How to turn unloved gift cards into cold hard cash after the holiday season

Posted at 4:24 AM, Dec 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 12:05:44-05

At the Penny Hoarder, a money-saving blog based in downtown St. Petersburg, there is no shame in not loving a gift card.

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“Exchange it for some cash,” says savings expert Aris Rogers. There are several card-to-cash transaction sites out there, with low transactions fees:

Or if you'd like to donate a gift card to charity, you can do that, too:


“And from the financial perspective,” says Rogers, "you get a tax receipt so you can use it as a charitable donation.”

Some Target stores will also allow you to exchange a gift card for one of their own.

To read more about your gift card options, click here.