Do you have a rubber band around a stack of gift cards that you’d like to turn into cash? As I wrote about in In “Mr. Bojangles & The Plastic Jungle”, there are sites like CardCash and Raise that will buy your gift cards. You won’t get face value, but you’ll get back most of what’s on the card. CardCash says they pay up to 92%. Not too shabby.
These sites also sell gift cards at a discount. For example, Baja Fresh is 15% off at CardCash. Christmas is only six weeks away. Hello stocking stuffers.
Do you have any Visa or Amex gift cards? Maybe you’d rather pay your rent or mortgage with that money instead of blowing it on something you don’t need. You can load Visa, MasterCard or American Express gift cards at AmazonPayments.com. Then send the money on that card to a friend’s AmazonPayments account and have them give that cash to you. You can read more in my “Amazon Payments’ WebPay” post.