Have a great week!

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150 Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank February 9, 2015 at 4:26 am

I just signed up for the newsletter, J Money. Hmm. I’d like to get Walmart or Target gift cards. :D

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151 How to Save Money February 9, 2015 at 5:05 am

Good idea! Signed up already! :)

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152 Holly Sanford February 9, 2015 at 10:47 am

I would get a Kroger card, even though the discount isn’t quite as high as the majority of the other cards. Every little bit helps, right?
And I also signed up for their newsletter.

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153 Logan February 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm

I would love to get rid of a $10 iTunes gift card that I was given but know that I will never use.

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154 Courtney February 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm

I have a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card I need to unload. Now that I’ve moved, there aren’t any BWWs near me so it’s just taking up space in my wallet. Too bad they only take $20+ cards since I think I’m right under the limit.

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155 Lynda February 9, 2015 at 9:23 pm

i would love target and walmart gift cards

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156 Lynda February 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

i signed up for the email list

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157 Eric February 9, 2015 at 10:26 pm

I’d sell my Nordstrom’s gift card. Like you can buy anything there for $25, grandma. :/

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158 lori h February 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

sears, walmart or target gift cards

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159 lori h February 10, 2015 at 9:08 am

also signed up for the newsletter

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160 Kelley M February 10, 2015 at 9:59 am

I’d buy a Home Depot card! Just bought a house and there’s sooooo much to do! (PS I signed up for the mailing list).

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161 Cheryl February 10, 2015 at 12:54 pm

I would get the discounted AMC Theatres card!

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162 Cheryl February 10, 2015 at 12:55 pm

And I signed up for the GCR newsletter :)

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163 Jennifer February 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Trader Joe’s definitely… I could buy a little more guilt free :)

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164 Jennifer February 10, 2015 at 3:09 pm

I subscribed at the link

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165 shaunie February 11, 2015 at 9:55 am

I would love to purchase an iTunes gift card

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166 shaunie February 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

I subscribed using the link

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167 Diane Gringeri February 11, 2015 at 11:27 am

Trader Joes would be my pick! I am so excited to learn about this site!

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168 Kristen February 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

Starbucks gift cards – duh!! :)
Signed up for the newsletter and LOVE your blog! (Thanks for all the great advice!)

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169 J. Money February 11, 2015 at 11:52 am

I’m so glad Kristen – thanks for telling me so :)

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170 Jacque February 11, 2015 at 11:37 am

Home Depot or Target cards since, let’s be honest, that’s where I’m spending my money anyway so I might as well get a discount on those dollars. I’m assuming no one would buy my stack of Blockbuster cards, huh? Lol

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171 J. Money February 11, 2015 at 11:52 am

HAH! Blockbuster – I remember them! :)

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172 Becky February 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

I would probably buy a Visa gift card because I could use it anywhere, instead of a specific store.

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173 Becky February 11, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Also, I’ve been leery of the gift card swap sites for store cards because people can receive the cards under wrong pretenses. Not sure if this happens through these sites, but I have heard that people will purchase a clothing item, then steal the same item, come back with the receipt and return one of them for a gift card. Then they have a free clothing item and they have a gift card to sell online.

What do you guys think of this? Does it really happen or just some crazy story from the news?

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174 J. Money February 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Damn, well that’s messed up. But I’m sure happens – people do a lot of dumb $hit out there, it doesn’t really surprise me :(

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175 Ellen B February 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I would buy a target card

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176 Ellen B February 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I have signed up for the newsletter

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177 Tyneisha February 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm

I would buy that Sears GC at 12% off!! What a great deal!

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178 Tyneisha February 11, 2015 at 3:49 pm

I signed up for their newsletter; looking forward to more great deals!

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179 Nate Baustad February 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I would be most interested in a Target Gift Card. Always find something I want (or need like groceries)

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180 Kristen February 12, 2015 at 12:12 am

I would sell my Applebees card. Always could use some more Amazon cash.

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181 Vicky M February 12, 2015 at 1:04 pm

I would buy either Menards or Lowest Gift Cards (for some pending home improvements) or AMC gift cards. Those movies are expensive!

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182 Vicky M February 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm

I signed up for the newsletter.

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183 Missy K. February 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I would buy the TJ Maxx card.

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184 Missy K. February 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I signed up for the newsletter :)

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185 The Roamer February 12, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I finally got around to checking out their site.

I am most likely to sell Starbucks cards, but I know I have some other random ones floating around.

I was a little disappointed with the minimum value the card needed to be to sell. I have several Starbucks cards that don’t meet that $20 limit. Guess that means I’m s.o.l well hopefully I win the target card.

Which is also what I’m most likely to buy

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186 J. Money February 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

It’s okay, just mail them to me :)

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187 Michelle J. February 12, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I’d love a gift card to Lowe’s, since that’s one of the few things we have in town.

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188 Deb Jackson February 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm

I would love to get giftcards for olive garden. Yum

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189 Thomas Murphy February 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm

I would like to buy a walmart GC.

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190 Thomas Murphy February 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm

I singed up for the newsletter as rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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191 Jamie February 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I’d be most likely to buy a sephora gift card. :)

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192 Jamie February 15, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I also signed up for the newsletter as darknephilim13 @ gmail . com

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193 Serena February 15, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I just signed up for the newsletter – [email protected]. Excited to see what this brings – I’m browsing their catalog now.

I’m probably in the minority here, but I’d be more likely to sell off my big-box store cards in favor of more specialized stores. For instance, if you’d give me a Sears card, I’d have no idea what to buy and would probably have it for a year before either regifting or using it on something random. But if you give me a Bath and Body Works card, I’d be super-excited – Love my body lotions. Same would go for restaurants or candy shops – you get the idea.

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194 J. Money February 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm

I like the mom & pop shops more too :) though probably harder to get gift cards for since not mainstream? and they don’t all offer them?

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195 Ashli February 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

I would totally go for the Red Lobster or any of the movie theater cards.

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196 Ellen February 15, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Hey J, new to your site, but have been obsessively reading every article of yours and stalking the Internet using every possible search term (FI, early retirement, how i paid down x in x years, etc, etc) to find other finance freaks like yourself. Anyways, just want to say thanks for the info, it has totally turned my (finance) world upside down. I thought I was doing pretty good with $1,000 in my emergency fund until I started reading all of this. Now, I’m doing freakish things like diverting my down payment fund to demolishing my student loan. Reading your blog is giving me fresh energy to keep pressing on!

Anyways, this gift card rescue thing seems like a great idea. I signed up for their newsletter, and I would definitely buy a Whole Foods gift card. Anything to try and wrangle my food budget.

Thanks, keep up the great work SON!

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197 J. Money February 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Rock on Ellen!

You def. need to stick around then – we are thousands of financial nerds strong on this site ;) Check out my other project too if you want to learn of other kick-ass bloggers:

http://rockstarfinance.com

You can always sign up to those blogs’ emails as well that you like to get fresh stuff in your inbox! thx for stopping by :)

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198 J. Money February 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm

***GIVEAWAY OVER***

Congrats to our two winner: Tyneisha and Anne Marie!

And thanks to everyone for playing. Will have another giveaway here soon I’m sure :)

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