DENVER (CBS4)- Gift cards can be a great idea for that tough-to-buy for someone on your gift list.
There’s also a better way to get the best value when you buy those gift cards, often you can get a little something for yourself at the same time.
If you buy your gift cards at Safeway, they offer several dozen options for different types of retailers, entertainment and restaurants, you can earn double rewards points on gasoline rewards on certain gift cards.
Another option is to go to giftcardgranny.com and find gift cards at reduced prices. They’re the gift cards that people can’t use but want to make some money at the same time.
“You get a gift card to a place that you don’t like to shop at and then it just sits in your wallet or you sell it to a company that will pay 80 percent of its value and then they will turn around and sell it for 90 percent of its value so everybody kind of wins,” said giftcardgranny.com spokesman Luke Kanowles.
On the site you’ll find gift cards for stores ranging from American Eagle to iTunes to Neiman Marcus and JCPenney’s, all marked down up to 23 percent off.
The site is also good to sell those unused gift cards that may be received this holiday.