How to make the most of your unused gift cards
More than $3 billion in gift cards go unused every year.
gift cards. Everyone loves to receive them, but so often forgets about them. I guess about a year and a half ago I was going through all my some walsum spring clinging, and I'm not exaggerating. I came up with a stack of gift cards as a reminder. Tracy Tilson started National User Gift Card Day the third Saturday in January. So came up with the idea of just doing a national day to remember to use them. And it just made sense to do it after, you know after the holidays, just after the holidays is the perfect time to use gift cards. According to Sarah Skirball of Retail may not. You can take advantage of all the after Christmas sales and take advantage of those cash back offers. There are tons of retailers who are participating, and there's tons of different websites where you can take advantage of additional savings like cash back. For example, Skirball says, more than $3 billion worth of gift cards go unused every year. She reminds consumers, don't wait too long. Consumers need to remember that a lot of these gift cards do, in fact, have expiration date. Tracy Tilson has one more suggestion on national use Your gift card day. Go out and treat yourself on. Do something. Do something special. It's a day to give yourself a gift, Dan. Gentlemen, NBC News.