What are 5 things I can do with my unwanted gift cards?

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The longer you hold on to gift cards, the less likely you will use it. It makes a lot
of sense because when you receive something you are excited about, you are eager
to use it. On the other hand, when you receive something you don’t like, you keep
telling yourself, “I’ll use it tomorrow” until you never use it.

So, are you one of those people that have a wallet filled with unused gift cards that
are begging to be used and don’t know what to do with them? Do not worry, I will
give you all the information you need that can help you get those gift cards out of
your wallet.

Below are five things you can do with your unwanted gift cards:

Re-gift the Gift Cards

Someone gifted you a steam gift card you are not interested in? Why not give it to
your game-loving sister? I won’t tell her you gave her a gift card you didn’t want.
It’ll be our little secret. She’ll appreciate it all the same.

Imagine you have a gift card from a clothing store, but you never shop at the store
for whatever reason, you could give it to an organisation that donates clothes to the
less privileged. With your help, one more person can have new clothes.

Buy Gifts with the Gift Cards

This is a great way to use up the gift cards. If you have an Amazon gift card that
you don’t need, use it to get a gift for your friend. This is perfect for situations
where you want to get someone a gift but doesn’t have any money.

Swap Gift Cards

Remember the trade by barter era? I wasn’t born then, but I heard you had to find
someone who wanted what you had and also had what you wanted. There are gift
card exchange websites that enable you to do this, but with gift cards and everyone
walks away happy.

Convert Your Gift cards to Cash

This is a cool option because if you received a gift you don’t fancy, it might be
tough to sell it for money. However, with gift cards, there are several online
platforms like Cardtonic that have made it possible to sell all your gift cards and
convert them to Naira. How cool is that?

Register on the platform, and in just a few minutes you’ll be on your way to buying
something you like by trading those gift cards.


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