For the sixth year in a row, gift cards were the No. 1 requested item this holiday season. Yet even they can go wrong.
Maybe you're a movie person, and Aunt Annie gave you a gift card to REI. Or perhaps you scored a Starbucks gift card at the office Yankee Swap, but you don't drink coffee. There are numerous reasons why a store or restaurant gift card could end up tucked away in a drawer.
If you're stuck with one of these cards, remember that it's not worthless. The trick is to unlock the cash.