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What did you get a handful of gift cards that you can't use or -- -- you don't want for Christmas well you're not alone.
Today is a great -- to turn those unwanted gifts and those gift cards.
And to cash consumer savings expert Andrea war rock is here with some tips for us this morning -- what we do -- we got a bunch of gift cards that we don't want.
You know you always think that a gift card is an easy gap but ultimately sometimes you end up with a gift card to straighter shot pattern in your restaurant you don't -- -- something that's not even -- by.
You can actually turn those into cash it today's gift card exchange day and -- gift -- -- You can go to web -- like gift card granny dot com where they won't buy back.
And want to give cards for up to 92% of that card's value.
Otherwise you might even think about exchanging that gift card first store that you shop -- more frequently -- okay than you need to register your gift cards as well yes it's a good idea to register gift cards -- well protected if it gets lost or stolen also to remind yourself about how you do that -- -- can go online to the store's website -- Starbucks dot -- they always urge you to have registered about you of that gift card.
And then if anything does become lost a -- -- lose your -- -- -- that stolen.
You could actually cancel those gift -- -- often times lots of retailers will re issue them if you show or receipts for that gift card.
Also you might go to credit card dot com where they have but your -- wallet recovery to -- Where you register your gift cards and now and -- you lose a wallet they'll email you.
And tell you how do you go about getting most of cards back OK now -- -- the gift cards what about returning gifts that you don't want to NASA that organize your receipt I DSL first of all you want -- do you store policies.
First -- -- it was an online order find out if that retailer allow you to return at the brick and mortar locations help you save on those return shipping -- -- You also want to know how much time you have simply don't have time to go to the store can you still traveling this week will you have time next week to return it.
And then also organize those -- -- may be able to use the one receipt app which actually turns up paper receipt.
Into a digital document on your phone this when you don't have to -- go through your wallet when you're standing in the customer service slide I know I often do that and it becomes a little -- -- can't piracy.
This way you can bet all on your phone and it's much easier -- an outlet free app housed at any of this morning then you say review the policies what do you mean my right so like I said -- those store policies.
Do they need -- -- often times there's a little sticker on attack.
That retailer can just -- -- might not even need that receipt and also make sure that you have.
And have time to actually return it and if there is a limited window and you don't have time to get to the store right away.
Perhaps noted in a calendar even set up alert and a reminder on your phone so you don't miss -- opportunity to return an exchange and lastly you say take advantage of the sale.
Yet so there's going to be tons of sales going on post holiday.
Whatever retailers didn't push before the holidays they'll be in marking them down dramatically to help move it also they know that people who were going into stores to exchange in return.
Often times and up buying more than they actually are returning or exchanging so they're going to try to capture your -- -- -- dollars -- see lots of signs out there.
Take advantage of coupons -- sharp as mobile -- apple give you extra sales.
Also if you're shopping online.
Are returning online maybe he'll be able to exchange for other items and you can get some discounts going through for shipping dot -- -- great CeBIT this evening and thank you.
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