If you've amassed a stack of gift cards from clueless relatives to stores you never shop in, Raise helps you sell them for cold, hard cash, while Aunt Jean is none the wiser. Conversely, it's a marketplace where you can buy gift cards to anywhere from The Home Depot, to Target, to Apple, to hundreds of other brands and stores at a big discount.
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Joe McGauley is a senior writer for Thrillist. He's got a red-hot gift card to Party City if anyone's in the market.