Turning Unused Gift Cards Into Travel Funds

** Update 1/15/13: Less than a week later, I received the full value promised for all three cards, which I mailed in and were quickly verified. The payments were issued promptly via Paypal and are now sitting happily in my savings account. No complaints what so ever!

If you’re at all like me, you get a handful of gift cards each year to places you only sometimes, maybe frequent, and then, months or years later, you stumble across the in the depths of your closet or junk drawer or wherever. Ring any bells?

So surprise, surprise when I stumbled across not one, not two, but six unused gift cards scattered about my room after this past weekend’s big clean. Though I’m sure I could use them if I really put my mind to them, certain ones more so than others, I’m not so sure I even want to. A few of them are for pricier chains that, if I were to shop at, I’m sure I’d end up with a total way more than the gift card amount. Funny how that works, eh?

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Post-Weekend Getaway: Riding the Euphoric Wave

It’s safe to say that I am probably the happiest I have been in the last few months. Sure, I still have a few qualms about my job. And yes, I’m still broke, but I’m happy. It’s amazing what a … Continue reading