It's the thought that counts, right?

As we get older, do you find it harder and harder to actually come up with an answer to the question "what do you want for Christmas?"  My go to answer was "I'm not sure, I guess a gift card would be fine."  If you spend the holidays outside of the Treasure Valley, that's a loaded response.  Your family might not know which stores we actually have where we live and you might get a gift card that is totally worthless to you.

Shortly before moving to Boise in 2010, I did a little work for a station that didn't have a budget to pay me in anything other than a $75 Panera card...which would've rocked, but I knew I was moving and the Treasure Valley wouldn't get its first Panera restaurant until five years later.  I wish I had known about CardCash back then, because I could've traded it in for a gift card I could actually use!

If you received a gift card that you can't use, just enter the name of the retailer the card is for and the balance HERE.  CardCash will give you a cash offer or ask you if you'd like to trade it for a different gift card worth a little more than that cash offer.

I tested it out with a $20 Dunkin' Donuts gift card I got as a gift. I LOVE Dunkin' but we all know that the gift card is absolutely worthless in Boise. CardCash offered me $11 for the card or anywhere between $11.33-$12.15 for gift cards like Amazon, eBay, Bed, Bath and Beyond or GameStop.

Sure, that's a pretty big depreciation rate but I couldn't use the Dunkin' gift card anyway. I was happy with receiving a smaller Amazon gift card that I actually could use!

If you choose cash instead of a gift card, CardCash will get you that money either as a check, ACH payment or through Paypal Express.

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