BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Using unwanted gift cards - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Using unwanted gift cards

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If you're like most people, you probably received a gift card or two over the holidays. More than 100 million new gift cards were handed out this season, but if you're holding a few duds you may never redeem, WMC Action News 5's Andrew Douglas has ways to help you get more Bang for Your Buck!

In the mad rush of the holidays, many of us ended up with a wallet full of gift cards. That's fine if you like those stores or restaurants, but not so much if you'll never end up using them.

Rather than buying what you really don't need or letting the cards expire, why not trade in your unwanted gift cards?

Several apps and websites will buy your gift cards. Sites with the best reviews include:

Shopping blogger Nedra Mcdaniel loves Gift Card Granny because you can trade in your unwanted cards and buy cards other shoppers don't want.

And these sites work, WMC's Andrew Douglas told Card Pool, he had a $50 Babies 'R Us gift card, and it offered him $40. That may not be the best business deal, but it beats leaving that card unused forever.

If you are in a charitable mood, you can donate unused gift cards. Plastic Jungle's site has a section allowing you to gift your card to charity.

Many Goodwill stores will also take gift cards, so you can help others while getting the most Bang for Your Buck.

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