I generally love receiving gift cards as presents. We have such a tight budget that it's fun to get a gift card and go splurge on something I really want. I haven't ever received a gift card I didn't want, however, there have been a few occasions where Paul and I have received gift cards for stores or restaurants that we don't have locally. Sadly, these gift cards went unused (it was before the laws where gift cards couldn't be docked after a year).
Now, there is a great resource if you receive a gift card you just can't use (or don't want to). GiftCardRescue.com is an easy way to find discounted gift cards (save 4% - 35%) or sell gift cards you don't want (for up to 90% cash back). The website guarantees all transactions and is backed by solid customer service.
You can also find GiftCardRescue on Facebook and Twitter. As for me, next time I get a gift card for a store that isn't online and isn't local, I'm swapping it out for a Starbucks gift card - my favorite!
Readers, where would you most like a gift card from this year?