Gift cards are still one of the most popular gifts, regardless of the occasion. Even though they’re plastic, you can get a lot of mileage out of your (gift) cards if you play them right. The key is to treat them as if they were currency. Would you spend $50 in your pocket as quickly as that? Most likely not.

Treat a gift card in the same way you would the rest of your budget. With a gift card, it’s effortless to splash on a high-ticket item. However, just because you paid $50 out of pocket for a $100 shirt (due to the $50 gift card) doesn’t mean you saved money. You did, in fact, pay full price.


If you have an unwanted gift card from a retailer, consider selling it on one of the websites that buy unwanted gift cards. However,  you should also not assume the retailer has nothing you want. Peruse through their website or go to one of its stores to explore the aisles – you could just find something you like and get the full value of your gift card. If not, think about buying a gift for someone else and using the “unwanted” gift card to pay for it. You’ll save money in the end because you won’t have to pay for a birthday or wedding gift out of pocket.

Conclusively, it’s believed that about $3 billion in gift cards go unused each year. We’ve all earned gift cards that we’re unlikely to use. Instead of letting yours collect dust or lie in your online wallet, convert it to cash at Nosh.

Nosh accepts a variety of gift cards from restaurants, retailers, and travel agencies for store credit.  your unwanted gift card to Nosh’s service and see if your card applies to the set of redeemable gift cards, and after a few minutes your gift card gets redeemed instantly. 

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