Save on Your Gift Giving with Discounted Gift Cards from – Holiday Gift Guide

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Sometimes shopping for the perfect gift can be, well….challenging, to say the least.

You want to get your brother that awesome jacket you saw in the store window, but you don’t know his size. Hmmm.

You know your dad loves electronics, but don’t know which equipment he’s had his eye on lately.  Dang.

You want to get your niece something cute, but you’re totally overwhelmed by trying to shop for a toddler.

OR how about this scenario…

You are a deal seeker.  You use your mad deal skills to sniff out the holiday’s best deals.  The only thing that could possibly make your holiday shopping any sweeter would be to save another $10 on the totally cute accessories you just bought your sister from H & M.

Now what do these two types of scenarios have in common?

One word (sort of)–

GiftCardRescue_logo_newTagline_SITE_READY buys gift cards from those who don’t want them and sells them to those who would use them.  Consumers can get up to 90% cash back for their unwanted gift cards and save from 4% up to 30% on discounted gift cards to over 350 national merchants.

So, here is an example:

Because I’m a deal seeker I love shopping at off-price stores like TJ Maxx.  I can get unique and high quality gifts for excellent prices.  Luckily I just found out about this place that offers discounted gift cards.  I purchased the TJ Maxx gift card from GiftCardRescue,com for 14% off the value of the gift card! This means I got a gift card worth $75 but only paid $64.50 for it.  I’ve already saved over $10 and I haven’t even been shopping yet!

I have to admit that I got a little greedy scrolling through all the gift cards just now.  They have so many gift cards for stores that I love to shop at.  If you’re planning on hitting Black Friday deals, you’ll multiply your savings by picking up a few gift cards from before you head out shopping!

If you love shopping with gift cards, or if you love giving gift cards as gifts, buying from is kind of a no-brainer.

And then…

I know this is a little taboo, but if you happen to get a gift card to a store that you (cough) don’t like, or if you (gasp!) return a gift that just isn’t you and get store credit, you can sell your gift card or store credit (providing the credit is contained on a gift card) at for cash or gift credit! Check out the process of selling a gift card here.

Speaking for myself, I’ll be stocking up on a few gift cards from before Christmas!



About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. Julie Wood says
    I have sold a gift card that I did not want to Gift Card rescue. It is a great place to unload a gift card that I do not want. I am thinking of unloading one again.
  2. I love services that allow me to get rid of unwanted gift cards - especially when they're safe and secure.
  3. That's a great idea, if you already know where you're going to be shopping!
  5. WOW! I just love this idea of easily getting rid of gift cards you do not need! I'm definitely remembering this coming into the Holiday season!
  6. Robin Wilson says
    I always want to get personal gifts for everyone but sometimes it just isn't in the cards. Well this is just the perfect solution. I hadn't heard of them before but with all the perks that it offers I will no doubt be checking them out for the holidays this year!
  7. I do have a few of them lying around that I will never use. Hmmmm, looks like I've got a place to take them!
  8. I actually do have a few lying around... Thanks!!
  9. This looks fantastic! I'll also be keeping this in mind for after the holidays for that random giftcard we won't use.
  10. Thanks! I am off to check them out now!