Retailers Offer New Options for Holiday Gift Cards

Stores offer gift card exchanges for different stores or cash to make sure you get what you want.
3:00 | 12/26/13

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The real money this christmas week with help with anyone who got a gift card for a store you don't really like. Turns out there is a place online that will give you more options than you think. Reporter: The christmas shopping season is in overtime, retailers desperate to make up for weak sales before the holidays, offering deeper discounts. With those deep sales come all those returns. But you might want to act fast. Tonight a warning from the better business bureau, many stores have tightened their return policies. The hardest things to take back? Electronics and appliances, at best buy you have until january 15th. Now is the time to use those gift cards and here's a tip. Some companies like the gap allow you to use your card at its other stores like banana republic and old navy. What about that gift card that grandma gave you to a place you would never dream of shopping. Online swap sites like card pool.Com. Don't stick it in a drawer and forget about it. 1.7 billion in gift cards went unused last year and that just doesn't make sense. Linzie janis, abc news, new york.

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