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What to Do With Unwanted Gift Cards

Last year, Americans bought each other $3 billion worth of gift cards, and about $1.7 billion of that is doomed to end up as "spillage": money left on a gift card that never gets spent. Don't let your plastic-bound cash disappear -- let these websites help.

Never Buy Gift Cards at Full Price: 7 Places to Find Them Cheaper

As the holiday shopping season speeds toward its finale, millions of shoppers will give up on finding "perfect gifts" and instead buy gift cards. That's actually a great idea: Lots of people love gift cards. What is not a good idea is paying face value for them when discounts can be found all over.

How to Save Money at the Movie Theater

Watching a movie at the theater can be a real budget buster. But it's fun to occasionally treat yourself or your family to the theater experience, and there are ways to keep costs under control.