Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards

Expect to get top dollar if you sell your cards on Gift Card Exchange Day.

Gift cards are great -- as long as you get ones for stores where you actually shop. But if someone gives you a gift card you don't want, you don't have to treat it like a fruitcake that gets shoved aside and forgotten. You can sell your unwanted gift card online for cash, and the best day to do so is the day after Christmas.

Research shows that on December 26 cardholders get the best rates from resellers who want to restock their depleted supplies of gift cards after the holidays, says Luke Knowles, founder of Gift Card Granny. So he has created Gift Card Exchange Day to encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.